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The Baking Podcast

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Feb 8, 2017

This week Melody and Taunya discuss two cakes that are great to make with children, and are completely delicious that adults will also enjoy to bake and eat. The sisters interview Eli, who helped make the Yogurt cake, and Sam, who made the chocolate cake. 

Taunya recommends using a danish whisk that you can buy cheaply at amazon--Mixers aren't necessary! :)

The sisters also give an update on the business! 

Recipe: Yogurt Cake (gâteau au yaourt)--Great for younger children

Summaryadapted from Bringing Up Bébé


  • 2 (6oz) containers of plain yogurt (keep containers for measuring the other ingredients)
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 containers sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • just under 1 container of vegetable oil
  • 4 containers flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 container mini chocolate chips or 2 containers of frozen berries (optional)


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 F
  2. Coat a LARGE loaf pan or 9″ round cake pan with cooking spray or oil.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, combine the yogurt, eggs, sugar, vanilla, and oil.
  4. In a separate bowl, combine the flour and baking powder.
  5. Add the dry mixture to the wet mixture, stir until just combined. You can now add the chocolate chips or berries if using them.
  6. Scoop it all into your baking pan, bake for 45 to 55 minutes or until golden and the cake springs up when touched (and when a toothpick inserted is pulled out clean). Let it cool on a rack.


Recipe: One bowl chocolate cake (Better for older kids and to practice fractions!)


1 2/3 cups Flour

1  ½ teaspoons Baking Soda

1 teaspoon Salt

2/3 cup Quality Dutch-Processed Cocoa Powder

1 1/2cups White Sugar

¼ cup Olive Oil

2 ounces Unsalted Butter, softened

2 Eggs

1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract

1 1/4cups Milk



  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and grease and line an 8 inch springform cake tin with baking paper.
  2. For the cake: sift the flour, baking soda, cocoa and sugar into a mixing bowl (you can mix vigorously by hand). Add the salt and stir.
  3. Whisk the eggs lightly before adding them to the mixing bowl with the softened butter, oil, vanilla extract, milk.
  4. Beat the mixture on low speed for 30 seconds. Scrape the bowl to ensure all the mixture is being incorporated then beat on high for 3 minutes. Pour the mixture into your prepared cake tin.
  5. Bake in your hot oven for about 60 minutes, until a skewer inserted in the middle comes out clean. Depending on the strength of you oven, you might like to check it at 50 minutes.
  6. Let cool for 10 minutes or so and release from pan and allow to cool completely
  7. Dust with powdered sugar, and drizzle with Glaze if you wish.



  • 3/4 cup Semi Sweet chocolate chips (or good quality dark chocolate bar chopped)
  • 3 tablespoons of butter
  • 1 tablespoon corn syrup
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract


1. In a double boiler over hot but not boiling water, combine chocolate, butter, and syrup. Stir until the chips are melted and mixture is smooth, then add vanilla

2. Pour warm glaze over the top of cake, letting it drizzle off the sides

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