Chocolate and yogurt loaf cake

Chocolate and yogurt loaf cake

By 07/12/2015

How was your weekend? Mine was busy with my daughter having her ballet exam. I was more nervous than she was, it took me ages trying to make her hair up in a bun only to give up in the end (I am useless at this things!). Her teacher did it and it all went well; my daughter came back with a broad smile happily suckling an ice lolly she was given as a reward.

The best bit was when I went back home and.. surprise surprise I found hubby busy roasting a guinea fowl he bought at the farmer's market. He served it with roast potatoes, steamed vegetables and some very good full bodied Montepulciano wine. I must say that was delicious!

We ended our meal with a chocolate and yogurt loaf cake I made the day before. You will love this recipe: a vanilla flavoured sponge with yogurt and your favourite chocolate which you will simply put on top of the mixture before baking it. The chocolate will slowly melt and most will sink at the bottom of the cake. You cannot prevent that but the cake will taste fab anyway!

  • Prep Time : 20 minutes
  • Cook Time : 45 minutes



Melt the butter in a pan over a gentle heat and let it cool down.

Whip the eggs (which should not be cold from the fridge) with the sugar until pale and creamy then add the melted butter.

whipped eggs

Add the sifted flour with the baking powder, the vanilla essence, the yogurt and stir well.

adding flour

Grease and flour a baking tin measuring approx 11 x 21cm or 4 x 8 inch then pour in the mixture.

Break the chocolate, flour it a little then line it up in rows on top of the mixture.

Chocolate yogurt loaf cake

Bake for 45 minutes at 180C or 350F. Check with a toothpick after 30 minutes as some oven cook quicker than others.

Chocolate and yogurt loaf cake

More chocolate cakes? Check out my Chocolate chip cake and my rich Tenerina cake without yeast.

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5 Responses to Chocolate and yogurt loaf cake

  1. Angie@Angie's Recipes

    Lovely layers…Did you layer the bottom with chocolate before pouring in the batter too?

    • Alida

      No, the chocolate you put on top just melts and sinks to the bottom.. a least most of it!

  2. la cucina di Molly

    Che bello e goloso il tuo plumcake, sembra soffice e l’aggiunta del cioccolato fondente è favoloso! Un abbraccio!

  3. speedy70

    Che aspetto invitante e golosissimo, così cioccolatoso è irresistibile!!!!

  4. Dottie Sauchelli Balin

    Dear Alida,
    A great post! Love your writing. I hope that your daughter passed her exam. She must be so sweet to see her dance. I used dance when I was young..Ballet, Toe, Tap, and Jazz. I went all the way to Jazz as a teenager.
    Your husband cooks really well…that is so nice to come home and have someone else cook for you this time…I am sure it must have been delicious..I enjoyed seeing this easy recipe. The chocolate loaf cake is a perfect cake to enjoy after a wonderful meal. I love the way it looks when you cut it as the chocolate is on the top as the bottom. It looks so moist as well. Will have to try this for sure! Thanks for sharing…Have a great week…Ciao!
    Dottie xx 🙂

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