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Rustic Apple Cake with Yogurt-Torta di Mele allo Yogurt

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I don’t know about you, but I always have room for another delicious apple cake recipe in my expanding apple dessert recipe collection.


I couldn’t wait to get baking with the Chobani yogurt I received recently. My lovely Chobani friends sent us three 32-ounce Chobani Greek yogurt varieties: 0% plain, 2% plain, and 0% Vanilla. 

The kind people at Chobani have offered up a prize for one lucky winner, to be chosen at random. The winner will receive the same package we received: three 32-ounce (4 cups) Chobani Greek yogurt varieties: 0% plain, 2% plain, and 0% Vanilla. This giveaways -is- open to my Canadian friends, however, only 0% plain Chobani is currently available up north.

Thank you so much Chobani for having me as your Featured Blogger today! I'm thrilled! :)

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Here’s the SCOOP on the Giveaway!
 
Leave a comment on this post. It can even be just saying, Hello! CIAO! SALUT! or Hola. Whatever floats your boat. *Make sure to leave an email contact for when the winner is chosen. If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new winner will be selected.

Deadline: 

This FABULOUS Chobani giveaway ends on January 20 when a winner will be chosen using random.org.  


* This giveaways -is- open to my Canadian friends, however, only 0% plain Chobani is currently available up north.
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If you go crazy for apple desserts like I do, you may want to check out some of our apple dessert recipes:

A little about this cake:
I found a bag of Meyer lemons and couldn’t wait to start baking and cooking with them. A Meyer lemon is a cross between a lemon and a sweet orange. The flavor is incredible.
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This is another apple cake recipe my mother-in-law Teresa taught me how to make one year in Italy. It’s a simple and rustic apple cake, which is the sort of cake I adore the most. The smell of apples cooking brings warm feelings on a cold winter’s day. The Chobani yogurt makes the cake extra moist. Feel free to sub it with another oil if the flavor is too strong for your tastes. A fabulous breakfast or afterschool merenda (snack).

Rustic Apple Cake with Yogurt-Torta di Mele allo Yogurt

Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups flour (I used 1/2 cup of whole wheat pastry flour)
2 teaspoons baking powder
pinch of salt
juice and zest of one lemon (I used Meyer)
2/3 cup sugar
2 large eggs
1/2 cup olive oil
1/2 cup Chobani Vanilla Greek Yogurt
2 medium apples, peeled and cored
2 tablespoons turbinado sugar
2 tablespoons butter

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350. Grease and flour a 9-inch round cake pan with removable bottom. Dice one apple and slice the other apple into thin slices. Add the apple pieces and slices into a small bowl and squeeze the lemon juice over it; set aside.  In a large bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder and salt. Toss in the lemon zest and with your hands, mix it into the flour mixture to release the lemon essence.
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In a large bowl with an electric mixer, beat the sugar and eggs until creamy (about 5 minutes). Beat in the olive oil and the Chobani yogurt. Mix well. 

Add flour mixture into the yogurt mixture a half up at a time. Scrape down the sides of the bowl with spatula and mix well after every addition. 
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Mix the diced apple pieces into the batter. Pour the batter into prepared pan. Arrange the apple slices over the batter.
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Sprinkle the turbinado sugar and thin pats of butter on top of the cake and bake for about 45-55 minutes, or until skewer inserted in the center comes out clean. Check cake at about 40 minutes. Every oven is different. If cake is browning, cover with aluminum foil for remainder of baking time. Let cool for about 20 minutes before removing from cake pan. Best served warm.

140 comments

  1. I have recently discovered Greek Yogurt (I know...I'm behind the times) and I love it!!

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  2. Just started following @cakeduchess on twitter :) {@erinlafille}

    Thanks for the great apple cake recipe - can't wait to try it.

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  3. Scrumptious, this would be perfect for breakfast and afternoon snack and dessert.

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  4. Lora, it's our pleasure to feature such a talented & sweet lady as yourself! Thanks for including us in this deliciozo torta, and best of luck to the winner!

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  5. Mmm, this looks lovely. Greek yogurt sounds like such a great way to make this yogurt cake :)

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  6. Your cake looks great! I love cooking with yogurt.

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  7. Am following you on twitter (kirikiri1)

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  8. And like you on facebook (Kerstin Wolff)

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  9. I followed you on Twitter. @EatDrinkClev

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  10. and I Tweeted!
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  11. I love this recipe. I'm gonna try it! @RaymondTruitt

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  12. Mmmm sounds delicious. Love the sweetness of Meyer lemons:)
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  13. mm! I get greek yogurt all the time.

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  14. Hola!:) Ok, Ill say a liiiiittle more then that. I need to have a few more apple cakes in my repertoire, and I think I shall start with this one!

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    1. hola:)ciao bella:)I agree never enough:)

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  15. I love you on fb, which is where I first saw about the giveaway.

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  16. I read your blog every day but I've never commented. I lived for 3 months on a farm in Siena and your recipes and photos bring back such happy memories for me. The cake looks wonderful

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  17. The cake really looks delicious and I am already a Chobani yogurt fan. It is the best yogurt! Will bookmark this recipe to save for later.

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  18. I make a yogurt cake that I dearly love - now the addition of apples gives me another reason to bring out the yogurt.

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  19. I now follow you on twitter: runinhousewife!

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  20. This post has me craving something...anything with apple in it. Your tart looks delicious.

    (not entering the contest btw)

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  21. Lovely cake, perfect for a snowy winter day. So happy to have found your beautiful blog!

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    1. Thank you for the lovely compliment. Nice to have you here:)

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  22. This is SO my kind of cake! Simple, unfussy and delicious - what could be better???

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    1. I love rustic desserts b/c they are unfussy and wonderful:)Thank you Nancy:)

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  23. Wow, this looks amazing! I love all apple cakes, they're always so delicious; not too sweet but just sweet enough! This is a prime example! I'm sure it tasted as good as it looks, that yogurt sure sounds delicious :)

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    1. It is nice b/c not too sweet. That's the way we like it:)Thank you Amalia:)

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  24. I follow you through google connect :)

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  25. I like chobani on facebook!

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  26. I now follow your blog via email!

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  27. I now follow you on twitter- @cancchin :)

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  28. I liked your facebook page!

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  29. I've been on an apple kick lately and this looks incredible.

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  30. Wow this apple yogurt cake looks delicious and SO moist! Great giveaway too! :)

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  31. I love all apple cakes and this one is fantastic. The yogurt will keep the cake moist. Great giveaway Lora. We love greek yogurt but the one that is obsessed with it is J.:)

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  32. -35 below here that cake is the perfect afternoon delight with a coffee and liquor.

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    1. Wow!Where are you? Brrr! Sounds perfect w/coffee and liquor. :)

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  33. -35 below here that cake is the perfect afternoon delight with a coffee and liquor.

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  34. I haven't tried Chobani yet but I'd love to!

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  38. It takes a week to say the name of the recipe but it looks divine!!! What a wonderful rustic apple cake. Moist, delicious AND beautiful!

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  39. Ciao! I love your recipe! And I am a big fan of Chobani.

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  44. This looks too good, Lora. The rustic way the apples are arranged, the crusty perimeter, the moist crumb, everything! I follow you on Twitter (obviously lol) and will Tweet the giveaway (no need for extra comments - I'm feeling lucky ;))

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  45. Just beautiful! I know most people love the middle of a cake, but I love the crusty outer edge, looks soooooo good!!! oxox, Terra

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  46. Yumm!! This cake looks scrumptious!! It's so comforting and reminds my of a cuddling by the fire on a cold winters night

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    1. Cuddling by fire sounds lovely. :)Thank you:)

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  47. I also follow you on twitter : @LivinLovinSweet :)

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  48. This cake looks delicious! And I'd love to win some chobani:-)

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  49. Thank you for the giveaway. The cake looks good
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  54. one can never have enough apple recipes. I love the Chobani yogurt and bake with it all the time.

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  55. I have already liked you on your FB page

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  56. I already "like " Chobani yogurt

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  57. Left you comment on your FB page

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  58. Love your cake, and I love Greek yogurt..Nicely on on the photos too, making my mouth water!!!
    I am following you everywhere..

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  59. I don't need yogurt but I do need a cake like this! This is JP's favorite kind of cake and snack to have around the house - we all love apple cakes and this one is perfect. And yogurt always makes a cake like this moister and better. Beautiful cake, doll! x

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  60. Lora, this is a beautiful cake. I always love your sweet treats. Thanks.

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  61. Love the olive oil and Greek yogurt in this cake. Plus Meyer lemon juice (have some on my tree :-)-yum! Definitely want to try making a gluten-free version of this cake!

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  62. I am just jealous that you have Meyer Lemons. They are my favorite and even make my guacamole taste good and not turn brown but the availability in Indiana is just about nill. My mother lives in florida and used to have a tree and it got hit by lightening...so sad. Cake looks wonderful too :)

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  63. OMG that is sooo awesome with the Chobani Yogurt...Due to your recipe...I just ran to the store to pick up and try this out for dessert tonight!! I cant wait!!

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  64. un clásico maravilloso luce perfecta y muy bien elaborada,abrazos hugs,hugs.

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  65. YUM! I love Greek yogurt - plus an apple cake, so delicious. :)

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  66. I think apple cake is one of my favourite cakes out there. I used to think I was all about chocolate, but there's something so lovely about a simple apple cake. Now I am craving some. :)

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    1. I agree. Nothing like a great apple dessert:)

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  67. I loveeee Chobani! This cake looks great!

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  68. Oh and i followed you! @jesschenn

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  69. looks delicious..cant wait to try it!

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  70. This dish looks great! I would love it if you linked up this recipe to my comfort foods blog hop for a chance to win a Wilton donut pan: http://bit.ly/yMcu5R

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  71. This looks soooo good!!! Going to make it this weekend to share with friends. Thank you!

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  72. This looks delicious! Going to make it for Sundays playoff party! Thanks

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    1. How cool! Thank you! Let me know how if you like it:)

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  73. This looks amazing! Can't wiat to try it!

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  74. This cake looks so good - I love baking with yogurt!

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  75. The cake looks very good.
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  76. Looks delicious! What kind of apples do you prefer to use in this dessert??? Thanks for sharing :}

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  77. I made the apple torte last night for my husband's birthday. He loved it. I substituted Chobani Pineapple (all I had in the fridge) for the Vanilla and the family didn't seem to mind a bit. They thought it added extra taste.

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    1. Hi Sue-Happy you made it for a birthday:)I had an apple pie as 1 of the my birthday desserts last year. yum! Pineapple must have been perfect!!:)Happy Birthday to your hubs!

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  78. I like chobani's Facebook page
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  79. I follow your blog via email.
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  80. I like cake duchess on FB.
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  81. The cake is in the oven, can't wait to try it! :)) I Love Chobani on FB

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  82. This cake looks gorgeous!!
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  83. Can't wait to make this awesome cake!

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  84. Congrats on your top 9! This cake looks delish.

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  85. Just put this in my oven for dessert tonite. Happy girl!

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  86. I can't believe I never thought of this! I love apple cake and Chobani. Thanks for sharing!

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  87. This cake sounds amazing! I'm glad I found you through Foodbuzz! We love Greek Yogurt in my house!

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  88. Lovely Cake!My family loves apple desserts and this is so moist and delish!Will give it try :)

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  98. Hi Love! I was offered a great pack from Chobani too! So good. And this cake? Well, it looks just perfect to me. You know how much I love apples! Sorry I didn't get a chance to call you last week. I bought a new phone in December and I couldn't find your number? Will you send it to me soon? Love and hugs!

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  99. Hi Lora,
    The Apple cake is rich and gorgeous -I loved the amber hue of the cake and I'm drooling almost!Bookmarked your recipe for a trial soon - I had tried an apple cake sometime back but it turned out too crumbly.So maybe I'll try out your recipe this time - wish me luck:)

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