The beauty of this apple yogurt cake is in its simplicity. With simple ingredients and uncomplicated step-by-step instructions, this recipe ensures a cake that is both easy to make and irresistibly flavorsome.
With diced apples in the batter and wedges on the top, this apple yogurt cake ensures apple flavor at every bite. So, if you’re an apple lover, you’re in the right place. Also, if you’re looking for more apple recipes, check out my apple clafoutis recipe.
- Easy to prepare
- Made with simple ingredients
- Using yogurt as a substitute for butter or oil, makes the cake lighter in texture.
- This apple yogurt cake is not too sweet and the natural sweetness of apples creates a simple and delicious cake.
- Perfect if you’re looking for an apple tea cake for your afternoon tea time or even served with a cup of tea in the mornings.
Ingredients and Notes
Here is the list of the ingredients with notes for a few of them:
- Greek yogurt: choose full-fat Greek yogurt and avoid the light version. The fat in the yogurt helps with the texture.
- Large eggs
- Vanilla extract
- Light brown sugar
- Almond meal: sieved or sieved ground almonds.
- All-purpose flour: sieved
- Baking powder
- 3 apples: Gala for their sweetnesss
- Powdered sugar to sprinkle when ready to serve but that’s optional.
Full details are at the bottom of the page.
How to make this Apple Yogurt Cake?
Here is a recipe summary with step-by-step photos to help you in the process of making this recipe. Get all the ingredients, measurements, and instructions at the end of this post.
In a large mixing bowl, using a whisk, mix Greek yogurt, eggs, vanilla extract and sugar until well combined.
Add the flour, almond meal and baking powder. Mix with a rubber spatula until well combined with no flour remains, but not do overmix.
Add half of the apples cut in dice in the batter and fold with a rubber spatula.
Pour the batter into a lined springform pan and spread (the batter should be thick).
Arrange the remaing apples cut in wedges on the top, making sure leaving 1 inch of space from the edge. Bake the cake.
- Drain your yogurt before using it if you see a bit of liquid when opening it.
- Dice the apples into small, uniform pieces rather than large chunks to ensure even distribution throughout the batter.
- When you dice the apples, don’t let them sit for too long to keep them from browning or spray them with lemon juice to avoid it.
- Make sure to leave 1 inch of space from the edge when arranging the wedges of apples on the top.
- Choose sweet apples for this recipe like Gala, Pink Ladies or fuji apples.
- Use a springform pan or a silicone mold, and avoid using a standard cake pan that you need to “invert” to remove the cake.
- To prevent hard edges and a domed cake, use a wet strip around the sides of the pan.
- Do Not overbake; it will dry your cake, and you will lose the moist texture.
How to store the Apple Yogurt Cake?
The cake is best the day is made. Store any leftovers in the refrigerator under a cake dome for up to 2 days.
This apple yogurt cake is delicious on its own. But if you want to add a bit of indulgence, here are a few ideas:
- Drizzle some salted caramel
- Serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream
- Add a dollop of freshly whipped cream
- Add a pinch of cinnamon into the batter
- Sprinkle almond flakes on top before baking the cake.
- Add walnuts, cut into pieces for a crunchy addition.
- Try different fruits: pears, peaches, apricots, or cherries would work well.
Want more fall desserts to try:
- Apple Clafoutis: a heavenly combination of sweet apples and a delicate custard-like texture.
- Hazelnut Bundt Cake, perfect recipe with egg white leftovers
- Butternut Squash Cake: a hidden gem recipe with the perfect balance of spices
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