Chocolate Yogurt Cake (the Magic We Made at GE Monogram)

Chocolate Yogurt Cake (the Magic We Made at GE Monogram)

We’ve already gushed about the glorious kitchens of Chicago’s GE Monogram Design Center. On this fine day, let us serve to you a slice of what we got to make while we were there…

GE Monogram Design Center Entry

When the official tour wrapped, they invited us to play. You can see here how very tickled Caitlin was to accept their invitation. She buttoned her jacket right up and set about the business of baking.

Caitlin in GE Monogram

Here begins the recipe we whipped together to yield those beautifully rich cakes pictured above:

Chocolate Yogurt Cake recipe

  • Yield: 8-10 servings
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour

homemade chocolate cake ingredients

  • 6 Tbsp. unsalted butter, softened
  • 2/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1½ tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. baking soda
  • 1 cup vanilla yogurt
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 2 tsp. bourbon
  • 1¼ cup sugar
  • 2 eggs, large

chocolate cake recipe

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time, and then the bourbon, scraping down the sides of the mixing bowl along the way.
  3. In a separate bowl combine the cocoa powder, flour, baking powder, salt, and baking soda. In another bowl stir together the yogurt and water.
  4. Add one half of the dry ingredients to the creamed butter and stir. Next add the yogurt mixture and stir.
  5. Finally, add the rest of the dry ingredients and stir until everything is combined completely.
  6. Pour the batter into a greased loaf pan and bake for 1 hour, or until a toothpick comes out clean. Remove the cake from the oven and let cool in the pan.
  7. Chocolate Yogurt Cake with Coffee Glaze

  8. Serve it for breakfast with a simple smear of cream cheese. Enjoy it as we did as an afternoon snack with a drizzle of peanut butter sauce and a tall glass of milk. Or, save it for dessert and finish each slice with a glaze of warm marmalade, or some sweet icing and a sprinkle of salty chopped pistachios.

Imagine our delight when the cake was baked expertly and the clean-up was just as fun. When dish-washing is this streamlined it’s just not a chore (and it seems to make the food taste better too):
GE Monogram Dishwasher

**Many thanks to the GE team who opened their doors to us. We can’t wait to get back! (And we look forward to seeing your pics when you — hungry reader — get to visit the Design Center too.)

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