I had 100g of natural yogurt leftover from making mango yogurt ice cream (my third time actually) which was expiring soon. So I flipped through my recipe book collection to try to find something that required yogurt in the ingredient. It didn’t take me too long time to found this recipe that called for 50g of yogurt. Since the recipe size was very small, I decided to double the recipe and it was just nice to use up 100g of yogurt.
This cake was quite dense as little raising agent was used. Due to the steam bake method (and also because of the yogurt?) the inner texture was very moist, tasted a bit like a fudge cake. My family didn’t seem to appreciate this kind of texture and they thought that the cake was uncooked.
Taste wise, it was quite chocolaty and I couldn’t taste trace of coconut even though coconut cream powder was added. It probably only made the cake more creamy.
This is a straightforward and easy recipe. Anyone who likes chocolate cake may consider giving it a try.
I am submitting this to Aspiring Bakers #7 – Chocolate Delight (May 2011) hosted by DG from Tested and Tasted.
Recipe adapted from 《孟老师的100道小蛋糕》, I reproduced the recipe in English.
Steam Baked Chocolate Yogurt Cake
160g unsalted butter (soften at room temperature)
100g brown sugar (I used 90g white sugar)
1 large egg (60g without shell)
100g natural yogurt
160g low protein flour (cake flour or top flour)
30g cocoa powder
¼ tsp baking soda
20g coconut cream powder
1) Cream (A) till light and fluffy.
2)Add (B) and beat till combined.
3) Sieve in (C) and add (D), then fold in with a rubber spatula till just incorporated (the batter is thick and resembles chocolate ice cream).
4) Fill up moulds (I used silicone cups) till 80% full. Steam bake in preheated oven at 185C (or 190C/180C upper/lower heat) by placing moulds on a tray that filled with about 1cm height of hot water for about 25-30 mins or till a skewer inserted and come out clean (I baked for about 30-35 mins, refill the hot water if necessary).
1) The above is double of original recipe. Yield 6 large cupcakes.
2) I find the top crust is a bit dry due to long baking time, should be cover the top loosely with aluminium foil half way.
3) Suggest following the recipe to use 100g of sugar. I used 90g and felt that the cake would taste nicer with it was slightly sweeter.
4) I used Pauls brand natural yogurt which is thicker than some brands such as F&N and Nestle. So I think the texture of the cake may turn out slightly different depending on the brand of yogurt used.