Lightly spiced cardamom cake is another great Diwali Inspired recipe ready for the festivities. I do enjoy making indian fusion style recipes, as they please both sides of my family.
Cardamom is a spice from seeds of a plant Genera Elettaria and Amomum. These plants usually found Asia. They are in small seed pods, If you can de-seed and ground yourself the flavours and aroma is more intense than shop bough ground cardamom. Cardamom is the third most expensive spice next to vanilla and saffron.
Adding yogurt to a cake give is a different level of moisture and texture, gives is a slight crumbly effect, but don’t worry it’s not a cake that will fall apart.
The cake is great for an afternoon tea, mid morning tea treat or even served with warm custard.
Light, moist and simple – works for most occasions and so easy to make. Give it a try!
225g Caster Sugar
225ml Low Fat Yogurt
1 Tsp Ground Cardamom
350g Plain Flour
1 1/2 Tsp Baking Powder
1/4 Tsp Salt
Cream together margarine, sugar, orange zest , juice of orange and ground cardamom. Then add eggs and beat the batter,
Add flour, yogurt, baking powder and salt to the batter.
Fold in all the flour until mixed into the batter.
Into a greased and floured bundt tin, spoon in the batter and even the top.
Bake in the oven at 180c for about 50 minutes until fully baked.
Mix icing sugar with water to make a runny royal icing and drizzle over the cake allow to drizzle down the side, you can add a few blueberries to decorate.