Skinny Chocolate Cake made with Greek Yogurt

There is absolutely no oil or butter in this Skinny Chocolate Cake, but you wouldn’t know it! Greek Yogurt helps it stay rich and moist – you won’t miss the fat!

Skinny Chocolate Cake made with Greek Yogurt | chezcateylou.com

It is no secret that I love baking with yogurt (see here, here, and here).  Yogurt can replace most or all of the fat in a lot of recipes while still giving you moist and tender baked goods. It allows me to make “skinny” recipes that taste (almost) as good as the real thing!  The nice people at Chobani sent me a bunch of yogurt to try out in recipes (thank you!), so of course the first thing I made had chocolate in it! Skinny Chocolate Cake to be exact.  The original recipe calls them fudgy brownies – I think the texture is more like a cake, but call them whatever you want – this chocolate creation is delicious! And it was so quick and easy to make. There is absolutely no oil or butter – ½ cup of Chobani and one egg does the job instead.  The cake is so moist and fudgy . It is perfect on its own, sprinkled with powdered sugar, or served warm with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream!

Skinny Chocolate Cake made with Greek Yogurt | chezcateylou.com

I used Chobani 2% plain, but this would be great with Vanilla Chobani or 0% plain

Skinny Chocolate Cake made with Greek Yogurt | chezcateylou.com

So rich and fudgy!

Skinny Chocolate Cake made with Greek Yogurt | chezcateylou.com

Tip: a plastic knife works best to cut this cake

Skinny Chocolate Cake made with Greek Yogurt | chezcateylou.com

A dusting of powdered sugar makes them look so pretty. Enjoy!

 

Skinny Chocolate Cake made with Greek Yogurt

Skinny Chocolate Cake made with Greek Yogurt

There is absolutely no oil or butter in this Skinny Chocolate Cake, but you wouldn't know it! Greek Yogurt helps it stay rich and moist - you won't miss the fat!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened baking cocoa
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek Yogurt (I used Chobani)
  • 1 egg
  • 2 Tbsp milk (I used almond milk)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray an 8x8inch baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugrs, salt, baking soda, and cocoa.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together yogurt, egg, milk, and vanilla until smooth. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and stir until just combined. Fold in mini chocolate chips.
  4. Spread batter into prepared baking dish and bake for 20 - 25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean or with a few moist crumbs. This cake is very moist and fudgy - do not overbake. It will set as it cools. Allow to cool before cutting into pieces.

Notes

http://chezcateylou.com/skinny-chocolate-cake-made-with-greek-yogurt/

Looking for more Skinny recipes? Here are some great ones!

Skinny Double Chocolate Muffins
Skinny Double Chocolate Muffins | chezcateylou.com

Skinny Peanut Butter Brownies
Skinny Peanut Butter Brownies | chezcateylou.com

Healthy Blackberry Coconut Yogurt Bread
Healthy Blackberry Coconut Yogurt Bread | chezcateylou.com

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Comments

  1. says

    This might be a strange question, but what kind of cocoa powder do you use? Is it a special dark variety? I’m obsessed with the rich, dark color of your chocolate baked goods, but haven’t yet managed to replicate it!

  2. Heather says

    Trying this tonight so fingers crossed, forgot I had no eggs though so have left them out and well see what happens :)

  3. Fiona says

    I actually increased the baking powder amount & got a more cakey finish & a less brownie type of result. Aslo I don’t bother with the icing sugar unless it is going to be eaten immediately as it just soaks in & makes it sticky. Works well frozen in individual containers/snap lock bags & then can go straight into lunch boxes from the freezer, the kids love it!

  4. says

    I have now made this cake for my husband and I lots and lots of times. I figured it was about time I thanked you! I will be trying your beet muffin version similar to this when those come in the garden! Thank you

  5. Donna says

    Hi, i found your site after googling yoghurt cakes and I’m in awe of your recipes!! I’ve made several batches of the skinny chocolate cake in the past two days and they’ve gone down a treat, people cant believe there’s no fat in there (i worked out the macros and theyre only 87 calories too, bonus!) thank you for the fabulous excuse to eat chocolatey goodness :) xx

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