Yogurt Coffee Cake

Category: Desserts


1 cup plain yogurt (low fat is fine)
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 cup butter or margarine, soft
1 cup lightly packed brown sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon instant coffee, dissolved in 3 tablespoons hot water
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder

Middle layer and Topping:
1/2 cup lightly packed brown (or golden) sugar
1 Tablespoon cinnamon
1 Tablespoon cocoa


Mix yogurt and baking soda together in a bowl. It will increase in volume immediately. In a separate mixing bowl, cream butter with brown sugar until creamy and light. Beat in egg well, add hot instant coffee mixture. Mix well. Stir the flour and the baking powder together Alternately add flour and yogurt mixtures to the creamed butter/sugar. Mix carefully but thoroughly.

Middle layer and Topping: Pour (spread) half the cake batter into an 8 or 9 inch cake pan (greased). Sprinkle half the topping mixture over top. Spread the rest of the batter over it, and sprinkle evenly with the rest of the topping mixture. Bake at 350 Degrees for about 35 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool and Serve.

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