Tuesday, December 21, 2010

TWD: Cardomom Crumb Cake

Jill of Jill’s Blog chose Cardamom Crumb Cake for this week's Tuesdays with Dorie recipe.

Cardomom is a really interesting spice. It almost reminds me of "fall spices" with pepper mixed in. You'll often find it as an ingredient in Chai tea. The thing about Chai tea... I usually love it when I first start drinking it, but then I can only drink about half of a cup. For some reason, the flavor just "gets me" and I can't take a lot of it.

Such was the case with this cake. I really liked the first slice, but that was enough for me. It's hard to explain... almost like a "too much of a good thing" going on or something.

That first slice was really tasty, though. There was a nice orange flavor as well, and it was moist. (I made 1/4 of the recipe and it fit perfectly in a mini 3x5" loaf pan.)

Thanks to Jill for a cook pick. I've actually been looking forward to trying this one for a while. For the recipe, check out Jill's blog or Dorie Greenspan's book "Baking, From my Home to Yours".


chocolatechic said...

Interestingly, that is EXACTLY how I feel about chai, and I thought I was nuts.

Your cake looks lovely.

Jessica of My Baking Heart said...

Sorry that you couldn't make it to a second, third or even fourth piece. It looks lovely! :)

Beth said...

I love chai tea, which makes me worry about making this cake! It looks fantastic, and I'm looking forward to trying it out.

Anonymous said...

Your mini loaf looks fabulous. I'm glad that you at least enjoyed the first piece! Thank you for baking with me this week!

Judy said...

Your small cake is adorable. I'm a chai fan, so I enjoyed everything about this cake. Have a great holiday.

Juliana said...

What a nice cake, love the small version :-) SO cute!

Katrina said...

Hope you had a great Christmas.
I can't bring myself to buy cardamom for $10 for a little tiny bit. I've never even smelled it that I know of.
I used other spices in the cake. It was good.

Avanika [YumsiliciousBakes] said...

The cake looks delicious. I'm not a fan of chai, but I'm going to try this one, because cardomom is a widely used spice here, and I love it in baked stuff :)