Greek Yoghurt and Berry Cake

This delicious Greek Yoghurt and Berry Cake was crowned the winner of the 2021 Busy Bees Catering Competition in the United Kingdom, which celebrated the anniversary of The Very Hungry Caterpillar and was voted for by parents and Educators. Thank you to Busy Bees (UK)’s 2021 Champion Baker: Chef Von.

Greek yogurt berry cake


  • 350g Self-raising flour
  • 2 tsp Baking powder
  • 300g Butter
  • 35g Caster sugar
  • 4 Large eggs
  • 300g Greek yoghurt
  • 2 tsp Vanilla essence
  • 200g Diced apples
  • 100g Oats
  • 125g Raspberries
  • 125g Diced strawberries


  1. Sieve the flour and baking powder together into a bowl
  2. Beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy
  3. Add eggs and flour to the creamed mixture, and beat until combined
  4. Slowly add yoghurt and vanilla essence
  5. Gently stir in oats, the diced apple and half of the berries
  6. Spoon the mixture into a greased and lined cake tin, and smooth the surface of the mixture
  7. Scatter the remaining berries onto the top of the cake and press down lightly
  8. Bake for 20 minutes at 200°C (180°C fan)
  9. Remove the cake from the oven and cover it with foil. Return to the oven for another 30–35 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean when pressed into the centre

Chef tip: Leave the cake to cool entirely before cutting it into portions so it holds its structure.