chocolate and strawberry yogurt cake

i realised the other day as i whipped up some yogurt cakes, that i had yet to bake up a chocolate yogurt cake.  plus, i had a box of macerated strawberries lying about…and so the chocolate strawberry yogurt cake came about.

Chocolate Yogurt Cake with Strawberry Chunks
(makes two 9-inch loaf cakes)

Dark chocolate 400g (just under 1 lb)
Canola oil 1 cup
Instant coffee 2 tbsp
Yogurt 1 ¼ cup
Sugar 1 ½ cups
Eggs 6 large ones
Vanilla extract 2 tsp
Flour 3 cups
Baking powder 3 tsp
Salt 1 tsp
Strawberries 1 pint (cut into small bits, macerated with ¼ cup sugar, lemon juice from 1 lemon, 1 tbsp rum)
  1. The day before prepare strawberries as follows.  Remove stems and leaves.  Wash and dry the berries.  Then cut into small  1/4 to 1/2 inch chunks.  Place into a storage container.  Pour 1/4 cup sugar, juice from 1 lemon and 1 tbsp rum over the berries.  Mix, cover and let sit in refrigerator overnight.
  2. Pre-heat oven to 350ºF.  Butter and flour loaf pans and set aside.
  3. Melt chocolate together with instant coffee powder and canola oil in a heat proof bowl set over a saucepan of boiling water.  Stir intermittently until chocolate has melted.  Remove from heat and let cool a bit.
  4. In the bowl of your standmixer, mix together yogurt, sugar, eggs and vanilla extract until well combined.
  5. Pour in slightly cooled chocolate with the mixer on medium speed.  Continue to mix for 30 seconds.
  6. Then, turn mixer down to lowest speed and add in flour, baking powder and salt.  Whip until just combined.
  7. Turn off mixer.  Drain strawberries from liquids and add to the batter.  Fold into batter using a rubber spatula.
  8. Transfer batter into loaf pans.  Bake for 60-70 minutes or until a tester comes out clean.
  9. Turn mixer down to lowest speed

One response to “chocolate and strawberry yogurt cake

  1. I love how some of our best recipes are organically born. The chocolate/strawberry combo is such a dynamic duo–yum!

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