Recipe of the Week: Sourdough Spice Cake, by DEC

I have always loved cooking with sourdough. It is super easy to make and keep a jar of sourdough sitting on the counter, ready for use in bread, cakes, pizza dough, or anything else. My favorite recipe of all is Sourdough Spice Cake:


  • 1 cup sourdough
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup vegetable cooking oil (I use olive oil)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp allspice
  • 1/4 tsp cloves (ground)
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ginger
  • 1 cup flour, if the sourdough is thin


To sourdough, mix in sugar, oil, and eggs. Add in milk, salt, and vanilla. Add spices. Stir well, but do not beat hard. Fold in soda and baking powder. Add flour, only if sourdough is thin. Bake in 9-inch tins for 30 minutes at 350 degrees F.

* This also makes a very good chocolate cake by replacing spices with three squares of melted, semi-sweet baker’s chocolate.

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