Who doesn’t love a good chocolate cake. This a delicious chocolate cake, and the sourdough in the cake gives it a little tang, which is a great bonus flavor. Everyone I’ve served this cake to loves it. You can also make this cake without the ganache for a “double chocolate cake”, which is just as good, and a little less rich. Enjoy!
|Sourdough Triple Chocolate Cake|
- 1/2 cup shortening
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 2 eggs. beaten
- 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa (or 3 1-oz squares of unsweetened chocolate, melted0
- 1/2 cup sweet sourdough starter
- 1 cup milk
- 1 1/2 cups flour
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- 1 1/2 tsp.baking soda
- 1 cup chocolate chips
- 1 1/3 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 3/4 cup heavy cream
TO MAKE CAKE:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Cream together shortening, sugar and vanilla.
Add eggs, chocolate, starter, and milk.
In a separate bowl sift together the flour, salt, cinnamon and baking soda. Add to the wet ingredients and beat at medium speed for about 3 minutes.
Pour into a greased and floured Bundt pan, or a 9″x13″x2″ baking pan.
Sprinkle chocolate chips on top. With a spoon or knife, swirl chocolate chips into batter until they are in the middle.
Bake in preheated oven for 25-30 minutes, or until done. Cool and frost with ganache (optional).
TO MAKE GANACHE:
Put cream and chocolate chips into a saucepan and cook on low until the chocolate is melted and combined with the cream. Pour over cooled cake.