Cherry and yogurt loaf cake

Cherry and yogurt loaf cake

By 26/07/2015

Recently I received a gift by a friend. A newly published cookery book:  "The five o'clock apron". I have been reading it in bed every night before going to sleep. I have found many nice and easy recipes and among them there was one that really inspired me.

I love natural yogurt ( I have it every morning for breakfast with flaxseeds) and cherries are plentyful at this time of year so on a rainy Sunday morning I was inspired by a cherry and yogurt loaf cake.

This recipe is a keeper, an easy and delicious cake for every day of the week.

My son made this cake, he is adamant that one day he will have his own bakery shop, make lots and lots of cakes and eat them all, not bad eh?

  • Prep Time : 20 minutes
  • Cook Time : 40 minutes



Preheat the oven at 180C or 350F.

Whip the eggs with the sugar until pale and creamy.


Grease a 900g (5 cups) loaf tin or a 20cm - 8 inch round cake tin and sprinkle it with flour. Remove the stones from the cherries.

Add the yogurt, the vanilla essence and the sifted flour to the mixture.

sifting flour

Mix well.


Pour half of the mixture on your baking tin and lay the stoned cherries on top. Cover up with the remaining mixture.

adding cherries to cake

Put it in the oven and bake for about 40 minutes until the top will look golden brown in places. Prick with a toothpick and if the cake is still wet inside leave it in the oven with the door left adjar for a further 10 minutes.

cake in the oven

Leave it to cool down for 10 minutes then turn it out on a wire rack.

Dust with confectionery sugar.

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I am entering this to "Recipe of the week"


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13 Responses to Cherry and yogurt loaf cake

  1. cheri

    What a beautiful cherry loaf cake, your son did a great job.

    • Alida

      Thank you Cheri.

  2. gloria

    Love cherries and this look beautiful cara!!
    Un abbraccio:)

  3. speedy70

    Adoro i dolci con lo yogurt… delizioso il tuo cake!!!

  4. Dottie Sauchelli Balin

    Dear Alida,
    I was back, but now had pc problems for over a week, had my pc man take the tower and he fixed it. I just got it back today. Now trying to catch up again. So now I hope to be really back..This post is terrific! I love that your son made this…good to start young and he is going to be a fabulous baker. Very inviting cake and simple. The cookbook sounds like a good one to have. Have a wonderful week! Looking forward to your next post…
    Dottie 🙂

  5. Angie@Angie's Recipes

    What a cute little kitchen helper! The yoghurt cherry loaf looks very moist and scrumptious, Alida.

    • Alida

      Thank you Angie x

  6. Elisabetta

    How cute can you get? Your son’s a star. Look forward to seeing his own blog page in the very near future. Scrummy recipe too!

    • Alida

      Thank you Elisabetta!

  7. mary aquilina

    Can I use not fresh cherries in this cake pls

    • Alida

      Sure you can and you can also use a different type of fruit if you prefer.

  8. Renee

    Just made this double checked all ingredients Can’t pour.. Batter is VERY thick, I had to ‘spread’ the batter into pan. Nervous how this will turn out.

    • Alida

      Hi Renee,
      If you really find the batter really thick add a little bit of milk to make it easier to pour.

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