Apple yogurt cake recipe

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serves: 8
Skill: medium
Cost: cheap
Prep: 20 min
Cooking: 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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