Chocolate Layer Cake with Chocolate Frosting





Prep Time

30 minutes

Cook Time

30 minutes

Who can say no to chocolate cake? As far as delicious classic desserts go, chocolate cake is definitely the reigning champ. If you’re interested in making a chocolate cake, consider trying our recipe for chocolate cake with Cabot Greek Yogurt. Our cake is just as rich and decadent as a normal chocolate cake, but with the help of Greek Yogurt, it’s actually a little lighter calorie-wise. We’re confident that you and your family will enjoy the recipe. If you think your friends might like it, send it to them on Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter.

Ready to bake some chocolate cake with Greek yogurt? For the cake itself, you’ll need King Arthur Flour, ½ cup of unsweetened cocoa, 2 tablespoons of cornstarch, 2 teaspoons of baking soda, 1 teaspoon of salt, 1 cup of Cabot Lowfat Plain Greek Yogurt, ¾ granulated sugar, ¾ cup of dark brown sugar, ⅔ cup of vegetable oil, 3 large eggs, and 2 teaspoons of pure vanilla extract. For the frosting, you’ll need ½ cup of Lowfat Plain Greek Yogurt, ½ cup of unsweetened cocoa, 1 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract, ground cinnamon, and up to 4 cups of confectioner’s sugar.

We hope you enjoy our chocolate cake with Greek yogurt recipe.  Here at Cabot, we work hard every single day to ensure that all of our dairy products, from our extra sharp cheddar cheeses to our flavored cheddar cheeses to our Greek yogurts, are made using only the best ingredients. We fully understand that you should only serve the best to your friends and family at mealtime, which is why we’d love it if you could rate and review our chocolate cake with Greek yogurt recipe. We can’t wait to hear from you!


    For the Cake:

  • Cooking spray
  • 1¾ cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour (fluffed with whisk before measuring)

  • ½ cup unsweetened (non-alkalized) cocoa
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • ¾ cup packed dark brown sugar
  • ⅔ cup vegetable oil
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • For the Frosting:

  • ½ cup unsweetened (non-alkalized) cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3 – 4 cups confectioner’s sugar


    To make cake:

    1. PREHEAT oven to 350°F. Coat two 9-inch round cake pans with cooking spray, then dust with flour.
    2. SIFT flour, cocoa, cornstarch, baking soda and salt in a large bowl.
    3. ADD yogurt, granulated sugar, dark brown sugar, oil, eggs and vanilla to bowl. Beat with electric mixer on low speed until blended, then beat on high speed for 2 minutes longer.
    4. DIVIDE batter between prepared pans, smoothing tops.
    5. BAKE for 25 to 30 minutes or until cakes feel set when lightly pressed in center and wooden skewer comes out clean.
    6. LET cakes stand for 10 minutes, then remove from pans and place on wire rack to cool completely. 

    To make frosting and finish cake:

    1. COMBINE yogurt, cocoa, vanilla and cinnamon in a large bowl; beat together with electric mixer on low speed. Beat in enough of the confectioner’s sugar to make thick, spreadable frosting.
    2. PLACE one cake layer, bottom-side-up, on serving plate. Slip strips of waxed paper underneath bottom edge of cake to keep plate clean while frosting.
    3. SPREAD some of frosting over top of first layer. Top with second layer, flat-side-down. Spread remaining frosting over top and down sides of cake. Let stand for about 30 minutes to firm up. Remove waxed paper strips. Serve cake immediately, or cover and refrigerate to serve later.

    Recipe Tips

    If you’re craving another cake recipe, then you should try our recipe for
    Chocolate Sour Cream Brownie Cake. Trust us—it’s a real winner!



    Serving Size
    1/16 of recipe
    per serving
    Amount/Serving % Daily Value
    11.5 grams
    Saturated Fat
    1.5 grams
    35 milligrams
    328 milligrams
    61 grams
    2 grams
    46 grams
    5.5 grams
    38 milligrams
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    Cheese As You Please

    Our naturally-aged cheddars have 0g of lactose per serving! So go ahead, dig in.

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