Cardamom Coffee CakeUser Submitted Recipe
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup unsalted butter, cut into chunks
4 cups bread flour, divided
3/4 cup sugar
4 1/2 teaspoons (2 packets) active dry yeast
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons ground cardamom
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
4 eggs, at room temperature
Combine the water, milk, and butter in a microwaveable bowl. Microwave until the mixture reaches no more than 120º. It’s OK if the butter does not melt.
Combine 2 cups flour, sugar, yeast, salt, and spices (cardamom, cinnamon, ginger, and cloves). Beat for just a few seconds to mix the dry ingredients. Add the warm liquids and the eggs. Blend gently until just moistened. Then whip for 3 minutes or so.
Stir in the remaining 2 cups of flour by hand. You should have a stiff batter.
Spoon the batter into a well greased 12-cup Bundt pan.
Cover, and let rise in a warm place until the batter is light and has doubled in size (approximately 1 1/2 hours).
At the end of the rising time, preheat the oven to 375ºF.
Bake the cake for 30 – 35 minutes, until the top is golden brown.
Let the cake cool for a few minutes in the pan, then invert onto a wire rack to cool completely.
Dust with powdered sugar before serving.