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Sourdough Chocolate Cake Recipe

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Sourdough chocolate cake is a delicious and unique twist on a classic chocolate cake. The addition of sourdough starter to the recipe adds a depth of flavor and a slight tanginess that complements the rich chocolate perfectly. Here is a step-by-step recipe for making sourdough chocolate cake:


  • 1 cup active sourdough starter
  • 1/2 cup warm water
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup hot water
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips


  1. Begin by mixing the sourdough starter and warm water together in a large bowl. Let the mixture sit for a few minutes until it becomes bubbly and active.
  2. In a separate bowl, mix together the flour, cocoa powder, sugar, baking soda, and salt.
  3. Add the dry ingredients to the sourdough mixture and stir until well combined.
  4. Next, add the vegetable oil, eggs, and vanilla extract to the bowl and mix until the batter is smooth.
  5. Gradually stir in the hot water until the batter is well combined and smooth.
  6. Fold in the chocolate chips and mix until evenly distributed.
  7. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and grease an 8 inch round cake pan.
  8. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and smooth out the top.
  9. Bake the cake in the preheated oven for 30-35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.
  10. Let the cake cool in the pan for 5-10 minutes before removing it from the pan and placing it on a wire rack to cool completely.
  11. Once the cake has cooled, it’s ready to be served. You can serve it as is, or with a dusting of powdered sugar or a chocolate ganache on top.

This recipe will yield a moist and flavorful sourdough chocolate cake that is perfect for any occasion. The addition of sourdough starter gives it a unique and complex flavor that complements the rich chocolate perfectly. And the chocolate chips inside bring a perfect texture and chocolate pockets throughout.

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