This Light Chocolate Yoghurt Cake is the perfect everyday cake! The addition of applesauce and Greek yogurt for moist texture and stevia for sweetness makes this easy Yogurt Cake a healthy dessert choice to feel good about.
You are going to go crazy over this light and moist Chocolate Yogurt Cake! I first wanted to call this easy cake "Breakfast Chocolate Cake " since I just ate a huge slice for breakfast.
Then, I figured it was way more appropriate to simply call it Chocolate Yogurt Cake because I don't want you guys to think it's only meant for breakfast. Because clearly, it's not.
This moist and fluffy Chocolate Yogurt Cake is also perfect for a mid-morning snack, your kiddos' snack, a late night snack or...a nice chocolaty dessert. It's basically an "all-situations-ready" kind of yogurt cake.
I don't know about you but I like it when my day starts with cake. And I like it, even more, when this cake is not making me fat. This is why I love to bake with yogurt. It makes cakes lighter while adding moisture at the same time!
Yes, I repeat ladies, this Light Chocolate Yogurt Cake is oil- and butter-free and I dropped down the sugar quantity to only ⅓ cup. Not bad for a cake recipe, eh?
Also, I used applesauce in place of oil for the cake batter and used a mix of brown sugar and stevia to sweeten the yogurt cake.
There's only one problem. Since this delightful Chocolate Yogurt Cake is lightened up, so basically healthy, I have a slight tendency to think it's ok to eat a double portion, just because, you know, it's not as bad as a slice of Devil Food Chocolate Cake.
Can anyone relate here? Next time, I'll try making this Light Chocolate Yogurt Cake with cocoa powder instead of real chocolate so I can eat 3 slices in a row. I'm incorrigible.
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Lightened Up Chocolate Yogurt Cake
This Light Chocolate Yoghurt Cake is the perfect everyday cake! The addition of applesauce and Greek yogurt for moist texture and stevia for sweetness makes this easy Yogurt Cake a healthy dessert choice that you can feel good about.
- 7 oz dark chocolate chopped
- 3 eggs
- ¼ cup brown sugar
- ⅓ cup stevia Reb A type, the white powder
- ¾ cup all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- ½ cup fat-free plain Greek yogurt
- ¾ cup applesauce
Preheat oven to 350F.
Melt chocolate (with a Bain Marie or using the microwave)
In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, brown sugar and stevia.
Add flour, baking powder and baking soda to the sugar-egg-mix. Whisk well to make sure there are no lumps left. Add yogurt, apple sauce and melted chocolate, mixing between each ingredient.
Lightly spray a cheesecake tin or springform pan and pour chocolate mixture into it.
Bake the cake on the lower rack for 45 minutes, inserting a knife in the middle of the cake after about 23 minutes to create a crack.
Remove from the oven and let cool at least 2 hours or overnight.
This cake is better served the next day.