Apple Cake

Apple Yogurt Cake

Apple cake reminds me of home and my mum. On Sundays our home always smelled of sweet baked apples. Lucky me.

As far as I can remember, my mum always woke up incredibly early, even on Sundays. You could tell as the entire house was also waking up with her.

First, the kettle said hello. Then, the radio gave a huge yawn greeted by my mum’s singing voice. The phone started to ring shortly after. My aunties could sense when my mum was awake. They were ready to report for duty, despite the last phone call finished just before bedtime.

She never stood still, there was always something to clean, a pot on the stove, a pile of homework to mark, the cat to feed. A symphony of loud movements, all orchestrated simultaneously.

I was lying in bed, desperately trying to get some sleep and hardly managing my teenage exasperation. ‘Muuuum can you be quiet for once?!’ My brother and I cried.

And then that aroma, the smell of sweet baked apples, would travel upstairs, up to our bedrooms. Apple cake and all was forgiven.

Apple Yogurt Walnut Cake Cut

My mum bakes a million types of apple cakes depending on what’s left in her pantry. Despite she mixes ingredients without a scale, her cakes are perfection. She says that only three are the common ingredients: apple, yogurt, and of course, love.

As she never takes any notes, I had to work out the recipe myself. What a tough job to bake and eat all kinds of apple cake hehe!

I am proudly sharing here my own version, dedicated to my mum who still wakes up early every day to take care of us.

Apple Cake

Course: DessertsDifficulty: Easy


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Apple cake reminds me of home and my mum. On Sundays our home always smelled of sweet baked apples. Lucky me.


  • 3 eggs

  • 90 g light brown sugar

  • 80 g sunflower oil

  • 150 g greek yogurt (or any yogurt you have at home)

  • 150 g plain flour

  • 100 g wholemeal flour

  • 2 tsp cinnamon

  • 16 g baking powder

  • 3 apples (golden delicious are my favourite)

  • 40 g of chopped walnuts (or any nuts you have at home)


  • Beat together the eggs and sugar until you get a fluffy mixture.
  • Add the oil and yogurt and beat until smooth.
  • Sift in the flours, cinnamon and baking powder
  • Slowly add one chopped apple and walnuts
  • Get creative and decorate the cake with two apples and a spoonful of sugar (helps the medicine go down)
  • Bake for 50-60 min at 180C


  • You can also substitute apples with peaches and prunes when in season.
Apple Yogurt Walnut Cake Decoration

What about you? What’s the cake that reminds you of home?

1 Comment

  1. LOVE this recipe, I will be trying this out soon! I loved the anecdote of your mum waking you guys up, it was the same at my place! XD

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