I made this with ground cardamom but followed the rest of the recipe exactly. Oh gosh, was it delicious! Moist and flavorful and the apples melt into the cake, so there’s never the sense that you just got a chunk of apple but instead each bite sings with mildly sweet and fruity citrus and spice. So much better than a cake mix!
I made this cake according to the recipe with one adjustment. No green pods were available, so I used dried ones and had to use four or five of them. Maybe bigger ones would require less? The cake’s taste and texture were amazing. A different flavor than most desserts, sweet but not overly sweet and not oily in the least. I highly recommend!
i have ground cardamom -- how much in standard teaspoon-fraction measurement do two ground seeds come to? plus, i don't have a bundt pan that capacious, but i do have a bundlette pan that could function as overflow. in which case, i think i'll grate the apples rather than leave them in chunks.