I am going to share with you a great Apple Swirl Cake recipe that my grandmother and mother have been making for as long as I can remember. It’s a delicious cake that we always eat for breakfast or even for dessert with some whipped cream.
I absolutely love baked apples: they’re sweet, tart and tender. My favorite part is their wonderful warming aroma that fills the house!
The cake is spiced with cinnamon and swirled with chunks of sweet apples. It is also super moist: the addition of orange juice and yogurt to the batter gives the cake a wonderful texture. Can you believe that it gets better on the second day? The spongy cake soaks the apple cinnamon juice to develop a deeper flavor.
3 cups cored, peeled and chopped apples
3 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 + 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
2 cups granulated sugar
1 cup vegetable oil
4 medium eggs, room temperature
1/4 cup orange juice
1/4 cup yogurt
2 teaspoons liquid vanilla extract
3 cups all-purpose flour, sifted
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
Mix apples, sugar, and cinnamon in a bowl.
In another large bowl combine sugar and oil.
Beat in eggs, orange juice, yogurt, and vanilla extract.
In a separate bowl sift together flour, baking powder, and salt.
Add to creamed mixture a little at a time until smooth.
Preheat oven to 180 C (350 F).
Grease and flour a bunt pan.
Pour 1/3 batter into a greased bunt pan. Add 1/2 of the apple mixture on top of the batter.
Add another 1/3 of the batter, then the rest of the apples. End with the remainder of the batter on top.
Bake for 50 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
Cool for at least 10 minutes in the pan before turning the cake onto a wire rack.
Serve warm with whipped cream. Optional
This looks great! Thanks for the recipe!
You’re Welcome 🙂
Where does the yogurt come into play? I want to make this but I’m confused on that part 🙂
Hi Kim! Thanks for the heads up, just add the yogurt along with the orange juice. I’ll adjust the text right now 🙂
Let me know how the cake turns out!
i love my wife for this cake! thanks for the recipe! 5/5
Haha! I’ll make sure to post more yummy recipes
Can i do this without the yogurt?
The yogurt makes the cake very moist, so it will probably turn out crumbly and dry if you omit this ingredient. You can substitute yogurt with buttermilk!
Just curious, what the effect the orange juice and the yogurt has on the overall cake? What kind of orange juice and yogurt?
Hi Maria! You can use any kind of orange juice (I used fresh orange juice) and yogurt (such as Greek Yogurt) to make the cake soft and moist.
Loved the cake and so did my family thank you for all the amazing recipes. Especially Sfouf. Just one thing I noticed is that in the steps of the apple swirl cake you don’t mention when to add the yoghurt. I noticed that cause I had already the yoghurt outside the fridge.
Oops! I just fixed it. Thanks for the heads up, and I’m glad you’re enjoying the recipes!