Tested till perfect Apple Cardamom Cake

Apple Cardamom Cake

Cardamom is that elusively fragrant spice associated with Scandinavian and Indian cooking. It's especially good with apples. This rich, moist apple cake doesn't need icing. Simply dust with icing sugar and serve it in wedges for afternoon tea, snacks, a coffee party or brunch.

By The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

Source: © CanadianLiving.com

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  • Portion size 12


  • 1 cup 1cupgranulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup 3/4cupfirmly packed brown sugar
  • 2/3 cup 2/3cupmelted butter, cooled
  • 2 2eggeggs
  • 1 tsp 1tspvanilla
  • 2 cups 2cupssifted all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp 2tspbaking soda
  • 2 tsp 2tspcinnamon
  • 1 tsp 1tspnutmeg
  • 1 tsp 1tspcardamom
  • 1/2 tsp 1/2tspsalt
  • 1 cup 1cupchopped pecanpecans or unblanched almonds
  • 4 cups 4cupspeeled, cored, chopped appleapples
  • 3 tbsp 3tbspicing sugar
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Grease 10-inch (4 L) angel food cake pan or similar pan and dust lightly with flour.

In large mixing bowl, blend together sugars; beat in butter, eggs and vanilla to make smooth batter.

Sift together flour, soda, spices and salt. Measure out about 1/4 cup (50 mL) and dust nuts. Mix sifted dry ingredients into butter batter; quickly stir in floured nuts and apples. Transfer to prepared pan.

Bake in 350°F (180°C) oven for 50 minutes or until skewer inserted in centre of cake comes out clean. Let cake cool in pan on rack. If possible, store for 1 day in airtight container before cutting.

To serve, remove from pan and, positioning patterned cardboard (or paper lace doily) over top of cake, sieve icing sugar onto cake. Remove cardboard.

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Tip: To make patterned cardboard, cut out designs of your choice in piece of heavy cardboard.

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