Sour Cream Chocolate Cake

Sour Cream Chocolate Cake
Staff Writer
Taste of Home

A secret ingredient to cake is sour cream. The cake sponge turns out to be more creamy and soft. This cake serves quite a few, so serve it at your next dinner party or even for the holidays. 

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16
Servings
911
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

For the cake

  • 1 Cup baking cocoa
  • 1 Cup boiling water
  • 1 Cup butter, softened
  • 2 1/2 Cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 Teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 Cups cake flour
  • 2 Teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 Teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 Teaspoon salt
  • 1 Cup sour cream

For the frosting

  • 2 Cups Nestlé SemiSweet Chocolate Chips
  • 1 Cup sour cream
  • 1 Teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 1/2 Cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 Cup butter, cubed

Directions

For the cake

Dissolve cocoa in boiling water; cool. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each. Beat in vanilla.

Combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture alternately with sour cream, beating well after each addition.

Add cocoa mixture and mix well.

Pour into 3 greased and floured 9-inch round baking pans. Bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.

Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely.

For the frosting

In a microwave, melt chocolate chips and butter; stir until smooth. Cool for 5 minutes.

Transfer to a large bowl. Beat in sour cream and vanilla. Add confectioners' sugar; beat until light and fluffy.

Spread between layers and over top and sides of cake. Store in the refrigerator.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
47g
67%
Sugar
37g
41%
Saturated Fat
15g
63%
Cholesterol
17mg
6%
Carbohydrate, by difference
122g
94%
Protein
10g
22%
Vitamin A, RAE
39µg
6%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
1µg
1%
Calcium, Ca
72mg
7%
Choline, total
3mg
1%
Fiber, total dietary
16g
64%
Folate, total
45µg
11%
Iron, Fe
4mg
22%
Magnesium, Mg
19mg
6%
Niacin
3mg
21%
Phosphorus, P
168mg
24%
Selenium, Se
11µg
20%
Sodium, Na
335mg
22%
Water
26g
1%

Sour Cream Shopping Tip

Buy cultured dairy products like yogurt, sour cream, and buttermilk; these contain live, active bacteria (the friendly kind) that have been shown to ease certain digestive problems.

Sour Cream Cooking Tip

Products like buttermilk and yogurt make for flavorful marinades that tenderize – use yogurt marinades for lamb or try soaking chicken or fish fillets in buttermilk before frying.