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Sunday, June 3, 2012

Chocolate Yogurt Snack Cake

If you are a frequent visitor to my blog, you might know that I love choc and cakes that use yogurt, buttermilk or sour cream.

This chocolate cake uses yogurt and it's simply irresistible.  Texture is very soft and light.  The original recipe calls for chocolate glaze icing which is very runny and simply wonderful. But since I've some left over cream cheese frosting which can't keep for long, I've decided to use it instead.  Combination of cheese and chocolate?  You guessed it! A perfect marriage of flavors!

Here's the recipe with the original recipe using chocolate icing.

2/3 cup plus 2 tbsp unsweeteened Dutch process cocoa powder, divided
1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
2 cups whole milk plain yogurt, divided
1/3 cup water
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
90g butter, softened
2 eggs
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
1 cup powdered sugar, sifted

1. Pre-heat oven to 180dC. Spray 13 x 9 in baking pan with nonstick cooking spray. Dust with 2 tbsp cocoa, tap out excess.
2. Combine remaining 2/3 cup cocoa, flour, baking powder, salt and baking soda in medium bowl. Whisk 1 cup yogurt, water and vanilla in small bowl until well blended.
3. Beat granulated sugar and butter in large bowl with electric mixer at medium speed about 1 min or until light and fluffy. Add eggs; beat 1 min.  With mixer at low speed, gradually add flour mixture; beat just until combined. Add yogurt mixture, beat 30 seconds. Spread into prepared pan.
4. Bake for 35 - 40 mins or until done, cool on wire rack.
5. Place choc chips and remaining 1 cup yogurt in medium microwaveable bowl. Microwave 30 seconds on high, stire. Microwave 10 seconds, stir. Repeat at 10-second interval until choc is melted and mixture is smooth. (Alternatively, place the bowl in a saucepan of water until choc is melted).  Take off heat and whisk in powdered sugar until well blended. Cover and refrigerate for an hour, stirring occasionally, or until frosting reaches spreading consistency. (Frosting will be soft). Spread over cooled cake.

*for cream cheese frosting, please visit my recent post on Red Velvet Cupcake.


  1. Oh my! Chocolate & cream cheese frosting sounds heavenly. And by the look of it ,it's just to die for! Gosh! How I wish I can grab it out from the screen!! Drooling *^

  2. It looks absolutely gorgeous!! I must try it!!

  3. seriously that a super gorgeous cake. love it.

  4. Very fabulous chocolaty cake with yummy frosting!!

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  6. Oh dear, that looks great! I want a big slice of your cake, right now :)

  7. Great idea and very appetizing! already enrolled in a notebook and are happy to try. mmm.....czekolada z masą jogurtową....mniam!

  8. so delicious, I want to taste

  9. What a great idea, the chocolate, yogurt and cream cheese combo sounds delicious!

  10. This is just perfect for Dairy Month.. because every month is also Chocolate month to me. Thanks for the recipe.

  11. Fantastica e golosa!!! Complimenti, un abbraccio

  12. What a glorious cake. It sounds delcious and looks moist and tempting. I must try this one. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

  13. Wow, this looks so good! I also love cakes that use yogurt or sour cream. I rarely buy buttermilk, and I don't know why! I do want to try it out sometime.

  14. This is new to me and looks perfect. I am ur new follower. Do visit my blog when you get time :)

  15. Be still my heart. I can only image how delicious your cake is because I too love the addition of yogurt to chocolate cake. Way better than Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake which I've often "read" it compared to.

    So glad I popped in from Janet's (Dying for Chocolate). The only thing better would be to actually have a nibble:)

    Thank you so much for sharing...

  16. I have made cakes with butter milk before, but not one with yogurt. It sure sounds yummy.. must try it soon.

  17. Oh WOW! this is the ultimate combo -- chocolate and yogurt!

  18. Looks so chocolaty yummy! Must be delicious, especially with homemade yoghurt! Ada lagi cake? .... I'll make more yoghurt for you!

  19. this is making me drool! i just cant stop loving cream cheese on cakes :)

  20. love the idea.cake looks time.happy to follow u.

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  22. wow.. looks so creamy and yummy..ur blog looks very attractive.. keep blogging:) happy to follow you.. pls visit and join in my space:)

  23. Looks light and really chocolaty! Delicious. I'd have to have a very big piece :)

  24. I completely agree that using yoghurt, buttermilk or sour cream is a fab addition to any cake...makes for a lovely texture and a moist cake!! This one looks wonderful! :-)

  25. Drawn to this place with the sooper tempting pics,delicious looking cake...I wonder how awesome it tastes,looks moist and fluffy....

    Njoy blogging n happy Cooking.....

  26. Anything with yogurt and its awesome. I mean this looks really delicious and I am gonna try it. Thanks for sharing=)


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