Autumn has arrived. I started to wear big chunky sweaters and my favourite black scarf and coat, and to drink too much tea to keep me warm. From now I will not leave my ballerinas until the first snow. I love autumn and its beautiful late afternoon golden light. It’s my all-time favourite season: the colourful leaves are falling down, the air is crisp and we begin to cook heart-warming food.
But now on today’s cake. This addictive cardamom-scented banana cake from Quebec’s very own Ricardo is really cozy and perfectly paired with these chilly days. We barely adapted the recipe by adding some blueberries. Ricardo is your best buddy when it comes to very ripe bananas and when you don’t know what to do with them. This cake was a huge hit. Cardamom is my favourite spice and Swedish people use it very often in their everyday sweets: I used to buy a cardamom cinnamon bun almost every day back in Stockholm and oh em gee, it is the best. thing. ever. Heaven. In this recipe, this powerful spice brings everything up to the next level, adding some kick. We baked about twelve muffins plus a whole loaf but trust me, they won’t last very long.