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.