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chocolate yogurt cake recipeMy poor baby broke his elbow yesterday. He was playing on the monkey bars at school and fell and landed on his elbow. It was very long day at the hospital getting him fixed up, and he was a trooper. I know that he was in a lot of pain, and he took it like a man. There is nothing worse than seeing your child in pain, it is pretty awful. He needs to stay home from school for the next few days because the doctor needs the swelling to go down before he can put a plaster cast on it. In the meantime, he needs to be still and relax. If you knew my child, that would be like asking him to stop breathing. We are trying to find activities that do not include a lot of movement, so baking it is!

The nice people at Tillamook sent me some of their new light yogurts to try. My kids love to eat yogurt, and my husband has been adding a container (he especially likes the Northwest Berry Patch)to his smoothie every morning and loves it. I love to bake with yogurt. Adding yogurt works the same way that adding buttermilk does, it adds a tang and tenderness to whatever you are baking. This cake is rich, a little goes a long way. My favorite part is the glaze. I love how gorgeous and shiny it makes the cake look. It made my injured boy happy and semi-still, and today, that is all that matters.

chocolate yogurt cake recipe6 Tablespoons butter at room temperature
1 1/4 cups sugar
2 eggs
1 3/4 cups flour
2/3 cup cocoa
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 (6-ounce) container Tillamook Light Vanilla Yogurt
1/3 cup water
1 teaspoon vanilla

Glaze:

1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
2/3 cup cocoa
3-4 Tablespoons water
1 teaspoon vanilla

chocolate yogurt cake recipeIn a bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.

chocolate yogurt cake recipeIn another small bowl, whisk together yogurt, water, and vanilla. Set aside.

chocolate yogurt cake recipeCream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add eggs one at a time.

chocolate yogurt cake recipeAdd half of the flour mixture to the butter. Add the yogurt mixture, and add the remaining flour.

chocolate yogurt cake recipeMix until just combined. Line a loaf pan with parchment paper and spray with cooking spray.

chocolate yogurt cake recipeBake in a preheated 350 degree oven for one hour. Cool in the pan for 15 minutes. Turn out and cool completely.

chocolate yogurt cake recipeWhisk together powdered sugar, cocoa, water, and vanilla until smooth. Pour over cooled cake.

chocolate yogurt cake recipe

Chocolate Yogurt Cake

Ingredients

  • 6 Tablespoons butter at room temperature
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 3/4 cups flour
  • 2/3 cup cocoa
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 (6-ounce) container Tillamook Light Vanilla Yogurt
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Glaze:
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2/3 cocoa
  • 3-4 Tablespoons water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Instructions

  1. In a bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  2. In another small bowl, whisk together yogurt, water, and vanilla. Set aside.
  3. Cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add eggs one at a time.
  4. Add half of the flour mixture to the butter. Add the yogurt mixture, and add the remaining flour.
  5. Mix until just combined. Line a loaf pan with parchment paper and spray with cooking spray.
  6. Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for one hour. Cool in the pan for 15 minutes. Turn out and cool completely.
  7. Whisk together powdered sugar, cocoa, water, and vanilla until smooth. Pour over cooled cake.
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    • clay bishop says:

      hello, i was wondering, could a person make this in a bundt cake pan instead of a Loaf pan? just curious how that would turn out and would you need the parchment paper for the bundt pan? please advise, thank you

      • bakedbree says:

        I have never made it in anything other than a loaf pan. I don’t think that you will have enough batter for a bundt pan. And no, you do not need paper for a bundt cake.

  2. Stephanie says:

    Good grief, Bree, this looks delicious! Hope your little boy gets well soon!

  3. Sarah says:

    This looks so good. I hope the little guy feels better very soon!

  4. Sarah says:

    Awh, I’m so sorry he broke his arm. This loaf looks delish!

  5. That looks so delicious! I don’t usually like chocolate cake, but that looks super moist and I imagine it tasting like a tangy brownie. . .

  6. angela says:

    i recently made a choc banana bread using yogurt, it was soo moist and yummy. no chocolate on top though, must give this one a try :)

  7. karen says:

    How much cocoa goes in the glaze? The recipe just says “2/3 cocoa”.

  8. Priyanka says:

    Great recipe. I love yogurt in cake , just makes it wonderful and this looks yummy and tempting

  9. Brandy Sievers says:

    So sorry about the small ones elbow. Not good.

    Tillamook is one my all time favorite companies. Delicious cheese, delicious yogurt (the only one we buy) and scrum diddly umptious ice cream. Plus a bunch of other treats too. The factory is a lot of fun and you can even see a display of my Grandpa upstairs. He was the Head cheesemaker for nearly 40 years! :) So, I might be slightly partial. lol

    The cake looks very yummy-I love the shot with the glaze pouring. How’d you do that?

    • bakedbree says:

      I would be partial too! I love Tillamook. Unfortunately, where we live, we do not get all of the products that they make.

  10. Aww. I’m so sorry to hear about your son’s broken elbow :( I hope he gets better soon.

    I love eating yogurt. I think I have it as an afternoon snack almost everyday! And this loaf cake looks way awesome and oh so chocolatey! :) YUM!

  11. laura k says:

    This cake looks beauteous. I’m wondering…are there other substitutions you might make if you used whole milk yogurt instead of light? Maybe a little less butter? Hmm.

    • bakedbree says:

      I would not change the amount of butter, but I would happily use whole milk yogurt, in fact that what the original recipe used.

  12. Tina T-P says:

    I cracked my elbow when I was in college (we’re talking 40 years ago) and I CAN STILL REMEMBER HOW MUCH IT HURT!! So your young one has my utmost sympathy. Hope he heals soon. T.

    • bakedbree says:

      Thank you Tina. Right not the swelling is more the issue. It is still so swollen that it cannot get a plaster cast.

  13. I hope your son is feeling better!

    And this cake is absolutely GORGEOUS! I love using yogurt in my cakes and muffins – you get such amazingly light and moist cakes.

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  15. Stephanie says:

    That glaze really makes it look mouth watering!

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  17. Leah says:

    Hi – I tried to see if anyone else posted this q – this is in the oven, but the batter was not very.. liquid. Almost more of a cookie batter. Did I do something wrong? It smells delish…. will let you know how it turns out. And best wishes to your little man! Sounds awful!
    Leah, BC, Canada.

  18. Hannah says:

    This looks super rich and decadent! I love your photographs! Xx

  19. Jessica says:

    Those pesky monkey bars! That’s how I broke my wrist as a kid, too! I was 4 and had just learned how to do the monkey bars. My neighbors had a wooden play-set and I was not prepared for the bar twisting on me. I send him good thoughts for a speedy recovery!

  20. bigFATcook says:

    OMG this looks sooooo awesomeeee :D
    Greets from bfc

  21. Elizabeth says:

    I just discovered your blog via Go Bold With Butter, and this chocolate cake immediately grabbed me. I’m making it next on my list! I’m glad your little guy took it like a man (!) and is feeling better. Am looking forward to visiting your site daily. Thanks!

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  23. Heather says:

    Bree…. Thank you so very much for sharing yet another delicious treat. We made this to fix a “broken head” after a fence had the nerve to jump out at our big kid…surgical glue is the best….chocolate yogurt cake….”epic yumm”
    xo

    • bakedbree says:

      It seems like it is going around this week! I hope that your broken head is on the mend. And yes, surgical glue is a God send.

  24. Michelle says:

    Bree,

    I am so glad I found your blog. This chocolate cake looks Delicious! I’m so glad your little guy is Ok and was a trooper at the hospital. It always amazes me how strong kids are when they need to be.

    I would love to invite you to share this, and any other posts you would like to, at my Creative Thursday Link Party (tomorrow) at http://www.michellestastycreations.blogspot.com. Have a great week.

    Michelle

  25. Ksenia says:

    Seems like that is exactly what I’ll be doing tomorrow! And I so get how you feel, having my plaster cast put yesterday because of broken ankle … I think a little baking with the help of friends will definetely cheer me up :)

  26. K Genton says:

    I made this tonight and it is SOOOOOOOOO DELICIOUS! I used vanilla greek yogurt though because it’s all that I had but it was still super tasty

  27. This recipe really caught my eye, not only because the cake looks delicious, but because it uses yogurt! I’ve got a big tub that needs to be used before it goes bad, and I know just how to use it now. :)

  28. Andrea says:

    I made this because I LOVE chocolate, but I was so disappointed, I ended up throwing the entire cake away! It wasn’t as moist as I was hoping & I didn’t care for the frosting either. It just tasted like chocolate chips..i was hoping for something more decadant. But im not giving up! There’s gotta be something really chocolaty moist out there. Just need to find it!

  29. Michelle says:

    Hi Bree,

    Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Thursday this week. This looks so amazing and I really can’t wait to try the recipe. I’ll probably be making this over the weekend.

    I can’t wait to see what you link up next week. Have a wonderful weekend.

    Michelle

  30. Melissa B says:

    This recipe looks awesome! =)
    Im a new follower – love your blog!!

  31. VT says:

    If I wanted to make this as cupcakes instead of a loaf, how long should I bake it for?

    • bakedbree says:

      I am not sure that this would make a good cupcake. It is a very dense loaf, but I would start at 15-18 minutes and go from there.

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  33. kedR says:

    I could eat one every day… little crispy from outside and warm and moist from inside..ummmmm.

  34. Jeanine says:

    I just discovered your blog… oh my this looks amazing. Chocolate is healing, right? :)

  35. Sandy says:

    Just made the cake as cupcakes and they were amazing. Told my boss these are a keeper. Next will figure out the actual unit cost – we do have a budget to keep! Didn’t have vanilla yogurt – used plain and added a Tbsp of honey, bit extra vanilla and they were great! Don’t think I will have to buy another cake mix!

  36. Gorgeous photography. Love this recipe. Bookmarked.

    Hope your little one is doing fine now. Btw, love your blog. Gorgeous space. :)

  37. Jagriti says:

    I tried this cake yesterday for a friend’s bday and it turned out beautiful!! The texture was so “melt-in-your-mouth”! Am sure going to try lots more of your recipes Bree! :)

    Hope the Little One is doing better now. :)

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  40. Awesome!Yogurts in cake are really my favorite.Thanks for sharing this one to us.

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  42. Elisa says:

    This is hands down the most PERFECT chocolate cake recipe I ever tried. Thanks sooo much for sharing this!

  43. I’ve never heard of chocolate YOGURT cake before! Seems sort of obvious when you think about it! Yours genuinely looks absolutely incredible!

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