Bring sourdough started 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 and electric mixer on medium speed for 30 seconds. Add sugar and vanilla; beat till fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating 1 minute 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 combines. 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 Creme Cheese Filling and glaze cake with Sweet Chocolate Glaze. Drizzle a design atop with reserved cream cheese icing and top with white chocolate leaves.
COCOA CREAM CHEESE FILLING:
In a small mixer 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 in cocoa 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:
In a small saucepan combine the sugar, cornstarch and dash salt. Stir in water and chocolate. Cook; stir till chocolate is melted and mixture 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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|Serving Size: 1 Serving (351g)|
|Recipe Makes: 12 Servings|
|Calories from Fat: 428 (41%)|
|Amt Per Serving||% DV|
|Total Fat 47.6g||63 %|
|Saturated Fat 28.2g||141 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 14.6g|
|Polyunsanturated Fat 1.9g|
|Cholesterol 146.3mg||45 %|
|Sodium 15686.2mg||541 %|
|Potassium 2220.2mg||58 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 126.6g||37 %|
|Dietary Fiber 7.6g||30 %|
|Sugars, other 119.1g|
|Protein 45.5g||65 %|
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Calories per serving: 1054
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