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Sour Cream Chocolate Cake

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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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
Servings16
Calories Per Serving687
Total Fat31g48%
Sugar77gN/A
Saturated19g94%
Cholesterol101mg34%
Protein6g12%
Carbs103g34%
Vitamin A213µg24%
Vitamin B120.2µg3.5%
Vitamin C0.3mg0.4%
Vitamin D0.6µg0.2%
Vitamin E0.8mg4%
Vitamin K3µg4%
Calcium61mg6%
Fiber4g15%
Folate (food)24µgN/A
Folate equivalent (total)85µg21%
Folic acid35µgN/A
Iron4mg20%
Magnesium61mg15%
Monounsaturated9gN/A
Niacin (B3)2mg10%
Phosphorus149mg21%
Polyunsaturated1gN/A
Potassium251mg7%
Riboflavin (B2)0.3mg15.4%
Sodium306mg13%
Sugars, added76gN/A
Thiamin (B1)0.3mg17.4%
Trans0.7gN/A
Zinc1mg8%