Chocolate Yogurt Loaf Cake Recipe

Last Updated on November 16, 2022 by Ellen Christian

You are going to love this chocolate yogurt loaf cake! This chocolate cake with yogurt is a better choice than one with frosting but it’s just as delicious!

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I enjoy desserts but I find that many frosting recipes are just too sweet for me. Using powdered sugar instead of frosting is a great choice. Plus, it lets the rich taste of the cocoa be the star of this chocolate cake recipe instead of the frosting.

Chocolate yogurt loaf cake recipe with powdered sugar

Chocolate Yogurt Loaf Cake

My chocolate yogurt loaf cake is made in a loaf pan so it’s easy to slice standard serving-sized pieces. Plus, if you’re worried about portion control, you can slice it all at once, and freeze individual slices.

Then just take out one slice at a time to ensure you don’t go crazy. If you do freeze this cake recipe with powdered sugar, be sure to add the powdered sugar after you take it out of the freezer.

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What does adding yogurt to a cake do?

When you add yogurt to a cake, it helps make the cake moist. And, if you add a flavored yogurt, it helps change the flavor of the cake.

So, using chocolate yogurt would give it a more decadent chocolate taste. Adding mocha yogurt would make it taste more like yogurt.

If you add fresh blueberries, try blueberry yogurt. Just experiment until you find the combination that you like the most.

Chocolate Yogurt Loaf Cake Recipe With Powdered Sugar

What type of pan should I use?

Loaf pan – You can either use a non-stick loaf pan or you can use a silicone loaf pan. Or, if you prefer, you can grease a standard loaf pan well to prevent sticking.

Just be aware that it does add fat to your recipes.

How do you make chocolate cupcakes?

If you’d prefer to make cupcakes rather than a loaf cake, just pour the batter into silicone baking cups and bake the cupcakes at 375F for about 12 to 15 minutes.

Test them for doneness with a cake tester or a toothpick.
a cake sliced sitting on parchment paper with blueberries

This is a very moist chocolate cake recipe. It’s not too sweet but has just the right amount of decadent chocolate taste.

The added Greek yogurt will help increase the protein per serving which will help you stay full longer than if you didn’t add it. You can enjoy a slice for breakfast with a cup of coffee or save it for dessert instead.

Make it a little bit healthier by tossing in a handful of berries, flaxseeds, or pumpkin seeds. Make it a little bit more decadent by adding a handful of dark chocolate or white chocolate chips.

Like nuts in your cake? Add chopped walnuts to this chocolate yogurt loaf cake.

Chocolate Yogurt Loaf Cake Recipe With Powdered Sugar

How do you keep a cake moist after baking?

To keep your chocolate yogurt cake moist after baking it, be sure to wrap it in plastic wrap. Keeping a cake covered tightly will help it stay moist.

If you’re worried about it drying out, you might want to consider using frosting instead of powdered sugar. Frosting will help the top of the cake stay moist.

It does add a lot of sugar content to the recipe so keep that in mind.

So, have you ever tried a chocolate cake made with yogurt?

Love this chocolate yogurt loaf cake recipe? You may want to try this mint chocolate chip cake recipe. Or, check out this gluten-free ring-ding recipe.

More dessert recipes

Finally, you may want to try a few more of my recipes.

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Chocolate Yogurt Loaf Cake Recipe with Powdered Sugar

You are going to love this chocolate yogurt loaf cake! This cake recipe with powdered sugar is a better choice than one with frosting but it’s just as delicious

You are going to love this chocolate yogurt loaf cake! This cake recipe with powdered sugar is a better choice than one with frosting but it’s just as delicious

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes


  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 large egg white
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt (low fat is fine)


  1. Preheat the oven to 350F
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  3. In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until the mixture is fluffy and resembles wet sand. Beat in egg and egg white. Mix in 1/3 of the flour mixture.
  4. In a small bowl, whisk together water, cocoa powder, vanilla, and yogurt until the mixture is smooth. Add half of this mixture to the sugar mixture, followed by another 1/3 of the flour mixture. Stir in remaining yogurt and remaining flour, stirring only until no streaks of flour remain.
  5. Pour batter into prepared pan and spread evenly.
  6. Bake for 55-60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  7. Let cake cool in the pan for about 10 minutes, then carefully cut along the sides of the pan to release the cake and turn it out onto a wire rack to cool completely before slicing.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 slice

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 216Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 45mgSodium: 229mgCarbohydrates: 35gFiber: 1gSugar: 22gProtein: 5g

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24 thoughts on “Chocolate Yogurt Loaf Cake Recipe”

  1. My granddaughter chose this recipe for us to make for dessert and it was perfect! Our family prefers cakes with just a dusting of powdered sugar rather than icing so this one fits the bill perfectly. Thanks so much for posting it.
  2. Hi Ellen, If I want to use chocolate chips, do I put them in the dough or on top of the cake for decoration? How many chocolate chips would you recommend? Thank you very much.
  3. Your recipe says heat oven at 35. Most people will figure it out. 😉 I'm saving this recipe for another time. Looks delicious. Thank you.
  4. Delicious! I accidentally used 3/4 cups of yogurt instead of 1 cup but it was still good. Next time I'll look at the cup measure more closely...and maybe try adding nuts and/or chocolate chips.
  5. I have made this recipe several times now, and love it! I added 1/2 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips and sprinkled a few on top to give it even more chocolaty goodness. I also have experimented with adding a Tbsp. of instant coffee and it's a delicious addition. Thanks for sharing this!

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