Cardamom Apple Cake

Sunday, November 2, 2014

I randomly tried this recipe a month ago and posted a half-eaten picture of it on Instagram. For all of you who asked for this recipe, here you are! If you love cardamom as much as I do, you will love this cake! It's a little on the dense side, subtly sweet with the perfect amount of spice and lemon flavor. My roommates and I ate this for breakfast with tea and coffee all week long.

On another note, I wish I could be paid to try recipes. How amazing would that be? 
 Cardamom Apple Cake

Adapted From Tartelette

1 large apple 
1 cup yogurt
1/2 cup sugar
2 eggs
1/2 cup olive oil
zest & juice of 1 lemon
2 cups gluten free all-purpose flour (or regular flour)
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. ground cardamom
1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease one 9-inch baking pan and line the bottom with parchment paper. Set aside.

Starting from the bottom of the apple, slice the apple into medallions. Sprinkle with lemon juice to prevent oxidation.

In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the yogurt, sugar and eggs until pale (about 2 minutes). Add the oil and lemon juice. Mix until well blended. Add the flour mix, baking powder, cardamom and cinnamon and whisk until batter is smooth.

Pour the batter into the prepared baking pan. Partially drain the apples and assemble the slices on top of the batter. Bake for about 30 to 40 minutes until a knife inserted in the middle comes free of raw batter. Enjoy :)

(P.S. Thanks to my fiancé for the beautiful flowers :)