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Everybody Needs Chocolate Cake [Fierce Foodie]

I’ve been trying to get in the habit of exercising. This may sound banal to you, but in reality this is like trying to get a feral cat used to full body shampoos.  It’s a process.  After I do my time on the treadmill I want a treat, but the last thing I want to do is eat something that will ruin all my hard work.  But neither do I want to waste calories on some diet dessert that bears more resemblance to wet packing material than food. Hence my search for cake that is both yummy and not made with butter, something I wasn’t even sure existed.  But luckily I have not been alone in this quest, as proven by the following recipe.  It  may help to get you through the dark days of winter without necessitating a shopping trip for larger pants.

Dark Chocolate Yogurt Cake

Courtesy of Food.com and from Little Corner of Mine.com blog

Prep Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 1 hrs 5 mins
Serves: 4-8, Yield: 1.0 loaf cake

Ingredients

1 cup all-purpose flour

1/2 cup cocoa powder

2 teaspoons baking powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 cup white sugar

1 cup plain or vanilla yogurt

3 large eggs, lightly whisked

1 tablespoon strong brew coffee

1/2 cup canola oil

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 350′F. Grease a 8.5×3.5 loaf pan.

2. In a large bowl, sift in flour, cocoa powder and baking powder. Add in salt, sugar. Stir to mix well.

3. Then add in all wet ingredients: yogurt, eggs, coffee and oil.  Whisk everything together until blended.

4. Pour into the prepared loaf pan and bake for 50 minutes or until toothpick inserted in middle comes out clean. Cool in pan for 5 minutes before taking out to cool completely on wire rack.

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