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Jac's Favorite - Swedish Lemon Sour Cream Cardamom Squares

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“This one is for my sister Jac, who loves all things cardamom. She begs for this dish when she visits and usually takes the leftovers, if there are any home with her. My sis loves the cardamom to be really strong in this dish I usually add 1 tsp for her. I have added a lot less to the ingredients list to achieve a softer more subtle flavor.”
9 squares

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Grease a 8 inch cake pan and line with either parchment paper or waxed paper.
  3. In a large bowl add the flour, baking soda, salt and cardamom, set aside until needed.
  4. Beat the butter until creamy and slowly add the sugar beating until the mixture is light and fluffy.
  5. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each egg.
  6. Mix the sour cream with the lemon juice and lemon rind, blending well.
  7. Fold the flour into the mixture in 3 batches alternating with the sour cream mixture.
  8. Spoon into the cake pan making sure to smooth the surface and bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 45 minutes until firm to the touch.
  9. After removing from oven, you may want to loosen the cake with a knife so that it doesn't stick when you turn out onto a wire rack to cool completely.
  10. When cold you may cut into squares, dust with icing sugar and enjoy.

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