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Cardamom Cake

Cardamom Cake
Simple and quick to make and so attractive – this delicious coffee cake can be served whenever a good cup of coffee is brewed.
Yield 1 (12-cup) Bundt cake



  • 4 cups bread flour, divided
  • 2 (0.25oz each) packages (14g) or 4 1/2 teaspoons Red Star Active Dry Yeast
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon table salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons ground cardamom
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 4 large eggs (room temperature)
  • Powdered sugar (for topping)


  • In stand mixer fitted with paddle attachment, add1 1/2 cups flour, yeast, sugar, salt, cinnamon, cardamom, cloves, and ginger; mix well. In saucepan or microwave-safe dish, heat milk, water and butter to 120-130°F (butter does not need to melt). Add to flour mixture. Add eggs; blend on low speed for 30 seconds; beat on medium speed for 3 minutes. Gradually stir in enough remaining flour to make a stiff batter.
  • Spoon batter into well greased 12-cup Bundt pan. Cover; let rise in warm place until light and double in size, about 1 1/2 hours.
  • Preheat oven to 375ºF.
  • Bake for 30 to 35 minutes until golden brown. Let sit for 5 minutes. Remove cake from pan by inverting onto a plate; let cool. Sift powdered sugar over top before serving.


Photo by Jen Schall.

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Review & Comments

Olimpia Schorr | Reply

Don’t have the pan suggested. any other substitute for baking ?

Red Star Yeast | Reply

Hi Olimpia,
You could bake it in a 9×13-inch pan.

Happy baking!

Kathleen Walczak | Reply

5 stars
This recipe was on the yeast packet and I decided to make it. Absolutely delicious, simple and easy. Now I’d like to see more recipes using yeast for cakes.

Red Star Yeast | Reply

We agree – this cake is so good!
You can substitute cake yeast in any of our recipes. Use our conversion chart to determine the amount of cake yeast to use (based on total flour).

Happy baking!

Linda Thank | Reply

5 stars
Wonderful recipe! Not over sweet, easy to put together and a good size for a group for any party or event that is a potluck, meeting or family reunion!

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