Apple yogurt cake recipe

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20 min


1 hr

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You may never thought about adding yogurt to a cake before, but it’s a great ingredient to give cakes moisture and a fresh taste. This apple yogurt cake requires a little effort but only 20 mins preparation before a fruity cake is ready to enjoy. Combining the yoghurt with apples and cinnamon and you get a light classic taste that all can enjoy.


  • 130g softened butter or margarine
  • 180g caster sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1tsp vanilla extract
  • 190g Self-raising flour
  • 190ml vanilla yoghurt
  • 1 Granny Smith apple
  • 1tsp cinnamon
  • 10g demerera sugar


  • Preheat oven to

    180°C/400°F/Gas Mark 4.

  • Grease a 22cm round cake tin and line with baking parchment.

  • In a large bowl cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.

  • Add the eggs one at a time and beat after each addition.

  • Add the vanilla extract and mix in.

  • Fold in the flour.

  • Fold in the yoghurt until the mixture is just combined.

  • Pour into the tin.

  • Peel, core and quarter the apple and cut into slices.

  • Arrange the apple on top of the cake.

  • Mix the demerera sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle over the apple.

  • Bake for 1 hour or until a cocktail stick inserted in the centre of the cake comes out clean.

  • Remove from the oven and leave to cool in the tin for 30 mins before transferring to a rack to cool.

Top tip for making Apple yogurt cake

For a different fruity flavour, substitute the apple for pears.

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