I have been eating healthy for about a month and a half now, and that meant no sugar or desserts. Which by extension meant, no baking for me to avoid the temptation. But baking is more therapeutic than anything else. And I can always bake for friends and colleagues. That’s exactly what I did. The cake turned out pretty good from what it looked like and the reaction I got for it. Although, I wasn’t happy about the frosting at all. I got this recipe from That Skinny Chick Can Bake and as it turns out, you will need to alter the recipe for the frosting. I’d say go with the regular chocolate buttercream one, or even ganache. Also, this is quite a large cake. Use two 8 or 9 inch baking tins here.
Flour (maida) – 1 and 2/3 cups
Sugar – 1 and 1/2 cups
Cocoa – 2/3 cup
Yoghurt – 1 and 1/2 cups
Butter – 1/2 cup at room temperature
Eggs – 2
Vanilla – 1 tsp
Baking soda – 1 and 1/2 tsp
Preheat oven at 180 C.
Mix dry ingredients together in a large mixing bowl.
Make a well in the centre and add the wet ingredients one after the other.
With a whisk, mix it all together till it’s a smooth batter. Do not over mix.
Bake for 45 – 50 minutes.
Do check with a toothpick if the cake is cooked through. If not, bake for another 5 minutes.
Frosting is optional. If you want to, just heat half a cup of cream with a tbsp of butter and pour it over roughly chopped dark chocolate in a bowl and leave it for 5 minutes before mixing it till smooth. Then frost the cake with it.