A deliciously moist and simple bundt cake featuring homemade pear compote and warm spices. The perfect afternoon treat with a cup of coffee!
3 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon fine salt
1 teaspoon cardamom seeds, ground in a spice grinder or mortar and pestle (or 1 teaspoon ground cardamom)
1 ½ teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
2 cups packed light brown sugar
2 large eggs
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
Powdered sugar for dusting
In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, salt, cardamom, and cinnamon. Set aside.
Combine butter and brown sugar in the work bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Mix on medium speed until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Reduce speed and add eggs one at a time. Add flour mixture and mix on low until just combined. Mix in pear compote.
Spoon cake batter into prepared pan and smooth the top. Bake until a skewer inserted into the middle comes out clean, about 55-60 minutes.
Cool on a wire rack for 20 minutes. Invert onto a serving plate and allow to cool completely. Dust with powdered sugar. Serve.
You can substitute 2 cups of chunky, unsweetened store-bought applesauce for the pear compote.
Keywords: pear, cardamom, bundt cake, fika, simple