Apple and yogurt cake with coconut

Apple and yogurt cake with coconut

By 10/12/2014

I have a lovely recipe for you today.

An apple cake made with natural yogurt which helps in keeping a moist consistency, and coconut flakes which show nicely in the middle of the cake when you come to slice it.

This is done by making layers with the  pastry and the coconut in the middle and finishing off with apples on top.

It looks quite attractive, it is easy and most importantly it is seriously good!


  • Prep Time : 20 minutes
  • Cook Time : 45 minutes



Whip the egg yolks with 120 g of  sugar, add the yogurt, the melted butter, the flour, the zest and juice of the lemon. Mix well.

mixture with apples

Peel and cut the apples into thin slices then add 2/3 to the mixture,  stir well. You need to get a smooth consistency but not too runny, add a little milk only if the mixture feels too dry.

Whip the egg whites to a firm consistency with the remaining sugar. Add the coconut and stir well.

coconut and egg white

Grease a round baking tray (about 20 cm diameter) or use a silicone one, put 3/4 of the dough on the mould then place the coconut mixture on it.

spreading egg whites

Put the remaining mixture on top

Apple Yogurt Cake Recipe

and finally the remaining apples. Cook for 40-45 minutes at 180C or 350F.

Apple Yogurt Cake Recipe

When the cake has cooled down you can sprinkle it with icing sugar if you like.

Apple and yogurt cake with coconut

Apple and yogurt cake with coconut

I am entering this to "CookBlogShare", "Tasty Tuesdays" and as the apples where British, this is also going to "Shop Local" .

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16 Responses to Apple and yogurt cake with coconut

  1. la cucina di Molly

    Quanto adoro le torte di mele! Mi piace molto questa tua versione con il cocco, è molto invitante e golosa, bravissima! Un abbraccio!

  2. Dottie Sauchelli Balin

    Dear Alida,
    A wonderful recipe! It looks so delicious! I love coconut especially at this time of year, so festive and it reminds me of snow…Love the way you placed all of the apples so pretty on the top. It looks so lovely when it bakes, and then when you cut it the apples on top are on each slice. As you said dear friend, “It looks quite attractive, it is easy and most importantly it is seriously good!” Thanks for sharing this yummy cake, I may have to try this one.
    BTW, I had my crochet group over and I made the Ham and Cheese Puff Pastry. I used sesame seeds on top, and I changed the hard cheese to mozzarella cheese. It was hard for me to roll up but I did it. It came very good, everyone loved it, but it looked strange, not as perfect like yours. But I think I just need to practice a bit on the rolling. I am going to try it again…No photo, because it really didn’t look like yours. But the taste was great. The mozzarella melted and that was really good. So thank you for a yummy recipe.
    Dottie 🙂

    • Alida

      Oh thank you Dottie for try the roll out! Maybe you can try adding less filling to it next time. Sometimes if the bits of cheese are too big or if the roll is overloaded (and this is easily done I know!) it is harder to roll it up. I think it is great with mozzarella.. I would use it
      Ciao bella!

  3. Alison

    This looks amazing, the apples look so pretty on the top and it looks like it would be really soft and fluffy to eat

    • Alida

      Thank you Alison!

  4. gloria

    look absolutely beautiful Alida! Love the color!!

  5. Federica Gif

    Che meraviglia! La torta di mele è la mia preferita e questa tua versione mi piace tantissimo! Tornerò a trovarti presto, continuo il giro panoramico sul tuo blog 🙂 Ciao a presto
    Federica 🙂

  6. Louise

    Another gorgeous creation you have presented us with today Alida. You are so talented! The pictures are so helpful. I just happen to make fresh yogurt today. It will be ready for eating tomorrow and for baking too. I have a “healthy” chocolate cake in the oven right now but when that cake is fini, I would love to bake this cake for Marion. I have so many apples and Marion would just love it!!!

    Thank you so much for sharing, Alida…Yes, I will be pinning, lol…

    • Alida

      Thank you Louise, you are always so kind!! 🙂

  7. Mila

    Adoro i dolci con le mele e questa vesione è assolutamente da provare!!!

  8. cheri

    What a gorgeous coffee cake, love your presentation!

  9. Kate - Gluten Free Alchemist

    Another amazing cake Alida! I love the fact that the mix is only lightly combined and the way you can see pockets of apple and coconut….. delightful!

  10. Honest mum

    Wow that looks so utterly beautiful. My Dad makes a dreamy Greek yoghurt cake and this reminds me a little of it. Love your food photography and styling, I want some right now! Thanks for linking up to #tastytuesdays

  11. Elizabeth

    Such a beautiful, simple cake! I love it! Thank you for linking up with the #ShopLocalChallenge and wishing you all the best for the New Year!

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