A good everyday cake (my grandfather loves it).

Recipe Summary

Servings:
15
Yield:
1 -11 inch loaf pan
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Ingredients

15
Original recipe yields 15 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease one 11 inch loaf pan.

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  • Cream the butter or margarine and the sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at time beating well after each one. Stir in the milk, lemon and cardamom flavorings. Stir in the flour and the baking powder.

  • Sift a little flour over the raisins then stir them into the batter. Pour the batter into the prepared pan.

  • Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 55 to 60 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

240 calories; protein 3.6g 7% DV; carbohydrates 33.9g 11% DV; fat 10.3g 16% DV; cholesterol 50.2mg 17% DV; sodium 145.7mg 6% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
09/16/2003
I love Scandinavian cooking so I couldn't wait to try this loaf cake. I could not find cardamom flavoring and so used 1 tsp. cardamom spice instead. I have made this three times. Once according to the original recipe once with an extra egg yolk and once with candied orange peel instead of raisins. All turned out really well. The cake keeps well and can be toasted or used to make "Poor Nights of England " a Brit version of French toast served as dessert. I use golden raisins instead of regular ones. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
08/15/2010
I was excited to find a cake recipe with cardamom but overall was disappointed with the end result. It smelled wonderful baking but came out too dry. I too thought the raisins didn't go well with the texture or the taste of this cake. Read More
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54 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 34
  • 4 star values: 11
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
09/16/2003
I love Scandinavian cooking so I couldn't wait to try this loaf cake. I could not find cardamom flavoring and so used 1 tsp. cardamom spice instead. I have made this three times. Once according to the original recipe once with an extra egg yolk and once with candied orange peel instead of raisins. All turned out really well. The cake keeps well and can be toasted or used to make "Poor Nights of England " a Brit version of French toast served as dessert. I use golden raisins instead of regular ones. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/10/2007
Wonderful cake! I was just in Iceland and had a cake very similar. Thanks for sharing! One tip: don't worry about trying to track down cardamom extract - just use 1/2 tsp cardamom powder instead. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/12/2004
I wanted muffins so I added a 1/2 t. more baking powder and added milk until the consistency was a little less thick than the original recipe made. I also used currants soaked in tea instead of raisins. They came out perfect. The flavor is unique and delicate. It was just what I was looking for something light refreshing and different than your usual muffin fare. I would use this recipe again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/18/2003
Very good. My family is Icelandic and my Amma used to make something very similar a nice change from vinetarta... Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/23/2002
it's great! I love it! But I added apricot and walnuts and doubled the amount of raisins I wanted it to be rich. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/21/2002
Great recipe! I have made a few times! I used 1 tsp ground cardamon and the grated rind of 1 lemon (I can not find cardamon extract) and it tasted amazing! Thank-you! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/03/2008
Used my basic recipe for the basis to this but used the flavourings and it was oh so yummy! Made cardamon extract by soaking about 5/6 crushed green cardamons in hot water and added this. Will use this as an idea again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/21/2006
This cake is delicious tastes just like Christmas cake should! However we cannot find an 11 inch pan used a standard 9 inch and cooked it a little longer. Still had a gooey center but we ate it anyway! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/18/2003
Very good I used 1 tsp of ground cardamom since I couldn't find the extract and next time I will add 1 tsp of the lemon extract. Very easy to make and tasted great! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
08/15/2010
I was excited to find a cake recipe with cardamom but overall was disappointed with the end result. It smelled wonderful baking but came out too dry. I too thought the raisins didn't go well with the texture or the taste of this cake. Read More
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