Fudgy Chocolate Cardamom Cinnamon Cake


1 cake

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  • 1 1/2 cup brown sugar (muscova works well)

  • 1 1/4 cup flour

  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder (1/2 to 3/4 cup)

  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder

  • 2 teaspoon each ground cinnamon and cardamon

  • 1 pinch Salt

  • 1 egg

  • 1 egg white

  • 3/4 cup milk soured with 1 tsp of lemon juice or buttermilk

  • 3/4 cup strong coffee

  • 1/3 cup oil or melted butter

  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk (For icing) (FOR ICING)


  • Mix all dry ingredients in one bowl, set aside.
  • Beat together egg and egg white.
  • Add milk, coffee and oil to eggs; whisk until fully blended.
  • Make a well in the middle of the dry ingredients, pour liquid into the well, whisk until just blended.
  • Pour into greased pan, tapping to remove air bubbles.
  • Bake @ 350F for 30 to 40 minutes (or until tester comes out clean).
  • Icing:
  • on top of a double boiler, or carefully on direct heat at a low to medium boil, simmer the entire can of sweetened condensed milk until it thickens and turns the colour of caramel. Use a whisk to stir continuously. Don’t worry if you get some burn bits, They are caramelized sugar.
  • Once cake has cooled, spread the faux “dulche de leche” icing on top.


  • Here is a video of how to make this icing/topping either in the pan, or within the can. My mom used to do this all the time in a can in her pressure cooker, and yes I have had the can explode so be careful…