Tuesday, June 16, 2015

SOURDOUGH TRIPLE CHOCOLATE CAKE

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


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
GANACHE:
  • 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.

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