Cardamom and Orange Crumble Cake

Ananás e Hortelã
Cardamom and Orange Crumble Cake


  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts (coarsely)
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 4 tablespoons margarine (diced)
  • 2/3 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons orange zest
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cardamom
  • 50 grams margarine (melted and cooled)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup orange juice


  1. 1Preheat oven to 180°C (approximately 350°F).
  2. 2Grease a round cake pan.
  3. 3Line cake pan with parchment paper extending over the edges, so that cake can be removed from pan without inverting.
  4. 4For the crumble, in a bowl, add all the crumble ingredients.
  5. 5Use fingertips or a pastry blender to combine until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  6. 6For the cake, in a bowl, add sugar and orange zest.
  7. 7Use fingers or a fork to rub mixture until the sugar becomes damp.
  8. 8Mix orange sugar with flour, baking powder and cardamom.
  9. 9In another bowl, mix margarine, eggs, milk and orange juice.
  10. 10Add egg mixture to the flour mixture and combine well.
  11. 11Pour batter into prepared pan and cover with crumble mixture.
  12. 12Bake in preheated oven for about 45 minutes until the topping is golden brown.
  13. 13Cake is done when a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
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