Cake for breakfast. Could there be anything better? I am one of those people that could eat a sweet treat any time of the day. I know that some people can’t entertain the thought of having something like cake for breakfast, but I am hoping that this recipe will urge a change of heart. I know what you must be thinking, the word cake makes probably makes you think of something incredibly sweet; excessive frosting, and lots of sugar. But I assure you this is a different kind of cake. Rather this cake is hearty and breakfast appropriate, filled with greek yogurt to keep it moist, fresh baked apples to keep it sweet, and instead of frosting, it is accompanied by a lemon zested whipped cream. This cake is the perfect companion for a leisurely breakfast in which you could sit down, and enjoy it as if you had no where to go. —The-Broken-Bread
Combine all flour, baking powder, baking soda, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, cloves, salt, and 1/2 cup of sugar, in a medium bowl and set aside. Reserving the extra 1/2 tablespoon of sugar and pinch of cinnamon until the end.
Whisk together yogurt, egg, yolk, oil, and vanilla until smooth.
Pour in the wet ingredients into the dry and mix until fully combined.
Pour mixture into cast iron skillet and be sure to spread the mixture evenly in the skillet, the batter will be quite thick.
Sprinkle diced apples over the cake and push them in to the batter just a bit.
Sprinkle the top of the cake with the extra 1/2 tablespoon of sugar and pinch of cinnamon.
Bake at 350F for about 28-33 minuets. Test for doneness by inserting a toothpick into the center of the cake, the cake will be down when the tester pulls out clean.
Serve warm, topped with a dollop of lemon zested whipped cream.
Lemon Zest Whipped Cream
Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl and whip, by hand, or in a mixer, until stiff peaks form.
Kristan Raines is the voice behind The-Broken-Bread, a food blog devoted to cooking seasonally and gathering with loved ones. Her aim is to only use fruits and vegetables at the peak of their season in order to make unique yet traditional recipes. You can visit her site at The-Broken-Bread.com