A friend has been making this cardamom coffee cake for a while, and everyone loves it.
It's pretty basic, not much technique needed. Which is probably why I was able to get the frosting on without a lot of sturm and drang. (It's not pretthy, of course. I find frosting a cake to be as frustrating as plastering a wall.) I used 9" pans instead of 8", so the cake is a little short.
It came out pretty good. I toasted the cardamom before grinding it and the aroma filled the apartment.