Sourdough Chocolate Cake

Sourdough Chocolate Cake

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Recipe by  Sally

“Delicious milk chocolate taste.”

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Original recipe yields 9 x 13 inch cake



  1. Sift together flour, cocoa, soda, baking powder, and salt.
  2. Cream shortening, sugar, and eggs. Blend in sourdough starter. Add sifted ingredients slowly to creamed mixture, beating until smooth. Stir in water and vanilla, and mix well. Pour batter into greased and floured 9 x 13 inch pan.
  3. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 35 minutes, or until done.

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My husband absolutely loves this cake! We took one of the reviewers suggestions on keeping it in the fridge and that makes it even better. Thanks!



I loved the recipe with a few alterations. instead of one cup of water i added a cup of buttermilk, to enhance the sourdough flavor and make it richer. adding half unsweetened chocolate and half chocolate instant jello powder made it stick together better and made it a little sweeter, both good things. all in all, a big hit

Miss  Molly

Miss Molly

I made some changes to try to avoid a dry cake. I used a whole cup of shortening (trans fat-free) and added a half cup of half and half. There is surprisingly little liquid in the original recipe, which is probably why people found it dry. My changes did make it moist, but this cake has a very fine crumb which makes it fall apart easily. I think next time I will add some instant chocolate pudding to deepend the chocolate flavor and see if it helps the crumbs hold together. The flavor was great and I frosted it with chocolate cream cheese frosting for Valentines Day. I will use this recipe again, but continue to tweek it until I get exactly what I want. A great start though, thanks Sally!

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Amount Per Serving (18 total)

  • Calories
  • 223 cal
  • 11%
  • Fat
  • 9.1 g
  • 14%
  • Carbs
  • 33.5 g
  • 11%
  • Protein
  • 3.9 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol
  • 35 mg
  • 12%
  • Sodium
  • 211 mg
  • 8%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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