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Orange and Cardamom Cake

Here is a delicious recipe for Orange and Cardamom Cake. Cardamom has a delicious, slightly lemony and floral taste that pairs really well with orange! Perfect for winter accompanied by chai tea for example!
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Course Cake
Cuisine Mediterranean
Servings 8
Calories 360 kcal


For the cake

  • 1 orange untreated
  • 4 eggs
  • 125 g butter
  • 150 g flour
  • 80 g ground almonds
  • 5 g of baking powder
  • 100 g of plain yogurt
  • 60 g sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of icing sugar

For syrup and decoration

  • 2 oranges untreated
  • 50 g sugar
  • 8 cardamom pops


Step 1: Cardamom

  • Start by preparing the cardamom powder. Cut the cardamom seeds in half using a knife. Take the small black grains that are inside.
  • Place the grains in a mortar. Then, crush them using the pestle to obtain a powder.

Step 2: Orange syrup and the decoration

  • Cut one of the oranges in half and press to get its juice. In a small saucepan, melt the sugar with the orange juice. Mix well, then add half of the cardamom powder (the rest will be used for the cake). Leave on the heat until the mixture thickens. Then remove from the heat and let it cool.
  • Cut the other orange into thin strips and place the strips in the syrup. Leave to infuse while you prepare the rest.

Step 3: Cake

  • Start by taking the zest of the orange. Add the icing sugar and set aside. Cut the orange in half and press to get the juice.
  • In a bowl, add the eggs, sugar and the rest of the cardamom powder. Beat until the color of the mixture gets lighter. Then add the butter. Mix again.
  • Mix the flour and the baking powder, then pour everything into the bowl. Add to the bowl the ground almonds, yogurt, orange juice and orange zest mixed with icing sugar. Mix one last time.

Step 4: Bake

  • Preheat the oven to 175 ° C (conventional heat).
  • In a cake pan, place parchment paper cut in a circle. If necessary, butter the part not covered by the baking paper.
  • Place the orange strips infused in the syrup in the bottom of the mold. Reserve the rest of the syrup for later.
  • Then pour the cake batter over the oranges and bake for 35-40 minutes.
  • Once the cake is cooked, place a plate on the cake and turn it all over to unmold the cake. Pour the rest of the syrup over the cake.


Sodium: 216mgCalcium: 119mgVitamin C: 27mgVitamin A: 632IUSugar: 20gFiber: 3gPotassium: 185mgCholesterol: 117mgCalories: 360kcalTrans Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 9gFat: 20gProtein: 8gCarbohydrates: 38gIron: 2mg
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