Apple Cardamom Overnight Cake


This delicious cake combines apples, brown sugar, and cardamom to create a moist, flavorful and fragrant cake. It's the perfect breakfast cake because it needs to be refrigerated overnight and can be easily baked in the morning.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Additional Time:
8 hrs
Total Time:
9 hrs
1 cake


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 2 teaspoons ground cardamom

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • cup butter, softened

  • ½ cup brown sugar

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 cup buttermilk

  • 1 cup peeled and chopped apples


  • ½ cup brown sugar

  • ½ cup chopped pecans


  1. Grease a 9x13-inch baking dish.

  2. Whisk flour, cardamom, baking powder, baking soda, and salt together in a bowl.

  3. Beat white sugar, butter, and 1/2 cup brown sugar together in a bowl until creamy. Add buttermilk and eggs; beat until smooth. Gradually add flour mixture, mixing until just-combined. Fold in apples and pour batter into prepared baking dish.

  4. Stir 1/2 cup brown sugar and pecans together in a bowl; sprinkle over batter. Cover the baking dish with plastic wrap and refrigerate, 8 hours to overnight.

  5. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Uncover the baking dish and let stand at room temperature until slightly warmer, about 30 minutes.

  6. Bake cake in the preheated oven until topping is browned, about 45 minutes.

Cook's Note:

You can substitute cinnamon for cardamom, if desired. You can substitute black walnuts for the pecans, if desired.

If buttermilk is not available, you can make sour milk by adding 1 tablespoon of lemon juice or white vinegar to 1 cup of milk and let stand for 10 to 15 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

181 Calories
8g Fat
27g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 24
Calories 181
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 4g 18%
Cholesterol 30mg 10%
Sodium 153mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 27g 10%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 18g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 0mg 2%
Calcium 39mg 3%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 64mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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