Chocolate Yogurt Cakes For Two

February 7, 2016
Chocolate Yogurt Cakes for Two

This post is sponsored by Stonyfield Organic and Divine Chocolate via the Clean Plate Club blogger program. In exchange for this post, I was provided with the yogurt and chocolate used to develop my recipe. As always, the content and opinions expressed in this post are solely my own.

I have an incorrigible sweet tooth--dark chocolate is one of my favorite foods, I've never met an ice cream cone I didn't like, and I firmly believe that New York-style cheesecake is an essential delight of human existence.  But despite my love of dessert, I try to maintain a reasonably healthy diet.  I don't believe that sugar needs to be completely avoided, but it should be consumed in moderation.  This is difficult (for me, nearly impossible) when confronted with a batch of two dozen cookies or a pan of brownies.

One solution?  Small batch sweets.  Instead of making a dessert big enough to feed twelve, I bake up a couple of sensibly-portioned miniature chocolate yogurt cakes.  Denser than your typical cupcake, these are perfect as a sweet snack or dessert course for a romantic dinner for two.  Smooth & Creamy Stonyfield fat free plain yogurt provides a deliciously moist texture without extra calories, while dark chocolate creates a sophisticated, rich flavor.

This recipe was developed with Divine Chocolate's 70% dark chocolate, a Fairtrade certified premium chocolate bar.  This is chocolate you can feel good about purchasing: the company is co-owned by the 85,000 farmers of Ghana's Kuapa Kokoo cooperative, who produce the cocoa used to make each bar of Divine chocolate.  If you're using a different brand of chocolate, select one with approximately 70% cocoa content for similar results.

Yield: two miniature cakes


Chocolate Yogurt Cakes for Two Ingredients
  • 1 ounce Divine Chocolate 70% Dark Chocolate (7 squares)
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Stonyfield Smooth & Creamy Fat Free Plain Yogurt
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking powder
  • pinch salt

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.  Line two cups of a muffin tin with silicon or paper liners.

Melt chocolate in microwave or a double boiler.

Combine sugar, yogurt, and vanilla in a small bowl.  In a separate bowl, mix the flour, baking powder, and salt.

Add the flour mixture to the sugar mixture and stir until well-combined.  Add the melted chocolate and mix until smooth.

Chocolate Yogurt Cakes for Two

Spoon the batter into the prepared muffin cups.  Bake for 20 minutes, or until a cake tester or toothpick inserted into the center of the cakes comes out clean. 

Remove from pan immediately and place on a wire rack to cool completely.

Chocolate Yogurt Cakes for Two