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Buttermilk and Cardamom Coffee Cake















Trans-fat Free, Low Sodium


For the crumb:
5 ½ tablespoons butter, unsalted
cold and cut into small pieces
cup brown sugar
packed, or up to 1/2 cup if you prefer sweeter
1 cup rolled oats
divided, or oats, quick cooking
¼ cup whole-wheat pastry flour
½ teaspoon cardamom seeds
ground, or cinnamon
cup walnuts
toasted and chopped
For the cake:
2 cups whole-wheat pastry flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon cardamom seeds
ground, or cinnamon, or half cardamon and half cinnamon
½ teaspoon baking soda
¼ teaspoon salt
2 large eggs
cup brown sugar
packed, you can add more if you prefer sweeter
1 cup buttermilk
4 tablespoons canola oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract


For the oatmeal crumb:

Add butter, ⅓ cup brown sugar, ½ cup oats, ¼ cup flour and ½ teaspoon cardamom (or cinnamon) in a food processor.

Process until the mixture is crumbly.

Transfer into a bowl and add the remaining ½ cup oats and walnuts.

Mix well with a fork.

For the cake:

Preheat oven to 350°F.

Coat an 8-inch-square pan with cooking spray.

Sift 2 cups flour, baking powder, 1 teaspoon cardamom (or/and cinnamon), baking soda and salt together in a large bowl.

Add eggs and ½ cup brown sugar in a medium bowl, whisk until well blended, gradually whisk in buttermilk, oil and vanilla.

Pour the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients, stirring thoroughly blend the ingredients together.

Pour half the batter evenly in the prepared pan.

Sprinkle half the oatmeal crumb evenly on top.

Spread the remaining batter evenly over the crumbs.

Sprinkle with the remaining oatmeal crumb.

Bake the coffee cake until browned and a wooden stick inserted in the center comes out clean, 36 to 42 minutes.

Allow to cool for at least 15 minutes.

Serve warm or at room temperature..


* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 62g (2.2 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 20346% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 16%
Saturated Fat 3g 16%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 37mg 12%
Sodium 80mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 8g 8%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Sugars g
Protein 10g
Vitamin A 3% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 4% Iron 12%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?


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