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Grammy's Easy Chocolate Yogurt Cake
Grammy's Easy Chocolate Yogurt Cake
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Resting Time
12 mins
Total Time
55 mins

Need a dessert recipe that's one-bowl, no-mixer and out-of-this-world delicious? Grammy's Easy Chocolate Yogurt Cake is all that and more!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy chocolate yogurt cake
Servings: 12
Calories: 282 kcal
Author: Chris Scheuer
For the cake:
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • ½ cup sunflower oil or other mild tasting oil
  • 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips more or less to your liking, I use mini semisweet and milk chocolate regular size, 3/4 cup of each
For the glazed pecans:
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • ¾ cup chopped pecans
For the cake:
  1. Preheat oven to 350˚F. Spray an 8-inch cake pan with baking spray and line with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. In a medium-large bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, salt and sugar until completely combined.
  3. Make a well in the center and add yogurt, eggs, oil and vanilla. Whisk well until all ingredients are incorporated and batter is smooth.
  4. Pour into the prepared pan and bake for 35-45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  5. Cool in pan for 15 minutes then turn out onto a plate or serving platter (flat bottom of the cake will be facing upwards. Top with glazed pecans in an even layer. Scatter chocolate chips over the top between the pecans. Allow to cool before cutting and serving (if you can).
For the glazed pecans:
  1. While the cake is baking make the glazed pecans. Place a piece of parchment paper or greased foil on a work surface.
  2. Combine butter, sugar and pecans in a medium size non-stick pan. Cook for 4-6 minutes over medium heat, stirring frequently until sugar has melted and pecans are golden brown and shiny. Turn out onto prepared parchment paper or foil and spread apart with a fork. Allow to cool while cake finishes baking.
Recipe Notes

See Café Tips above for further instructions and tips.

Nutrition Facts
Grammy's Easy Chocolate Yogurt Cake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 282 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 44mg15%
Sodium 128mg6%
Potassium 199mg6%
Carbohydrates 30g10%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 19g21%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 90IU2%
Vitamin C 0.1mg0%
Calcium 64mg6%
Iron 1.4mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.