Heavenly Yoghurt Cake with Cherry Jam

Indulge Your Senses with a Divine Dessert



Preparation Phase & Tools To Use

Before you embark on creating this heavenly dessert, ensure you have the following tools ready:

  • Mixing bowls for combining ingredients separately
  • Whisk or electric mixer for a smooth batter
  • Rubber spatula for folding ingredients gently
  • Saucepan for cherry jam
  • Cake pan (preferably springform for easy removal)
  • Oven preheated according to the recipe instructions

Ingredients and Their Roles

For the Cherry Jam:

  • 500g Cherries (frozen): Base of the jam, providing a sweet and tart flavor.
  • 70g Corn Starch (6 tablespoons / 2.5 OZ): Thickens the jam for a perfect texture.
  • 150g Sugar (0.8 cups / 5 ounces): Adds sweetness and helps in preserving the jam.
  • 150ml Water (0.7 cups / 5 oz): Dissolves sugar and cornstarch, aiding in the cooking process.

For the Cake Dough:

  • 3 Egg Yolks: Enriches the dough, adding moisture and color.
  • A pinch of Salt: Enhances the flavors of the other ingredients.
  • 80g Powdered Sugar (6 tablespoons / 2.8 OZ): Sweetens the cake, contributing to a fine crumb.
  • 80g Melted Butter (1 stick): Adds richness and tender texture to the cake.
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla: Provides a sweet, aromatic flavor.
  • 200g Flour: Forms the structure of the cake.
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Powder: Helps the cake rise, making it light and fluffy.



Step-By-Step Instructions

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cooking Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Kcal: Approximately 350 kcal per serving
Servings: 8

  1. Cherry Jam Preparation:
    • In a saucepan, combine the cherries, sugar, and water. Cook over medium heat.
    • Once the cherries soften and the sugar dissolves, mix cornstarch with a little water and add to the saucepan.
    • Stir continuously until the mixture thickens. Remove from heat and let cool.
  2. Cake Dough:
    • Preheat your oven to 180°C (356°F).
    • Beat the egg yolks with powdered sugar, salt, and vanilla until creamy.
    • Fold in the melted butter, then gradually add flour and baking powder, mixing until just combined.
    • Pour the batter into a greased cake pan, smoothing the top with a spatula.
  3. Baking:
    • Bake for about 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
    • Let the cake cool before topping it with the cherry jam.

Nutritional Information & Health Benefits

This yoghurt cake provides a good balance of carbohydrates and fats, making it an excellent source of energy. Cherries are rich in antioxidants and vitamins, promoting heart health and reducing inflammation.

Common Mistakes To Avoid & How to Perfect the Recipe

  • Overmixing the Batter: This can lead to a dense cake. Mix just until the ingredients are combined.
  • Not Cooling the Jam Before Applying: Hot jam can cause the cake to become soggy. Ensure the jam is at room temperature.
  • Overbaking: Keep an eye on the cake and perform the toothpick test to avoid drying it out.


This Heavenly Yoghurt Cake with Cherry Jam is not just a dessert; it’s an experience. With its delicate texture and rich flavors, it’s perfect for any occasion. By following the steps outlined and paying attention to common pitfalls, you’ll create a dessert that’s sure to impress. Remember, the key to perfection is patience and love. Enjoy the process, and share the delicious results with your loved ones.

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