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Sourdough chocolate cake (crock pot)

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Sourdough chocolate cake (crock pot)

This recipe is for a bread 'n cake bake pan for a crock pot.  It is very moist and quite good served with a fudge sauce.  I am sure it could be adapted to the oven.  I use ready sourdough, so I don't know if it will work with discard.

Sourdough chocolate cake

1   cup sugar                                                  1    teaspoon cinnamon

1/2  cup shortening                                         3    squares (1 oz. each) chocolate, melted

2    eggs                                                        1/2 teaspoon salt

1    cup starter                                                1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda

1    cup evaporated milk                                   2    cups flour

1    teaspoon vanilla

Cream sugar and shortening until light and fluffy.  Beat in eggs, one at a time.  Stir in sourdough starter, milk, vanilla, cinnamon and melted chocolate.  Beat for 2 min.  Blend salt and soda together until smooth.  Sprinkle over batter and fold in gently.  Fold in flour unil batter is smooth.  Pour into greased and floured Bread 'n Cake Bake pan; cover.  Place in Crock-Pot.  Cover and bake on high for 2 1/2 to  3 1/2 hours.

Remove pan and uncover.  Let stand for 5 minutes.  Unmold on cake rack and cool.

These pans are really great for campers.  I have several recipes for breads, some sourdough, and other desserts that are baked in this pan in the crockpot.  I have not tried them in a regular, fast oven but I bet they are all adaptable. 


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You would need some type of  pan and a heavy dish towel under the lid to catch the condensation.  I would also cover the pan with foil that had holes punched in it to allow the steam to escape into the rest of the crock pot to keep cake or bread dry.

These are pictures of the pan and lid.  I have seen them at garage sales cheap.  I ordered mine from Rival.  When we did not have an oven I used it a lot.  It makes a great little cheese cake.

The breads are not exactly the same as the oven artisan type breads but are quite good.