My daughter has always had a very early bedtime. It was 6PM for the first year of her life and around 7 PM for the second two years. It’s a sanity saver because it ensures that my husband and I get some time together—but it usually means we need a snack before bed since we eat dinner at 5 or 5:30. This frozen yogurt cake is a favorite recent late night treat, and it’s become the dessert that I turn to when we need something special to share with friends.
“Treat” is actually a strong word for this cake since it’s primarily plain yogurt and fruit. But with lemon juice, a little honey, and a sprinkling of graham cracker crumbs in the middle, it’s both pretty and delicious. And it’s a really refreshing way to end a hot summer day.
It’s really easy to put this dessert together without any special appliances or equipment, with the help of parchment paper, plastic wrap, and a standard loaf pan. It comes together in less than ten minutes and, after a few hours in the freezer, it’s ready to slice and enjoy. I’ve made two different versions of this recently—one that my husband and I ate while watching Netflix and another that we shared with our three year old and our neighbor for his birthday—and everyone enjoyed it. It’s bright and summery, but it’s far from fussy. I’m pretty sure it’s going to be our go-to company dessert for the rest of the summer…assuming that my husband and I are nice enough to share it!
I used blackberries since they looked the best at my market, though raspberries, blueberries, or diced strawberries would be just as delicious. And you could even change up the plain graham cracker crumbs and use chocolate ones instead, or even try crushed vanilla wafers or a gluten-free cookie. Play around with the flavors and see what you and your family like best, or customize it for the occasion!