Lemon Yogurt Apple Cake

When it comes to making an apple cake, there are tons of ways to do it. Most of them are pretty simple. In fact you can easily come up with one even without a recipe, because apple cakes are forgiving.


Apples are probably one of my kids’ favourite fruits. My house always has apples. We make shortbread pie, puff pasty pie, lattice pie. Yes! A lot of pies. And of course cakes like apple crumble cake¬†and this lemon yogurt apple cake.

This cake was really moist and the citrus flavour from the lemon was nicely incorporated with the sweet cinnamony apples. Seriously, what a cake!

Ingredients (8-inch cake):
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
2 eggs, room temperature
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
1/2 cup plain yogurt
zest and juice from 1 lemon
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 large apples, sliced

Preheat oven to 350F. Grease an 8-inch round cake pan.
In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and ginger. Set aside.
In a stand mixer, whisk eggs and sugar until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes. Add butter, and continue whisking to combine.
In a separate bowl, mix together yogurt, lemon zest, juice and vanilla. Set aside.
With the mixer on low speed, add half of the flour mixture. Once combined, add the yogurt mixture, mix until just blended. Slowly add the remaining flour mixture, scraping down sides of the bowl with a spatula, as necessary, until just blended.
Pour the cake mixture into the prepared cake pan. Arrange the apple slices on top of the cake.
Bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the centre comes out clean.
Remove the cake from the oven. Serve warm or at room temperature.


  1. Hi Fanny, one question about yogurt, should it be Turkish yogurt (high fat and really dense) or normal yogurt (less fat but more diluted)?

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *