Apple-Cardamom Coffeecake

Kitchen Tested
  • Yield 10 to 12 servings
  • Prep 15 mins
  • Cook 40 mins

A touch of an unexpected spice makes this easy cake unusual.



2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, divided
3/4 teaspoon cardamom
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1 1/2 cups firmly packed brown sugar
3/4 cup vegetable oil
1 cup sliced almonds
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 egg beaten
1 cup buttermilk
1 1/2 cups finely chopped Granny Smith apples


  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Grease a 13-by-9-inch baking pan.
  2. Combine flour, salt, 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon, cardamom, ginger, sugar and oil in a large bowl; mix well. Remove 3/4 cup of mixture, and to it add nuts and remaining cinnamon. Mix well, and set aside to use as topping.
  3. To the remaining mixture, add baking powder and baking soda, egg and buttermilk; mix well (batter will be lumpy). Fold in apples.
  4. Pour batter into pan. Sprinkle topping evenly over surface. Bake 40 to 45 minutes.

Recipe adapted with permission from Morning Food: Breakfasts, Brunches, & More for Savoring the Best Part of the Day by Margaret Fox and John Bear. (Ten Speed Press, 2006)



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