IN THE KITCHEN: Apple-Coconut Family Cake

I was excited to see that this week’s Tuesdays with Dorie baked good was one of those simple cakes that I’ve come to love from the book. One bowl and a whisk, that’s all you need.

They are reminiscent of the French yogurt cakes, which take no time and taste great.  {In France, the “Gâteau au yaourt” are even easier because you use the yogurt container to weigh all of the ingredients!} This cake also called for quite a few of my CSA goods – apples, yogurt, eggs, and flour – which made me very happy. I’m headed home next week for 10 days and need to use things up soon.

I deviated slightly from the original recipe, substituting almond extract for the rum, increasing the apples, and forgoing the apricot glaze.


Add sugar, eggs, and yogurt to a bowl.

I had to try some of the local maple yogurt from this week’s CSA share. Holy yum!


Extracts. Two teaspoons of vanilla extract.

I used 1/4 teaspoon of almond extract instead of rum. My kitchen didn’t have any rum in it. I’ll have to fix that soon…..


Add the dry ingredients.

Peel all of the apples. I chopped two and added to the batter. I cut the other two in slices to reserve for the top.

Add the chopped apples and coconut.

Dorie’s recipe called for a spring form pan, but I wanted to use the new pie pan Mindi & Tommy got me.

Sprinkle a few spoonfuls of sugar over top.

Bake at 350 degrees for 40-50 minutes.

I thought my finished cake was pretty enough to forgo adding a sugary glaze to the top.

Cut a slice. {I like my piece warm from the oven.}

And enjoy.

For the complete recipe, go to Cobbler du Monde or check out page 214 of Baking From My Home to Yours by Dorie Greenpsan. To see other Apple-Coconut Family Cake concoctions from TWD bakers, click this link.

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6 Responses to IN THE KITCHEN: Apple-Coconut Family Cake

  1. Amber Marie says:

    This looks yummy! I’m glad you enjoyed it and it used up some of your supplies. I’ve only recently been introduced to yogurt cakes and I love how moist they are.

  2. Jhe'anell says:

    That recipe looks amazing, I have to try!

  3. Pretty cake! And that maple yogurt sounds fabulous! :)

  4. Jill says:

    a rum-less kitchen? Nooooooo!! :)

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