Cakes / Chocolate

Chocolate Yogurt Cake


I had a tub of yogurt sitting in the fridge, getting dangerously close to its expiration date so I decided to use it for some baking. Originally I planned to make some blueberry mufins but then I decided to attempt something new. I found this simple recipe in an old cookbook. It’s a simple chocolate cake, made with cocoa.

Taste-wise, I didn’t fancy it too much when it came outta the oven. It was kinda flat, and had a gummy mouthfeel. But after a day sitting out on the counter, the flavor really came together. The cake texture was almost fudge-like (no more ‘gumminess’) and all that chocolate flavor shined through very well once it had some time to dry out. I served this with whipped cream and vanilla ice-cream and my family thought it was a delicious treat.

Chocolate Yogurt Cake

(makes one 9″ cake)

-recipe adapted from Periplus Crazy for Chocolate-


125g self-raising flour

40g plain flour

30g best quality cocoa powder

125g butter, softened

310g caster sugar

2 eggs, room temperature, lightly beaten

1/2 cup plain yogurt, room temperature

1/2 cup water

1. Preheat oven to 350F. Grease and line 9″ round cake tin.

2. Sift flours and cocoa into a large bowl.

3. Using electric beaters, cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs gradually, beting well after each addition.

4. Combine yogurt and water in a small bowl.

 5. Fold in flour mixure alterately with the yogurt mixture. Pour mixture into tin and bake for 45-55 mins until a skewer comes out clean when inserted into the center of the cake.  


4 thoughts on “Chocolate Yogurt Cake

  1. Thanks singairishgirl…. this is one of my favorite designs. Its so simple, but I just like the look of a cake shaped like a daisy. 🙂

    Ovenhaven, it is surprisingly a very moist cake, almost fudgy… you wouldn’t think it contained only cocoa and not real chocolate.

    dogslol, I hope it turns out well for you! Good luck!

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