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Chocolate Yogurt Loaf

4.7 from 13 votes

No one ever believes this magically rich and delicious chocolate loaf cake could possibly be so healthy!

Healthy Vegan Chocolate Yogurt Loaf Cake Recipe

A deep and fudgy chocolate loaf that’s secretly vegan and tastes like eating dessert for breakfast.

It’s great for a healthy snack, and leftovers (if there are any leftovers!) can be sliced and frozen for later, so it’s also perfect for meal prep.

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Frosting Ideas:

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The chocolate loaf cake can be made with just a few basic pantry staple ingredients – no flax eggs, no chia seeds, no black beans, and no banana!

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Substitution Options:

To keep the recipe vegan, use your favorite plain nondairy yogurt, such as coconutmilk, almondmilk, or soy yogurt.

Or if you don’t want to use yogurt at all, the chocolate loaf also works well with an equal amount of canned pumpkin or sweet potato puree.

I haven’t tried the recipe with almond flour so would probably experiment with adding cocoa to my Almond Flour Banana Bread recipe before I’d experiment with this one, as fewer substitutions would be needed in order to make the loaf turn out properly. Alternatively, you can try baking the Keto Cake in a loaf pan, and be sure to report back for other readers if you experiment.

Dutch cocoa will give the loaf a brownie-like flavor, but if you can’t find it then feel free to substitute additional regular cocoa powder. I would recommend using either the oil or nut butter version if you’re only using all regular cocoa, because if you omit both the fat and the Dutch cocoa then the depth of flavor is a little flat.

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The recipe was adapted from my Chocolate Zucchini Bread.

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Chocolate Yogurt Loaf

This healthy and fudgy chocolate loaf tastes like eating dessert for breakfast.
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Yield 8 – 10 slices
4.7 from 13 votes

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups spelt, white, or oat flour (180g)
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 2 1/2 tbsp dutch cocoa (or additional regular)
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 3/4 tsp each: baking soda and salt
  • 2/3 cup sugar, unrefined if desired
  • 3/4 cup yogurt (or see substitution note above)
  • 2/3 cup milk of choice
  • 1/4 cup oil, peanut butter, or additional yogurt
  • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips (not optional)
  • 1 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • optional 1/4 tsp instant coffee

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 F. Grease a 9×5 loaf pan. Stir dry ingredients in a bowl, then add remaining and stir to form a batter. (If using peanut butter, gently heat it if not already easily stir-able.) Smooth batter into the pan. Bake on the center rack 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the loaf comes out clean. Let cool completely, as it becomes easier to slice after sitting a few hours. Taste and texture are ten times better the next day if you can wait!
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Notes

Also be sure to try this Chocolate Banana Bread.
 

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Published on January 13, 2021

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  1. Elsa says

    Hi, are the pictures of the yogurt made with ALL yogurt or with some fat? Also, will real dairy yogurt work? Loaf looks chocolicious:)

    • CCK Media Team says

      The photos are of the oil free version. Feel free to use your favorite yogurt of choice, or you can also sub mashed sweet potato or pumpkin.

  2. Amy says

    Hey Katie, I love all your recipes! They’re always so do-able and tasty!
    For this recipe, is it okay to sub the sugar with date syrup? I tend to avoid granulated sugar (unrefined ones too), so would love a more natural alternative if possible.

    • CCK Media Team says

      Unfortunately we haven’t tried so don’t have a way of knowing. You would probably have to make some other modifications if using a liquid sweetener because that changes the composition of a recipe.

      • Sharlene says

        I made with gf flour and it turned our great. I used yogurt and oil and the chocolate chips were fun in the slices. I didn’t frost it but it would have made it better! It was a delicious birthday treat! Next time I’m trying oat flour….

  3. Kathy says

    I hate being “one of those” but, um, is it possible to use almond flour in place of the other flours? I’m so dying to try this!!!!!

    • CCK Media Team says

      They have similar ingredients but in different quantities. The biggest thing would be if you want a cake that’s baked in an 8×8 or if you want a loaf.

  4. Jacquie says

    I made this last night – the peanut butter version. Turned out well but it did take a full hour to bake. Thanks for the recipe!

  5. Sabine says

    I actually really liked this. I used spelt flour and cocoa nibs instead of the non optional 😉 chocolate chips and it worked out well, even without the frosting. Oh and I also added a swig of rum, of course (it’s a German thing to always add rum or rum extract to chocolate cakes).

  6. Luvs2Cook says

    How long should the cake cook if it is in a 8 X 8 pan? The recipe provides for 40 minutes at 350 degrees. Thanks!

  7. Julie says

    Mine tasted way too salty. I looked at other similar recipes and they had less baking soda & powder. The addition of salt on top of baking soda and powder seems too much. It is edible, but I would try it without added salt next time.

  8. Tonia says

    CCK’s recipes are some of my favorites. I always have incredible success with whatever I bake. I came for the single-serving “mug” cakes and kept coming back to try new recipes. I adjusted this loaf cake just a bit by using part fizzy water & part soya milk. I love how light the fizzy water makes cakes. I haven’t tasted it yet, but it is amazing if it is anything like the batter.

    I used peanut butter for the fat and will top it with a vegan peanut butter buttercream frosting. I’ll let you know if it’s delicious!

  9. Laurie says

    This looks amazing! In the picture the chocolate loaf is frosted, but there’s no recipe for the frosting. Can you share your frosting recipe? Thanks!

  10. Janet says

    I made this, but used almond flour, part of it was baked and part was runny. I ate the baked part, which was excellent. I used allulose as a sweetener.
    I had tried your recipe for the keto banana bread and it was fabulous.

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