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Sourdough Chocolate Cake

1 cup sourdough starter
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter
1 1/4 cups sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 eggs
3 squares (3 ounces) unsweetened chocolate, melted and cooled
1 cup milk
Cocoa Cream Cheese Filling
Sweet Chocolate Glaze

Bring sourdough starter to room temperature. Grease and flour two
9 x 1 1/2-inch round cake pans; set aside. Stir together the flour,
baking soda, cinnamon, and salt. In a large bowl beat the butter
with an electric mixer on medium speed for 30 seconds. Add sugar
and vanilla; beat till fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating
1 mintue after each addition. Beat in the melted chocolate.

Combine the sourdough starter and milk. Add dry ingredients and
milk mixture alternately to beaten mixture beating till well
combined. Turn the batter into prepared pans. Bake in a 350F oven
about 30 minutes or till done. Cool 10 minutes on wire racks.
Remove from pans; cool thoroughly on wire racks. Fill with Cocoa
Cream Cheese Filling and glaze cake with Sweet Chocolate Glaze.
Drizzle a design atop with reserved cream cheese icing and top with
white chocolate leaves. Makes 12 servings.


Cocoa Cream Cheese Filling

1 cup sifted powdered sugar
1 3-ounce package cream cheese
1/4 teaspoon vanilla
milk
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 cup sifted powdered sugar

In a small mixwer bowl beat together the 1 cup powdered sugar and
cream cheese till fluffy. Beat in the vanilla. If necessary, beat
in enough milk (about 2 teaspoons) to make of pouring consistency.
Reserve 1/4 cup of the mixture and set aside to decorate the top
of the cake. Stir the cooa powder into the remaining mixture in
the bowl. Add the 1/3 cup powdered sugar and beat till smooth.
Use the cocoa mixture to spread between cake layers. Makes 2/3
cup filling; 1/4 cup icing.


Sweet Chocolate Glaze

3/4 cup sugar
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1 cup water
2 squares (2 ounces) German sweet chocolate, cut up
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla

In a small saucepan combine the sugar, cornstarch and dash salt.
Stir in water and chocolate. Cook; stir till chocolate is melted
and mixture is thickened. Cook; stir 2 minutes more. Remove from
heat; stir in vanilla.

Cover surface with clear plastic wrap or waxed paper. Let stand
10 to 15 minutes or till slightly cooled and of spreading consistency.
Spread glaze over top and sides of cake. Chill cake till set.
Makes 1 1/2 cups glaze.

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