Finnish Cardamom Tea Cake is a soft and moist cake, perfect for tea time.
Although now a Scandinavian country, Finland was once part of Russia and that part of the world loves sour cream. My best friend’s husband is Russian and there are always huge tubs of sour cream in their fridge that they eat with everything from potatoes and pierogies to breakfast.
Many years ago before everyone had a printer/scanner in their house and before millions of recipes were available online, I used to go to the library and take out cookbooks. I would then wait until the end of the day after most of the staff had already left the office I was working in and I would photocopy the recipes I was interested in. To this date, I still have 3 binders of recipes, however, I did not note the source so I cannot tell you where I got this recipe from.
I have been making this cake for many years now and it is always a bit hit with whoever I share it with.
However, before I get to today’s recipe, let’s check out some other delicious foods from that part of the world.
- Fjelbrod – Norwegian Whole Grain Bread
- Viking Brown Bread
- Skagenrora – Swedish Shrimp Salad
- Swedish Pancakes
- Sandbakkels – Norwegian Almond Cookie Cups
- Turnbrodsrolle – Swedish Rye Wraps
- Beet Fritters
- Pinaattiletut – Finnish Spinach Pancakes
- Friteeratut Kala – Fried Fish in White Sauce
- Finnish Sandtorte – Potato Pound Cake
- Uppakra – Swedish Butter Cookies
- Vyborg Pretzels – Finnish Saffron Pretzels
- Blotkake – Norwegian Cream Cake
- Appelsinris – Orange Rice Pudding
I am not a huge chocolate fan and for me, this is the perfect treat for any time!
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