I have learnt something in my life. If I do a great job, I appreciate myself. I feel proud of myself even if it is just for a while. Not to brag, but it makes me feel good even if it is for couple of minutes. After I ate a slice of this cake, I said out loud 'I am good'. This cake is that good. It is very cloudy here today and there was absolutely no sun light. I was almost thinking of taking pictures and posting it tomorrow. But, kids wanted to eat the cake and I had to slice it up. For those who get discouraged by the word 'sourdough', read the notes to see how to make it without one.
One month back - No knead Whole Wheat Raisin mini buns
Sourdough Starter - 1 cup (unfed at room temperature 100 % hydration)
All Purpose Flour - 1 2/3 cups
Baking Soda - 1 1/2 tsp
Salt - 1/2 tsp
Sugar - 1 cup
Vegetable or Canola Oil - 1/3 cup
Hot water - 1 cup
Apple butter - 1 cup (Room temperature)
Preheat the oven to 350 F (I baked mine at 325 F since I was using a dark bundt pan). Spray a 12 cup (10 inch) bundt pan or a tube pan with vegetable oil spray. You can make this into loaf cakes too. Use 2 8 X 4 or 9 X 5 pans. You will have to alter the baking time though. In a bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking soda, salt. Whisk together.
For those who do not maintain a sourdough starter, increase the water by 1/2 cup and flour by 1 cup to make this cake. It will come out just fine. You could pour a thin glaze of powdered sugar if you wish. This cake was pretty sweet without it. It will definitely look prettier if you do. I did not add any additional spices to it since apple butter already has some spices. If you love certain spice, you can add it to suit your palate.
I am sending this to yeastspotting.
Want to know more options of baking/cooking with sourdough? Check these links out..
Sourdough Banana Aebleskiver / Banana Paniyaram
Whole Wheat and Quinoa Sourdough Bread
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