Apple-and-yoghurt cake

Apple-and-yoghurt cake

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  • 10-12
  • Easy
  • 20 minutes
  • 1 hour 10 minutes


  • 1 Flavourburst™ Envy™ apple, peeled, cored and sliced
  • 1 t ground cinnamon
  • 1 T caster sugar
  • 200 g butter
  • 200 g caster sugar
  • 4 free-range eggs
  • 1 cup Woolworths Ayrshire full-cream plain yoghurt
  • 1 lemon, zested
  • 350 g self-raising flour, sifted
  • 1 Flavourburst™ Opal apple, peeled and grated
  • 2 T apricot jam, melted
  • icing sugar, for dusting
  • 250 g creme fraiche or mascarpone, for serving (optional)
  • 1 vanilla pod, seeded (or 1 t vanilla paste), for serving (optional)

Cooking Instructions

1. Preheat the oven to 180°C and grease a 20 cm springform cake tin.

2. Place the sliced apple in a bowl with the cinnamon and 1 T caster sugar and toss to combine.  Set aside.

3. Beat the butter and 200 g caster sugar together until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add the yoghurt and lemon zest and mix until combined.

4. Gently fold the flour and grated apple into the cake mixture. Pour the mixture into the greased cake tin and top with the cinnamon-sugar apple slices.

5. Bake for 1 hour 10 minutes, or until a skewer comes out clean.

6. Brush the top of the cake with the apricot jam and allow to cool before dusting with icing sugar. If using, beat the crème fraiche or mascarpone with the vanilla and serve with the cake.

Cook’s note: The recipe can be halved for a smaller cake, bake for half the time.

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Jacqueline Burgess Recipe by: Jacqueline Burgess
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Food stylist Jacqueline Burgess has been working with TASTE for the past six years. She loves coming up with wholesome recipes – whether low and slow or fast 'n fresh.

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    Hanlie Sheridan
    June 22, 2021

    The 20cm pan is too small for the amount of batter.
    Please adjust to 23cm.

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    Heather Roux
    June 9, 2021

    What is the quantity caster sugar for the apple yoghurt cake?

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      Ilse Gerber
      June 28, 2021


    2. Annzra Denita
      June 14, 2021

      Thank you for pointing this out and apologies for the error. We have updated the recipe now to include the amount of caster sugar needed for this recipe. Best, Annzra Denita – Digital Editor

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    Logan Moodley
    June 9, 2021

    castor sugar amount is missing