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Sour Cream Chocolate Frosting

Regular chocolate frosting gets a tangy kick
Sour Cream Chocolate Frosting recipe - The Daily Meal
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Sour cream adds a lovely tartness to sweet chocolate frosting. Double up on the creaminess by spreading this frosting over an old-fashioned sour cream white cake.

This recipe is by Anne Byrn, author of The Cake Mix Doctor (Workman Publishing Company, 1999), and was originally published in The Baltimore Sun.

Ready in
10 m
6 m
(prepare time)
4 m
(cook time)
Calories Per Serving


  • 4 Tablespoons butter
  • 3 Ounces semisweet chocolate, finely chopped
  • 1/2 Cup sour cream
  • 2 1/4 Cups confectioners sugar, sifted
  • 2 Tablespoons hot water
  • 1 Teaspoon pure vanilla extract


Step 1: In a small saucepan over low heat, melt 4 tablespoons butter with 3 ounces finely chopped semisweet chocolate. Stir the mixture until chocolate is melted and smooth, about 3 to 4 minutes. Let cool slightly, then stir in 1/2 cup sour cream.

Step 2: Transfer the mixture to a large mixing bowl. With an electric mixer on low speed, add 1 1/8 cups confectioners sugar and 1 tablespoon hot water, beating to incorporate. Add the remaining confectioners sugar (1 1/8 cups) and continue beating until the frosting comes together into a spreadable consistency without lumps. Add the remaining 1 tablespoon water if needed. Stop the machine, add 1 teaspoon vanilla, and blend well, 30 seconds. Use at once.