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Yogurt Cake with Chocolate Chips


I was feeling something different.  I was tired of cookies and muffins so I needed something else to snack on.  I wanted something not real sweet and it had to be easy to make, no rolling or frosting.  I flipped through a bunch of cookbooks and was intrigued by the French Yogurt Cake in Dorie Greenspan’s Baking From My Home to Yours.  It sounded light but it had a marmalade frosting that just wasn’t what I wanted and I didn’t have any lemons for the lemon zest or almonds and there was no chocolate in the recipe but the basic idea of the cake was good. 
So I adapted the cake to suit my tastes, no lemon or almonds, increased the vanilla extract and added chocolate chips.  Oh and left off the glaze.  The result was just what I was hoping for, light, easy to make, and just the right amount of chocolate chips.  A yummy dessert 🙂


Yogurt Cake with Chocolate Chips
adapted from Baking From My Home to Yours by Dorie Greenspan

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1 ½ cups flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 cup sugar
1 cup chocolate chips
½ cup plain yogurt
3 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
½ cup canola oil

Preheat oven to 350.
Grease a loaf pan.

Mix together flour, baking powder, sugar, and chocolate chips.
Mix yogurt, eggs, vanilla extract, and canola oil.
Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients. Mix until combined.
Pour into loaf pan.

Bake for 50-55 minutes.
Cool for 10 minutes in pan on a wire rack.
Remove cake from pan and allow to cool completely on wire rack.

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Chocolate “Flop” Cake

Today is my birthday (really you don’t need to know how old….lets just say I am old enough to have a daughter in college & another that’s a senior in high school) and my youngest made my cake.  She really had no choice in the matter, I told her she was making it and handed her the recipe.  She learned how to beat eggs whites to stiff peaks and how to fold them into batter.  I got to enjoy someone else baking and most importantly cleaning up the kitchenJ Oh and the cake too!!

The cake is luscious!!!! Rich and chocolatey and oh so decadent that a small piece is all that is necessary (and for me to say a small piece is all that is necessary it has to be rich)!!  The recipe has been in the family for years, it used to be my sister’s contribution to Thanksgiving.  A few years ago I decided it was the cake of choice for my birthday.  The name, Chocolate “Flop”, originated with my uncle because he said it was so flat that it looked like a recipe that had “flopped”.  Don’t be put off by our affectionate name because this cake is the farthest thing from a flop.

Oh and my daughter did an excellent job making it!! Think it will be on her list of things to make.  Enjoy!!!

Chocolate Flop

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1 cup chocolate chips, melted
⅔ cup butter, softened
¾ cup sugar
3 eggs, separated
1 tsp vanilla extract
½ tsp salt
¾ cup flour
¼ cup milk

Shiny Chocolate Glaze:
3 Tbsp butter
2 Tbsp light corn syrup
1 Tbsp water
1 cup chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350. Grease a 9” springform pan.

In a large mixer bowl beat sugar and butter until creamy.
Beat in melted chocolate, egg yolks, vanilla extract, and salt.
Gradually beat in flour and milk.

In small mixer bowl beat egg whites until stiff peaks form.
Fold into chocolate mixture.
Spread in prepared pan.

Bake 25-30 minutes or until baked.
Cool 10 minutes; remove from pan.
Cool completely.
Pour Shiny Chocolate Glaze over cake covering top and sides.

Shiny Chocolate Glaze
In small saucepan combine butter, corn syrup, and water.
Stirring constantly bring just to a boil over low heat.
Remove from heat.
Stir in chocolate chips until smooth.
Cool to room temperature.