Saturday, November 16, 2013

Yogurt Chocolate Cake
I love making desserts, especially when i have guests over for dinner or lunch. Yesterday was one such day where I had guests for dinner  and i was out of milk and running out of eggs. I have never baked a cake without milk or heavy cream.. So yogurt being the only substitute I could use, I decided to make a yogurt chocolate cake.. I was skeptical about the flavor..but unlike what I expected, the cake turned out well and it tasted really good with the melted chocolate topping.

Ingredients (Serves 8-12)
1 cup       All-purpose flour    
1/4 cup   Butter                     
3/4 cup   Sugar                       
1/4 cup   Unsweetened Cocoa powder           
1 cup       Plain yogurt ( I used fat-free plain yogurt)
1   Egg
1 1/2 tsp  Baking power
1/2 tsp     Baking soda
1/4 tsp     Salt
1/2 cup    Dark Chocolate chip ( optional)

For Chocolate Topping
1/4 cup    Dark chocolate
1 tbsp      Milk chocolate
2 tbsp      Butter

You will need 2 mixing bowls, 9 inch round cake pan and hand/stand mixer.
Preheat the oven to 350 F. Butter the cake pan and line the bottom of the pan with circle parchment paper.
In bowl 1, mix all-purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cocoa power and keep it aside.
In bowl 2 mix the softened butter and sugar until creamy. To this add the egg and beat until smooth.
Now add yogurt and mix until well combined.
Add the ingredients from bowl 1 to bowl 2. Mix it until all the dry ingredients from bowl 1 is well incorporated to the wet ingredients in bowl 2.
Finally add the chocolate chip and spread it around with a spatula.
Pour this batter to the prepared pan and bake for 20-25 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean.

Melted chocolate topping
Place the chocolate and butter in a heat proof bowl. Melt it using microwave or double boiler ( Refer Notes under One Bowl Brownie recipe). 
Once the cake cools down, remove it from the pan. Pour the warm chocolate frosting over the cake before serving.
Do not avoid the topping. Warm melted chocolate with this cake is something u can never resist. That's what happened to my little guest.. he just loved it :)




Smitha Mathew said...

Thanx for the yummy chocolate cake:)-edu

supriya said...

this recipe sounds interesting.. i have never baked a cake with yogurt before..will try it out!