Easy, Moist Chocolate Cake

This easy recipe for the seriously delicious and wonderfully moist Chocolate Cake uses plain yogurt to create its really great texture (which was inspired by, and adapted from, the Biscoff Cupcakes I made). Each bite is super tasty which makes this feel like a very decadent treat but it is not heavy or overly sweet.


1 cup all-purpose flour

½ cup cocoa powder (I used drinking chocolate)

¼ tsp salt

½ tsp baking soda

1 stick (8 tbsp) unsalted butter, room temperature

1 cup baker’s sugar (very fine/caster)

½ cup plain yogurt

2 eggs

1 tbsp vanilla extract

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Pre heat oven to 350°F

Grease and line the bottom of an 8in square tin (you can make cupcakes instead)

In a bowl, sieve and mix together the flour, cocoa powder, salt and baking soda – set aside

In a mixer on low, beat together until well incorporated, the butter, sugar, yogurt, eggs and vanilla extract (it will look very runny – do not worry)

Add a ¼ of the flour mix at a time, and mix on medium until well incorprated – repeat for the rest of the flour mix

Pour into square baking tin and then bake on middle shelf of oven for about 20 minutes, or until a skewer comes out clean when inserted into the centre of cake

Leave to cool in the tin for 5 minutes then remove cake and place on a wire rack to cool completely (you can then add your desired topping/icing etc)


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**I topped mine with a simple chocolate drizzle made by gently melting ½ cup chocolate chips with 3 tbsp of milk then slowly adding 1/3 cup sieved confectioner’s sugar – adding another tablespoon of milk, and repeating until I got the consistency I liked**

What do you think? If you have a go at this recipe, let me know how it turns out!


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