Cardamom Apple Cake


A not-too-sweet apple cake with a hint of cardamom that is delicious with coffee and a scoop of vanilla ice cream!

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs
1 8 1/2-inch cake


  • 1 ¾ cups all-purpose flour

  • ¾ cup white sugar

  • 3 teaspoons baking powder

  • 1 teaspoon ground cardamom

  • ¾ cup milk

  • 1 ½ tablespoons milk

  • ½ stick butter, melted

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 ½ Granny Smith apples, peeled and sliced

  • 2 tablespoons pearl sugar (Optional)

  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease an 8 1/2-inch round baking pan.

  2. Mix flour, sugar, baking powder, and cardamom together in a bowl. Add 3/4 cup plus 1 1/2 tablespoons milk, melted butter, and vanilla extract; stir until combined.

  3. Pour batter into the greased baking pan. Arrange apple slices over the top. Press them firmly into the batter, but make sure the slices are still visible. Sprinkle pearl sugar and cinnamon over the apples.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 40 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

263 Calories
7g Fat
48g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 263
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 8%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 17mg 6%
Sodium 235mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 48g 17%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 23g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 1mg 7%
Calcium 141mg 11%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 103mg 2%

* 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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