If your like me and Lactose intolerant, here is a nice treat for Valentine’s Day…
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Sour Cream Chocolate Cake with Cherry Vanilla Yogurt Sauce
Products: Green Valley Organics Sour Cream (cake) and Vanilla, Plain or Honey Redwood Hill
Farm Yogurt for the Sauce
Makes one bundt cake or 8 heart-shaped cakes (using 1/2-cup batter for each cake)
1 3/4 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
1 2/3 cup sugar
3/4 cup cocoa powder
1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
2/3 cup butter or non-hydrogenated butter alternative (like Earth Balance), softened
2 cups Green Valley
2 large eggs
2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 tsp. almond extract
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips (optional)
Chocolate Frosting Glaze
3 Tbs. butter or non-hydrogenated butter alternative (like Earth Balance)
2 Tbs. cocoa powder
3 Tbs. lactose free milk or soymilk
1 cup confectioners/powdered sugar
1 tsp. almond extract
Cherry Vanilla Yogurt Sauce
2 (6 oz.) containers Vanilla or Wildflower Honey Redwood Hill Farm Yogurt
1 vanilla bean, scraped
1 cup chopped dark cherries (frozen and thawed is fine)
1/2 tsp. almond extract
1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour bundt pan.
2. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt.
3. In a separate bowl, combine butter, sour cream and eggs, beating with a hand or stand
mixer until smooth.
4. Mix wet and dry ingredients together, and beat with a hand or stand mixer for 3 minutes.
Pour batter into prepared pan and bake 50 to 55 minutes, until a wooden skewer inserted
into the cake comes out clean. Cool before removing from pan.
5. While cake cools, melt butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Stir in cocoa and milk
until smooth. Remove from heat, add confectioners sugar and almond extract and beat
using a stand or hand mixer until silky smooth. Drizzle over top of cooled cake. Allow to set
To make the Cherry Vanilla Yogurt Sauce, whisk together yogurt, vanilla bean paste, cherries
and almond extract. Refrigerate until needed.
Slice the vanilla bean horizontally down the middle. Using a paring knife, scrape out the vanilla
bean seeds from inside the sliced pods. Instead of discarding the used vanilla bean pods, tuck
them into a cup or two of granulated sugar in a covered container. Allow to sit for a week or so
and enjoy vanilla-scented sugar in coffee, hot chocolate, baked goods, sprinkled over sugar
cookies, and more.
PER SERVING: 376 CAL; 7G PROT; 12G TOTAL FAT (12G SAT. FAT); 60G CARB; 76MG
CHOL; 276MG SOD; 3G FIBER; 34G SUGARS
Redwood Hill Farm and Green Valley Organics products are available at Whole Foods Markets, natural food stores and specialty grocers nationwide. To find a store near you, go to and