Friday, November 08, 2013

One Egg Chocolate Yogurt Cake

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Chocolate Yogurt Cake with one egg and less butter makes this cake stand out from the rest!! The cake is smooth, airy, and lightly moist....minus all the calories!! Oh! yes!! you can indulge in...guilt free, ofcourse!!

Curd or yogurt is a staple in Indian homes, lunch or dinner most family have a bowl of fresh curd at hand. I really do not know from where this recipe came from, I found it in Amma's recipe binder, when I visited her two weeks ago...probably handed down by my late Ammachi (grandmother). While going through the recipe, I was amazed by the quantity of yogurt used and butter was less when I asked amma, she told me, there is nothing fancy about this she used to make it a lot!! especially for our birthdays....and then I remembered, ah! that! chocolate cake!! you used to make...oh!! it was with curd!! wow! amma! you rock!! back in Calicut, armed with her recipe; I tried it out and it was a yummer!!

The cake is moist, tender, and very chocolatey....and was an instant hit with my family!! along with reckoning childhood memories....ah!! food has that magic!

So let's bake...and get one cup curd ready!!

Author: Nisa Homey.
Recipe Source: My Amma.
Two Years Ago: Chocolate Yogurt Cake

All purpose flour: 1 1/2 cups.
Cocoa Powder: 3 tbsp.
Baking Soda: 1 tsp.
Butter: 1/4 cup or half stick or 50 gms
Egg: One
Curd: 1 cup.(if refrigerated, pls bring it to room temp; you can also use ready made curd; like Milma curd etc)
Sugar: 1 1/4 cup.
Vanilla Essence: 1 tsp.
Salt: 1/2 tsp.

Preheat oven to 180 degree C.
Grease and dust a baking pan.
If baking for birthdays or other occasions and planning to ice the cake; use a butter paper to line the dish.
I did not use any lining paper, as I let the cake sit in the pan to cut and serve....
Sift flour, baking soda, and salt...and keep aside.
In a bowl, tip in the 50 gms of butter. Ligtly cream it with a hand beater...butter is less, so dont raise your are doing just right!!

Add in the sugar (my sugar was a bit coarse, so I just lightly ran it in the grinder) or you can just powder it!!

 Add in the ONE EGG we are using.

And cream away...

Add in 1 cup of curd; I used thick homemade curd (curd should be at room temp). Curd is the magic in this cake, it makes the cake airy and moist.

Cream....for 1-1 1/2 minutes.

Add in the flour and cocoa powder.

Cream for a minute...the batter is very thick and airy, this you can make out from the pictures...if the batter is very thick, like mine here, do not add water or milk.

Just add another tablespoon of curd....and mix lightly.

See the batter is thick and airy...use a spatula to mix at this stage...we dont want the trapped air to escape, do we?? It looks more like a butter cream frosting than a cake batter...right!!

Tip into the prepared baking dish.

Spread lightly with the spatula. And bake!! at 180 degree C for 30-40 min or until done.

I drizzled some powdered sugar to the cooled cake!! or you can drizzle chocolate sauce if you prefer.

Enjoy!! Indulge!!


  1. wow,super moist cake..loved ths title !

    1. Chitra, you are right the cake is super moist and yum!! Thanks for stopping by :)

  2. They look perfectly moist and beautiful!

  3. Very spongy cake,prefect for the evening snacks.

  4. sounds delicious. that the yogurt?

    1. Hi Renee, yes curd is plain homemade yogurt..hope this helps...thanks for stopping by :)

  5. Just found you and this cake through recipes a plenty. I'm so excited. I've made yogurt cake but never chocolate yogurt cake! Plan on trying this soon and sharing on my blog where I specialize in Weight Watchers Friendly Recipes! Thanks for the inspiration!

  6. I'm so excited to have found you and this cake through Recipes A Plenty on Facebook! Can't wait to try it. Love that it has less butter and is made with yogurt. I'm all about Weight Watchers Friendly Recipes!

    1. Hi Martha, such a pleasure to have you here ...thanks for stopping by :)

  7. Hii ..i tried this chocolate yogurt cake for my husband on his bday..i divided the cake into two nd spread chocolate icing ( ur recipe ) in btw nd on was really yummy..easy cake , soft nd moist, less quantity of butter nd egg used + very was a yummy surprise for my hus.u r really an inspiration for beginners like 'me'..ur detailed presentation nd step by step pics clear all our doubts...thanks a ton..regards

  8. Hi, what is the size of the cake dish used here?Thanks!

  9. What is the size of the baking dish? Thanks!

    1. I used 9-inch pan, but as you can see it was a bit bigger.

  10. delicious cake ....!! tried it yesterday and became a huge hit in my house... thank u for this wonderful recipe.. i think i am going to be a bigggggg fan of ur blog !!! everything is simply superb ...and that clicks also make it sooo irresistible ... plz dont b tooo good ..u r making all my diet plans shooooo away ..

  11. Hey Nisa
    Thanks for posting this recipe. I tried making it today., and it came out yummy. Very tasty! Good work :) Adipoli

    1. Yay! so glad you came back with this amazing feedback! Thanks a ton.


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