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Sourdough Chocolate Cake

Chocolate cake made with Sourdough starter. This is a very moist and chocolaty cake that is sure to make any celebration special.
Author: Pavani
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Prep Time: 20 mins
Cook Time: 45 mins
Total Time: 1 hr 5 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 1012 serving

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Sourdough ' Fed'
  • 2 cups All purpose flour
  • 1 cup Milk (whole, 2%, evaporated -- I used unsweetened almond milk)
  • 1 cup Oil (vegetable or canola)
  • 11/4 cups Sugar
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 11/2 tsps Baking Soda
  • 3/4 cup cocoa Unsweetened Baking
  • 1 tsp espresso Instant powder (optional)
  • 2 Eggs Large (I used 2tbsp egg replacer whisked in 6tbsp water)
  • 2 tsps Vanilla extract

Instructions

  • Combine the 'fed' starter, milk and flour in a large mixing bowl. Cover and rest at room temperature for 2~3 hours. It will be slightly bubble and expand just a little bit.
  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Lightly grease a 9"x13" baking pan.
  • In a separate bowl, beat together the sugar, oil, salt, baking soda, cocoa, espresso powder and vanilla extract.
  • Add eggs, one at a time (or the egg replacer mixture) and beat well until combined.
  • Gently add the chocolate mixture into the starter-flour-milk mixture and stir until smooth. It will be a little gloppy at first but will smooth out eventually.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared pan.
  • Bake the cake for 30~40 minutes or until a cake tester inserted into the center comes out clean.
  • Remove the cake from the oven and set it on a wire rack to cool.

Notes

This is part of the Bake-a-thon 2015 .
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