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Greek Yogurt Chocolate Cake

Christmas chocolate cake with ganache, pomegranate seeds and ground pistachio on a cake stand.

Super easy and tasty chocolate cake with Greek yogurt. Coated with chocolate ganache and decorated with pomegranate seeds and pistachio.

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Ingredients

Cake:

  • 4oz / 125g dark chocolate, broken into pieces
  • 1 stick / 113g unsalted butter
  • 1 and 1/4 cup / 275g granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup / 17g cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 cup / 150g plain flour

Ganache:

  • 2.8oz / 80g semi-sweet chocolate, broken into chips
  • 80ml heavy cream

Topping:

  • ½ cup pomegranate seeds
  • 2 tablespoons ground pistachio
  • 1 teaspoon powdered sugar

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F/180C. Butter or spray a 22 - 25cm / 9 – 10 inches spring form cake pan with parchment paper.
  2. Put butter and chocolate in a saucepan. Heat it over medium low heat stirring until smooth. Do not simmer or boil!
  3. Transfer the chocolate mixture into a bowl. Whisk in oil, sugar and Greek yogurt until combined.
  4. Add in eggs and mix well.
  5. Sift cocoa powder, baking powder and flour into the bowl and whisk until smooth. Don't over-mix.
  6. Pour it into the prepared cake pan and bake for 50-55 minutes or until a skewer inserted to the center comes out clean. The surface might crack, but don’t worry as you will coat the cake with a perfect chocolate ganache.
  7. Remove the cake from the pan and let it cool completely on a cooling rack.

Ganache:

  1. Heat heavy cream in a saucepan over medium high heat. When it’s about to simmer, remove it. Don’t let it come to a boil.
  2. Add in chocolate pieces, give it a stir and wait for a few minutes and then whisk until smooth.
  3. Let it cool completely and refrigerate for half an hour. Pour it on top of your chocolate cake. Refrigerate for about half an hour and then decorate it with pomegranate seeds and ground pistachio as you see in the photos here.
  4. Finally sift just a little powdered sugar on the very top of pomegranate seeds in the center.

Notes

Recipe adapted from Nagi’s Easy Chocolate Fudge Cake on RecipeTin Eats

Keywords: chocolate yogurt cake, Greek yogurt chocolate cake, chocolate Christmas cake