Margareta's Cardamom Cake


Our Swedish cousin Margareta taught us this simple, but yummy, recipe. If you love cardamom, you will love this!

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 20 mins
10 servings



  • 1 cup butter, divided, softened

  • ½ cup plain dry bread crumbs

  • 2 ⅔ cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • 1 cup milk

  • 1 tablespoon ground cardamom

  • 2 teaspoons baking powder


  • 2 tablespoons ground cinnamon

  • 2 tablespoons pearl sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a fluted tube pan (such as Bundt®) with 1/4 cup butter and dust with bread crumbs.

  2. Mix 3/4 cup butter, flour, sugar, milk, cardamom, and baking powder together lightly in a bowl to form a moderately stiff and lumpy dough; transfer dough to the prepared tube pan. Sprinkle cinnamon and pearl sugar over the top of the dough, respectively.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 1 hour. Cool in the pans for 10 minutes before removing to cool completely on a wire rack.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

410 Calories
20g Fat
55g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 410
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 20g 25%
Saturated Fat 12g 61%
Cholesterol 51mg 17%
Sodium 279mg 12%
Total Carbohydrate 55g 20%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 22g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 119mg 9%
Iron 2mg 12%
Potassium 101mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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