Rustic Apple Cake with Yogurt-Torta di Mele allo Yogurt

by cakeduchess on January 18, 2012 · 143 comments

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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.

{ 143 comments… read them below or add one }

Erin January 18, 2012 at 3:14 pm

I have recently discovered Greek Yogurt (I know…I’m behind the times) and I love it!!

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Cake Duchess January 19, 2012 at 3:49 pm

It’s very rich and great for baking:)

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Erin January 18, 2012 at 3:15 pm

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

Thanks for the great apple cake recipe – can’t wait to try it.

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Georgie January 18, 2012 at 3:21 pm

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

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Lindsay @ Chobani January 18, 2012 at 4:02 pm

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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Kiri W. January 18, 2012 at 4:05 pm

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

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Cake Duchess January 19, 2012 at 3:42 pm

Thanks Kiri:)

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Kiri W. January 18, 2012 at 4:05 pm

Tweeted! (kirikiri1)

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Crystal @EatDrinkClev January 18, 2012 at 4:05 pm

Your cake looks great! I love cooking with yogurt.

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Kiri W. January 18, 2012 at 4:05 pm

Am following you on twitter (kirikiri1)

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Kiri W. January 18, 2012 at 4:06 pm

And like you on facebook (Kerstin Wolff)

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Crystal @EatDrinkClev January 18, 2012 at 4:07 pm

I followed you on Twitter. @EatDrinkClev

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Crystal @EatDrinkClev January 18, 2012 at 4:07 pm

I liked you on FB

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Crystal @EatDrinkClev January 18, 2012 at 4:08 pm
Raymond Truitt January 18, 2012 at 4:14 pm

I love this recipe. I’m gonna try it! @RaymondTruitt

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mywanderingspoon January 18, 2012 at 4:26 pm

Mmmm sounds delicious. Love the sweetness of Meyer lemons:)
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Niki S January 18, 2012 at 4:30 pm

mm! I get greek yogurt all the time.

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Julia January 18, 2012 at 4:35 pm

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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Cake Duchess January 19, 2012 at 3:50 pm

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

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Julia January 18, 2012 at 4:36 pm

I follow you on twitter

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Julia January 18, 2012 at 4:36 pm

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

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Elizabeth January 18, 2012 at 4:52 pm

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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Elizabeth January 18, 2012 at 4:55 pm

Following you, @elizginsburg

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Renee January 18, 2012 at 5:20 pm

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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Renee January 18, 2012 at 5:21 pm

I tweeted about the giveaway

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Renee January 18, 2012 at 5:21 pm

I am following you on twitter

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Renee January 18, 2012 at 5:22 pm

I like your page on facebook

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Claudia January 18, 2012 at 5:25 pm

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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Sara January 18, 2012 at 5:31 pm

I now follow you on twitter: runinhousewife!

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Sara January 18, 2012 at 5:32 pm

I now follow your blog!

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Paula January 18, 2012 at 5:40 pm

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

(not entering the contest btw)

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The Solitary Cook January 18, 2012 at 5:46 pm

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

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Cake Duchess January 19, 2012 at 3:46 pm

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

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Nancy January 18, 2012 at 6:10 pm

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

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Cake Duchess January 19, 2012 at 3:46 pm

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

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Amalia January 18, 2012 at 6:17 pm

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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Cake Duchess January 19, 2012 at 3:43 pm

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

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Amalia January 18, 2012 at 6:18 pm

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Following from – @ntpro

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Candace January 18, 2012 at 6:47 pm

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I now follow your blog via email!

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Candace January 18, 2012 at 6:49 pm

I now follow you on twitter- @cancchin :)

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I liked your facebook page!

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I like CHO on FB

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CulinaryCache January 18, 2012 at 7:51 pm

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

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Kelly | Eat Yourself Skinny January 18, 2012 at 7:56 pm

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

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Cake Duchess January 19, 2012 at 3:51 pm

Thanks Kelly:)

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Shulie January 18, 2012 at 8:25 pm

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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Cake Duchess January 19, 2012 at 3:45 pm

Thanks so much Shulie:)

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pamela January 18, 2012 at 10:33 pm

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

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Cake Duchess January 19, 2012 at 3:43 pm

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

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pamela January 18, 2012 at 10:34 pm

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

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Mami2jcn January 18, 2012 at 10:40 pm

I haven’t tried Chobani yet but I’d love to!

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Mami2jcn January 18, 2012 at 10:40 pm

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Mami2jcn January 18, 2012 at 10:41 pm
Maureen January 19, 2012 at 1:03 am

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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Elena January 19, 2012 at 2:23 am

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

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Cake Duchess January 19, 2012 at 3:44 pm

Ciao Elena:)grazie. Thank you:)

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Elena January 19, 2012 at 2:27 am
Lisa January 19, 2012 at 2:34 am

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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Terra January 19, 2012 at 3:05 am

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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livingthesweetlifeblog January 19, 2012 at 3:39 am

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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Cake Duchess January 19, 2012 at 3:44 pm

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

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livingthesweetlifeblog January 19, 2012 at 3:41 am

I also follow you on twitter : @LivinLovinSweet :)

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Lauren at Keep It Sweet January 19, 2012 at 11:35 am

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

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Lauren at Keep It Sweet January 19, 2012 at 11:36 am

I follow you on Twitter:-)

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Tina January 19, 2012 at 12:07 pm

Thank you for the giveaway. The cake looks good
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Becky January 19, 2012 at 12:43 pm

one can never have enough apple recipes. I love the Chobani yogurt and bake with it all the time.

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Cake Duchess January 19, 2012 at 3:42 pm

I totally agree. Never enough, Becky:)

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Becky January 19, 2012 at 12:44 pm

I have already liked you on your FB page

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Becky January 19, 2012 at 12:45 pm

I already “like ” Chobani yogurt

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Sandra January 19, 2012 at 3:48 pm

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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Jamie January 19, 2012 at 3:53 pm

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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Marina {Yummy Mummy) January 19, 2012 at 4:35 pm

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

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Maria January 19, 2012 at 4:36 pm

Love this cake! Beautiful!

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EA-The Spicy RD January 19, 2012 at 5:05 pm

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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Bestfoodies January 19, 2012 at 5:47 pm

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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Anonymous January 19, 2012 at 8:59 pm

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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Rosita Vargas January 19, 2012 at 9:27 pm

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

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Cake Duchess January 21, 2012 at 3:32 am

gracias Rosita-abrazos!!:)

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Kara January 19, 2012 at 9:57 pm

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

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Alison (Fueling for Fitness) January 20, 2012 at 2:25 am

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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Cake Duchess January 21, 2012 at 3:31 am

I agree. Nothing like a great apple dessert:)

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Melissa January 20, 2012 at 2:55 am

I loveeee Chobani! This cake looks great!

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Jess January 20, 2012 at 3:27 am

I LOVE CHOBANI!!!

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Donna January 20, 2012 at 3:33 am

This looks fantastic!

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Chef Mireille January 20, 2012 at 8:34 am

looks delicious..cant wait to try it!

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Becky January 20, 2012 at 12:00 pm

Congrats on the Top 9 today!

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Matt @ RecipeLion January 20, 2012 at 2:09 pm

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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Jen January 20, 2012 at 4:03 pm

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

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ajcooper January 20, 2012 at 4:27 pm

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

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Cake Duchess January 21, 2012 at 3:31 am

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

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Lins January 20, 2012 at 5:01 pm

This looks amazing! Can’t wiat to try it!

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Jess January 20, 2012 at 5:25 pm

This cake looks so good – I love baking with yogurt!

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Jess January 20, 2012 at 5:25 pm

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Anonymous January 20, 2012 at 6:04 pm

The cake looks very good.
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GooseThunder January 20, 2012 at 6:12 pm

Looks delicious! What kind of apples do you prefer to use in this dessert??? Thanks for sharing :}

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Sue January 20, 2012 at 6:14 pm

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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Cake Duchess January 21, 2012 at 3:30 am

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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Ski January 20, 2012 at 7:47 pm

The cake is in the oven, can’t wait to try it! :)) I Love Chobani on FB

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Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts January 20, 2012 at 8:05 pm

This cake looks gorgeous!!
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MHunt January 20, 2012 at 8:18 pm

Can’t wait to make this awesome cake!

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alyce @ culinary thymes January 20, 2012 at 8:37 pm

Congrats on your top 9! This cake looks delish.

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Cinmac62 January 20, 2012 at 9:43 pm

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

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Cake Duchess January 21, 2012 at 3:29 am

Yay! I hope you love it. :)

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Katie H January 20, 2012 at 9:49 pm

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

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Katie H January 20, 2012 at 9:49 pm

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

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Katie H January 20, 2012 at 9:49 pm

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

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Katie H January 20, 2012 at 9:49 pm

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

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Christy January 20, 2012 at 10:02 pm

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

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Soni January 21, 2012 at 4:12 am

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

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PurpleLarkspur January 21, 2012 at 5:29 am

Yum! I love Chobani.

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Gina M Maddox January 21, 2012 at 11:28 am

Hi! Thanks for the chance to win!
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Monet January 22, 2012 at 12:27 am

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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Sudha January 27, 2012 at 5:07 am

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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Scout's Honor February 1, 2012 at 2:40 am

Yum! Count me in!

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