Jane Soudah, winner of the Spring Baking Championship, has a new collections of recipes out that will surprise, delight and satisfy you. Sweet tooth acting up? Dive into a world of innovative cakes, cookies, muffins, quickbreads and more advanced pastries. But let’s keep it simple with this seasonal cardamom ginger apple cake (and move on from there). 

I was first introduced to cardamom as a child while visiting my paternal grandmother Teta. She made sweet, strong, Arabic coffee scented with cardamom. In this recipe, the rich, earthy cardamom pairs with warm ginger and apples to create a cake that tastes like fall and reminds me of the warmth of my grandmother’s home.

Reprinted with permission from Delightful Desserts