Greek Yogourt Chocolate Cake

Greek Yogourt Chocolate Cake

  • Servings: 24
  • Difficulty: Easy
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Dessert is the perfect way to wrap up a good meal. The final touch. It doesn’t have to be much. For those of us with a sweet tooth, a small piece of sweetness ends the meal perfectly. We could always use more but because I indulged in the past on seconds in the dessert section, I now have to watch my portions. This cake is moist, flavourful and even gives that little extra in protein. With this portion size, even my diabetic friends can indulge in a serving.


  • 1 cup of unsalted butter
  • 1/3 cup of cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp of instant coffee
  • 1 tsp of salt
  • 1 cup of water
  • 2 cups of all purpose flour, a little more for the pan
  • 1-3/4 cups of sugar
  • 1-1/2 tsp of baking soda
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup of plain Greek Yogourt (I use 0% fat)
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • Cooking spray


  1. Preheat oven to 350. Use cooking spray on 10-12 cup Bundt pan and flour. Set aside
  2. In a small saucepan, combine butter, cocoa powder, instant coffee, salt and water and put over medium heat. Cook until just melted and combined, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and set aside.
  3. Combine flour, sugar and baking soda in a large bowl and whisk to blend. Add half of the cocoa mixture and whisk until completely combined (this will be very thick). Add remaining cocoa mixture and whisk to combine. Add one egg at a time, whisking at each step. Then whisk in yogourt and vanilla until smooth.
  4. Pour into pan and bake for 40-45 minutes. Until toothpick comes out clean.
  5. Let cool in the pan on rack for 15 minutes and then invert onto rack and let cool to room temperature.

Nutrition Per Serving

  • Calories 141
  • Fat 4.5 g
  • Sugar 15 g
  • Carbohydrates 23.5 g
  • Protein 2.5 g
  • Fibre 0.7 g

As you can see, I did not frost this cake. You can make a glaze for it. I chose to simply sprinkle 1/16 of a tsp of icing sugar for the look. You could decorate with bright berries like raspberries or strawberries. It may not seem like much but it is enough to satisfy your sweet craving. Have fun and make it your own.

Best Fudgy Chocolate Cake

Best Fudgy Chocolate Cake

  • Servings: 16
  • Difficulty: Easy
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I used to make cakes from scratch and then I got lazy. Yes I admit it, I was using cake mixes. Seemed easier. I still did a lot of baking but standard vanilla or chocolate cakes, I was using mixes. So a couple of weeks ago, a sweet young man was telling me of desserts he was making his dad. Got me thinking, ok maybe I should make a dessert, so I did. I made a vanilla cake. Turned out quite good. So this week I made a chocolate cake. I think that will be the end of my making cakes from cake mixes.


  • 1 1/2 cups of all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp of baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp of salt
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp of pure vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup of milk
  • 3/4 cup boiling water with 2 tsp instant coffee


  1. Preheat oven to 350. Grease a 9×13 baking dish
  2. Sift flour, cocoa powder, salt and baking powder in a small bowl.
  3. Beat the egg, sugar, oil, sugar, milk and vanilla extract together in a large bowl until smooth.
  4. Pour in the boiling water with coffee and mix well.
  5. Add flour mixture to the egg mixture gradually, stirring until smooth.
  6. Pour the batter into the baking dish. Place in preheated oven and bake for 35-40 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the centre of the cake comes out clean with very small amount of cake on the toothpick due to the fudge texture.
  7. Let cool for 20 minutes before frosting or serving.

Nutrition Per Serving

  • Calories 250
  • Fat 9 g
  • Carbohydrates 38 g
  • Protein 3 g
  • Fiber 1 g

You can serve straight, you can ice it, with fruit, or of course ice cream. I have a chocolate ganache recipe if you like. All you need to do is ask.

Have fun and make it your own.

Tips : Treats

We all need treats. For all of us that have a sweet tooth, one of the hardest things to do is just have a little. How often have we bought a chocolate bar and said I will have only a couple of pieces. Next thing you know the whole thing is gone. I am guilty of that. Well the power of suggestion is a powerful tool. Yes, I know, I am just fooling myself but hey it works. I love my mini M & Ms. To stretch out the pleasure, I measure out one tablespoon, put them in a tumbler or short shot glass and eat them one by one. One tablespoon gives you between 25 and 30 treats. If you let them melt in your mouth until the shell cracks and the chocolate oozes onto your tongue, it can prolong the pleasure. I can watch a whole hour episode on one tablespoon of these little treats.  Savour them so you can appreciate the treat. Enjoy.