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The perfect fall apple cake, seasoned with floral and earthy cardamom, bright orange zest and loaded with chunks of sweet apples. And perfect to serve alongside your favorite warm drink.
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Cardamom Apple Cake

The perfect fall apple cake, seasoned with floral and earthy cardamom, bright orange zest and loaded with chunks of sweet apples. And perfect to serve alongside your favorite warm drink.
Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: apple cake, cardamom apple cake, cardamom cake
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 332kcal
Author: Samantha Ferraro
Cost: $10

Equipment

Springform Pan

Ingredients

Apples

  • 3 cups peeled cored and chopped honeycrisp apples, about 4-5 medium sized apples)
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar

Cake

  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cardamom
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon grated nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup grapeseed oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoons orange zest
  • 1/4 cup fresh orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla paste
  • Powdered sugar optional

Instructions

  • Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and grease a 9 inch spring form pan with oil or butter. Line the bottom with parchment paper and set aside.
  • In a bowl, add the chopped apples, cinnamon and brown sugar and toss together. Set aside while you make the rest of the recipe.
  • In another large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder and spices and set aside.
  • In anotehr bowl, whisk the grapesseed oil, eggs, sugars, orange zest and juice and vanilla paste. Mix the wet and dry ingredients together and add the apples with all their juices.
  • Give everything a good stir and pour batter into prepared pan and bake for 45 minutes. At 40 minutes, take a peek and use a toothpick or knife to check for doneness by sticking the knife into the cake and if it comes out clean, it's ready. If there is batter, bake for a little longer.
  • Let the apple cake cool slightly before cutting into it. Lightly dust with powdered sugar, if desired.
  • This can be enjoyed warm or at room temperature.

Notes

Cake will last in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.
Recipe inspired by Smitten Kitchen

Nutrition

Calories: 332kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 221mg | Potassium: 310mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 25g | Vitamin A: 180IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 83mg | Iron: 2mg