Chocolate cake or how to use excess sourdough starter

This cake came at a time when I decided not to throw away the excess sourdough starter that remains after every feeding, and I decided to collect it in a jar in the fridge.

Then I searched the internet and found this recipe on the internet site cookwithasmile.com and decided to make a cake with this “unnecessary” and inactivated sourdough starter. The result is a wonderful and rich cake with a fine structure. And if you do not have such a starter at home, you can easily replace it in this recipe with an equal amount of water and flour.

I will be very happy if you prepare it and give life to this supposedly redundant product. And I will be even happier if you have other ideas for using it and share them with me. Thanks in advance.

Have a wonderful day and have fun! 🙂

 

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НЕОБХОДИМИ ПРОДУКТИ:

 100 soft butter
 100 g white sugar
 100 g brown sugar (if you do not have brown sugar, just increase the amount of white sugar to 200 g)
 1 egg
 270 g old inactive sourdough starter (if you do not have it, you can make a mixture of 135/135 g of water and flour)
 100 ml milk mixed with 1 tbsp. lemon juice or vinegar (if desired, you can replace it with 100 g yogurt)
 2 sachet vanilla powder or 1 tsp. vanilla extract
 130 g flour
 60 g cocoa powder
 ½ tsp. baking powder
 ¼ tsp. baking soda
 1 pinch salt
 zest of 1 orange (optional)

Prep Time20 minsCook Time50 minsTotal Time1 hr 10 mins

 

НАЧИН НА ПРИГОТВЯНЕ:

1

In a bowl, place the dry ingredients - flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, salt and grated orange peel, if using it. Whisk to mix well.

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2

Put the soft butter and sugar in a bowl.

Шоколадов кекс с квас

3

Mix with a mixer or the custard attachment of the food processor until you get a fluffy mixture. The sugar will not dissolve completely, but this should not bother you.

Шоколадов кекс с квас

4

Add the egg and beat again until completely absorbed, but at a lower speed.

Шоколадов кекс с квас

5

Add sourdough starter (it doesn't need to be activated, it may be old one from previous feeds that you keep in the fridge). It is good for the sourdough starter to be at room temperature.

Шоколадов кекс с квас

6

Add the yogurt. If you use milk with lemon or vinegar, it is necessary to pre-add the lemon/vinegar to the milk and leave it for about 15 minutes. During this time it will curdle slightly and get a thicker consistency.

Шоколадов кекс с квас

7

Add the vanilla and continue beating on low speed until all the ingredients get mixed.

Шоколадов кекс с квас

8

Add about 1/3 of the dry ingredients and mix with a spatula.

Шоколадов кекс с квас

9

Gradually add the dry ingredients and stir until you get a thick cake mixture.

Шоколадов кекс с квас

10

Pour into a small rectangular cake mold covered with parchment paper.

Шоколадов кекс с квас

11

Bake in a preheated oven at 170 degrees without a fan for about 50 minutes. Periodically check the cake with a toothpick or a wooden skewer. In my case baking took exactly 60 minutes.

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12

Leave the ready cake in the mold to cool for about 10 minutes, then move it on a wire rack to cool completely before slicing.

Шоколадов кекс с квас

13

Serve with tea, coffee or with a spoonful of whipped cream on top.
Enjoy! 🙂

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Щом аз мога, значи и вие можете!
Добър апетит!

 

Ingredients

 100 soft butter
 100 g white sugar
 100 g brown sugar (if you do not have brown sugar, just increase the amount of white sugar to 200 g)
 1 egg
 270 g old inactive sourdough starter (if you do not have it, you can make a mixture of 135/135 g of water and flour)
 100 ml milk mixed with 1 tbsp. lemon juice or vinegar (if desired, you can replace it with 100 g yogurt)
 2 sachet vanilla powder or 1 tsp. vanilla extract
 130 g flour
 60 g cocoa powder
 ½ tsp. baking powder
 ¼ tsp. baking soda
 1 pinch salt
 zest of 1 orange (optional)

Directions

1

In a bowl, place the dry ingredients - flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, salt and grated orange peel, if using it. Whisk to mix well.

Шоколадов кекс с квас

2

Put the soft butter and sugar in a bowl.

Шоколадов кекс с квас

3

Mix with a mixer or the custard attachment of the food processor until you get a fluffy mixture. The sugar will not dissolve completely, but this should not bother you.

Шоколадов кекс с квас

4

Add the egg and beat again until completely absorbed, but at a lower speed.

Шоколадов кекс с квас

5

Add sourdough starter (it doesn't need to be activated, it may be old one from previous feeds that you keep in the fridge). It is good for the sourdough starter to be at room temperature.

Шоколадов кекс с квас

6

Add the yogurt. If you use milk with lemon or vinegar, it is necessary to pre-add the lemon/vinegar to the milk and leave it for about 15 minutes. During this time it will curdle slightly and get a thicker consistency.

Шоколадов кекс с квас

7

Add the vanilla and continue beating on low speed until all the ingredients get mixed.

Шоколадов кекс с квас

8

Add about 1/3 of the dry ingredients and mix with a spatula.

Шоколадов кекс с квас

9

Gradually add the dry ingredients and stir until you get a thick cake mixture.

Шоколадов кекс с квас

10

Pour into a small rectangular cake mold covered with parchment paper.

Шоколадов кекс с квас

11

Bake in a preheated oven at 170 degrees without a fan for about 50 minutes. Periodically check the cake with a toothpick or a wooden skewer. In my case baking took exactly 60 minutes.

Шоколадов кекс с квас

12

Leave the ready cake in the mold to cool for about 10 minutes, then move it on a wire rack to cool completely before slicing.

Шоколадов кекс с квас

13

Serve with tea, coffee or with a spoonful of whipped cream on top.
Enjoy! 🙂

Шоколадов кекс с квас

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