1 cup flour
¾ cup sugar
4 eggs, at room temperature
1 teaspoon ground cardamom powder
4 – 6 cardamom pods, opened (only use the seeds)
A pinch of cinnamon powder
Extras; 1 tablespoon flour and butter for dusting
Preheat the oven to 180 degrees
Add eggs and sugar into a mixing bowl and mix using an electric whisk or a hand mixture until thick and voluminous
In separate bowl, mix the rest of the dry ingredients and sift in gently into the egg and sugar mixture. Use a spatula to fold in the flour until there is no more lumps of the flour
Prepare a baking tin by lightly greasing it with butter and dusting it with flour then pour the cake mixture into it
Place it in the oven and back till golden brown ca. 30-35 minutes or till a toothpick inserted comes out clean
Cool completely on a wire rack before serving
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That is refreshing. We use cardamon and cinnamon to cook things like rice and curry in Malaysia. Never thought of incorporate into cakes. Thanks for the recipe.
You are welcome KP Kwan,
Try it and you’ll be surprised how cardamom plays it’s part on this cake!
hey no need for rising agent or the flour is self raising
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is there need for any rising agent or the flour is self raising
There is no need for any rising agent and no, the flour is not self raising, just the normal one.
help with an easy method to bake meatballs….
with easy ingredients
I m from India….
actually there is a competition in my school where we have to make kenyan food….
Can u suggest me some good n simple things that can be made..?
Try Kachumbari and Pilau. All the best..
There’s nowhere you’re adding any liquids like milk or water?
There are no Liquids involved in this cake. Check the ingredients list.
Hi that very interesting cake.
I am a chef in London and I am loving all your baking.
You are welcome. stay tuned for more!
I’m gonna try to bake it this week, for my boyfriend, he’s indian from Kenya 🙂 I hope he will like it 🙂
Hope all went well with your cake? and that you liked it?
Is the temp. 180 c or 180 f.
180 Degrees Celsius.
Will the ingredients be diffrent if you baked with a jiko
Looks beautiful! But what do you do with the seeds from the cardamon pods? I’d like to make the cake for my Sunday school children who are learning about Kenya.
You add them into the barter before baking. hope your children enjoyed it?
Hi,so easy and yummy looking!
Can i do it without cardamom pods where i live is difficult to get it.
Yes you can leave them out.
Hi, my son would like to make this cake for his homework 🙂
Sorry, but which flour is it? I know you’ve said you don’t use self raising, just normal. Does that mean plain flour? Sorry, I’m no great cook!
Yes plain flour is also what I use.
All the best to your son on his homework.
Compliments…I wish to get your recipe in book let for,inquiring if possible. Rgds,Boniface
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What is the serving size for this
Hello Allie Rogers,
This serves 2-4 People!
What size pan ? Round or square? Thanks. We are making it for a school project.
you can use any pan in any shape.
All the best at the school project..
Hi, if I can’t find cardamon seeds, can I use the ground version? If so, how much?
Use a teaspoon of ground cardamom.
Thanks so much for this recipe. My son baked this cake to offer with his school’s “World’s Fair” presentation on Kenya. He served over a hundred people, and everyone loved it!
Thank you to too for the feedback!
Glad to hear people loved it.
i will enjoy making this recipe thanks.
What if I use jiko or stove
How large should the baking tin be? Thanks!
Do you think it would be ok to double the ingredients and then bake it in a 9 by 13 inch pan? Or would it be better to bake 2 cakes? Can’t wait to try it.
In my own experience, its better to bake two cakes separately.