Yogurt Cake with Dark Chocolate

Hi everyone!

     I’m back from vacation but had a day off from work yesterday, so I made the most of it and completed many chores. To top it all off, I decided to bake as we had an excess of Greek yogurt, so what better place to find a recipe than off of a Greek yogurt company’s website, right? To be fair, I have never heard nor used this particular brand as I live in Azerbaijan, so I used a local one. In any case, let’s dive into this super easy recipe.

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Yogurt Cake with Dark Chocolate

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 stick (115 gr.) margarine
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups (approx. 400-450 gr.) Greek yogurt
  • 1 dark chocolate bar (90 gr.)
  • powdered sugar

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     First pre-heat your oven to 180°C/350°F and butter a bundt cake pan. Then sift your dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, baking soda, vanilla powder, salt) into one bowl. In a separate bowl beat your butter or margarine for 1-2 minutes until soft and creamy, add the sugar, and eventually add the eggs one by one. While you’re mixing, scrape the sides of your bowl with a spatula when needed in order to keep everything well-mixed. Then alternate between your flour mixture and yogurt; add a little bit of the flour mixture, then yogurt, flour mixture, yogurt, and flour mixture to finish it off. Lastly, to add a bit more flavor, cut some dark chocolate into small pieces or use a blender like me and mix it into the cake batter with a spatula or spoon. Bake for 60-65 minutes; mine took exactly 60 minutes, but after about 35 minutes I covered the top with aluminum foil to stop it from browning too much. Allow the cake to cool for about 10-15 minutes before you gently tap it out of the cake pan. Serve with powdered sugar.

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     As you can see, it’s a very simple and cheap cake recipe. It was very soft and light, so it’s definitely a great choice for people who are not big fans of strong flavors or a lot of sweetness. As always, I paired a slice with a cup of tea as an afternoon snack yesterday and then as breakfast this morning 🙂 By the way, as a final note, I have baked a yogurt cake for this blog before, but it was from a different source and flavored with orange zest, so give it a try if you’re interested.

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Until next time!

– Zi

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