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Chocolate Yogurt Loaf Cake

An easy, one bowl recipe for a chocolate loaf cake. The cake uses yogurt to reduce calories and keep the cake super moist. It’s a simple cake that will satisfy your chocolate cravings.
overhead photo of sliced Chocolate Yogurt Loaf Cake

Sometimes I’m just craving a simple loaf cake. Nothing fancy, no need for frosting, decorations, etc. Just a tasty, easy loaf cake. This is that cake.

One Bowl Recipe

You don’t need a stand mixer for this recipe. Instead, you can whisk all the ingredients by hand. One bowl recipes are my favorite as they mean less clean-up.

Texture and Taste

  • The cake is very moist and fluffy, as a result of the use of yogurt.
  • It has a strong chocolate flavor, which is enhanced by the espresso powder added to the batter.
  • If you wish for an even stronger chocolate flavor, you can also add chocolate chips to the batter.

close-up photo of sliced Chocolate Yogurt Loaf Cake

Want more chocolate cake? You might like my French yogurt cake and Chocolate Sour Cream Pound Cake, too.

Chocolate Yogurt Loaf Cake

Servings: 10
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
An easy, simple chocolate loaf cake made lighter with the addition of yogurt. The cake is very moist and will satisfy your chocolate cravings.
5 from 2 votes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp espresso powder
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup granulated white sugar
  • 3/4 cup plain nonfat yogurt
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup canola oil

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350'F. Grease an 8 inch by 4 inch loaf pan.
  • In a large bowl whisk together flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and espresso powder. Stir in salt and sugar.
  • Add yogurt, eggs, and oil. Whisk until batter is smooth.
  • Pour into the prepared loaf pan and bake for 50 minutes or until toothpick inserted in middle comes out clean. Cool in pan before removing and slicing.

Notes

Slightly adapted from Little Corner of Mine

Nutrition

Serving: 1slice, Calories: 262kcal, Carbohydrates: 34g, Protein: 4g, Fat: 13g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 49mg, Sodium: 82mg, Potassium: 243mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 21g, Vitamin A: 70IU, Vitamin C: 0.2mg, Calcium: 94mg, Iron: 1.5mg, Net Carbs: 33g

The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.

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12 comments on “Chocolate Yogurt Loaf Cake”

  1. Would the batter be too thick (and the resulting cake, too heavy?) if i used greek yogurt?

  2. Awesome recipe

  3. This is not a comment but a question. What type of cocoa do you use? Generally, when it is unspecified, it is natural but natural is normally paired with baking soda. You call for baking powder, which is normally paired with Dutch processed cocoa. Is this a misprint? Can you please clarify. Thank you. 

    • This recipe can be made with natural or dutch process cocoa powder. The recipe uses baking powder which is why it will work with either cocoa powder. Baking soda is paired with natural cocoa powder because it usually needs the acidity in the natural cocoa powder to activate the baking soda. Dutch process does not need to be paired with baking powder.

  4. Excelent cale! Easy,fluffy ecconomic recepie

  5. Hi. Could I use a skyr-type yogurt and could I use olive or sunflower oil instead of canola oil (which isn’t very common around here)?

    • I have not tested it with skyr yogurt so I am not sure. Olive oil should be fine. I have not tried baking with sunflower oil.

  6. Can i use a silicone tin? 
    Waiting for the result … 🙂 hope it turns out well. It smells delicious.

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