Tuesday, December 21, 2010

TWD- Cardamom Crumb Cake Muffins

Tuesday's with Dorie is brought to you this week by Jill and you can find the recipe for her choice, Cardamom Crumb Cake, on her blog right here.

This is one of the things that has always caught my eye when I have flipped through Baking: from my home to yours. I have always wanted to make it because I love cardamom, but for some reason I haven't made it until today.

I decided to turn this into muffins, partly because it makes portion control easier and it also makes sharing easier. I subbed low-fat buttermilk for the coffee and the whole milk, so this turned into something that seemed more like a muffin, than a cake. I also added a couple Tablespoons of orange juice to the batter. I omitted the espresso powder from the crumbs.

These muffins were good. I thought the walnuts in the crumb topping were the dominant flavor, but the muffin itself had a nice texture and taste. Slightly tangy from the buttermilk and orange, with a nice spice from the cardamom.

The full recipe makes 12 muffins. I baked them for 18 minutes and they were done.

Go see what the other TWD'er's thought of these recipe and the variations that they made by checking out the leave your link post!

10 comments:

Megan said...

I love cardamom too and can never seem to find enough recipes that use it. Thanks for sharing this one! The muffins look so moist!

Holly said...

These look divine!!

Jessica of My Baking Heart said...

Love this as a muffin - I'll have to try that next time! Looks great! :)

Jess said...

I can't wait to try this one - in muffin form, naturally. They look delicious!

Jessica said...

I made muffins too! Except I think yours look better...Well done!

Engineer Baker said...

Smart idea to go with muffins - so cute with all the streusel on top!

Sweet and Savory said...

I like this in muffin form. I would have used more topping on the muffins. That is the only problem with the cake, not enough topping.

Great job!

jillbert said...

Your muffins look fabulous, and your changes sound great. Thanks for baking with me this week!

Tracey said...

Good call on the muffins Mary Ann! I think I'll go that route too when I eventually get around to making this recipe (perhaps for the rewind next week?). They look great!

TeaLady said...

Muffin size was the definite way to go with these. Easy to share!! But I don't want to because they were so tasty. Nice to know that buttermilk/milk would work in these.