SOUR CREAM CHOCOLATE CAKE – The Southern Lady Cooks

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This chocolate cake is moist and delicious! What a great use of sour cream, you’ll never know it’s actually in this cake.

sour cream chocolate cake

If you love chocolate as much as we do, you must try this amazing chocolate. lunch lady brownie! There’s a reason it has so many 5-star reviews and is a classic.

❤️Why I love this recipe

This cake is easy to make and perfect for potlucks, birthdays, holidays, and more. The frosting is great and everyone loves it. It’s the best frosting and goes so well with this chocolate cake! We’re topping it with walnuts, but you could easily add pecans or omit both. Add sprinkles to your birthday!

🍴Main ingredients

  • flour
  • sugar
  • cocoa
  • soda
  • salt
  • egg
  • sour cream
  • vanilla

classic chocolate frosting ingredients It’s in the recipe card below!

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If you want to double the amount of chocolate, you can add 1 cup of chocolate chips to this cake. You can use nuts or leave out the nuts and add sprinkles on top to make it into a birthday cake.

🍽️How to make it

This cake is easy to make with ingredients you probably have on hand.

cooking procedure

step 1
Beat the eggs. Add sour cream. Add dry ingredients to creamed mixture. Add vanilla. Pour into a 13x9x2 inch pan.

Step 2
Bake at 350 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes, until cake comes out clean when tested with a toothpick. Note: You can add 1 cup of chocolate chips to this recipe if you want it to be double chocolate.

Step 3 – Chocolate frosting
Place the softened butter in a mixing bowl and beat on high speed until very smooth and creamy. Add powdered sugar, cocoa, vanilla, and milk (or water) and mix. Whisk again until frosting is spread. You may need a little more milk. In that case, add 1 tablespoon at a time. Sprinkle nuts on top.

sour cream chocolate cake

⭐Tips

Since this sour cream is used in place of milk, we prefer to use full-fat sour cream. I think using lower fat might affect the moisture level of the cake, but you can always experiment.

Recipe variations

  • southern coca cola cake – Your family will love this old-fashioned cake. It’s a classic for a reason, and it’s served at Cracker Barrel.
  • mississippi mud cake – This is always a hit and has been around for a very long time. It’s something unique!
  • chocolate cherry cake – This is always a winner and is made in a bundt pan. Perfect for any holiday.

Serve with this

This cake is delicious on its own, but if you’re making it into a birthday cake, it goes great with ice cream!

❓Frequently asked questions

Can I use low-fat sour cream?

This recipe uses sour cream instead of milk, so I prefer to use full fat. You can try it anytime, but this time I made it using only full-fat sour cream.

Would this cake be delicious with cream cheese frosting?

I think any frosting would work!

storage

This cake can be stored in a cake container for several days.

serving size

This cake is made in 9X13 so there are quite a few servings. Depending on the size, it will be cut into 15 regular pieces.

sour cream chocolate cake

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This sour cream chocolate cake is moist and delicious. You can make the perfect birthday cake to take to potlucks and church gatherings. Chocolate cake is always popular, but this one is also an old favorite.

Preparation time 15 minutes

cooking time 30 minutes

total time 45 minutes

course cake

cooking American

  • 1 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 1/3 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoon cocoa
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 2 Beat the eggs well
  • 1 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 tea spoon vanilla

classic chocolate frosting

  • 1 stick butter It became soft
  • 3 cup icing sugar
  • 1/2 cup cocoa
  • 1 tea spoon vanilla
  • Five tablespoon milk or water
  • 1 cup walnut Chopped (optional)

How to make classic chocolate frosting

  • You can use any type of nuts you like. Place the softened butter in a mixing bowl and beat on high speed until very smooth and creamy. Add powdered sugar, cocoa, vanilla, and milk (or water) and mix. Whisk again until frosting is spread. You may need a little more milk. In that case, add 1 tablespoon at a time. Sprinkle nuts on top.

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