Cardomon is great in a lemon cake, would love to try it in a lime cake. I believe my tickinering with this stemmed froem a recipe for Swedish cardomon cake.
I have it crushed to infuse a cup of milk, sometimes with honey, as a bedtime drink. I've done that in hot chocolate too. Its also lovely in rice pudding.
I've not tried this, but it looks delicious....Simply Recipes: Cardamom Honey Chicken Recipe
Do not be put off by its prevalace in Indidian cuisine, it is versitile and as good in other uses as it is in curries. It is a subtle and delightful taste which infses the food with a delectable fragrant quality.