Apple Cardamom Honey Cake

Prep time: 15min
Total time: 90min
Makes: 16
2 cups
all-purpose flour
500 mL
1 tsp
baking powder
5 mL
1 tsp
baking soda
5 mL
¾ tsp
ground cardamom
4 mL
½ tsp
salt
2 mL
½ cup
unsalted butter, room temperature
125 mL
1 cup
sugar
250 mL
2
eggs
½ cup
honey, divided
125 mL
1 tsp
vanilla extract
5 mL
1 cup
sour cream
250 mL
2
Ida Red or Jonagold apples, cored, peeled, chopped into ¾-in. (2-cm) pieces
Per serving (1/16)
calories
240
fat
9 g
saturated fat
5 g
carbs
36 g
sugar
23 g
protein
3 g
cholestrol
45 mg
fibre
1 g
sodium
170 mg

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 325ºF (160ºC). In bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, cardamom and salt. Set aside.

  2. In separate bowl, using electric mixer on medium speed, beat butter and sugar until fluffy, about 2 min. Beat in eggs, one at a time, incorporating each fully before adding next. Beat in 1/3 cup (75 mL) honey, plus the vanilla.

  3. With mixer on low, alternately add flour mixture (in 3 parts) and sour cream (in 2 parts) -- to butter mixture, ending with flour mixture. Scrape sides of bowl as needed between additions. Fold in apples.

  4. Scrape batter into greased 9-in. (23-cm) spring-form pan, smoothing top. Bake about 1 hr., or until tester comes out clean when inserted into centre of cake. Remove from oven; immediately brush top of cake with remaining honey. Let stand 10 min. Run knife around edges of cake. Remove ring from springform pan. Cool cake completely on wire rack. Cut into 16 pieces to serve.