Friday, February 25, 2011

Orange Cardamom Streusel Coffee Cake

Over the holidays, I was hoping to bake something, anything really, with cardamom as the main spice. It is a fairly subtle flavor, but it is a really great flavor. I searched on and off for a couple days, looking for just the right recipe with cardamom that used the ingredients that I had on hand. I didn't end up baking this at the holidays but I did bake this during the first week that we moved into our new house.

I ended up using a basic recipe as my base, and added a few extra touches. It had the great cardamom flavor that I was looking for and I thought it turned out very good. The addition of the grated orange peel seemed to enhance the cardamom flavor. Everyone that tried it really liked it too! I had forgotten about it until I was going through my pictures from this new year. It is worth passing on.

A view of the inside


Orange Cardamom Streusel Coffee Cake


Coffee cake, cardamom, orange, pecan


        See Orange Cardamom Streusel Coffee Cake on Key Ingredient.     



Thanks to Lisa at Sweet As Sugar Cookies for the invitation to be part of "Sweets for a Saturday."


  1. I love cardamom and I've heard that it pairs so well with orange. Just by looking at it I can tell this must have been one fantastic cake. I have a sweet treat linky party on my blog called Sweets for a Saturday and I'd like to invite you to stop by this weekend and link your cake up.

  2. Unbelievable. You have managed to combine two of my favorite things- Cardamon and Orange.
    Im blown away! Im making it my mission to make this Gluten Free Asap.

    Loving your recipes. SO many great ones!
    Wanted to invite you to share this one (and others) at my weekly event titled Seasonal Sundays! This one especially is quite theme fitting.

    Happy SUnday!

  3. This is a wonderful streusel coffee cake! Can't wait to try. I found your site through Lisa's Saturday Linky party. You've got a gorgeous kitchen over there.

    I'm hosting the Culinary Smackdown Battle for March--the theme is Cookies. Would you like to join in for the fun? It doesn' have to be a new post on your blog. You can pick your favorite cookie from your previous post too. All you have to do is link up your cookie creation. I have some great prizes waiting. Hope to see your entry soon!