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Strawberry yogurt chocolate chip snack cake

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This strawberry yogurt chocolate chip snack cake is the perfect light dessert or afternoon snack. It’s dairy free and made with healthy oat and whole wheat flours.

April has been one heck of a month for travel. From a weekend trip to DC to see cherry blossoms to NYC and Chicago last week to Vermont this week, it feels as if I’ve barely been home all month. At my previous job, I got made fun of for constantly having food on me to the point in which my purse was lovingly referred to as a “food satchel” by coworkers. I traveled a lot and there was nothing worse (at least to me) than being caught on a plane, in a car or in the middle of a conference meeting when hunger struck without any food on you. So, at any given time you could pretty much always find a granola bar or something similar in my bag.

Strawberry yogurt chocolate chip snack cake

It’s been a year and half since I’ve had that job and somewhere along the way I forgot the rule of the road to always have food on you for situations like that because until my trip up to Vermont yesterday, I was food-less on every trip this month. Each time I’d come to the realization of how hungry I was (in the car to NYC, mid-air over a great lake on my way to Chicago, etc.) I’d tell myself how stupid I was and make a mental note to bring some next time.

Strawberry yogurt snack cake

Well, next time kept coming and I kept forgetting until yesterday.

Yesterday, I was prepared. I had an apple, cheese, nuts, tons of homemade beef jerky (recipe coming because it turned out amazing!) and ample water. Want to know what I didn’t have though?

The strawberry yogurt chocolate chip snack cake I made specifically with this trip in mind.

Yogurt snack cake with strawberries and chocolate chips

Nope, that was sitting nicely wrapped in tin foil on the counter right by my bag where it was supposed to remind me to take it for the 5 hour car ride north. Instead, Ulysses gets to enjoy it all to himself while I reminisce about how good the one piece I shoved in my face after taking these pictures was.

Here’s the thing about this cake…it has the word “snack” in it. So that obviously means it’s acceptable to eat at any point in the day. Note to self: every cake from here on our shall be called a ‘snack cake’.

Seriously though, as far as cakes go, this one has some legit healthy snacking attributes. Made with whole wheat and oat flours, coconut oil, coconut sugar and Silk dairy free yogurt alternative, it’s actually not “yogurt” cake at all but it sure as heck mimics it in a deliciously moist, dairy free and berry filled way. Even when it’s sitting on your kitchen counter, 5 hours away.

(More snack recipes perfect for traveling! cherry power cookies, oatmeal raspberry sandwich cookies, or apricot almond butter snack bites)

Strawberry yogurt chocolate chip snack cake

Strawberry yogurt chocolate chip snack cake

Yield: 9 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

This strawberry yogurt chocolate chip snack cake is the perfect light dessert or afternoon snack. It's dairy free and made with healthy oat and whole wheat flours.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup oat flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat white flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar (palm sugar)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 5.3oz container Silk strawberry dairy free yogurt alternative
  • 1/3 cup melted coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup dark chocolate chips + more for topping
  • 1/3 cup hulled, chopped strawberries
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease a 8x8 baking dish with baking spray.
  2. Combine the flours, baking powder and salt in a small bowl.
  3. Whisk together the coconut sugar, eggs, Silk yogurt alternative, coconut oil and vanilla in a medium bowl until smooth.
  4. Add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients and stir together until fully incorporated.
  5. Fold in the chocolate chips and transfer the batter into the baking dish.
  6. Combine the strawberries and maple syrup in a food processor. Process until a jam-like consistency. Pour the mixture on top of the batter and swirl into the batter with a knife or spatula.
  7. Bake for about 35 minutes until a toothpick inserted in the middle of the cake comes out clean.
  8. Remove from oven and let cool on a cooling rack.
  9. Gently remove from the baking dish once cool enough to handle.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 9 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 356Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 43mgSodium: 174mgCarbohydrates: 52gFiber: 5gSugar: 18gProtein: 9g

This website provides approximate nutrition information for convenience and as a courtesy only. Nutrition information can vary for a variety of reasons. For the most precise nutritional data use your preferred nutrition calculator based on the actual ingredients you used in the recipe.

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This conversation is sponsored by Silk. The opinions and text are all mine.

 

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Joy

Thursday 14th of May 2015

Hi! I'm wondering if this can be frozen. I'm thinking of making 2 batches tomorrow since we have two week-long trips coming up with only a day of rest at home in between. So I don't want to run for fresh strawberries then. Thank you!

Running to the Kitchen

Thursday 14th of May 2015

Not sure to be honest, Joy. I haven't tried. You can use frozen (thawed) strawberries for the recipe though so you wouldn't have to run out if that helps.

Lauren (The Golden Graham Girl)

Sunday 10th of May 2015

Beautiful looking cake! I'm not dairy-free and I don't have access to the Silk yogurt alternative - can I use an equal quantity of regular (dairy) strawberry yogurt in this recipe? Please and thank you!

Running to the Kitchen

Sunday 10th of May 2015

Yes, that should work.

Carla

Sunday 3rd of May 2015

I tried the Silk yogurt a few months ago and loved the strawberry one. Never thought to use it in a snack cake!

Jennie @onesweetmess

Friday 1st of May 2015

This cake would make traveling far more enjoyable for sure. It looks so supremely moist. Yum!

Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen

Friday 1st of May 2015

This is right up my alley! I could totally eat this for breakfast!

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