Monday, 6 February 2017

Apple Yogurt Cake


Another thing I found while cleaning my fridge was a bag of green apples. Hmmm.... I bought these on a whim when I was so motivated to bake apple pie bars.

Mind you, Salted Caramel Apple Pie Bars. I tell you, I cannot visit Sally's Baking Addiction without getting all worked up and wanting to bake all the goodies that I see.

As you can tell, my enthusiasm cools down just as fast as it is ignited. So the poor Granny Smith apples lay untouched behind my fridge drawer.


Since I was on a break, I decided not to waste these perfectly good apples. So I turned to Alex Goh's Creative Making of Cakes for some ideas (because those darn Salted Caramel Apple Pie Bars were too much work. Hah!).

On my Sunday grocery run I made sure to buy some plain yogurt. 

As I was getting ready for action, I realized that under instruction number 4, the apples had to be boiled until soft. Bah!

I know, I should have read the instructions more thoroughly. But seriously, if I had written that recipe, I would have put that under instruction number 1. Makes more sense, don't you think?


It was too late and I decided to grate the apples instead. It worked out fine except that my cake was lacking in the sweet department because I reduced the sugar too much. 

But still, this is a lovely cake. The scent of apples , cinnamon and butter make for a happy smell. My kind of aromatherapy.

Yogurt Apple Cake
Recipe source : Adapted from Creative Making of Cakes (page 56)

Ingredients :
- 250g butter
- 200g sugar (My reduction to 180g from 230g was way too low)
- 5 eggs
- 140ml yogurt
- 300g self raising flour + 1 tsp cinnamon powder, sifted
- 2 large Granny Smith apples, peeled and grated
- 50g raisins, tossed in 1 tsp of flour (to prevent sinking)

Method :
1. Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
2. Add eggs, one at a time, beating until well combined.
3. Add flour and yogurt alternately. Fold gently to combine.
4. Fold in grated apples and raisins.
5. Pour batter into a lined and greased 8" round pan.
6. Bake at 160C for 60 minutes of until skewer inserted into center of cake comes out clean.

Note : I tented the cake after 50 minutes.

42 comments:

  1. Wish I have a piece to try now, hehe...

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  2. My missus used to make very nice apple sauce cake with SOFTASILK flour. I guess she will not be making that anymore. :(

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    1. Well, I guess you'll have to grab a slice of cake from the bakery, though homemade is better.

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  3. sedapnya PH, boleh order ke ni? hihi

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    1. hee..hee..belum buka order lagi hah..hah..

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  4. hi PH, nampak moist betul kek apple yogurt ni

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  5. Cake looks moist... I have the tendency to cut out the sugar by a lot when I bake too :P esp when i see the other healthy ingredients in this recipe like apples and yogurt..

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    1. It's moist and full of apple and cinnamon flavor.

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  6. A less sweet cake is fine by me. I can't help but notice that you have 4 more Granny Smith apples....two more yoghurt apple cakes to bake? Hehe! :D

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    1. How observant! I am still thinking what to do with them hee..hee..

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  7. Nampak sedap kek ini.....nanti rajin boleh try your recipe.

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  8. The cake looks moist. My mind is playing a trick on me...I think I can smell the freshly baked cake...sniff, sniff. How I wish I were your neighbour!

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    1. hee..hee..the smell of cinnamon and apples is very strong and the wind blew all the way from my kitchen to Ipoh :)

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  9. Never had apple butter cake before... this sounds like a very rich cake, looks good to go into my tummy! :)

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    1. Apple butter cake is awesome. You must bake one yourself hee..hee..

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  10. i love your resourcefulness and capabilities - finding apples in the fridge and deciding to whip up a cake (if i found apples in the fridge, i'd just eat them plain, heheh) :D

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    1. hah..hah...that's a very practical solution!

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  11. I like not sweet cakes so this apple yogurt cake is just right for me. I like to eat green apples as they are too.

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    1. The cake has just a hint of sweetness. OK for me and you but some people might find it bland.

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  12. Hello dear - This cake is exquisite. Two days ago I made a Blueberry Yogurt cake... Will have to try yours next time :)

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    1. Wow, blueberry yogurt cakes sounds great! I must bake one too :)

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  13. Hi Phong Hong, I love add apple in bakes. They are always very yummy after baked. Your apple yogurt cake makes me want to grab a slice now.

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    1. Ann, I agree! Now I love apples in butter cake.

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  14. I do the same as you - reduce sugar. I also switch fats and try to 'healthify' recipes. ;-)

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    1. That's good to know. But I still love butter too much to substitute hee..hee...

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  15. Whoa! First time I heard aromatherapy cake! So creative and fragrant cakes like this can win prizes. Please open a shop and I will be your most loyal customer.

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  16. You tak ada plan nak bukak bakery ke PH.... I rasa u boleh bukaklah. Kan u rajin masak. Kreatif lagi....Mesti laku keras tau!!

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    1. Hainom, letih lah buat kedai kek, tak larat PH. Sekadar main2 kat rumah OK lah.

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  17. Nampak gebu gebas kek PH ni tau..
    Rasa nak ambil jer sepotong atas piring tu :P

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    1. hee..hee..best kan kalau dapat ambik dari skrin PC.

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  18. I think your apples were bought not too long ago because they are still in good condition when u found them LOL

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    1. Yes, I wrapped them in newspaper and put in a plastic bag. It seems to help.

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  19. lovely cake, I can imagine its smell:)

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    1. While it was in the oven, my house smelt so lovely :D

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  20. Wah, senang ni. Hihi..maybe can try when ai had green apple and cinnamon powder. Dua benda ni ai jarang beli.

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    1. Try lah, sedap. Boleh buat makan masa minum petang.

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