When I saw, that yogurt as a part of the ingredients in the chocolate cake I knew at once, that I need to bake it. Can you actually taste the yogurt ? None, perhaps because I added dark chocolate on top of the cocoa powder. I found the recipe in the small recipe booklet called "Den økologiske bagebog volume 2", which I got at the baking event "Rent Mel i Posen".
When I was reading thorough the recipe, I noticed, that the milk, yogurt and butter should be heated up together in a cooking pot. Yogurt is very sensitive to heat, as it is an acidic dairy product, so the milk protein will curdle, when exposed to heat. I decided to try it, as the amount of the butter is very high, so I thought, that the high fat content could help to protect the milk protein. Even though I heat the mass gently up, the milk mass will curdle, so I had to start all over again. In my second attempt I decided to add the yogurt in the sugar-egg mass, and only heat up the milk and butter.
Perhaps the person, who created this recipe like a curdle and sandy texture in their cake ? However, I really dislike such sandiness !!!!
The cake is not raising a lot during the baking process, as no baking powder is added into the recipe. If you like more normal cake structure instead of brownie-style I would recommend, that you add baking powder into the cake.
Anyway, I like the use of yogurt in this cake, as it is another way of using up yogurt getting old in your refrigerator. And I will bake another version of this cake without the chocolate and adding in some baking powder.
Brownie-style cake with yogurt:
- 6 eggs
- 500 g sugar
- 150 g milk
- 150 g yogurt
- 250 g butter
- ½ teaspoon vanilla sugar
- 400 g wheat flour
- 75 g cocoa powder - without sugar
- 1 orange - without peel, diced into smaller pieces
- 100 g dark chocolate - roughly chopped
- Heat up the fan oven to 180'C.
- First whip eggs, sugar and vanilla sugar into a foamy mass.
- Meanwhile heat up the milk and butter in a cooking water, until the butter is melted.
- Add in the yogurt into the sugar-egg mass, while whipping.
- Afterwards slowly add in the melted butter-milk liquid, while whipping. Keep whipping for another 2 minutes on speed 3.
- Sieve the flour and cocoa powder together. Add it into the cake mass, while whipping.
- Also add in the orange and chocolate pieces Stop the whipping, when the flour-cocoa is mixed in.
- Cover either one big baking tray ( 30 x 40 cm) or two smaller baking trays with baking paper.
- Pour in the cake dough into the baking trays.
- Bake the cake at 180'C for approx. 35 minutes.
- Cool down the cake, before you cut and serve it.