Sour Cream Chocolate Cake

Staff Writer
Sour Cream Chocolate Cake
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
687
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.

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
31g
48%
Sugar
77g
N/A
Saturated Fat
19g
94%
Cholesterol
101mg
34%
Protein
6g
12%
Carbs
103g
34%
Vitamin A
213µg
24%
Vitamin B12
0.2µg
3.5%
Vitamin C
0.3mg
0.4%
Vitamin D
0.6µg
0.2%
Vitamin E
0.8mg
4%
Vitamin K
3µg
4%
Calcium
61mg
6%
Fiber
4g
15%
Folate (food)
24µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
85µg
21%
Folic acid
35µg
N/A
Iron
4mg
20%
Magnesium
61mg
15%
Monounsaturated
9g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
2mg
10%
Phosphorus
149mg
21%
Polyunsaturated
1g
N/A
Potassium
251mg
7%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.3mg
15.4%
Sodium
306mg
13%
Sugars, added
76g
N/A
Thiamin (B1)
0.3mg
17.4%
Trans
0.7g
N/A
Zinc
1mg
8%

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