Cardamom orange coffee cake

This recipe is sponsored by Florida’s Natural. I used their product to make this delicious Cardamom Orange Coffee Cake. The opinions and text are all mine. The end.

I am really excited to be sharing this Cardamom Orange Coffee Cake recipe with you. Topped with a layer of sweet cardamom infused topping and a moist orange batter, this is the perfect cake to pair with your morning coffee or afternoon tea.

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After making cardamom ice cream a while back I thought of incorporating cardamom into an orange coffee cake recipe that I have been wanting to make for quite some time. This awesome breakfast baked good is inspired by my aunt, who used to make it for me when I was little. When it comes to coffee cakes with crumb toppings I tend to decrease the amount of sugar that goes into the batter. And my aunt’s recipe was on the sweet side, so I tried to recreate that sweetness using natural ingredients.

I reduced the amount of sugar in the batter by using Florida’s Natural® Brand Orange Juice, which is made from one simple ingredient — Florida oranges, which provides just the right amount of sweetness. And the best part? There aren’t any added sugars or preservatives. Just juice, which is how it should be. Plus, orange juice gives the batter additional nutrients, since one glass of juice provides nearly two servings of whole fruit, along with essential vitamins and minerals like vitamin C and potassium.

This Cardamom Orange Coffee Cake is perfect to pair with your morning coffee or afternoon tea. My kids actually have it as an after-school treat, with a tall glass of orange juice or milk. Either way is great!

In fact, my family devoured this coffee cake right away – two days after baking, to be exact! I actually ended up making the batter again for muffins. I added a bit of orange zest and they turned out sensational. My kids ended up taking them to school in their lunch boxes for a few days. I also love making muffins since they are so convenient and can be grabbed on the go.

If you are looking for a coffee cake recipe that is moist and infused with awesome flavors, I hope you give this Cardamom Orange Coffee Cake a try. I know you won’t be disappointed!


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Cardamom orange coffee cake

Miryam's original recipe

Yield: 12 servings

Total Time: 1 hour


Crumb topping



Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour a square 9x9x2 baking pan. Set aside.

Add eggs, vanilla extract, melted coconut oil, sugar and orange juice in a large mixing bowl. With a wire whisk, stir until the mixture is combined. Stir in flour and baking powder.

Transfer the batter to the prepared baking pan. In a small mixing bowl, mix the topping ingredients until they come together. Arrange the topping over the cake and bake for 40-50 minutes.

Let the cake cool in the pan for a few minutes before cutting and serving.

NOTE: You can add cinnamon or ginger instead of cardamom if you like. Which ever spice you like best. It will work with any of them.

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  1. I like baked cakey donuts. These sound and look super with chai spices.

  2. Love chai! These donuts sound amazing!

  3. two of my favorite things into one :)

  4. hmm, is there an ingredient missing in your list possibly?
    I’m making these at the moment, the batter is very sticky – going to add some milk.

  5. Thanks -yes I added milk, so all was ok, They do taste very good – not too chai’y :)

  6. Se miran deliciosas las voy hacer gracias por tus recetas me encantan y mas los postres:)

  7. These donuts are one reason I need to get me a donut pan! They look incredible!

  8. Oooooh! I love the cardamom touch in these. Making soon! Hope my in-laws are down with Chai because I do believe these will be made tomorrow or Sunday AM! :)

  9. Going to try make these in my cake pop machine ♡ they sound suuuuper yummy!

  10. Have you tried these as muffins? how long do you think you would need to bake them for?

  11. So just made these as muffins; baked x 20 min and dipped the whole cooled muffin in butter and seasoning and it is awesome!! I got 13 muffins, standard size. Thanks!

  12. some one mention that you left the milk out and would need to add 1/2 c. I see almond milk listed in the ingredients….is this the milk you were talking about or do I need to add another 1/2 c.? tia!

  13. These look yummy. However, I am gluten intolerant and need to substitute something else for the whole wheat pastry flour. Any suggestions?

  14. Thanks – I will give it a try. I will let you know in case there are others out there who need a gluten free substitution.

  15. Hi there, is there a possibility of substituting the pastry flour with coconut flour and if so, how much? I’d love to make these the way they are supposed to be but my diet/lifestyle thing won’t allow for it.

    • You could use coconut flour but I wouldn’t be able to tell how much since coconut flour behaves in such a different way. It absorbs a lot of liquid so you may have to also add more milk and eggs. You can use oat flour instead though and do a 1:1 substitution. Just add a couple of tbs more of milk. Sorry I couldn’t be of more help!

  16. i did make these GLITEN FREE by subbing brown rice flour for the whole wheat pastry flour. They turned out PERFECTLY. This is a terrific recipe. Hubs is loving these. Me too!

  17. Oops – I forgot to say that I omitted the oil and used 1/2 cup applesauce.

  18. If I wanted to make more of a cinnamon/sugar doughnut rather than chai how would I do that? Leave out the cloves and cardamom and increase the cinnamon and sugar! I don’t think my kids would like the chai as much as I would :-)

  19. I’m confuse. “don’t taste nothing like” is a double negative. So they do taste like fried?

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