Easy Chocolate Cake

Easy Chocolate Cake

  • 125g butter, softened
  • 1 ½ cups brown sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • ¾ cup hot water
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • ½ cup EasiYo Natural Yogurt
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 1 ¼ cup plain flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • pinch of salt
  • 3/4 cup cream
  • 150g dark chocolate
  • 1/2 tsp butter

Preheat oven to 160°C.  Grease and line a 23cm (9 inch) cake tin.  If using a spring form tin, ensure it has a tight seal as the mixture is very runny.

Cream 125g butter and sugar with an electric beater until pale and fluffy.  Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.

Whisk together water, oil, yogurt, cocoa and vanilla.  Sift flour, baking soda and salt together.

Combine the three mixtures and beat on a medium speed for a minute or until smooth.

Pour into cake tin and bake for 40-50 minutes or until a skewer inserted in the centre comes out cleanly.

To make the glaze, heat cream to near boiling point, then pour it over dark chocolate and 1/2 tsp butter.  Whisk gently until smooth, dark and glossy.

Turn cake out onto a cake rack and cool completely before pouring over the glaze.

Serve with a generous dollop of EasiYo Natural Unsweetened yogurt on the side and some fresh berries.