Vegan Sourdough Chocolate Cake

This cake comes from a recipe that has been used during times when some grocery items were less available, like during the Great Depression. That makes it feel awfully pertinent right now. I’ve changed it to allow me to use sourdough discards that are always awaiting use in my house!


Sourdough Vegan Chocolate Cake

  • 2 cups sourdough starter 
  • 1 1/2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon vinegar
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 generous cup of chocolate chips – optional


Mix well. Place in an 8 x 16 cake pan and bake at 350* for 20 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. This makes a large cake. If you want to bake in an 8 x 8 pan, just half the recipe.

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