Cardamom, Orange & Honey Coffee Cake
Recipe type: Breakfast, Brunch, Baked Good, Dessert
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 8-10
This cake is perfect with an afternoon cup of tea or coffee. Feel free to embellish this cake; it is written to be a just lightly sweet afternoon or breakfast treat. If you want more of a showstopper brunch coffee cake, consider adding a crumb or streusel topping and peaches to the batter. Serving it for dessert? Perhaps some honey-whipped cream and orange segments would be nice. If you like your cakes a little sweeter, you could make an orange and honey syrup to pour over the cake when it comes out of the oven. Roasted pears? Ice cream? Oh, the possibilities!
  • 2 c. All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 tsp. Baking Powder
  • ½ tsp. Baking Soda
  • ¼ tsp. Salt
  • 1½ tsp. Ground Cardamom
  • 8 Tbsp. Unsalted Butter, softened
  • ½ c. Honey
  • ½ tsp. Vanilla Extract
  • zest of 1 Orange
  • 2 Eggs
  • ¾ c. Plain Full-Fat Greek Yogurt
  • Powdered Sugar for dusting, optional
  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Butter a 9 in. cake pan.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cardamom.
  3. With an electric mixer, beat the butter until light and fluffy, about 1 minute. Add honey and beat until well incorporated, 1 minute. Add the orange zest and vanilla and the eggs, 1 at a time, mixing until well-incorporated. Add half of the dry ingredients, stir until just combined. Add the yogurt, stir. Add the remaining dry ingredients and stir until just combined.
  4. Spread the batter evenly into the prepared pan and bake until a tester comes out clean, about 35 minutes. Allow the cake to cool for 15 minutes and dust with powdered sugar, if desired.
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