Scandinavian Cardamom Coffeecake

Scandinavian Cardamom Coffeecake

Preparation time: 25 minutes

Cooking time: 50 minutes Yield: 12 servings

10 vanilla wafer cookies, crushed into crumbs

1 3/4 cups flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 cup sugar

1 stick (1/2 cup) unsalted butter

3 eggs

2 teaspoons ground cardamom

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

2/3 cup sour cream Confectioners’ sugar

1. Heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9-inch tube or bundt pan with butter; dust with cookie crumbs. Set aside. Combine flour and baking soda in small bowl; set aside.

2. Place sugar and butter in bowl of electric mixer; beat until light and fluffy, 3 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, beating after each addition, about 5 minutes total. Beat in cardamom and cinnamon. Add flour mixture; beat until just combined. Add sour cream; beat until smooth, about 1 minute. Pour batter into pan.

3. Bake until toothpick inserted in center of cake comes out clean, about 50 minutes. Let stand 5 minutes; turn out on a wire rack. Cool completely. Dust with confectioners’ sugar.

Nutrition information per serving: 260 calories, 42% calories from fat, 12 g fat, 7 g saturated fat, 79 mg cholesterol, 139 mg sodium, 34 g carbohydrate, 4 g protein, 0.7 g fiber

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Scandinavian Cardamom Coffeecake

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