Monday, February 16, 2009

Starter and Chocolate

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Light and fluffy and subtly spiced, this chocolate cake was a perfect alternate recipe for my sourdough starter that needed some feeding and nurturing last week.

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The sun had gone down by the time I inverted it out of its pan, so I don't have a shot of the chocolate ganache I poured on top. It was a gorgeous cake, though, if I do say so myself. Rather, the oohs and aahs of friends said it better.

My main comment would be that I was expecting some sort of sour-ish flavor underlying everything in the batter, and it wasn't there. Maybe that's a good thing, but I was curious what it would taste like nonetheless. If the idea of sourdough in your chocolate dessert sounds unappealing, then you'll still enjoy this recipe, because its taste or smell are not present at all. Just a nice lively fluff.

The lovely Molly posted this recipe a while back:
Sourdough Chocolate Cake

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5 comments:

Sherri said...

omg. I want a piece of this. Immediately. Yum Yum.

Tori said...

that looks & sounds sinfully delicious!

Rachael said...

Looks & sounds delicious...can you come home to share a slice?
Miss you!!

Michelle Stiles said...

I want a slice SooooooSooo bad.
Chocolate cake is my favorite dessert!

pinkstripes said...

YUM! Your cake looks delicious. I've never heard of a sourdough choc cake. It sounds interesting.