ME DESPERATELY TRYING TO PHOTOGRAPH MYSELF WITH THE CAKE, WITH ONE ARM. CAKES ARE HEAVY.
While in Alaska I picked up a recipe book for Alaska sourdough. YOU GUYS, I WENT TO ALASKA! This thin little book gave a brief history on how the frontiersman and prospectors, who came up from California to Alaska alive. The sourdough, which at it's basest form is just flour and water BASICALLY kept them alive. Sourdough for the win!
But we're not here to talk about simple sourdough in this post, no, no, we're here to talk about cake! The recipe is simple but the result was a delciously moist cake, it may dry out quickly after being cut, but how long does cake last in your house??
Sourdough Chocolate Cake
- 1/2 cup butter (1 stick) softened
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 eggs
- 4 oz semi sweet baking chocolate, melted
- 1 cup sourdough starter
- 3/4 cup milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 3/4 cup flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- Before beginning, be sure starter, milk and eggs are at room temperature. Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs and melted chocolate. Add sourdough starter, milk and vanilla- mix well. Sift together flour, baking soda and salt and fold until smooth.
- Pour batter into a greased 9"x 12" pan or 2 greased 8" round pans (I used 9" rounds and it turned out just fine). Bake at 350˚ for about 40 minutes for 9" x 12" and 8" rounds for 25 minutes. Cool, then frost as desired. (I frosted with a coffee buttercream and top with chocolate ganace)