Cardamom Spice Cake which can be easily made using ingredients in your pantry. Yogurt Cardamom cake is simple to make and is moist. This cake is topped with confectioner’s sugar.
There are many things my husband and I do not agree about me.
Here are a couple of examples:
He says, I am a worrywart. I do not agree. When he thinks I am worrying about Sonshine driving, I am just a concerned mother who is thinking about the days when Sonshine would start driving. Sure, it is going to happen in another 8-9 years. But, hey!
He also teases that I mighthave attention deficit problems, since I do not stick to one hobby and I am constantly trying out new things. I do not agree. I say, it’s my creativity.
But there is one thing that we both agree upon.He says that the only time I follow directions to the dot and use precise measurements is when I bake. I do not contest this one.
I love to bake. Period.
When I started my baking bonanza, it was mainly cakes and cookies.
I baked on Mondays to get over Monday Morning blues.
I baked on Tuesdays…just because it was Tuesday.
I baked on Wednesdays because the cake I baked on Monday got over.
I baked on Fridays, because, Sonshine brought home his Friday Folder from school.
I baked on Saturdays, because we had a potluck party and my friend asked me to bring a cake (or was it I, who told my friend that I would bring a cake? Oh, whatever).
Sunday, of course, was a fun day… I have to bake.
Did I cover all the days of the week? Oh No, How could I miss Thursday?
I baked on Thursday, because I found this excellent recipe and it uses real fruit.
This went on for a few months. None of the baked goods went waste. But, they definitely settled down on our waist. There are still no sign of those “settlers” leaving our waist.
So, I started baking only when we had friends over. I could get my fix of baking addiction, and since everyone shares it, it’s not as sinful as eating a whole cake.
But then there are some days when I cannot help myself but bake. It’s for those days, that I use this recipe.
I found this not-so-sinful cake recipe in one of Nita Mehta cook books. I have made it quite a few times now and it tastes excellent every time. I go back to this recipe, because the ingredients are not fancy, but are readily available in the pantry and the refrigerator. And the process is not complicated, that a novice baker can easily bake the cake.
A few changes I made for this Sugar Kissed Yogurt Cardamom Cake:
- I add cardamom, the lovely sweet smelling spice.
- I also reduced the quantity of vanilla essence used in the recipe. This was to bring out the flavor of the cardamom.
Sugar Kissed Yogurt Cardamom cake is a moist cake made with supplies readily available in the pantry and refrigerator.
10 minPrep Time
40 minCook Time
50 minTotal Time
- 1.25 cup All Purpose Flour
- 1 cup Sugar
- 3/4 cup Yogurt (See Recipe Notes)
- 1 tsp Baking Powder
- 1 tsp Cardamom Powder
- 2 Eggs
- 5 tbsp oil (See Recipe Notes)
- 1/2 tbsp Vanilla Essence
- Softened Butter for greasing
- 2 tbsp Powdered Sugar/Confectioner's sugar
- Pre-heat the oven to 350 degree Fahrenheit.
- Grease a 8 inch cake pan with butter and lightly dust with flour.
- Sift baking powder, all-purpose flour and cardamom powder. Keep aside.
- In a large mixing bowl, beat the eggs till light and fluffy.
- Add oil, 1 tbsp at a time, beating after each addition.
- Mix in the essence at this stage.
- Pour the sugar gradually into the egg mix and beat well.
- Add yogurt, 1/4 cup at a time, beating after each addition.
- Gently fold in the flour mixture using a wooden or silicone spatula.
- Pour into the prepared cake tin, level the top and bake at 350 degree Fahrenheit for about 40 minutes. Test the cake by inserting a skewer and if it comes out clean, cake is ready.
- Cool the cake on a wire rack to room temperature before garnishing the cake with sugar.
- Using a fine meshed sieve, sprinkle powdered sugar over the cake.
Yogurt used should not be tangy. In India, I used to use the Amul Dahi. In the US, I use the store bought plain yogurt(not the Bulgarian Yogurt)
You can use any oil that is neutral in taste to make this cake - like Vegetable oil, sunflower oil or olive oil.
Let the cake cool down to room temperature before you garnish with sugar.
The cake is good on the same day, but better the next day.
More Dessert Ideas
Baklava is a rich, flaky dessert made with layers of nuts sandwiched between layers of thin dough and baked to perfection and then drenched in sugar syrup.
A little time consuming to prepare, but trust me, it is worth every second you spend on it.