Hounds -- We can't stop drinking coffee in our house, and suddenly I'm excited to try out a cardamom coffee cake. I have the cardamom seeds, so I can just toast and grind them into a powder. I'm not sure if I should go for the cardamom coffee cake in the Original Moosewood, p. 194 (I think I'll halve the recipe, as it calls for A POUND of butter) which contains sour cream and the typical crew of ingredients. But I'm also intrigued by this cardamom coffee cake, from Woman's Day, flavored with orange zest and espresso powder and actual coffee in the batter.
Can anyone vouch for either of these recipes, or perhaps offer an alternate suggestion? Or, upon peeking at the recipes (links below), does either jump out as a MUST-try?
Also, I don't have a bundt or tube pan. Should I bake this in a square baking dish, or a round cake pan, or does it even matter?! :)
Cardamom crumb cake (orange-zest-flavored):
Cardamom coffee cake (Moosewood version, glowing review!)