Coconut Cardamom Coffee Cake

You guys, I don’t know what’s going on but I have been in an absolute baking craze the last few weeks! Every free second I have I’m either thinking up something to bake or jotting down notes to self about another baked good recipe (yes, I am a post-it junkie). Between the Banoffee pie, the Ginger Peach Cookies, and now this Coconut Cardamom Coffee Cake, my apartment is becoming a mini bakery!


Which I have to say is 100% fine with me, especially if something as delicious as this is the result each time!


Seriously, baking has got to be one of the best hobbies ever. It’s fun because a) the process itself of measuring, mixing, and kneading is downright therapeutic, b) your apartment is overtaken by the most heavenly smells imaginable, and c) you get to eat your glorious homemade goods and share them with friends and family! I think I need to open a bakery one day. Sounds like happiness to me!


You’re going to want to get in the kitchen and make this coffee cake right away. Please, do not delay! Your taste buds will be forever grateful!


Just look at that crumble streusel topping. Divine! The blend of coconut, banana, and cardamom is out of this world.


As always this recipe is simple, delicious, and nutritious. The best type of recipe there is!

Coconut Cardamom Coffee Cake

Serves 8

Recipe inspired by Eat Live Run

Streusel Topping

1/2 ripe banana, mashed

1/2 cup old fashioned oats

1 cup shredded coconut

1 tsp ground cardamom

1/2 tsp ground ginger

1/4 tsp ground cloves

A pinch of sea salt

Coffee Cake

1 cup whole wheat flour

1 cup all purpose flour

1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 tsp baking soda

1 cup brown sugar

1/2 cup applesauce

1/2 cup honey greek yogurt

2 flaxseed eggs

1 tsp vanilla

To make this coffee cake, start by preheating your oven to 350 degrees.

While the oven is preheating, make the two flaxseed eggs by mixing 2 tbsp ground flaxseed with 6 tbsp of water and placing the mixture in the fridge for about 10 minutes. After 10 minutes the flaxseed egg should be thicker, and more gel-like.

In a small bowl, mash the banana with a fork. Then incorporate the rest of the streusel ingredients, stir to combine, and set streusel aside.

In a large mixing bowl combine all the dry ingredients for the cake.

In another small bowl, mix the applesauce, greek yogurt, flaxseed eggs and vanilla.

Next, add the wet ingredients to the dry, and stir until combined.

Coat a 9-inch cake pan with a dusting of flour and then pour the batter in the pan and spread evenly.

Then, sprinkle the streusel over top, gently pressing the streusel down on the batter so it adheres.

Place the cake in the oven for 25-30 minutes. Enjoy the wonderful aromas it creates while baking! And then enjoy eating!

Baking soothes the soul,



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