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Apple Cardamom Overnight Cake

Rated as 3.75 out of 5 Stars

"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."
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9 h servings 181
Original recipe yields 24 servings (1 cake)


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  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; 7.5 27 2.3 29 153 Full nutrition

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I made this recipe for the Allrecipes Canadian Allstars Spring Bling assignment. I made the recipe as written except I halved it for a 9x9 pan and I omitted the topping because the pecans I had ...

Followed recipe. Worried it would be to mushy based on 2 reviews. Worked fine. Was not sure how exact to measure the apple chunks.. Since I have lots of apples in need of a home, I mounded it u...

Didn´t look like the picture! Mine was a bit wetter rather than light and fluffy; the brown sugar seems to have sunk and formed a bit of caramelish jelly on the bottom. But the cardamom is delic...

Wish I would have added more apples. It was ok. Nothing great.