Recipe: Kardemummakaka (Cardamom Cake)

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This week we hear from Anna Brones and Johanna Kindvall, authors of Fika: The Art of the Swedish Coffee Break. Evan loved this book so much that she chose it for our next KCRW Cookbook Club selection.

Anna and Johanna describe Kardemummakaka, or Cardamom Cake, as the quintessential fika snack. In the book they write, “Cardamom may come from the other side of the world, but Swedes are huge consumers of the spice, and it shows in Swedish baking. In our humble fika opinion, you can never have too much cardamom.”

This recipe was inspired by Johanna’s mother’s cardamom cake. They suggest purchasing whole cardamom seeds and crushing them yourself for maximum flavor.