Swedish Cardamom Cake Recipe Kardemummakaka

Kardemummakaka - Swedish Cardamom Cake Recipe for Fika

Over couple of years, I have made this Cardamom Cake or as the Swedes would call it, Kardemummakaka, quite a few times and every time it has been a super hit with my family. Now, my 1 year old has also been added to this list of its fan. And, THAT my friend, has to be the highlight of my life right now for being a food blogger. This tea time or coffee break cake, also known as fika in Sweden, is absolutely delicious with mildly fragrant with a handful of Green Cardamoms. Rest, everything is same with this oil-based sponge cake, that I will get to soon.

Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine Swedish
Keyword Cake Recipes, Cardamom Cake Recipe, Fika Recipes, Swedish Cake Recipes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 1 Loaf


  • 1 cup All Purpose Flour With 2 tbsp of it replaced with equal amount of Cornflour
  • 1/2 cup Refined Oil
  • 1/3 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • ½ tsp Baking Soda
  • ½ cup Milk
  • 10 pods Green Cardamom
  • 2 Eggs


  1. Grind the Cardamoms into a fine powder. Allow it to sit for a while before you open the jar, otherwise there will be a cloud of spice in your eyes.

    Take a bowl and mix all the dry ingredients together, including the Cardamom powder. Sieve them through and keep them aside.

  2. Now, in another bowl, whisk the eggs with a pinch of salt, till light and almost 3 times in its volume.
  3. Add oil to the eggs and whisk them vigorously till light and airy.

  4. Now, add the dry ingredients in three parts, alternating with milk and mix gently. Once you see that the dry ingredients have incorporated nicely, stop mixing.
  5. Now, pour the batter in a slightly oiled and floured cake tin and bake it at 170c for 40 minutes. Once you see that the cake has baked and the sides are pulling back from the edges, you know that it is done.

  6. Take it out and allow it to cool in the cake tin for 10 minutes before turning it upside down on wire rack to cool down completely.
  7. Serve this cake as it is or drizzle it with a glaze.