Sour Cream Chocolate Cake



This Sour Cream Chocolate Cake recipe is easy to make and delicious to eat, whether for family or friends. You probably already have the ingredients for this easy-to-make chocolate cake, so grab a mixing bowl and wooden spoon and get started.

You will know the ingredients are fresh and you will know exactly what has gone into the baking of this very special cake. Homemade sour cream chocolate cake at its best.



Your Cake Ingredients



Chocolate Cake

  • 2 cups all purpose flour

  • 2 cups sugar

  • 1-cup water

  • 3/4 cup dairy sour cream

  • 1/4 cup shortening

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda

  • 1-teaspoon salt

  • 1-teaspoon vanilla

  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder

  • 2 eggs

  • 4 ounces unsweetened chocolate, melted and cooled


Cake pans choices: 13x9x2 inches; 2 round pans at 9x1 1/2 inches; or 3 round pans at 8x1 1/2 inches

Heat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease and flour your cake pans.

Mix together all of the ingredients. Mix on low setting for 30 seconds, scraping the bowl with a spatula as you go. Next, mix the batter on a high speed for about 3 minutes. Scrape the bowl occasionally. Pour the mixed batter into cake pans.

Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Use the following baking times based on the cake pan(s) chosen:For the 13x9x2 inch rectangular pan, bake for roughly 40-45 minutes.If using multiple cake pans, bake for about 30-35 minutes.

Cool the cake completely before frosting the cake with this easy chocolate frosting.




An Easy Frosting Recipe



  • 1/3 cup margarine or butter, softened

  • 3 – 1 ounce squares of unsweetened chocolate, melted and cooled

  • 3 cups powdered sugar

  • 1/2 cup dairy sour cream

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla

Mix the butter and chocolate together.

Stir the powdered sugar into the chocolate and butter mixture.

Add the vanilla and sour cream next and mix all the ingredients together until it becomes smooth enough to spread across the cooled sour cream chocolate cake.

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