Chocolate Yoghurt Cake

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Chocolate yoghurt cake

Chocolate yoghurt cake

I shared in my recent post, TOTAL Greek Yoghurt With Mixed Berries Coulis, how I received many tubs of this creamy, low fat, delicious yoghurt. I also made a chocolate cake with it to share with friends. It was very moist and delicious. This would make a beautiful dessert for any occasion, especially if frosted.

TOTAL Greek yoghurt

TOTAL Greek yoghurt

I promised you I will share the recipe for this deliciousĀ Chocolate Yoghurt Cake that I made. It’s a big cake, just to let you know. I don’t eat very sweet so you can add more sugar if you like it sweeter or you can make chocolate icing to sandwich or cover it or even chocolate sauce to pour over. It is simple and easy to make. Here’s the recipe:

Ingredients A
250 butter
300g sugar
6 eggs
1 & 1/2t vanilla essence
300g TOTAL Greek Yoghurt (0%)

Butter yoghurt mixture

Butter yoghurt mixture

Beat the butter and sugar until light and creamy. Add eggs one at a time and beat well after each addition. Add the vanilla essence and yoghurt and mix well.

Ingredients B
300g self-raising flour
70g cocoa
1t baking soda

Chocolate yoghurt cake ready to be baked

Chocolate yoghurt cake ready to be baked

Sieve Ingredients B into the mixture above. Mix well but don’t beat.

Pour into a fairly big cake tin that has been lined with baking paper and bake for about 40-45 minutes in a preheated oven at 200 degrees Celsius. It’s cooked when a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Do not over bake. If you use a low lamington tin, it will take much shorter time.

Note: My cake was a little over baked because I accidentally used 210 degrees instead of 200 degrees Celsius. I have never made that mistake…must be stress! It was baked after only 30 minutes. It’s supposed to be 40-45 minutes. I’m sure the texture will be much nicer if I had used 200 or 190 degrees Celsius. So, if you are making any cake, do take note of the temperature.

Have you tried making cake with yoghurt? Do you have a favourite one? Please share, add and comment in the comment box below.

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lequan@luvtoeat  on June 18th, 2010

Holy smokes Mary, this cake looks so moist, chocolatey, and absolutely delicious. I was actually stopping by to see if I could find a mussels recipe and I found myself a great dessert recipe/post. Good things always come out of your blog ;-). Thank you for sharing.

Happy Cook  on June 18th, 2010

Looks so moist and absloutely yumm.

Priya  on June 18th, 2010

Cake looks super delicious, love cake with yogurts..

Jess @ Bakericious  on June 18th, 2010

Mary, the cake looks moist and chocolately, yum yum!

sushma mallya  on June 18th, 2010

Yummy chocolate cake, looks so soft and melt in mouth

pigpigscorner  on June 18th, 2010

wow, this looks so moist!

tasteofbeirut  on June 18th, 2010

I love yogurt -based cakes but I have never made one with chocolate; thanks so much for sharing the recipe Mary. This one looks delicious and so moist.

Angie's Recipes  on June 18th, 2010

Very chocolatey and moist!

3hungrytummies  on June 18th, 2010

Healthy and delicious! Looks so moist too!

Von  on June 18th, 2010

I’ve never made a cake with yoghurt, but this cake looks delicious! I’ll have to try one some day!

divya  on June 18th, 2010

looks really mouthwatering n perfect …

Jeannie  on June 18th, 2010

yummy looking cake! Would love a piece of that for my lunchbox :D

elra  on June 18th, 2010

Delicious cake Mary. Love the fact that you used yogurt.

5 Star Foodie  on June 18th, 2010

The texture of this chocolate cake looks so perfect and moist! Excellent idea to make it with yogurt!

anncoo  on June 18th, 2010

Really looks moist. Wonder what’s the size of this cake? No hurry, just answer when you’re available.

sweetlife  on June 18th, 2010

I can imagine how moist the yogurt makes the cake, oh I love it…


Belinda @zomppa  on June 18th, 2010

Chocolate chocolate…………love how the yogurt makes it so moist.

Cheah  on June 18th, 2010

Overbaked or underbaked, this cake looks moist and yummy!

Joy  on June 18th, 2010

That looks so moist. I can’t wait to try it.

Juliana  on June 18th, 2010

Oh! This chocolate cake with yogurt must taste so yummie…love the texture of it :-)

Reeni  on June 18th, 2010

Your chocolate cake looks scrumptious Mary! I love the yogurt in it! I do bake with yogurt quite often - I like the moistness and richness it adds.

Arnold  on June 19th, 2010

Adding yogurt to a cake is something I have never done but it most certainly makes sense. I normally add a dash of extra oil to a chocolate cake to ensure that the cake is nice and moist. Yogurt should do exactly the same without the additional oil. Thanks for sharing this.

Amy @  on June 19th, 2010

I am with ya about the sweet part. Cakes can still be luscious and satisfying without being cloyingly sweet. Yum!

thatssoron  on June 19th, 2010

mmm… does adding the greek yogurt make it a little sour?

penny aka jeroxie  on June 19th, 2010

Not made any with yoghurt before. The cake still looks pretty moist to me

Faith  on June 19th, 2010

What a lovely cake and a great use for yogurt! I love baking with yogurt!

Devaki  on June 19th, 2010

Holey Moley, Mary! What a moist delish and healthy chocolate cake! I have a carton of greek yogurt in my refrigerator and I must get upto something devilishly delicious.

You have inspired me!!!

Ciao, Devaki @ weavethousandflavors

Shawnee  on June 19th, 2010

Regardless of it being over cooked, it still looks really moist. :)

Anh  on June 20th, 2010

Lovely! This seems to be much healthier than the normal chocolate sour cream cake I’ve come across!

Sophie  on June 20th, 2010

What a delightful yoghurt chocolate cake this is!!

Looks so tasty too!

Congrats on your 1st Blog anniversary!! Yeah!

Pepy @Indonesia Eats  on June 20th, 2010

I love yogurt cakes! They are moist. My fave is mocha one, by using mocha yoghurt.

pierre  on June 20th, 2010

yoghourt cakes are very famous in France I love your choco version !! Pierre

Erica  on June 20th, 2010

Thank you for sharing, lovely pictures and a delicious recipe! Looks rich and moist!

sheba  on June 20th, 2010

i love yogurt based cakes…this looks super-moist…

noobcook  on June 21st, 2010

Looks really yummy. I love not-too-sweet cakes too :)

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yummy koh  on June 21st, 2010

These chocolate yoghurt cakes look moist and good.

Mary  on June 23rd, 2010


Mimi  on June 28th, 2010

It looks like my kind of cake, moist and chocolaty.

Mary  on July 5th, 2010

@Mimi - Lovely to know that :D

honey  on October 9th, 2010

Thank you for the recipe. I was looking for the perfect cake to bake for my girlfriends today.I think this will do.i love yoghurts n chocolates. I’ll try this today. i pray it works as much for me as it did for you :)

Mary  on October 9th, 2010

@honey - Thanks very much for visiting and lovely comment! Lovely to know you are baking for your friends. I’m sure they will like anything you bake. Have fun baking! :D Have a great weekend!

honey  on October 9th, 2010

I finally made the yoghurt chocolate cake..i must say it was the best cake i ever made so easily. it tasted great with a soft n yummy friends loved it alot so much so that one of them insisted i bake one more with her so that she could grasp the recipe.
gud recipe, great cake! thank you Mary!

kerry  on June 24th, 2011

my favourite chocolate cake recipe was made with yoghurt but i lost it. i found this recipe and couldnt be happier. the cake smells delicious and was so easy to make. i cannot wait to eat it. Thankyou for sharing such a great recipe.

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