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Cardamom Apple Coffee Cake on a cake stand
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Cardamom Apple Coffee Cake

Serve this Cardamom Apple Coffee Cake with a hot cup of coffee on a crisp Autumn morning for a cozy and delicious breakfast.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 slices
Calories: 406kcal
Author: Trang



  • 1 ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • 2 large egg
  • 4 oz unsalted butter - soften
  • cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 large apple - peeled and diced yields about 2 cups

Streusel Topping

  • 6 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 6 tablespooon granulated sugar
  • 1.5 oz unsalted butter – cold
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon cardamom


  • Let all refrigerated ingredients come to room temperature.
  • Brush a 9” springform pan with butter and line the bottom with parchment paper, brush the parchment paper with butter as well.
  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • To make the streusel, combine flour, sugar, cardamom and cinnamon in a small bowl, mix together thoroughly with a whisk.
  • Cut the cold butter into small cube and add to the dry mixture.
  • Use a pastry blender to cut the butter into the dry mixture until coarse crumbs form. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.
  • In another small bowl, measure out flour, salt, and baking powder, mix together thoroughly with a whisk and set aside.
  • Add soften butter and dark brown sugar in the stand mixer bowl and beat with the paddle attachment until combined an light.
  • Add the eggs and vanilla extract, beat to combine.
  • Stir in a third of the dry ingredients and then half of the yogurt, alternate until everything is combined.
  • Fold the apple into the batter and pour into prepared pan, use the spatula to distribute the batter evenly and create a flat surface.
  • Sprinkle the cold streusel over the top evenly.
  • Bake for 45 - 50 minutes until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
  • Let cool on a wire rack until cool enough to handle before unmolding the cake.


Serving: 149g | Calories: 406kcal