I just made this Apple Yogurt Cake Recipe! See the Pictures! It's very easy and so very moist too! I will make this cake with apples over and over again! A family favourite for sure!
If you are looking for a very easy apple cake, with ingredients you probably already have on hand in your kitchen, you have found the best one! A great Fall/Autumn cake recipe for Thanksgiving Day!
1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 cup butter, melted
2 medium size eggs
1/2 cup, plus 2 tbsp. plain yogurt
2 medium size apples
zest of 1 lemon, optional
1/3 cup raw sugar (or use granulated sugar), for topping
Peel, core and thinly slice the apples.
In a small bowl whisk together the flour, cinnamon and salt.
In a large bowl, using an electric hand mixer, beat the sugar and the melted butter until mixture is light and creamy.
Beat in the eggs, one at a time, beating for a few minutes after each addition.
Fold in (reduce the speed of the hand mixer), the flour mixture, alternating a few times with the yogurt, until mixture is well combined.
Use a spatula to stir in the sliced apples and the lemon zest (optional).
Pour the cake batter into a buttered, 8" round baking pan (it does not have to be a "deep" pan, as this cake is not intended to rise much), and smooth the top with the spatula.
Sprinkle the 1/3 cup raw (or granulated) sugar on top.
Bake at 350° F for about 40 minutes or until the top of the cake is golden, and a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.
Allow cake to cool in pan for about 5 - 10 minutes, and then turn onto a plate or a wire rack to cool completely.
Serve plain, or with a dollop of whipped cream or whipped dessert topping.
This cake is so easy to make, and will keep well for several days (if it even lasts that long - at our home, it is gone the same day it is made), so... consider making a double batch of the batter and apples, and bake two apple cakes at one time.
You can also bake two cakes, use one fresh, and freeze one cake for a handy snack at a later date.
If you chose to freeze this apple cake, seal it with plastic wrap, and place it in an air-tight, freezer-safe container.