Chocolate Cranberry Bundt Cake

I did not realize my little pantry could accommodate that many random ingredients. I usually buy a thing or two for recipes and completely forget all about it. Yesterday while I was about to make dinner, I realized how cluttery the pantry looked and instead of cooking  I spent couple hours cleaning/organizing the little treasure box which had luckily amassed few unopened packets of dried cranberries, cocoa power, walnuts, and not just empty spice packets and few pieces of chocolate chips. Cleaning felt kind of worth it after I landed on a bundt cake pan which had gone missing...


  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2/3cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 1 1/2teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cups sugar (add more if you like)
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups plain low-fat yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 oz. dried sweetened cranberries
  • Preheat oven to 350F
  • Dust little flour and coca powder in the pan
  • Mix flour and cocoa together with the baking soda , set aside
  • In a large mixing bowl cream the butter and sugar together
  • Beat in the eggs, one at a time
  • Add the flour mixture alternately with the yogurt in three parts
  • Add oil and stir in the vanilla and cranberries
  • Pour the batter into the prepared pan for 45-50 minutes or until a tester inserted comes out clean
  • Cool for 10 minutes before inverting onto a rack to cool completely 
 If cleaning pantry meant I could eat yummy cakes for dinner, I would never say a word and happily clean, organize and even get down to scrubbing floors...