Dreamy Sourdough Chocolate Cake

If I add sourdough starter to my chocolate cake, does it make my chocolate cake more healthy? I’d like to think so! … or at least pretend so!!

This chocolate cake recipe is variation from fellow blogger @pinchmysalt . She posted this recipe back in 2015 before there was a pandemic and a lack of yeast in our grocery stores. The chocolate cake is moist and more on the dense side, which I’m a fan of! {It’s also very yummy right out of the fridge!} All ingredients are items I keep on hand as long as I have a sourdough starter going on the counter or stored in my fridge.

Dreamy Sourdough Chocolate Cake

  • Servings: 12+
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Rating: ★★★★★
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  • 1 cup all-purpose or kamut flour (if using kamut, use just under 1 C of flour)
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup sour dough starter
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


1. Preheat your oven to 350F. Grease a 9×13-inch pan.
2. In a medium bowl, combine your dry ingredients: flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt. Stir & combine well.
3. In the standmixer bowl, combine the starter, eggs, sour cream, oil, milk, and vanilla using the paddle attachment on a medium speed for about 3 minutes. Once the wet ingredients are well-combined, mix in the dry ingredients.
4. Pour cake batter into the 9×13 pan and bake at 350 for approximately 30 minutes. An insertedtoothpick should come out clean or with just a little bit of dry ruble. When your cake is done baking, allow it to cool to room temperature on a cooling rack & then frost or decorate however you fancy!

I highly recommend the Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting as the perfect addition to this sourdough cake!

Published by Sunny Farmhouse

Bittersweet chocolate, pizza, and veggie lover! ||Healthy life enthusiast || ||Agriscaper || Gilbert AZ || 9b || Wife & Mama to 3 girls & 2 boys ||

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