Apple and Coconut Cake

Take your baking skills to the next level with this apple and coconut cake. Get it right and there's a tasty reward for you at the end.



Prep time: 20 minutes

Cook time: 32 minutes

Servings: 6 people


Pre-heat the oven to 180° C.

Grease and line round 8 inch springform cake tin with nonstick baking paper. In a large mixing bowl, cream together the butter, sugar and vanilla extract until light and fluffy.

Beat in the eggs, one at a time, mixing well between additions.

Fold in the flour, baking powder, cinnamon and yogurt until incorporated, then add the chunks of apple and 75g of desiccated coconut, mixing well.

Spoon into the prepared cake tin, and level off with the back of a wet tablespoon.

Bake for 20 minutes until a cake tester comes out clean when inserted into the centre. Remove from the oven and allow to cool in the tin for 10 minutes before turning out to cool completely on a wire rack.

Arrange on a serving plate when cool and garnish with 2tbsps desiccated coconut before slicing into portions.



175g unsalted butter, softened
175g golden caster sugar
225g self-raising flour, sifted
1tsp baking powder
2 eggs, beaten
1tsp vanilla extract
½tsp ground cinnamon
50ml Greek yogurt
2 eating apples, peeled, cored and diced
75g desiccated coconut