Apple yoghurt tray cake with no butter


This is a traybake, so quick and easy, an all-in-one that is soft, moist and fluffy. It contains no butter but I have used olive oil instead.

You will need:

2 cups yogurt
1 1/4 cup olive oil
2 cups sugar
5 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
5 cups self raising flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ginger powder

Grated rind of an orange

1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

3 apples, thinly sliced with skin on, soaked in the juice of the orange.

Extra cinnamon to sprinkle on top pre-baking.

1 tablespoon warmed up honey for garnish

Heat the oven to 160°C. Grease large rectangular sheet tray with oil, and line the bottom with baking paper.

Whisk together the yogurt, olive oil, sugar, eggs, and vanilla until frothy and consistent. Add the sifted flour, baking powder, baking soda, orange rind and spices into the liquid mixture and stir with a metal spoon. Do not over mix.

Pour the batter into the cake pan. Top with apple slices neatly arranged. Lightly sprinkle with cinnamon. Bake for 45 minutes. Cover with foil at the end if the surface is browning. Before it cools down, brush lightly with honey.

Serve the cake warm or at room temperature. When well-wrapped, this keeps very well for several days.


10 responses to “Apple yoghurt tray cake with no butter”

  1. I don’t think I’ve ever come across a tray cake before? Nice idea

    1. Thank you so much, a good new year to you 🙂

  2. Sounds so good! Happy 2015 to you 🙂

    1. Thank you so much, all the very best for a great year ahead 🙂

    1. Thank you, a wonderful new year to you 🙂

    1. Thank you so much, happy new year 🙂

    1. Thank you Elaine, nice to hear you 🙂

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