Cake 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 350°F (180°C) 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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