Apple and yogurt Coca Maria

Also known as Marie’s cake with apple and yogurt. This is my mum’s version of a typical baked good from the east of Spain.

Apple and yogurt Coca Maria

Apple and yogurt Coca Maria

  • 125 g natural yogurt
  • 230 g sugar
  • 60 ml sunflower oil
  • 150 g flour
  • 12 g baking powder
  • 3 eggs
  • 0.5 tsp cinnamon
  • zest of a lemon
  • 2 small apples in slices

Preheat the oven to 180 °C fan and line a 20 cm round tin.

Beat the egg whites until stiff and keep beating whilst slowly adding the sugar.

Combine together egg yolks, lemon zest and yogurt, then beat in the oil. Finally beat in the sifted flour, baking powder and cinnamon until just combined.

Now carefully fold in the egg whites and pour the mixture into the tin. Cover the batter with apple slices and bake for 30 to 40 minutes (until a skewer comes out clean).

Dust with powder sugar before serving.

Apple and yogurt Coca Maria


And it goes great with a big cup of thick dark hot chocolate (Valor of course…).

Hot chocolate