A very large, absolutely black, chocolate cake

1 pound [450 grams] butter, softened
3 cups sugar
6 eggs
3 1/2 cups unbleached white flour
1 cup cocoa
1 cup plain yoghurt
2 teaspoons pure vanilla, almond, or lemon extract
2 teaspoons baking powder

Preheat oven to 350* F (175* C).

Generously butter a 10 inch bundt pan. Dust the inside with sifted cocoa. This will prevent the cake from sticking to the pan, and give it a lovely dark smooth finish.

Cream the butter and sugar. Beat in the eggs. Add two cups of flour and beat well. Mix in the yoghurt and extract. Combine the baking powder, the remaining flour, and the cocoa, and add them to the batter. Beat well.
Pour the batter into the Bundt pan. Bake about 1 hour, until the cake pulls slightly away from the sides of the pan, and a knife inserted into the middle of the pan comes out clean.

Remove from oven, and turn upside down over a plate to cool. Leave the bundt pan on top of the cake for about 20 minutes, so the cake will hold it’s shape.

If you wish, brush melted sweet chocolate over the cooled cake. Or, do as I prefer: serve it with pure whipped cream. And cut those slices small - they’re pretty deadly! It’s the only cake I know of that you serve with the cream to lighten it up, not to make it richer!

This is a great recipe! Thanks for sharing it… :smiley: I added
a cream cheese frosting…ooooo! It was wonderful! :lol:

I am glad you enjoyed it!

Kitchen Witch

Do you really use a whole pound of butter in the this cake?


The amount of butter is part of what makes this cake sooooo good! :smiley:



Why eat a lousy cake when you can eat this one!!! This really is good.

Kitchen Witch