When you've found a great cake recipe, why stop there? Why not make it traditional?
I gave this chocolate sourdough cake a traditional foods makeover last weekend for a friend's birthday!
And you know what? My sourdough chocolate cake was delicious! Rich, chocolate-y, and sourdough to boot!
Chocolate Sourdough Cake
- 1 cup fed sourdough starter
- 1 cup raw goat or cow milk
- 1-3/4 cup spelt flour
- 1 to 1½ cups evaporated cane juice, Rapadura, or Sucanat
- 1 cup unrefined, virgin coconut oil, just barely melted
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- 1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda
- 3/4 cup cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon finely ground Teeccino (optional) (I used the Mediterranean Hazelnut blend)
- 2 large pastured eggs
Combine the fed starter, milk, and spelt flour in a mixing bowl. Cover and let rest at room temperature for 8 hours. If not ready to bake the cake, transfer this mixture to the refrigerator until ready to finish the cake, but allow it to come back to room temperature before proceeding.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease (1) 9- x 13-inch cake pan or (2) 8- x 9-inch square or circular cake pans with coconut oil and set aside.
In a separate mixing bowl, combine the evaporated cane juice, coconut oil, vanilla, salt, baking soda, cocoa powder, and Teeccino. Beat. Add the eggs and beat well. Combine the sourdough mixture with the chocolate mixture. Mix gently until smooth.
Pour into prepared pan(s). Bake for 30 to 45 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out cleanly. Remove from oven and set on a rack to cool. Once cool, if cakes are in square or circle pans, tip them out onto a platter. Spread frosting (see recipe below) between layers and on top. If cake is in 1 rectangular pan, spread frosting on top.
- 3/4 cup coconut cream (cream part of whole coconut milk)
- 1/4 cup raw honey
- 1/4 cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Combine all frosting ingredients in a blender or food processor. Blend until smooth. Chill. Let come to room temperature before frosting a cake.
Have you ever given a recipe a traditional foods makeover? Will you make this Sourdough Chocolate Cake?
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