Sourdough Chocolate Cake with Fudge Icing

1
Sherry Blizzard

By
@akflurry

My sourdough is over 14 years old and it just gets better and better every year. I found this recipe in a cookbook: "Alaska Sourdough: The Real Stuff By A Real Alaskan" by Ruth Allman ISBN-13: 978-0-88240-085-3. The sourdough cake recipe did not come with an icing recipe, so I used a tried and true old fashioned cooked icing recipe that I have been using for years. It reminds me a lot of a hot fudge sundae cake. If chocolate is your bag....you better pinch this. You can use dark chocolate if you like...it will be even richer...I bet this would be great with cherry pie filling on top!

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Comments:
Serves:
8
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
1 Hr 15 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • FOR THE CAKE:

  • 1 c
    sourdough starter
  • 1 c
    sugar
  • 1/2 c
    cooking oil
  • 2
    eggs
  • 1 c
    milk
  • 2 tsp
    vanilla
  • 3
    squares, chocolate (melted)
  • 1/4 c
    cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp
    salt
  • 1 tsp
    soda
  • 1 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1 c
    ****flour (if the starter is too thin
  • FOR THE ICING:

  • 1 1/2 c
    sugar
  • 1/2 c
    butter
  • 3 1/2 Tbsp
    cocoa powder
  • 1/2 c
    water
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla ***add after cooking the icing

How to Make Sourdough Chocolate Cake with Fudge Icing

Step-by-Step

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease 2 9" aluminum tins. To sourdough starter, min in sugar, oil and eggs.
  2. Add milk and vanilla. Add melted chocolate and cocoa powder. Stir well but do not beat.
  3. Add salt, soda and baking powder last. ***IF NEEDED: Add flour to get a cake batter consistency.
  4. Bake cake 30-50 minutes (until cake comes out clean when tested).
  5. While cake is baking, make the icing.
  6. Bring the sugar, butter, cocoa powder and water to a boil. Boil 5 minutes or until icing is at the soft ball stage. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla.
  7. Pour or spoon over cake.

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About Sourdough Chocolate Cake with Fudge Icing

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Soy Free




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