Coffee cake with plums and walnut cardamom streusel – baking a moment

**This post originally appeared on my other blog, YinMomYangMom.com.**

When I was a little girl, I remember spending many afternoons at our community swimming pool. Apple crisp recipe with oatmeal cookie mix My mom would always pack her beach bag with everything we’d need for the day: sunscreen, floaties, towels, and plenty of snacks to nibble on. Apple crisp recipe with oatmeal 9×13 pan We would lay our beach towels out on the soft grass and slurp on peaches, cherries, nectarines, and plums as the sun warmed our skin. Apple crisp recipe with oatmeal healthy They were so sweet and juicy, and even at five years old I knew that these summer fruits were something special, only to be enjoyed at the peak of their summertime season.


I’d love for my kids to have those same kinds of delicious memories. Streusel apple pie topping recipe This summer we’ve kept our fruit basket brim-full of all those yummy stone fruits (and more!) for munching out of hand, but I’ve also enjoyed baking them into lots of delicious dishes. Best apple crisp recipe with oatmeal topping Here’s a little recap of some of YinMom YangMom’s best summer stone fruit recipes, just click the pic and it’ll take you right to the post/recipe:

…and, to round out the stone-fruit-a-palooza, this fabulous recipe for Plum Coffee Cake with Spiced Walnut Streudel!

This will make your whole house smell sweet and warm and delicious for days!

I took a few different recipes and modified them to make my most perfectly delicious coffee cake. Mini apple pie recipe pillsbury This one is great for a Sunday brunch, or if you’re having another mom over for a play date, you can sit at your kitchen table with a cup of coffee and a warm slice of this cake, and gab, while the kiddies play (or, fight, as is usually more accurate in my house!).

(adapted from the following: http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/Plum-Streusel-Coffeecake-13137, http://www.thekitchn.com/recipe-plum-cak-30243, and http://www.finecooking.com/recipes/plum-coffee-cake-brown-sugar-cardamom-streusel.aspx)

contents of about 4 cardamom pods, ground in a mortar and pestle, or about 1/8 teaspoon pre-ground cardamom

If you are not familiar with cardamom, it’s a really interesting warm spice. Mini apple pie recipe crescent rolls It comes in these little pods:

…which you just crush a bit, and inside are the aromatic seeds. Mini apple pie recipe pinterest Discard the papery husk and grind the contents.

Cardamom is used a lot in savory Indian dishes, but aso as a sweet spice in Nordic desserts. Mini apple pie recipe puff pastry If you like cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, clove, or ginger, you will probably also like cardamom. Mini apple pie recipe You can order it from my shop: whole cardamom pods, or ground cardamom.

Throw all the ingredients together in a bowl and mix ’em up with a fork! Easy! This is my new favorite way to make streusel.

Put the streusel aside, if you can tear your nose away from the intoxicating aromas, and get going on the cake.

several scratches of fresh nutmeg, ground on a microplane, or

Begin by beating the butter and sugar together until really light and fluffy.

Stir in the nutmeg, flour, salt, baking soda, and baking powder to combine.

Pour half the cake batter into a greased 8? round cake pan. Mini apple pie recipe using shortcrust pastry Top with half the plums.

Now spread the rest of the batter over the plums and tumble the remaining plums on top. Apple crisp recipe with pie crust bottom Sprinkle on the streusel and bake for an hour at 350 degrees.

Here is a printable 4?x6? recipe card for you: Plum Coffee Cake with Walnut Cardamom Streusel Recipe Card

I really hope you make this cake! It’s so comforting and delish and I put a lot of love into it!

What’s your favorite thing to bake with summer fruit? Leave us a comment and tell us all about it! We love exchanging recipes with our friends…

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