Christmas Apple Cake with Yogurt Glaze!

Christmas Apple Cake with Yogurt Glaze!
Christmas and festive - that's why we like it - fluffy and light Apple Cake, not butter but with olive oil. Covered with a very special glaze, made from the same ingredients as this Apple Cake. It keeps it fresh and gives it a pale white veil through which the currants appear as small black splashes.
Although winter hs abeen mild enough for us so far, but the heaviest Winter is out of our reach. So it requires simple but well-balanced foods and pastries. Today's proposal is one of them and we suggest you try it…

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Ingredients (~10 pieces)

  • 250g (8.8 oz) sugar
  • 250g (8.8 oz) greek yogurt
  • 250g (8.8 oz) corn oil or half a half with olive oil
  • 4 large eggs
  • 280g (9.9 oz) flour
  • 15g (0.5 oz) baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 80g (2.8 oz) candied fruit
  • 2 apples
  • 50g (1.8 oz) black currants, soaked & drained
To the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the wire whip attachment pour the oil, sugar & yogurt. Beat them together, at low speed, for a few minutes until a blend comes together, which will look like a viscous cream. From this mixture we hold aside 200 grams, which will glaze the apple cake surface after baking.
In the rest of the mix of the bowl add the eggs and beat them well to inflate the mixture and make it fluffy.
Gradually add flour in three portions as well as baking powder, soda & vanilla.
Stop the mixer and pour in the bucket the candied fruit. Mix gently, bottom-up, with a spatula, to incorporate into the battered apple cake mixture.
Laminate a non-stick oven container with dimensions of 25×35cm (9.8in×1ft, 1.8in). Empty the mixture and spread it all over the base of the pan. We straighten its surface to become flat.
Wash and clean the apples. Cut them into 4 and remove the inner spores. Cut them into slices, which are slightly dipped in rows, one apple slice below each other. From above we scatter the raisins.
Bake the apple cake in a preheated oven at 175℃ (347℉, Gas Mark 3.9) for ~40'. If it gets color fast we cover it with foil which we remove 10' before the end.
Remove the apple cake from the oven and, as it is hot, spread it with a brush of yogurt glaze, which we have kept aside. Allow to cool completely and then cut into pieces.
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Author Zambia G. Sifaki