yogurt cake with dark chocolate

You can not control the temptation of licking the batter every time you whisk it.  I have baked it for my daughter’s birth day and it was finished in 10 minutes, even before every guest has arrived. I remember I have made a really simple glaze with icing sugar. A friend gave me this recipe, who I thank so much, of course I have adjusted some things to my desire.


It can be a quick go to sponge cake for get together, birthday, etc. It will serve at least 8, with leftovers for breakfast. It’s barely sweet and it’s perfectly acceptable as a breakfast. You can serve the cake warm or at room temperature dusted with simply icing sugar or cacao powder. You can serve the cake warm or at room temperature dusted with simply icing sugar or cacao powder.






yield – 8 servings


  • 3 eggs(separated )
  • 200g(7/8 cups) sugar
  • 125g/ 1 and 1/2 cups Greek yogurt
  • 112 ml/  1/2 cup sunflower oil
  • 50g/0,22cups dark chocolate in powder (70%)
  • 100g ( 1 and 1/3cups) all purpose flour
  • 150g (2/3cups) cornstarch
  • 16g (1/8cups) 1 tablespoon backing powder with vanilla (but if it is only backing powder add 1 teaspoon vanilla)
  • pinch of salt


  1. preheat oven at 180C/ 350F
  2. Spray a 20cm/8″ round tin with oil and line with baking/parchment paper and set aside
  3. add the sugar in the yolk and mix well with an electric mixer till creamy white
  4. whisk in the vegetable oil and the yogurt
  5. now it is time to add the dark chocolate and incorporate well
  6. then mix together the flour and baking powder
  7. using sift add the flour a few at a time and mix making sure there is no lumps
  8. mount the egg white, with a pinch of salt, until stiff and add in the mixture using spatula ( useful tip: make sure to mix from the bottom to the top gently)
  9. Pour the batter into the cake pan and bake for 35 minutes. When a tester/toothpick comes out clean, transfer the cake to a cooling rack and let it cool for 10 minutes before removing it from the pan. ENJOY

Author: myspicypasta

I'm Hirut, originally from Ethiopia and now living in Italy. I'm a happily married, a mother of one and professional assistant cook.

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