9/25/08

Scandinavian Coffeecake

Although I'm 100% an American Housewife my ancestors came from Germany and Sweden. Growing up with a Scandinavian heritage meant I was lucky enough to have rosettes and other goodies at the holidays and unlucky enough to be served Lutefisk during those same holidays. *Chuckle*

I love my Swedish heritage and I enjoy embracing it in some of my home decorating, sweater styles I love, the embroidery work on heirloom pillowcases and more. I also love a good Scandinavian cookie or coffeecake with my coffee! It's funny that the addition of cardamom to a standard coffeecake would make it Scandinavian... LOL. But either way? Yum.



Scandinavian Coffeecake

10 vanilla wafer cookies, crushed
1 3/4 c flour
1 t baking soda
1 c sugar
1/2 c butter
3 eggs
2 t ground cardamom
1/2 t ground cinnamon
2/3 c sour cream
Confectioners' sugar

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9-inch tube or bundt pan with butter and dust with cookie crumbs. Combine flour and baking soda in small bowl -set aside.

Beat sugar and butter until fluffy (about 3 minutes). Add eggs, one at a time, beat well after each addition. Add cardamom and cinnamon and the flour mixture. Beat until just combined then add sour cream and mix 1 more minute.

Bake 50 minutes or until done in the center. Let stand 5 minutes, turn out of the pan to cool completely and dust with confectioner's sugar (powdered sugar/icing sugar) to serve.

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