melissa's vanilla cardamom loaf

May 9th, 2012

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I found this recipe on One Hungry Mama and made it right away since we had all of the ingredients. Its adapted from a Melissa Clark recipe.

Coconut oil or butter for greasing pan
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons ground cardamom (optional) **YES, maybe half?
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup creme fraiche or plain Greek-style yogurt **I used greek yogurt
1/4 cup milk (whole or skim)
1 cup granulated sugar
2/3 cup high quality extra virgin olive oil
3 large eggs
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Confectioner’s sugar, for serving (optional)**YESSSSSSS

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease a 9″x5″ loaf pan. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, cardamom, baking powder, baking soda and salt; set aside.

2. In a separate bowl, combine creme fraiche and milk. Add sugar and mix until well combined. Whisk in olive oil, eggs and vanilla.

3. Add dry ingredients to wet and mix until well combined. Pour batter into prepped loaf pan and bake for about 50 minutes, until golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Cool cake in pan for 10 minutes, then remove from pan and finish cooling on a wire rack. Serve plain or dusted with confectioner’s sugar.


**Its great, and stays moist longer than it takes to eat it up. We thought it had a bit too much cardamom for our tastes but I kind of chalk that up to the uber fresh coop spices, so it all depends. Next time i’ll halve it for sure but you can do what you like

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Libby  |  May 9th, 2012 at 5:25 pm

    this sounds so good. i love cardamom. thanks!

  • 2. Grandpa P  |  May 13th, 2012 at 11:03 am

    Looks great. What is cardamom?

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