Yogurt Is the Secret Ingredient For Your Chocolate Cake

Yogurt keeps cakes soft and moist!

IMAGE Patrick Martires

When it comes to baking chocolate cakes, there is one ingredient that every home baker needs to try in putting one together: yogurt.

 

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In baking any cake, fat (like butter, oil, yogurt, and sour cream) plays a big role in keeping the baked cake soft and moist, mostly because of its ability to retain moisture. The great thing about using plain, sour yogurt in a chocolate cake, however, is how both chocolate and yogurt yield great results in giving cakes structure and body.

 

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Both chocolate and yogurt are acidic in nature and react to leavening agents in the batter, contributing to a good rise and sturdy structures. Naturally-occurring stabilizers present in yogurt help retain moisture in baked cakes, too!

 

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