Strawberry Chocolate Chip Yogurt Cake


I am beyond excited. We FINALLY have an outdoor dining table large enough to hold 2 plates, which means we can FINALLY enjoy eating outside in the summer! I was originally planning on building my own table this summer, but after coming to the realization that I really have no idea how to do such a thing, buying a table was probably the safest option. On Saturday, we went to Home Depot to pick up a grill, and while we waited the 45 minutes for them to locate somebody with a lift truck license so that they could get the box off of the top shelf, we found a table set that we loved that was on super sale, over 50% off! We ended up going back on Sunday morning to buy that table. As luck would have it, the only one that they could locate was the floor model, so we got it even cheaper, and it was already put together for us! I like to kid Joel by telling him that was his first "father's day" present from our furbaby, Willow! All joking aside, since Sunday was Father's Day, we had my in-laws all over for dinner at our new table, cooked on our new grill. While this dessert wasn't cooked on the grill, it was an absolute delicious way to end our meal. Strawberries are amazing right now, and pairing them with chocolate in this deliicously spongy cake was most definitely the best idea! At the end of the night, there was one slice left. It may have made for a delicious breakfast the next morning...

1 1/2 cups Flour
1 1/2 teaspoons Baking Powder
1/8 teaspoon Salt
3 tablespoons Butter, softened
3 tablespoons Greek Yogurt
1 cup Sugar
1 Egg
1/2 cup Milk
1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
1/3 cup Chocolate Chips, plus more for sprinkling
1 pound Strawberries, hulled and quaretered

Line the bottom of a 9-inch round springform pan with parchment paper and grease the sides of hte pan with butter or cooking spray. In a large bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, and salt. In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine the butter, yogurt, and sugar and mix on medium-high speed until light and fluffy, no more than 2 minutes. Reduce the speed to medium and mix in the egg, beating until light and fluffy. Then add the milk and vanilla. Reduce the speed to low and gradually add the flour mixture, mixing just until incorporated. Fold in the chocolate chips. Pour the batter into the prepared pan. Arrange the strawberries on top of the cake, cut sides down and close together. Sprinkle additional chocolate chips between the berries. Bake at 350 degrees for about 1 hour, or until the top of the cake is golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Remove the cake from the oven and cool for about 40 minutes before releasing it from the pan. Dust the top with powdered sugar, if you want to make it look fancy! 

SOURCE: Julia's Album