There’s nothing better than finding yourself with an abundance of apples at your fingertips, especially once the fall (aka prime apple season) comes rolling in. Often, I tend to find myself with more apples than I can keep up with, and have a few go-to recipes I always turn to to incorporate apples into our meals and treats – beyond eating whole apples in their purest form just as mother nature intended. If you’re in search of a simple yet delicious apple cake to try, here I’m sharing a wonderful recipe for Torta Di Mele which is an Italian apple yogurt cake recipe that I love to make for my friends and family. I actually discovered this recipe for the first time in David Rocco’s Made In Italy cookbook many years ago and it’s become a staple in my home ever since.
Here, I’m using crisp and oh-so-delicious JAZZ™ apples which are a natural cross between Royal Gala and Braeburn apples that was developed in New Zealand. JAZZ apples are known for their zingy, effervescent flavour and an intense crunch with a great flavour profile that is more tangy than sweet. Thankfully, you won’t have to travel far to get your hands on this sweet apples that are perfect for eating on their own, or for baking with, since JAZZ apples Apples are available at most major grocery stores.
If you’re interested in trying JAZZ apples apples for yourself, and giving this Apple Yogurt Cake recipe a try at home, keep reading for how to make it!
Apple Yogurt Cake Recipe with JAZZ Apples
What You Need:
1 1/3 cups flour (in the version pictured I used buckwheat flour and it was great!)
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup sugar
7/8 cup butter, melted
1/2 cup yogurt
2 JAZZ™ apples, peeled, cored and thinly sliced
Zest of 1 lemon
1/3 cup sugar, for topping
What To Do:
Preheat the oven to 350 F and butter an 8-inch baking pan.
Mix together the flour, cinnamon and salt.
In a separate bowl beat the 1.2 cup of sugar and melted butter with a hand mixer until light and airy. Add the eggs one at a time, beating for a few minutes after each addition.
Reduce the speed of your hand mixer and add a third of the flour mixture, mix that in, and mix in half of the yogurt. Repeat until the ingredients have been mixed together.
At this point, stir in the sliced apples and the lemon zest.
Pour the batter into the buttered baking pan. Smooth it out with a spatula.
Sprinkle the 1/3 cup of sugar on top. Bake for about 40 minutes, until the top is golden and a fork you poke into it comes out clean.
Serve and Enjoy!
(Story by Editor-in-Chief, GracieCarroll)
*Please note this post has been brought to you in partnership with JAZZ™ apples, all thoughts and opinions are our own*