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Apple Greek Yogurt Cake

Course Baking
Cuisine American
Keyword Apple, Birthday Cake, greek yogurt
Servings 12
Author Fraîche

Ingredients

Streusel

  • 1/2 cup finely chopped pecans
  • 1/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • pinch salt

For the Cake

  • 10 cups peeled and thinly sliced apples*
  • 2 tablespons water
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/3 cup Greek yogurt plain or vanilla
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 cup butter softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs

Instructions

For the Streusel

  1. Combine all of the streusel ingredients together in a medium bowl and set aside.

For the Cake

  1. Preheat the oven to 350F and grease a 9x13" baking pan.

  2. In a medium heavy-bottomed pot over medium-low heat, combine the apples, water, brown sugar and cinnamon and cook until the apples are soft but not broken down, about 15 minutes.  Set aside to cool.

  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt.

  4. In a separate small bowl combine the Greek yogurt, and vanilla and set aside.
  5. In a large bowl or stand mixer, beat the butter and sugar at high speed until light and fluffy.  Add the eggs one at a time and beat until incorporated after each addition.  Add the flour and yogurt mixtures alternately in 2 parts while mixing on low speed until mixed, scraping the sides of the bowl. Fold in the cooked apples.

  6. Transfer the cake batter into the prepared pan and spread evenly.

  7. Sprinkle the streusel evenly over the top and bake for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the centre comes out clean.

Recipe Notes

*I used BC Gala apples because they keep their shape but you can use another type.