~jan’s chocolate cake~

One very easy and very quick butter-free chocolate cake!


I’ve been using this recipe for nearly 20 years and it makes a great everyday cake – not rich and sugary, but with enough chocolate taste to satisfy!



4tbsp cocoa powder

1 cup (160g) plain flour

3/4 cup (150g) sugar

1 tsp baking powder

pinch of salt

1 egg

3/4 cup natural yoghurt (that’s 1 and 1/2 pots)

drop of vanilla essence

How to:  Mix dry ingredients together, stir in lightly beaten egg and yoghurt until well blended. Pour into tin (dia approx 21cm) and bake at 160°c for 25 – 30 minutes


Enjoy with spoonful of crème fraîche or simply on its own.



Filed under cakes, chocolate

20 responses to “~jan’s chocolate cake~

  1. A simple cake like this would be welcomed in our home.

  2. Compliment! Your chocolate cake looks devine!

  3. Candy, it looks marvelous to me. I would have a huge slice for my breakfast. 🙂

  4. This looks delicious 🙂

  5. Looks delicious and perfect! Love the simple recipe!

  6. petit4chocolatier

    Delicious, looks so moist 🙂

  7. A georgous & easy to make chocolate cake! I love the yoghurt in here! 🙂

  8. I love your recipes– all so practical, things I would really make! This looks yummy. thanks.

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