Cardamom Crumb Cakes.


I’ve got a late Tuesdays with Dorie baked good posting. It was a quiet day at work, but then I met up with Liz and friends at Flatbreads for dinner. Mmm….so good. Now, I’m trying to pack for Ohio, do laundry, make gift bags, etc. I had all of these great ideas early on for food gifts. Unfortunately, I can’t figure out how to make cute labels for the applesauce {or homemade vanilla extract}, the vanilla extract bottles I ordered are way too large, only one of my bottles for flavored oil arrived, and I’ve eaten most of the cookies I’ve baked. I know. I’ve started eating cookies this past week before 10 a.m., which is not a healthy habit. So, even though I’ve never made Dorie’s Cardamom Crumb Cake, it sounded good enough to double and give away as gifts. Yes, I’m desperate, but I thought that walnuts, orange zest, espresso powder, coffee, and cardamom sounded pretty cool.


Sift the dry ingredients: cardamom, espresso powder, sugar, orange zest, flour, salt, and baking soda.



In a separate bowl, whisk the wet ingredients: melted butter, eggs, milk, coffee, vanilla extract. I added some orange juice to the wet ingredients, which the original recipe didn’t call for. I just substituted it for some of the coffee.


Pour in and stir lightly just until combined.


Make the crumb topping: flour, sugar, walnuts, orange zest, espresso powder, cardamom, and butter.


I used these paper loaf pans I bought at the King Arthur Flour Baking store.


Again, I doubled the recipe, and it made six of these loaves.


Baked for about 33 minutes at 400 degrees and voila!


Cardamom Crumb Cake Mini-Loaves.


Cute. I love them. Wrapping them up and giving them away tomorrow.


For the complete recipe, go to Jill’s Blog or check out page 38 of Baking From My Home to Yours by Dorie Greenpsan. To see other Cardamom Crumb Cake concoctions from TWD bakers, click this link.

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4 Responses to Cardamom Crumb Cakes.

  1. cindy harris says:

    I love the little pans–I have some I need to use. This just might be the recipe! Looks delish.

  2. Linda Himes says:

    I have been following your blog for some months now and really love it! You make me hungry at work and are responsible for my total weight gain in 2010! But today’s blog was just too cruel! It is cold, cloudy and miserable here and you show these gorgeous pictures of Belize! Now I am not only fat, but frustrated! Anyway, thanks for the fun and have a very Merry Christmas in Ohio!

  3. Jill says:

    Your mini loves look lovely! I hope the recipients enjoyed them. Thanks for baking with me this week, and happy holidays!

  4. Liz says:

    mmm I’m eating this right now in your kitchen and it is AMAZING. xo

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