If you happen to follow The Blooming Hydrangea on facebook you know that I was trying to be all healthy so I went out and purchased some plain Greek Yogurt. I proceeded to put some honey on it and tried a big ol’ spoonful. Ummm….it was pretty gross, like eating a big ol’ spoonful of sour cream. Yuck, even now I am starting to gag a little while typing this thinking back to the white spoonful of
yuck yogurt. So there in my fridge sat the big container of greek yuckgurt, my $3 failed attempt at healthy eating. Many of you told me to try the greek yuckgurt with the chunks of fruit in it but I’m here to tell you, I would be making my own chunky yuckgurt if I had to eat that. I do not like chunks in my yuckgurt. it is wrong I tell you, wrong.
While browsing Pinterest the other week, I came across this pin:
This seemed like a perfect way to eat some chocolate while using up my $3 failed greek attempt, kind of like the economy in Greece right now in fact. What did I have to lose at this point? Well besides a love for chocolate cake?
Here’s all you need to make this concoction, although I strongly recommend a handsome helper around the age of 2 or 3 years old.
Combine the cake mix and 1 cup of Greek Yogurt
Mix together, this was very hard to mix after a few minutes, it reminded me of making play-doh.
Add in 1 cup of water.
Whisk together the water and cake, yogurt mixture, pour into a 9×13 pan that has been greased.
Bake at 350 degrees for about 25 minutes. At least that’s how long I baked mine. Check the back of your box mix for timing.
It doesn’t look very appealing in the pan like this but it tastes great! Kind of a mix between a cake and a brownie.
As with most anything in life, I find frosting makes it better!
Verdict: Hubby loved this, he said if I hadn’t told him that it had Greek Yogurt in it, he would never have known. I liked it, it was easy to make and tasted really great. I would make this again, although that means I need to buy more Greek Yuckgurt. At least this way it’s not a fail in my fridge!
Thank you Hungry Girl and maybe Dr. Oz? for helping me use up my Greek failure and make something YUCKY into YUMMY! Check out this newsletter from Hungry Girl for more ways to make a cake without using oil and eggs.
Have you made anything with Greek Yogurt? I’m wondering how it tastes as a substitute for sour cream in dips so if you have tried the substitution, let me know how you liked it.