Print Recipe

Alaskan Sourdough Chocolate Cake

This is the way most cakes were baked in Alaska in the early days before baking powder became more common.

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Prepare a cup of thick sourdough starter the night before. Let sit in a warm spot overnight.
  2. Cream sugar and shortening until light and fluffy.
  3. Beat in eggs, one at a time.
  4. Stir in sourdough starter, milk, vanilla extract, cinnamon and melted chocolate. Beat with rotary beater 2 minutes.
  5. Blend salt and baking soda together until smooth. Sprinkle over batter and fold in gently.
  6. Fold in flour until batter is smooth.
  7. Pour into 2 (8- or 9-inch) greased and floured pans.
  8. Bake at 350 degrees F for 25 minutes. When done, cake will spring back when pressed lightly with fingers and will shrink slightly from sides of pan.
  9. Cool and frost with your favorite frosting.

Contact

Maricopa, Arizona

Always Open!

To our Visitors

We're pleased that you are visiting one of the oldest, most reliable and comprehensive home cooking sites. Recipe Goldmine has been online since April 1999. We hope you enjoy our collection of over 39,000 recipes. Many have contributed to our recipe collections, including our own family, friends, newsletter subscribers, food companies and food organizations.