Sorry for the short post – my head is killing me tonight. It kinda feels like it’s about to explode, so I don’t want to be on the computer for very long.
I just HAD to post about this cake!
My friend Jen sent me a link to this sourdough chocolate cake the other day since she knew I had some starter.
I had never heard of making dessert with sourdough, let alone a chocolate cake. I knew I had to try it.
I had my starter out after making pancakes this morning, and I also set out a stick of butter before we left for church so it could soften up.
The cake was extremely easy to make – I mixed up the batter while the potatoes were in the oven for lunch and put the cake in to bake as we were eating.
It cooled while I was doing laundry and I frosted it before starting dinner.
I’ll address the obvious first.
My layer cake skills are not great – yet :) This is a HUGE improvement over the very first layer cake I ever made.
Nick wanted a german chocolate cake a few years ago for this birthday, so I made it, but it was crooked…the layers weren’t sitting right…and it ended up just kind of falling apart.
So…I’m not winning any contests with this cake, but at least my mess-ups weren’t too bad ;)
I also ran out of powdered sugar and made my own (sort of). I put some sugar in the blender and just let it go until it looked like powdered sugar. It kind of worked? Some parts of the icing seemed a bit grittier than normal, but the icing tasted awesome!
The layers are so messed up, but it tasted great :) And I’m so happy it turned out better than last time, that I don’t really care it’s not perfect.
We just finished eating small slices and are snuggling with Maggie.
Dinner was good, too. I finally tried Ina’s Spinach Gratin –
I made a few changes:
- I halved the recipe
- Used a mix of evaporated milk / 1 % / half n half
- Cooked the onions in olive oil instead of butter
We had the spinach with some steamed butternut squash and turkey.
Off to bed for us! We’ve got to get better soon, right?!