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
767
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
  • 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
42g
60%
Sugar
15g
17%
Saturated Fat
15g
63%
Cholesterol
8mg
3%
Carbohydrate, by difference
106g
82%
Protein
11g
24%
Vitamin A, RAE
39µg
6%
Calcium, Ca
35mg
4%
Choline, total
9mg
2%
Fiber, total dietary
20g
80%
Folate, total
56µg
14%
Iron, Fe
8mg
44%
Magnesium, Mg
36mg
11%
Niacin
3mg
21%
Phosphorus, P
110mg
16%
Selenium, Se
2µg
4%
Sodium, Na
404mg
27%
Water
46g
2%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

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.