Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Combine the dry ingredients - all-purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda, cardamom, and salt.
Take a stick of butter at room temperature.
Using an electric mixer, beat the butter until it is creamy.
Add sugar and beat until light and fluffy.
Add the eggs until the batter is creamy.
Now add the vanilla extract and beat.
8-9 Add the dry ingredients and milk, alternating between the dry and wet - start with the dry and end with dry.
Batter is done.
Add the slivered almonds and fold them into the batter.
Grease an 8" round baking tray, pour the batter into the baking tray.
Top with more slivered almonds. Into the oven for 30-35 minutes.
Cake is done. Cut into 12 slices. Enjoy with tea!