1 Apt. 2B Baking Co.: Apple Yogurt Cake

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Apple Yogurt Cake

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I would put this cake in the "everyday" category and with a pretty equal ratio of fruit to cake, it makes an excellent breakfast alongside a hot cup of coffee or tea. It's also the perfect treat to throw together when you fall victim to the glorious beauty of an apple orchard on a fall day and pick far too many apples. If you've been apple picking I'm sure you know what I mean.

Apple Yogurt Cake
adapted from Smitten Kitchen
yield one, 8-inch cake

2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
1 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 eggs
1-1 1/4 cups sugar
1/2 teaspoon orange zest
2 Tablespoons bourbon
1 cup plain yogurt
2/3 cup olive oil
3 cups thinly sliced or finely chopped tart apples such as ginger gold, mutsu, or jonagold
confectioner's sugar (for dusting)

Preheat oven to 350ยบ and butter and flour a 9-inch cake pan.

1. Sift the flour, baking powder and salt together and set aside.
2. In a large mixing bowl, beat the eggs and sugar until light yellow and fluffy. Beat in the orange zest, yogurt and bourbon.
3. Working in batches alternately add the sifted flour and olive oil. Gently fold in the apples and spoon the batter into the prepared pan and smooth the top. Bake the cake until golden and a toothpick comes out clean, 55-65 minutes. Let the cake cool on a rack for 15 minutes then invert the cake onto a rack to cool completely. Dust with confectioner's sugar before serving.

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  1. Yum, this is exactly the type of thing i love to bake!

  2. Love the simplicity to this. It looks awesome!

  3. It must be really moist cake with yogurt and olive oil. Love the touch of orange zest with sweet apples- I am surely going to try this in couple of days.

  4. I adore apple cakes of any kind... and can happily admit to eating them for breakfast. Thank you for sharing this recipe... bookmarking it now!

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    1. Hi Rita, Thanks for catching my typo. There is no butter in the cake and that line should have read: beat the eggs and sugar.

  6. Did you mean to decrease the baking powder by an entire tsp?

    1. Hi Annie, no I didn't, sorry about that. The post has been updated.

  7. I want some of this! Oh yeah oh yeah!

  8. wow, this is just like the cake my host parents would make when I was studying in France, just sans bourbon. They would also make it with pears which was amazing. It's nice to see a version in English with american metrics :)

  9. The batter is enough for TWO 9-inch cakes.


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