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 to feel good about.

a slice of Light Chocolate Yogurt Cake on a napkin with one spoonful taken out the front

You are going to go crazy over this light and moist Chocolate Yogurt Cake! I first wanted to call this easy cakeΒ  “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.

a slice of Chocolate Yogurt Cake on a striped napkin with 2 spoons in the background

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 1/3 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.

a slice of Light Chocolate Yogurt Cake on a napkin with one spoonful taken out the front

 

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a piece of Light Chocolate Yogurt Cake served o a striped napkin
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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.

Course Breakfast, brunch, Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword applesauce, cake, chocolate, easy, light, lowcal, stevia, summer dessert
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 258 kcal

Ingredients

  • 7 oz dark chocolate chopped
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup stevia Reb A type, the white powder
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup fat-free plain Greek yogurt
  • 3/4 cup applesauce

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Melt chocolate (with a Bain Marie or using the microwave)

  3. In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, brown sugar and stevia.

  4.  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.

  5. Lightly spray a cheesecake tin or springform pan and pour chocolate mixture into it. 

  6. 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.

  7. Remove from the oven and let cool at least 2 hours or overnight. 

Recipe Notes

This cake is better served the next day.

Nutrition Facts
Lightened Up Chocolate Yogurt Cake
Amount Per Serving (1 slice)
Calories 258 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12g 18%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 62mg 21%
Sodium 172mg 7%
Potassium 306mg 9%
Total Carbohydrates 30g 10%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 15g
Protein 6g 12%
Vitamin A 2.1%
Vitamin C 0.3%
Calcium 7%
Iron 21.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

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9 Comments
    1. Hey Pam, I’m sorry but I don’t really know how much exactly. I would need to test it first. Maybe 1/2 cup? But again, I can’t really tell before actually trying. I’m sorry I can’t help you more πŸ™

  1. Hi.

    This looks amazing!!! I would/will use full fat Greek yogurt since anything ‘low-fat’ puts extra sugar and other stuff (that we don’t need), in order to bring flavor. Fat is not the enemy as we once believed. Sugar and carbs are, but boy is it challenging to reduced those from our diets! πŸ˜‰

    Also, I like that you use less sugar than other recipes, but I will try coconut sugar; Stevia, makes me gag…it’s too sweet! It might be that people baking with it (in things I’ve tried), misjudged, and put too much of it in the recipe.

    Great photos too! Other sites I’ve seen, do not always have the best photography… yours are good enough to inspire me to make this! πŸ™‚

    1. Hi Lois! Thanks for your comment πŸ™‚
      I definitely agree with you that fat is not the enemy. The low-fat yogurts I buy are always sugar free and nasty chemical free. They’re just made with low-fat milk. But you’re right, if you don’t pay attention, low fat is usually loaded with nasties! Always check the labels!
      I developed this recipe two years ago and I don’t use Stevia anymore. I only use natural sweetener now and I LOVE coconut sugar! I’m pretty sure it would work well with this recipe. You’ve inspired me to try it again with a few modifications.
      Thank you for the photos!!

  2. Could this cake look any moister? And sooo chocolate-y! I think I’d like to go for 3 slices as well. That’s why I’ll try it with cocoa powder!

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