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Sourdough Chocolate Cake

At our recent monthly Cook & Chat get-together,  Lisa brought a beautiful sourdough chocolate cake (pictured above) to share for morning tea and has kindly shared the recipe with us.   I will let you know how mine turns out when I make the cake, possibly with grated beetroots. Stay tuned!  ….. Want to give it a go?  Send me a photo of your cake and I will post it on the website.

SOURDOUGH CHOCOLATE CAKE

(from Yoke Mardewi”s book  “WILD SOURDOUGH the natural way to bake”)

Ingredients

200g unbleached wheat or spelt flour
50g  cocoa
300g rapadura
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
100g melted butter
200g wheat or spelt starter (i used rye)
2 organic eggs
1/2 tsp salt
75g finely grated apple

Method

  • In a non metallic bowl mix flour, sugar and cocoa.
  • Add the cooled melted butter and starter.
  • Beat the eggs with salt until fluffy, then tip it into the bowl.
  • Mix until ingredients are thoroughly combined…..(mine was very dry so I added a few tablespoons of cream)
  • Let the cake ferment over night.
  • Then bake at 200 C for 15 minutes then down to 180 C for another hour or so until cooked.  Place a water bath in the oven while cake is baking.
  • Ice with chocolate ganache : melt 200g dark chocolate with 200g of cream or butter

p.s.  I didn’t add the apple because she doesn’t mention it in the recipe (only in the ingredient list). I will have to try it next time with apple.  — Lisa Morcom

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