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a slice of soft chocolate cake with powdered sugar sitting on a plateIf you're celebrating with a special valentine this week, you might want to try this chocolate cake recipe. Cocoa powder, hot coffee and fat-free yogurt are just some of the ingredients.

Each Thursday, one of the more than 100 video recipes from the Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program is featured on the Mayo Clinic News Network — just in time for you to try over the weekend. You also can have the recipes delivered via the Mayo Clinic App.

These recipes are created by the executive wellness chef and registered dietitians at the Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program. Find more recipes and other healthy living insights on the Mayo Clinic App.

Watch: Baking a simple, soft chocolate cake.

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Serves 16

2 cups sugar
1 ¾ cups all-purpose flour
¾ cup cocoa powder
2 teaspoons baking soda
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 ½ cups fat-free plain yogurt
2 eggs
1 cup freshly brewed hot coffee
1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract

Heat the oven to 350 Fahrenheit. In a medium bowl, sift together the sugar, flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder and salt. In a mixing bowl, add the yogurt. Turn the mixer to low speed and alternate adding the dry ingredients and the eggs to the bowl. Slowly add the coffee and vanilla to the mixture. Continue mixing until the batter is smooth. Coat two 8-inch round cake pans with nonstick spray and pour equal amounts of batter into each cake pan. Bake for about 30 to 35 minutes until toothpick comes out clean when inserted into the center of the cakes.

Nutritional information per serving size 1 slice: 157 calories; 1 g total fat; 0 g saturated fat; 0 g transfat; 0 g monounsaturated fat; 0 mg cholesterol; 34 mg sodium; 38 g total carbohydrate; 2 g dietary fiber; 26 g total sugars; 2 g protein.

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