Cinnamon Chocolate Chunk Pound Cake with Greek Yogurt

Cinnamon Chocolate Chunk Pound Cake
I try to bake a cake every Friday. My children enjoy snacking on a freshly baked cake on Friday night before bed…and personally, I love waking up to a great piece of cake with my hot coffee on Saturday morning. It's something I watched my mom do while I was growing up, and now, I do the same. I woke up early last Friday morning and decided to try something new. Not my usual go-to cake recipes. I was in the mood for something light, chocolately, and simple. It's cold outside in New York City, so I decided to throw some cinammon into the mix. A golden pound cake made with creamy Greek yogurt, speckles of spicy cinnamon and studded with melty chocolate chunks. It came out just as I pictured it. Adding yogurt or sour cream to your cake batter really locks in the moisture and leaves you with an amazing cake texture. (If you have to avaoid the dairy, use 1/2 a cup of oj or soy milk instead, though I wont promise it will be the same!) I posted a picture of the cake on Instagram, and the response was incredible. I can't believe how many people love the cinnamon chocolate flavor combo. Never in all my Fridays of baking cakes has one been eaten so quickly, I couldnt even enjoy a piece with my cup of coffee the next morning! 


Cinnamon Chocolate Pound Cake with Greek Yogurt
Serves 8-10

1 1/3 cups flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 heaping teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 stick unsalted butter, softened
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 cup Greek yogurt- plain or vanilla
1 cup dark chocolate chunks

Preheat oven 350. In a large bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and cinnamon. Set aside.
In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat together the butter and sugar until smooth. Add the eggs and yogurt, and beat until combined. Add in the dry ingredients, and beat just until combined. Fold in the chocolate chunks. Pour the batter into a greased 9"inch springform pan. Bake for 40 minutes- test by poking a toothpick into the cebter of the cake after 40 minutes. If the toothpick comes out clean, the cake is done. If not, bake for an additional 5 minutes. Yummmmm!