Cherry Yogurt Cake Recipe

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I love baking simple cakes and this yogurt cherry loaf cake recipe is one of our favourites. Full of cherry flavour, light and moist it’s a wonderful bake for any occasion.

Cherry Yogurt Cake

What do you need to make this vanilla cherry cake?

For this easy cherry loaf cake you just need typical cake ingredients – flour, eggs, sugar and butter plus yogurt. We use Greek yogurt but natural yogurt or plain yogurt would work really well too. You could even use sour cream if you have it in the fridge.

We use caster sugar for this recipe but you could also use granulated sugar if you wanted. It’s a great recipe to use up whatever you have in the kitchen at the time. We also use self raising flour but you could switch to all purpose flour and add some baking powder if you don’t have self raising.

Cherry Yogurt Cake

We use glace cherries for this bake but you could also use fresh cherry or frozen cherries. If you use glace cherries like us, make sure that you rinse them and dry them before adding them to the mixture. We also halve them so they’re not too heavy and sink in the bake.

Can you vary this recipe?

You could easily make this cherry vanilla cake into a cherry almond loaf by substituting some of the flour for ground almonds and using almond extract instead of vanilla. Almond and cherry is always a winning flavour combination.

There’s nothing quite like a home made bake and if you’re looking for more recipes to try here’s our Madeira cake, rhubarb yogurt cake and oaty fruity banana muffins. You can see all our recipes to date here.

Cherry Yogurt Cake

What equipment do you need for this easy Cherry Yogurt Cake recipe?

You can make this recipe simply with things you already have in your kitchen but here are the things we use in case there’s something you don’t already have:

As you can see, it’s all things you probably have already. We use loaf tin liners to guarantee that bakes come out of the tin easily and they’re great when baking as gifts too.

So here’s our delicious Cherry Yogurt Cake recipe:

Ingredients:

  • 150g glacé cherries, halved and rinsed
  • 300g self raising flour
  • 250g caster sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract or vanilla essence
  • 2 eggs
  • 125g Plain Greek yogurt at room temperature
  • 125g melted unsalted butter or margarine

Recipe:

  • Preheat oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4
  • Grease a loaf pan or use a loaf tin liner
  • Put all the ingredients aside from the cherries into a large mixing bowl and mix well
  • Stir in the cherries
  • Pour the batter into the prepared loaf tin and bake for an hour until well risen and golden brown on top.
  • Turn out onto a wire rack and leave to cool completely.

If you’d like to pin or print this Cherry and Yoghurt Cake recipe for later you can do so below. Happy baking!

Cherry Yogurt Cake

This cherry and yogurt cake is lovely and moist, full of flavour and the perfect bake to enjoy with a cup of tea in the afternoon.
Course Afternoon Tea, Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American, British
Keyword baking
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Servings 8 slices

Ingredients

  • 150 g glacé cherries halved and rinsed
  • 300 g self raising flour
  • 250 g caster sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract or vanilla essence
  • 2 eggs
  • 125 g Plain Greek yogurt at room temperature
  • 125 g melted unsalted butter or margarine

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4
  • Grease a loaf pan or use a loaf tin liner
  • Put all the ingredients aside from the cherries into a large mixing bowl and mix well
  • Stir in the cherries
  • Pour the batter into the prepared loaf tin and bake for an hour until well risen and golden brown on top.
  • Turn out onto a wire rack and leave to cool completely.

*Note: Nutritional information is estimated, based on publicly available data. Nutrient values may vary from those published.

Cherry Yogurt Cake

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