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Greek Yogurt Chocolate Cake with Peanut Butter Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

Greek Yogurt Chocolate Cake with Peanut Butter Chocolate Buttercream Frosting - Big Green House

Greek Yogurt Chocolate Cake with Peanut Butter Chocolate Buttercream Frosting – An airy chocolate cake made with Greek yogurt and topped off with a super creamy peanut butter chocolate buttercream frosting. A chocolate lovers dream!

Greek Yogurt Chocolate Cake with Peanut Butter Chocolate Buttercream Frosting - Big Green House

The last time I shared a chocolate cake recipe with you guys, I noted it was one of my favorite chocolate cakes to date. Well, it was. However, today, I’m adding another chocolate cake to that list of my faves.

Hint: It’s this one. Plus, just to forewarn you, I probably will say that about many more chocolate cake recipes in the future. 😉

Ingredients Needed:

  • Chocolate cake mix
  • Eggs
  • Plain Greek yogurt
  • Sugar
  • Chocolate chips
  • Peanut butter
  • Chocolate chips
  • Butter
  • Shortening
  • Vanilla
  • Whipping cream
  • Unsweetened cocoa powder

Chocolate Cake Mix: Any brand or chocolate variety will work. Just be sure to stick with a “standard” size box of cake mix. Anywhere from 15-18 oz is fine.

Plain Greek Yogurt: If desired, this can be replaced with sour cream. However, the nutritional information may be different.

Shortening: I like to use Crisco butter flavored baking sticks in my frosting. Regular shortening will also work.

Eggs: They are going to be divided. You will be using the egg whites and the yolks, but, not together.

Can I Make this Dairy Free?

  • There are options to make this dairy free. You can replace the regular plain Greek yogurt with a dairy free version. Full disclosure: I haven’t tried making this with a dairy free yogurt, so, can’t say for certain how it will work out. If you do try it, please let me know! You can also make a dairy free chocolate frosting instead.
Greek Yogurt Chocolate Cake with Peanut Butter Chocolate Buttercream Frosting - Big Green House

How to Make Greek Yogurt Chocolate Cake:

  • First, separate your eggs into two bowls. One bowl for egg whites. The other for the egg yolks. Set aside the egg yolks.
  • Next, with an electric mixer with whisk attachment, whisk egg whites until foamy. Increase speed slightly and add in 1 TBSP sugar. Continue until stiff peaks form. Set aside beaten egg whites.
  • In a clean mixing bowl, beat together remaining cake ingredients until fully combined.
  • Then, scoop about 1/4 cup of beaten egg whites and fold them into the batter. Then, take remaining beaten egg whites and again, fold them into the batter. Be sure to fold, not mix.
  • Gently fold in your chocolate chips.
  • Spread the batter into the prepared pan and bake.

Greek Yogurt Chocolate Cake with Peanut Butter Chocolate Buttercream Frosting - Big Green House

Alternatives to Peanut Butter Frosting:

Don’t want to go with a peanut butter frosting? Check out these alternatives that are just as yummy!

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Yield: 20 slices

Greek Yogurt Chocolate Cake with Peanut Butter Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

Greek Yogurt Chocolate Cake with Peanut Butter Chocolate Buttercream Frosting - Big Green House

Greek Yogurt Chocolate Cake with Peanut Butter Chocolate Buttercream Frosting - An airy chocolate cake made with Greek yogurt and topped off with a super creamy peanut butter chocolate buttercream frosting. A chocolate lovers dream!

Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Additional Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 50 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 box, chocolate cake mix
  • 2 cups plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 eggs, will be divided
  • 1 TBSP sugar
  • 3/4 cup chocolate chips

FOR FROSTING:

  • 6 TBSP shortening
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2-3 TBSP whipping cream 

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9 x 13 baking pan.
  2. Separate eggs into two different bowls. One bowl for egg whites. The other for the egg yolks. Set aside the egg yolks.
  3. With an electric mixer with whisk attachment, whisk egg whites until foamy. Increase speed slightly and add in 1 TBSP sugar. Continue until stiff peaks form. Set aside beaten egg whites.
  4. In a clean mixing bowl, mix together dry cake mix, egg yolks and yogurt. Beat until fully combined.
  5. Take about 1/4 cup of beaten egg whites and fold them into the batter. Then, take remaining beaten egg whites and again, fold them into the batter. Be sure to fold, not mix.
  6. Gently fold in chocolate chips.
  7. Spread batter into prepared pan. Bake for 25--30 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  8. Let cake cool completely before frosting.


MAKE FROSTING:

  1. Beat butter, peanut butter and shortening until fluffy. Add in powdered sugar, cocoa powder and vanilla. Beat to combined. Add in 2 TBSP cream and beat until fluffy. If needed, add in additional cream to achieve desired consistency.
  2. Frost on cooled cake.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

20

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 180Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 33mgSodium: 62mgCarbohydrates: 15gFiber: 1gSugar: 13gProtein: 4g

All information and tools presented and written within this site are intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information on abiggreenhouse.com should only be used as a general guideline. This information is provided as a courtesy and there is no guarantee that the information will be completely accurate

Julie

Wednesday 14th of July 2021

I may have to try this.

Erin

Thursday 15th of July 2021

Hope you enjoy it Julie!

Miz Helen

Wednesday 14th of July 2021

Your cake will be a delicious dessert for our family! Your awesome post is featured on Full Plate Thursday,545 this week and I have just pinned it to our features board. Thanks so much for sharing with us and come back soon! Miz Helen

Erin

Thursday 15th of July 2021

Thanks Miz Helen!

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