Moist Chocolate Greek Yoghurt Cake with Ganache

This moist chocolate Greek yoghurt cake mixed in just minutes with a few simple ingredients is sure to become a firm favourite, it’s so easy and so good. It’s delicious served plain, but for a special occasion, you can dress the cake with a silky dark chocolate ganache also made with yoghurt, and fresh summer berries. You may want to double the recipe for larger birthday cakes – it’s sure to become a favourite.

Serves: 10
Preparation time: 1 hour
Difficulty: easy


1 cup sugar
1 cup plain flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 heaped tablespoons cocoa
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 egg
1 cup full fat Greek yoghurt

Ganache (optional)

200g dark chocolate
3/4 cup full fat Greek yoghurt, at room temperature.


  1. Preheat oven to 160C. Line and grease a small (20cm square or 23cm round) cake tin.
  2. In the bowl of your stand mixer, add all ingredients at once. Mix on low speed until just combined.
  3. Bake at 325 for 35-40 minutes. Test that a skewer comes out clean.
  4. Cool in tin for 10 minutes then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
  5. For ganache, break dark chocolate into small squares and melt over a double saucepan. Gently stir yoghurt into melted chocolate until no white streaks appear, taking care not to overwork the mix.
  6. Place cake onto a serving plate and pour ganache over the top. Decorate with fresh berries and mint leaves.