Kums (Cardamom Flavoured Sponge Cake): 31 Days of Simple Recipes: Day 17

by - October 18, 2011

This is a very simple sponge cake that is made in almost every Malabar homes. It's not too sugary like normal cakes and goes really well with a cup of hot Indian tea or coffee.

My good friend Tania baked this cake for me and another friend yesterday. The three of us (and Aisha) sat down in her kitchen and devoured it with no shame. hehe.

I'am happy that I got hold of another 'simple' recipe to share with you. That too of a cake! I hope this recipe will encourage you to bake cakes from scratches. :)

5 large eggs (335g)
¾  cup caster sugar
7-8 green cardamoms, ground to fine powder
100 gms of melted and cooled butter
1 cup plain flour
1 tsp of vanilla essence

1. Preheat your oven to 190C. Grease and line a baking pan and keep aside.

2. In a bowl whisk the eggs sugar and on high speed for about 10 minutes until thick and pale and leaves a thick trail when the beaters are lifted.

3.  Fold in the flour and melted butter. Be careful not to knock out much air. Pour into the prepared tin. Bake for about 30 minutes or when a skewer inserted in the center comes out clean. Turn the cake on the wire rack, peel the parchment paper and leave to cool completely. 

Note: Recipe belongs to Shab's Cuisine with few tweaks by Tania.

You May Also Like


  1. i like your food pictures and want to invite you to try out tastingspot.com. it's for anyone that just wants another place to submit photos and share it will other foodies. It’s still in beta version, but would love for you to start adding some photos and help get it going.

  2. I am wondering if I leave the seed casings on my cardamom pods? This looks wonderful.


Thank you for stopping by!