I love using seasonal, local fruit and veggies for baking/cooking. You must admit there is no better fruit than the kind that has been allowed to ripen properly in the sun, as God intended. Since blueberries are one of my favorite fruits, I just try to use them as much as I can while they are in season in my neck of the woods. This refreshing blueberry-yogurt cake is my own creation – no baking necessary, pretty simple to make and very tasty!
No bake Blueberry-Yogurt Cake Printable recipe
- 1/3 of a Honey Graham crackers pack (crushed) – about 5 oz or (136 g)
- 1.8 oz (50 g) blanched ground almonds
- 1.8 oz (50 g) butter (softened)
- 1/ 2 cup (100 g) sugar
- 1 Tablespoon unsweetened cocoa
- 15.8 oz (450 g) blueberries (washed and blended)
- 15.8 oz (450 g) plain yogurt
- Zest of one small lemon
- ½ cup (100 g) of sugar
- About 2 cups (450 ml) heavy cream (whipped)
- ¼ cup (50 g) of sugar
- 2 envelopes (14 g) plain gelatin
- 4 Tablespoons of water
- Handful of blueberries
- 25-30 small rose leaves (untreated)
- 1.8 oz (50 g) white chocolate
- 1.8 oz (50 g) semi-sweet chocolate
- 2 teaspoons cooking oil
For the crust crush the graham crackers, add almonds, sugar, sifted cocoa and butter at the end. Mix well and press the mixture into the bottom of a 8.5 inch (about 22 cm) spring cake form.
For the filling wash the blueberries, blend them and set aside. Whip the cream with sugar, cover and leave in the fridge until needed. Mix the plain yogurt with sugar and lemon zest in one bowl and add the blended blueberries to it. In a sauce pan mix the plain gelatin with water and leave it resting for about 5 minutes. Heat it at a low temperature until gelatin melts, but do not let it boil. Pour about 1 cup of blueberry-yogurt mixture into gelatin. Mix it well and then pour everything back into the remaining blueberry mixture. Gently fold in the whipped cream and once again mix until well blended. Pour the mixture onto the crust, cover with plastic and leave it in the fridge for at least 4 hours or overnight.
For the decoration wash your rose leaves and pat them dry. Melt both chocolates in separate dishes and add 1 teaspoon of cooking oil to each, mix well. Take a small brush and brush the bottom side of each leaf and place them on a flat surface (such as a tray) that can fit in your freezer. When done, place the leaves in the freezer for a few minutes. Take them out and brush them with chocolate once again. This time leave them in the freezer until ready to decorate.
Remove the cake from the spring form. Take the leaves out of the freezer and quickly start removing rose leaves so that you only get chocolate leaves. Arrange the chocolate leaves on the top of the cake (let your imagination guide you). Put some fresh blueberries around the leaves.
This cake is very refreshing and light for the hot summer days, when you don’t feel like baking and still want to have a nice dessert!
45 thoughts on “No bake Blueberry-Yogurt Cake + DIY Chocolate Leaves Decoration”
This sounds quite delicious, Sibella. I used to use leaves off my orange tree when I lived in Florida…never thought of using rose leaves. Thanks for the idea as there certainly aren’t orange trees in New England but I do have rose bushes.
Hi Karen, thanks for you comment! Yes, rose leaves are perfect for these kind of decorations as long as they are not treated with chemicals. I myself have several rose bushes in my backyard, so they were quite useful for my little project. 🙂
No chemicals on my roses so I’ll be plucking a few leaves from time to time this fall when I’m back in New Hampshire.
What a perfect summer dessert, and another GORGEOUS cake! I am always so impressed with the beautiful things you turn out, Sibella 😀 Kind of like a no-bake cheesecake but I love that you used yogurt. I bet it tastes delicious!
Thanks so much Korena! Cheese cakes tend to be heavy, so I think yogurt is a perfect substitute. This cake was gone in no time! 🙂
yum! what a beautiful cake!
Thanks so much! 🙂
This is beautiful! And it looks so delicious! Blueberries are a favorite of mine too!
Thanks so much Donna! It is a very light cake perfect for the summer days! 🙂
Hi, this is my first time visiting your blog, this is such a beautiful cheese cake. I love the colours and the way it was presented. And your photos are gorgeous!
Oh, thanks so much for your kind words! I am so glad you like my blog and my photos! Please stop by any time! 🙂
wow!!! this looks awesome!!! using yogurt is a new thing to me. so healthy. good job!
Thanks so much! I’ve learned about yogurt based cakes/frostings while I lived in Germany. Using yogurt instead of cream cheese is definitely a healthier alternative! 🙂
Beautiful Sibella! Sounds perfectly refreshing for the weather we are having in California!
Thanks Rachel! It’s very refreshing and just perfect for the summer! 🙂
What a wonderful recipe and I love the colour. This would certainly bring a smile to my face and contentment to my taste buds. Blueberries are my favourite, but very overpriced at the moment. Your chocolate leaves give it a delicate touch to your garnish.
Thanks so much Yvette! 🙂 Instead of blueberries you can use raspberries, blackberries, strawberries or any kind of softer fruit like peaches, etc. Thanks for visiting!
This sounds amazing Sibella. Thank you for the tutorial on the beautiful leaves
I love the idea and the yogurt cake and look forward to giving both a try
Thanks so much Sawsan! I am sure this will be a breeze for you! 🙂 Once you try, let me know how did it turn out.
As alwaYS – beautiful images and an absolutely wonderful-looking dessert.
Thank you so much! I had a lot of fun making this one. For me it’s not only baking it is a form of art! 🙂
Heavens! This looks stunning.
Thanks so much! 😀
This looks amazing!
Thanks Debbie! 🙂
Another “zero flour” cake! Simply wow! 🙂
Thank you so much! 😀
So pretty!! Stunning display of blueberries and chocolate! And I’m loving this recipe for a no bake dessert! Healthy and beautifully prepared!
Thanks so much for your kind words and thanks for stopping by! This is a perfect cake for the summer time, I hope you get to try it! 🙂
Your photos are incredible! Looks delicious 🙂
Thank you so much! Thanks for visiting! 🙂
Everything about this cake sounds delicious but taking rose leaves and dipping them into chocolate is just genius. This cake would like nice in your cake shop window…hint hint!
Haha, maybe one day it will! Thank you Bobbi! 🙂
The cake looks absolutely delicious! And the decoration is stunningly beautiful, as if straight out from a bakery! 😉
Thanks so much Jasline! I really enjoyed making this one! 🙂
your deco looks absolutely beautiful, and i hope to try my hands at the chocolate leaves AND the yogurt cake soon when i pluck up the courage to!
Thanks so much Janine! I hope you will get to try it soon and let me know how was it for you. 🙂 Thanks for visiting!
WOW. I want to eat this. Oh my gaaahhh it looks so good! I can’t believe it’s no-bake!
Thanks so much! 🙂 It’s really not that hard to make, I hope you’ll give it a try!
looks amazing sibella!! yoghurt is such a great idea – will have to try to sometime 🙂
Thank you! Please do try. This is a perfect summer cake. 🙂
Awesome, must try this! 🙂
Thanks! I hope you do! 🙂
Looks so tasty! I want to grab it out of the screen and eat it now!
Thank you! This one is one of my favorite summer cakes! It is really good made with strawberries or raspberries.