Cheesecake is traditional for the upcoming holiday of Shavuot (Pentecost) next Thursday evening. But if you’re looking for something easy and different, you can try this single-bowl cake recipe from Joy of Cooking. Though the recipe calls for sourdough starter, you don’t need to let the batter rise.
6 tbps. butter
1 c. sugar
Add and beat:
Stir in, then beat well:
1 cup sourdough starter (don’t forget to feed your leftover starter)
3/4 c. milk
3 oz. melted semisweet chocolate
1 teaspoon vanilla
1-3/4 c. sifted all-purpose flour (as always, I use 90% whole wheat)
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
Fold the flour mixture into the batter and stir until smooth. Pour into greased pans and bake about 40 minutes for one nine-inch (27 cm) square pan or 25 minutes for two 8-inch (24 cm) round pans. Sprinkle sifted powdered sugar over the cake, if desired.