25 September, 2011

chocolate cake with youghurt

- Is it very chocolatey? 
- Yes, sort of.
- Is it healthy because the yoghurt?
- No, it isn't but good for your soul at least...
So it is what it is. I would call it a placebo chocky cake. Since, people automatically believe that something with yoghurt is good for them, making them healthier and stuff like that. It is definitely true most of the time, and of course it is true for this cake as well (I am nodding!).
But if you read through the ingredients of this cake, then you will see that no matter how much yoghurt you put in the icing sugar, the chocolate and the butter is still going to be there, making your jeans (hm...) shrink in size even by looking at it if you know what I mean. Still, this dessert is recommended for rainy days, sunny days, weekdays and every day- immediately after you ran a half-marathon at least ;)
The recipe is from here 

for the Cake: 

100g (min.70% cocoa cont.) chocolate
200g butter
200g demerara sugar
1 tbs. vanilla extract
3 eggs
1,5 dl yoghurt (Greek)
300g flour*
8g baking powder

for the Filling:

100g chocolate (same as above)
50g butter
350 g (!) icing sugar
1dl yoghurt 

Turn on the over for 200°C. Beat the melted butter with the sugar. Mix in the vanilla and the eggs one-by-one then the yoghurt. Carefully corporate in the melted chocolate and the sieve in the flour with the baking powder and stir in thoroughly. Pour the mixture in a cake tin of your choice (I used 24cm cake tin). Bake in the oven for 35-40 minutes but make sure that after the first 10 minutes you turn the oven down to 150°C. 
When ready, use a toothpick to see if baked through. Leave it on a rack to cool and make the filling in the meantime. 
For that: you need to melt the chocolate and the butter together. Sieve in the icing sugar then add the yoghurt. Put the cream in the fridge for 10-15 minutes to set. 
Cut the cake in half and sandwich it with half of the cream. Then use the other half of the cream for frosting/decorating your dessert. 
Enjoy. I warned you!
*the original recipe says 150g flour and by accident I put on twice as much (don't ask me why or how. It happened, OK?) If you try the cake with this much, then please let me know how it worked! Thx.)
if nobody sees it, then it is not fattening

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