Sour Milk Chocolate Cake

Sunday, September 6, 2015
If you ever have leftover expired milk don't throw it away! This cake is a delicious moist cake that everyone loves! You don't need to do anything else to it. Serve it with whipped cream or just cool and sprinkle powdered sugar over it. Also this time I added someone caramel topping and drizzle some melted chocolate over the top.


 this is a sour milk cake. Mom made this chocolate cake using sour milk. Back in the 1940's they always used anything they had to save money. This is a depression food. This cake is made with sour milk and all homemade from scratch and the cake is an economical way to not throw out food that spoiled







Mom said Waste Nothing!



When I was growing up, mom threw out nothing.


If milk was sour, she found a way to make fantastic uses for it.



 this is a sour milk cake. Mom made this chocolate cake using sour milk. Back in the 1940's they always used anything they had to save money. This is a depression food. This cake is made with sour milk and all homemade from scratch and the cake is an economical way to not throw out food that spoiled




Homemade and Yummy Dessert!




Desserts were what she focused on, this was one of my favorite ways she used up sour milk.


What a divine cake it made!



 this is a sour milk cake. Mom made this chocolate cake using sour milk. Back in the 1940's they always used anything they had to save money. This is a depression food. This cake is made with sour milk and all homemade from scratch and the cake is an economical way to not throw out food that spoiled



Funny Years Later



Even though I hated to see milk spoil this was an awesome way to use it up.


Years later long after my mom passed, I now use up spoiled or sour milk this way.



 this is a sour milk cake. Mom made this chocolate cake using sour milk. Back in the 1940's they always used anything they had to save money. This is a depression food. This cake is made with sour milk and all homemade from scratch and the cake is an economical way to not throw out food that spoiled



Mom's Tip!



She even added vinegar to milk to make this cake (even when the milk wasn't sour), just to make it for us we love it so much!


I love watching the milk curdle in the bowl and go sour.


Whether we had sour milk or not this cake was made because it's so good.


For Every Cup of milk add 1 tablespoon of vinegar to make it curdle.



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 this is a sour milk cake. Mom made this chocolate cake using sour milk. Back in the 1940's they always used anything they had to save money. This is a depression food. This cake is made with sour milk and all homemade from scratch and the cake is an economical way to not throw out food that spoiled



Money Was Tight in 1940



Those depression days mom use to talk about were tough.


They never threw food away or took it for granted.


Life was tough but family was everything, they did everything to preserve what they had.


This sour milk chocolate cake was a banquet then and now to eat, it was always a treat.



 this is a sour milk cake. Mom made this chocolate cake using sour milk. Back in the 1940's they always used anything they had to save money. This is a depression food. This cake is made with sour milk and all homemade from scratch and the cake is an economical way to not throw out food that spoiled



Even The Batter Is Delicious!



Even though I worry about eating raw batter, this one always made me lick those beaters as a kid.


I know what your thinking, not cool or healthy, but I am still here to write about it.


The cake is heavenly, and a childhood perfect memory for spoiled milk!



 this is a sour milk cake. Mom made this chocolate cake using sour milk. Back in the 1940's they always used anything they had to save money. This is a depression food. This cake is made with sour milk and all homemade from scratch and the cake is an economical way to not throw out food that spoiled



1940 Something



Mom is from the 1940 something cooks era.


Something they did back then must have been right.


The food is memorable, she lived to 81 and I still love using up anything expired the way she did.


This Sour Milk Chocolate Cake is a great reason to make something like sour milk that was going in the garbage, into spectacular!


Just drizzle ice cream toppings that have been warmed over the top like hot fudge and caramel for a decadent drool worth cake!



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chocolate, cake, sour cream, dessert
dessert
American
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 this is a sour milk cake. Mom made this chocolate cake using sour milk. Back in the 1940's they always used anything they had to save money. This is a depression food. This cake is made with sour milk and all homemade from scratch and the cake is an economical way to not throw out food that spoiled

Sour Milk Chocolate Cake

prep time: cook time: total time:
this is a delicious sour milk chocolate cake that is decadent beyond words!

ingredients:

2 cups sour milk
1/2 cup butter flavored shortening
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 teaspoons baking soda
3 cups flour
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
2 cups sugar
Hot Fudge Ice Cream Topping and Caramel topping heated
(or use homemade)

instructions:

Beat sugar and shortening for around 2 minutes. Add the eggs beating till light in color. Add all the rest of the ingredients beating for around 4 more minutes. 


(we are only two people so I freeze one)  Bake at 350 degree preheated oven for around 35 to 40 minutes or when toothpick comes out clean from the center. Don't over bake to prevent a dried out cake.
Grease 2  9 inch round pans.  I freeze one for later.

 Option Toppings Use A  Frosting or Drizzle:  My recommendation is to drizzle caramel first then hot fudge sauce or a  ganache (or ice cream toppings) over the top of the cake. Other alternatives frost with your favorite frosting and split the cakes first and fill with any kind of  pudding. If using 13 x 9 then garnish with sauce then whipped cream.

Caramel Sauce

1 cup brown sugar

1/2 heavy cream

1 tablespoon cornstarch

1 tablespoon butter

2 teaspoons vanilla 


Bring to boil. Add vanilla.. Cool several hours in refrigerator . Drizzle over cake.

calories
165
fat (grams)
4
sat. fat (grams)
3
carbs (grams)
4
protein (grams)
5
sugar (grams)
8
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 this is a sour milk cake. Mom made this chocolate cake using sour milk. Back in the 1940's they always used anything they had to save money. This is a depression food. This cake is made with sour milk and all homemade from scratch and the cake is an economical way to not throw out food that spoiled





Sour Cream Milk Chocolate Cake Pin for Later




 this is a sour milk cake. Mom made this chocolate cake using sour milk. Back in the 1940's they always used anything they had to save money. This is a depression food. This cake is made with sour milk and all homemade from scratch and the cake is an economical way to not throw out food that spoiled




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19 comments

  1. this cake looks great - so moist and dense.

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  2. What a great idea and recipe! Thank you for your creative use of sour milk! I can't count the times I've dumped it!! o

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  3. This chocolate cake looks so decadent and delicious! Such a creative idea!

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  4. I'd never have thought it worked to use sour milk, but I guess since it's being cooked, why not. Very creative!

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  5. Sort of like the chocolate version of- if life gives you lemonade :) Great recipe!

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  6. This must have a good flavor such as sour cream would give. Looks delicious.

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  7. I have a couple of chocolate lovers in the house that would LOVE this cake. Maybe this will have to be the next birthday cake for one of them. I'm sure it would be so moist...that sour milk would do the trick for sure.

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  8. Great that you save one half for later! It looks like a fabulous chocolate cake---my family will surely love it!

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  9. I've made sour mild before when I needed buttermilk. I suppose it's the same concept although I've never actually used soured milk before. My mamma was the same way, they grew up during the depression and nothing was ever wasted. Your mamma's chocolate cake looks delicious and a great way to use up that milk.

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  10. That is a clever use of sour milk. I make buttermilk for cakes often, I wonder if sour milk and buttermilk are same, perhaps similar. Your mama sounds like my grandma, she always had a way of using things. My mom? not so much.. Saving this for later.

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  11. If you didn't lick the beaters as a kid, your childhood was wasted!! :) I'm convinced it's a con that it's unsafe to eat a little bit of raw batter... and I had no clue that you could still use milk past its expiration date! That is really good to know

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  12. That's clever idea using sour milk in cake. Yay to no more food wastage! And your cake looks absolutely delicious!

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  13. This cake looks so delicious, so moist. I love using sour milk in my baking too in my part of the world we call it buttermilk. Old family recipes are the best. They made the best cakes

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  14. What a creative way to use something you would otherwise just throw out. Your cake looks super moist and delicious.

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  15. Since the kids are grown, I have a hard time finishing a gallon of milk before it spoils. Now I no longer have to worry about it. I'll make cakes instead of pouring it down the drain!

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  16. I love how your Mom never threw anything away, I could get better in that department myself. This cake looks amazing!

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  17. I never used sour milk in cake, but I have used sour cream and buttermilk. I need to give it try,as it is your family recipe it should be delicious.

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  18. Wow, I am all about reducing food waste, but I have literally never thought to use the sour milk in any way. I am so intrigued by this recipe, and cannot wait to try it out!!

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  19. That's great idea to use sour milk in a cake. I never tried or heard of this. But now I know what to do with sour milk from my fridge. The cake looks just delicious. Chocolate is my addiction so this is just irresistible to me.

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