Tuesdays With Dorie – Cardamom & Espresso Marbled Loaf Cake

by Jessica on May 3, 2011

Cardamom & Espresso Marbled Loaf Cake

Since we’ve had a rare cold snap in the past two days (45 degrees! – it IS May, right??), this was the perfect sweet to bake up in the kitchen. Along with the oven temp, the spicy cardamom and rich espresso warmed me right up. It’s a quick loaf to put together with minimal dishes to clean… and just a short hour of baking time.

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The aroma and flavor of this loaf cake reminded me of breezy and chilly November days. Yes, Summer hasn’t even shown it’s lovely face, yet I’m already impatiently waiting for Fall. I thoroughly enjoyed a small slice of this for breakfast with a steaming cup of Cinnamon Roll coffee… then I took the rest to work so it wouldn’t be staring me in the face! 🙂

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Carol from The Bake More is our hostess for the week. Check her blog for the complete recipe, along with some pretty pictures of her own marbled loaf. And for links to other TWD loaves, click over to the ‘Leave-Your-Link’ post!

Cardamom & Espresso Marbled Loaf Cake (pgs. 230-231)
Source: Baking – From My Home to Yours by Dorie Greenspan

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{ 16 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Pamela May 3, 2011 at 12:05 pm

Great post! I’m a fall girl, too! That cake looks fantastic!

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2 Jessica May 3, 2011 at 12:41 pm

I made this variation too – loved it! Come to think of it, I can imagine this in fall with a nice cup of tea or coffee…but it’s perfect in spring, too. Beautiful swirling!

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3 Nicole May 3, 2011 at 1:20 pm

I love fall baking so I just bake fall things all year round! I love the light brown of the coffee batter. I’m not a cardamom fan but the rest sounds really good.

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4 cindy May 3, 2011 at 1:29 pm

We had 4 inches of snow on Saturday! But this week looks like spring. I just purchased cardamom, what a fun flavor! Your loaf is beautiful.

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5 Valerie May 3, 2011 at 1:41 pm

I love cardamom, so I can only imagine how delicious it is when it’s baked with espresso, butter, and sugar! Your loaf is gorgeous ( everyone’s swirls are so uniquie.) And I agree, the fact that this didn’t require too much dish washing was a huge perk. 😀

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6 Weekend Cowgirl May 3, 2011 at 1:54 pm

This looks VERY good!

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7 yummychunklet May 3, 2011 at 3:46 pm

Your cake looks perfect! And, I love the addition of cardamom!

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8 Jill May 3, 2011 at 7:38 pm

Yum! I really want to try this flavor combo, so I’m glad to hear that it’s good. I’m waiting for spring too!

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9 Margart May 3, 2011 at 7:39 pm

Cardamom is one of my favorite spices – ever – so I would have loved this combo. And it made a beautiful marble.

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10 Jacque May 3, 2011 at 7:50 pm

Oooh, I love how it looks… almost like caramel swirl ice cream. Nice job!

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11 Katrina May 3, 2011 at 11:50 pm

Perfect rise and swirl to the cake. I want to do the cardamom one soon.

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12 cakewhiz May 4, 2011 at 12:04 am

marble cakes always look so pretty. yours looks wonderful. i don’t usually add cardamoms in my cakes but i like that idea 🙂

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13 Tracey May 4, 2011 at 12:19 pm

Gorgeous loaf – the marbling is beautiful! I made the peppermint version this time, but I hope to eventually try this one as well as the chocolate/orange variation. I need more hours in the day 🙂

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14 Carol - The Bake More May 4, 2011 at 5:22 pm

Your cake is the perfect golden brown color, and those little scoops on the side of the cake are too cute. Thanks for baking with me this week. — Carol

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15 Jules May 4, 2011 at 10:14 pm

LOVED this version! So glad I made the cardamom/coffee one. I made my husband take it to work or I would have eaten it all.

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16 Eliana May 6, 2011 at 2:01 pm

Spicy cardamom and rich espresso – that sounds like a combination made in heaven!

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