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Here's another recipe that sounds good: Apple Cardamom Cake

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Posted to Thread #12394 at 9:48 pm on Oct 25, 2008


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.


1 cup (250 mL) granulated sugar
3/4 cup (175 mL) firmly packed brown sugar
2/3 cup (150 mL) melted butter, cooled
2 eggs
1 tsp (5 mL) vanilla
2 cups (500 mL) sifted all-purpose flour
2 tsp (10 mL) baking soda
2 tsp (10 mL) cinnamon
1 tsp (5 mL) each nutmeg and cardamom
1/2 tsp (2 mL) salt
1 cup (250 mL) chopped pecans or unblanched almonds
4 cups (1 L) peeled, cored chopped apples
3 tbsp (50 mL) icing sugar


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 350F (180C) 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.
Additional Information

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

Servings: 12

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