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Chocolate Cardamom Cake

Gooey, rich, super moist chocolate cake with a subtle hint of cardamom flavour.

Chocolate Cardamom cake

Remember the time when you very badly need something for your sweet teeth and your craving for something chocolatey but also not in the mood to work for it??? This is the perfect recipe for that moment!!! These decadent chocolate cardamom cake slices are moist and super chocolatey and need just one bowl to whip them up.

This recipe needs no fancy equipment, no overflowing sink, just a bowl and a spatula!

In a nutshell

TasteAn addictive chocolatey flavor with a subtle hint of cardamom.
TextureGooey, rich chocolate deliciousness.
LevelA piece of cake!
Perfect occasionGood for small gatherings, family dinners and potlucks.

Chocolate Cardamom cake

In today’s recipe, the cardamom adds a distinct flavour to the cake.  But don’t forget, it’s always an option to add in a lesser quantity of ground cardamom if you want just a subtle hint of flavour.

The only thing to remember for any cardamom cake: make sure you use freshly ground cardamom. The flavour is much better if you grind it fresh instead of directly buying the powder from the store.

The batter may look very thin but no worries, the cake would come out perfect. You can also do a basic icing on it… but lazy me… don’t mind eating it just like that… also trying to reduce my calorie intake…. as if!! ?

Be very careful when mixing the boiling water. Stir it slowly into the batter so that it does not splash out.

The cake should be completely cooled before storing them in an airtight container. This prevents a sticky top.

This yummy chocolate cake with cardamom can be stored up to 3 days on the counter or up to a week when chilled.

To freeze the cake: These decadent slices should be frozen before sprinkling powdered sugar. Wrap the cake in plastic wrap and then freeze them in Ziploc bags to avoid freezer burn. When required, thaw the cake on the counter and enjoy!

Don’t forget to try these delicious cardamom flavoured cookies when you are in a cookie craving mood.

If you have tried this amazing chocolate cake, tag me on Instagram or Facebook. I would also love to hear your comments and any substitutions you made.

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Chocolate cardamom cake

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Serves: 24 slices
Prep Time: 20 minutes Cooking Time: 30 minutes

Gooey, rich, super moist chocolate cake with a subtle hint of cardamom flavour


  • 1 ½ cup sugar
  • 1 ¾ cup all purpose flour
  • ¾ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 small eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • ½ cup oil
  • 2 tsp vanilla essence
  • ¾ cup boiling water
  • 1 tsp orange zest
  • ¼ cup orange juice, strained
  • ½ tsp finely ground cardamom powder



Preheat the oven to 160°C (320° F). Grease and line a 9" X 13" pan. Keep aside.


In a large mixing bowl, stir together the sugar, oil and eggs. Whisk till well combined.


Sift the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cardamom powder and cocoa powder into the sugar and eggs.


Add the milk into the same bowl and mix the above ingredients until well combined.


Now add in the vanilla, orange zest, orange juice and cardamom powder.


Stir until well blended. Pour boiling water into the mixture and mix carefully making sure not to spill.


Pour into the prepared cake tin and bake for 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.


Remove cake from the baking pan and keep on a wire rack. Let it cool completely.


• Use freshly ground cardamom for a more enhanced cardamom flavor • If you want a less subtle Cardamom flavor use ¼ tsp instead of ½ tsp • Be careful while stirring the hot water. Don’t want to burn yourself! • Make sure to let the cake completely cool before placing it in a closed container. This will prevent the top of the cake from becoming sticky.

Homemade one bowl chocolate cardamom cake. A simple and quick rich super moist cake perfect for any holidays. #chocolatecake #christmas


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