This aromatic coffee cake infuses the full flavor of green cardamom by steeping it in hot milk, as you would to make tea. A slice of this cake paired with your coffee or black tea in the morning would serve as an indulgent, tasty breakfast
Orange Cardamom Coffee Cake
Single 6" cake
This decadent, moist cake has a light textured crumb and powerful scents of citrusy cardamom will delight your senses. Coffee cake is so simple and quick to prepare, but the depth of flavor will be a pleasing surprise
½ cup butter, softened
½ cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup all-purpose flour
½ teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
¼ teaspoon salt
10 organic cardamom pods, smashed
1 teaspoon orange zest
½ cup milk
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Line the bottom of a 6” cake pan with parchment paper and oil the sides of the pan.
In a small saucepan, combine cardamom pods and milk. Bring to a simmer over medium heat. Remove from heat, cover and steep for 10 minutes. Strain the mixture through a sieve to remove the pods.
With an electric mixer, cream butter with sugar and orange zest. Beat in egg and vanilla.
Whisk flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt together in a medium bowl.
On low speed, add about half of the dry ingredients to the butter mixture, alternating with the milk, and ending with the rest of your dry ingredients.
Mix until smooth.
Pour into a prepared cake pan and bake for 20-30 minutes or until the cake springs back when lightly poked in the middle.
Notes of molasses, from the brown sugar, pairs beautifully with the spice and citrus zest. This orange cardamom coffee cake is perfect to serve at brunch or tea, but it would also be delicious served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for dessert.
Calories 286, Fat 16.8 grams, Saturated Fat 10.2 grams, Cholesterol 70 milligrams, Sodium 334 milligrams, Carbs 30.3 grams, Fiber 1.1 grams, Sugar 12.9 grams, Protein 4.1 grams