chocolate pound cake

Hello weekend.
I can spend some time today catching up on tv shows, and working up on some orders I received for knitted winter accessories. A pretty chill day, just as I like them. And nothing makes a weekend better than a generous slice of homemade chocolate pound cake. Well, except a lighter version, that will make you feel less guilty slicing through the loaf, as you seep on your tea.

What makes this pound cake "lighter" is the reduced amount of butter, as well as the use of plain yogurt. This bad boy is easily whipped into one bowl, to bring you delight around the table. Since Valentine's day is just around the corner,  here is another good reason to get baking!
chocolate pound cake

chocolate pound cake

CHOCOLATE POUND LOAF 
Prep: | Total Time: 15 min | Yields: 1 cake or 12 slices | Calories: 185 per slice 

INGREDIENTS
  • 1 1/4 cups flour
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup plain fat-free yogurt
  • 3/4 cup low-fat buttermilk
  • Semi-sweet chocolate chips
METHOD:

Preheat oven to 350°F and spray an 8 x 4-inch loaf pan with nonstick spray.

In a bowl, whisk together butter and sugar until fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla.

In a separate bowl, mix yogurt and buttermilk.

Add to the butter mixture, 1 cup of flour and the rest of all dried ingredients. Mix well.

Add half of the yogurt mixture, into the flour + butter mix. Mix well. Follow with the remaining 1/4 cup of flour and the other half of the yogurt mix.

Pour batter into the prepared loaf pan and bake for an hour, or until a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean. Cool in pan  for 10 min before removing the cake and completely cooling it off before cutting and storing in an airtight container.


If you do try this recipe, do share! As always, I am here to answer your questions!

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