Chocolate Sourdough Cake

Chocolate Sourdough Cake


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Here's a secret to making great chocolate cake: use a sourdough starter for extra flavour and texture.


Serves: 18 

  • 160g margarine
  • 1 2/3 cups white sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 3/4 cups (220g) plain flour
  • 2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 cup sourdough starter
  • 3/4 teaspoon bicarb soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup cold water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence

Preparation:25min  ›  Cook:35min  ›  Ready in:1hour 

  1. Sift together flour, cocoa, soda, baking powder and salt.
  2. Cream margarine, 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 20x30cm pan.
  3. Bake for 35 minutes, or until done.

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