Treat your taste buds to our delicious blackberry apple frozen yogurt cake! This exquisite dessert is made with layers of creamy frozen yogurt, perfectly balanced by a delicious oatmeal cookie base that provides a delicious crunch. This dessert is not only a feast for the palate, but also a visual delight, making it the perfect choice for any special occasion. With its irresistible flavors and textures, this frozen yogurt cake is an excellent alternative to traditional cheesecake, offering a lighter but equally satisfying treat. Serve chilled for the ultimate refreshing and heavenly experience!
- 85g butter, plus a little butter for greasing
- 1 tbsp light muscovado sugar
- ½ tsp ground cinnamon
- 200 g Hobnob biscuits, finely chopped
- 1 large (around 350g) Bramley apple, peeled and chopped to make 250g
- 2 tbsp lemon juice
- 450g blackberries, plus a few more for serving
- 2 x 400g cans of condensed milk
- 750g full fat Greek yogurt (we used Total)
- 600 ml cream
- ½ tsp ground cinnamon
- 4 tablespoons light muscovado sugar
- 1 tsp arrowroot powder mixed with 1 tsp water (optional)
- Grease the bottom and sides of a 20cm diameter round cake tin and line it with baking paper. Leave 1 inch of parchment over the edge, like a collar.
- In a large pan, melt the butter with the sugar.
- Mix together the cinnamon and cookie crumbs, then stir into the butter and stir until it resembles wet sand.
- Press the crumbs evenly into the base and freeze.
- Place apple, lemon juice and 1 tablespoon water in a large pot.
- Bring to a simmer, then cover and cook until completely tender, 3 minutes.
- Strain this mushy mixture through a sieve into a large bowl. Let cool down.
- Mash the blackberries with a fork and then sieve them into another bowl – a rubber spatula is best for pressing the last bits of fruit out of the seeds.
- Mix the condensed milk, 500 g yoghurt and 300 ml cream until a uniform mixture is formed.
- Pour 450 g of it onto the applesauce, add 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon and beat with a whisk until the mixture has thickened slightly.
- Pour onto the cookie layer, smooth it out, then freeze for 30 minutes or until solid.
- Let the remaining yogurt mixture cool in the refrigerator.
- Mix about 3 tablespoons of blackberry puree with the remaining yogurt mixture until the mixture is light pink.
- Pour a third of it onto the apple layer and then freeze until solid.
- Repeat the process twice, adding enough fruit to the yogurt mixture so that each layer turns a slightly darker pink than the last.
- Freeze overnight or until completely solid. Can be made 1 month in advance, well packed in the freezer.
- When ready to serve, thaw any remaining blackberry puree if frozen.
- Bring the puree, 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon and 1 tablespoon sugar to the boil.
- Stir in arrowroot mixture until slightly thickened and glossy. (Arrowroot doesn’t freeze well, so don’t freeze after this point.)
- Remove the cake from the freezer 10 minutes before serving.
- After 5 minutes, remove from the mold, peel off the paper and place on a plate.
- Beat the remaining 300 ml cream, 250 g yoghurt and 3 tablespoons sugar until foamy but not stiff.
- Place in peaks on the cake and sprinkle with a few more berries.
- Just before serving, add a splash of sauce and pour the rest into a jug.
Equipment and tools
To make this Blackberry Apple Frozen Yogurt Cake you will need the following equipment and tools:
- A cake tin, preferably with a removable base
- Baking paper or parchment paper
- A mixing bowl
- A spoon or spatula
- A food processor or blender
- A cooking pot
- A whisk
- A serving plate or cake stand
This Blackberry Apple Frozen Yogurt Cake recipe contains the following allergens:
- Butter and cream that contain dairy products
- Hobnob cookies that contain gluten (made from wheat)
If you have allergies or dietary restrictions, please exercise caution and check ingredient labels carefully before consuming this dessert.
Storage and leftovers
After making the Blackberry Apple Frozen Yogurt Cake, you may have leftovers. Here are some storage guidelines:
- Store the cake in an airtight container or place it tightly covered with plastic wrap in the freezer.
- The cake will keep in the freezer for up to 1 month.
- Allow leftover slices to thaw at room temperature for about 10-15 minutes before serving.
- Enjoy the leftover cake with a few extra blackberries on top for extra freshness and flavor.
Health Benefits of Blackberry Apple Frozen Yogurt Cake
The combination of blackberries and apples in this frozen yogurt cake not only makes for a delicious dessert, but also offers numerous health benefits. From boosting the immune system to improving digestion, here are the reasons why enjoying this cake can be a healthier choice:
1. Rich in antioxidants
Both blackberries and apples are full of antioxidants. These powerful compounds protect your body from harmful free radicals and reduce the risk of chronic diseases such as heart disease and cancer.
2. Immune boosting
Blackberries and apples are rich in vitamin C, an essential nutrient known for its immune-boosting properties. Eating foods high in vitamin C strengthens your immune system and keeps you healthy and resistant to infections.
3. Rich in fiber
This frozen yogurt cake contains both blackberries and apples, which are excellent sources of fiber. Fiber supports digestion, promotes satiety and helps maintain healthy bowel movements. Including fiber-rich foods in your diet can support a healthy digestive system and prevent constipation.
4. Nutrient rich
Blackberries and apples are not only low in calories, but also provide a variety of essential nutrients. They are rich in vitamins A and E, potassium and folic acid, all of which contribute to overall health.
5. Source of probiotics
By incorporating Greek yogurt into this frozen cake, you’re incorporating beneficial probiotics into your diet. Probiotics are live bacteria that promote a healthy gut by improving digestion, enhancing nutrient absorption and supporting a strong immune system.
6. May help with weight management
The combination of protein-rich Greek yogurt and fiber-rich blackberries and apples can help you feel fuller for longer. Moderate intake of this frozen yogurt cake as part of a balanced diet can help control weight and prevent overeating.
With all of these health benefits, enjoying a slice of blackberry apple frozen yogurt cake can be both a guilt-free and delicious treat. Enjoy the delicacies and satisfy your sweet tooth at the same time!