Cardamom and Orange Crumble Cake

Ananás e Hortelã


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