Apple: Apple Cardamom Cake

posted by baileycat 08-16-102 9:29 AM

from Canadian Living
Apple Cardamom Cake

1 cup Granulated sugar 250 mL
3/4 cup Firmly packed brown sugar 175 mL
2/3 cup Melted butter, cooled 150 mL
2 Eggs 2
1 tsp Vanilla 5 mL
2 cups Sifted all-purpose flour 500 mL
2 tsp Baking soda 10 mL
2 tsp Cinnamon 10 mL
1 tsp Each nutmeg and cardamom 5 mL
1/2 tsp Salt 2 mL
1 cup Chopped pecans or unblanched almonds 250 mL
4 cups Peeled, cored chopped apples 1 L
3 tbsp Icing sugar 50 mL

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.

Makes 12 wedges.

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