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Cardamom Cinnamon Cake

Cardamom Cinnamon Cake is a great tea cake for all the season lovers. It’s a great way to warm yourself up in front of the fire. Bite into this cake for a earthy taste and flavours.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time55 mins
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: Baking
Servings: 8

Ingredients

for the cake

  • cup all purpose flour
  • 1 cup yogurt homemade curd
  • ¾ cup sugar granulated
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • tsp baking powder
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp cardamom powder
  • ½ tsp cinnamon powder
  • 1 tbsp orange zest freshly grated

for the topping

  • 2 tbsp sliced almonds
  • 1 tbsp sugar granulated
  • ¼ tsp cardamom powder
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon powder

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 200 C. Grease and line a loaf pan.

for the topping

  • In a small bowl, combine the topping ingredients and set aside.

for the cake

  • Sift flour 2-3 times.
  • In a large bowl, beat the sugar and yogurt for 5 minutes on high speed. Add baking powder and baking soda, beat in on low, and allow to stand for 3 minutes. You will find that bubbles appear. Beat in the oil and vanilla extract to the curd mixture. Slowly add the flour in 4 lots, blending in well after each addition. Add in orange zest, cardamom powder and cinnamon powder. Mix well.
  • Pour batter in the prepared pan. Scatter the topping over the batter. Bake at 200°C for 10 minutes, reduce temperature to 170-180°C and bake for 45 minutes or till a toothpick inserted into the cake comes out clean.
  • Cool the cake for 30 minutes and then overturn onto a plate. Wait for at least 2 hours before slicing it, else it doesn't slice neatly.

Notes

  1. The topping turned out to be the best part. I sliced and gave this cake as Secret Santa gifts to few of my friends. Each of them specifically spoke about the crunchiness of the topping. So don’t shy away from it.
  2. You can add more winter flavors like all spice powder, nutmeg etc. The recipe is very adaptable to each one’s taste.