Apple-Cardamom Coffeecake

  • Yield: 10 to 12 servings
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 40 mins


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

Nutritional Info *per serving

  • Glycemic Load .81
  • Calories 450
  • Fat 22g
  • Saturated Fat 2g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat 12g
  • Monounsaturated Fat 7g
  • Cholesterol 20mg
  • Sodium 280mg
  • Potassium 210mg
  • Carbohydrate 60g
  • Fiber 2g
  • Sugars 36g
  • Protein 6g
  • Trans Fat 0
  • Vitamin A 0
  • Vitamin C 2%
  • Calcium 10%
  • Iron 10%