This cake is the perfect way to use your sourdough discard starter.

The Best Sourdough  Chocolate Cake

Why Make Cake With Starter? The acidity in the starter adds to the tender crumb of this cake and helps it rise. It reacts with the baking soda to give it a fluffy yet still moist texture.

–  all purpose flour – cocoa powder – salt –  baking powder – baking soda – eggs –  vanilla extract –  vegetable oil – sourdough discard starter – granulated sugar –  soft brown sugar –  milk –  hot strong coffee


The cakes can be baked straight away, or the batter can be fermented in the fridge first. 

Fermented cake batter

Once baked, sandwich the cakes together with chocolate buttercream and top with rich chocolate ganache.

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