The Ultimate Sour Cream Chocolate Cake Recipe (Easy and Delicious)

Sour Cream Chocolate Cake, Cut Piece

Chocolate cake lovers gather round because this sour cream chocolate cake is one that you need in your life. This recipe makes a huge and moist sheet cake that is full-flavored chocolate, especially when iced with a creamy deep chocolate frosting to set if off.

Like I always say, why work harder than you need to just to eat something delicious? You couldn’t ask for an easier chocolate cake recipe. There is no creaming butter or shortening like you do for a lot of cake recipes. This cake involves just simply mixing the ingredients together until smooth with your electric mixer. Of course, you also have to sift the dry ingredients together first before combining and alternating the moist with the dry ingredients. Afterwards, it is just pouring the batter into a well-greased sheet cake pan to bake.

You don’t have to frost with a deep chocolate frosting, but it is sinfully decadent with how that extra measure of chocolate seems to compliment each bite of this tender cake. If you prefer a fluffy white frosting, then it is also a winner, only different. Either type of frosting really is wonderful with something special to offer.

Furthermore, if you don’t feel in the mood to brew a pot of coffee just to make this sour cream chocolate cake, then here’s a tip. Make a cup of strong instant coffee and it works just as well.

Now that you know how to make a moist and fluffy sour cream chocolate cake with deep chocolate frosting, what are you waiting for? This is the perfect dessert for any occasion, whether it’s a birthday, a holiday, or just a regular day. You can whip up this easy and delicious cake in no time, and enjoy the rich and decadent chocolate flavor with your family and friends. Don’t miss this opportunity to impress everyone with your baking skills and treat yourself to a slice of heaven. Go ahead and try this recipe today, and let me know how it turns out in the comments below. I can’t wait to hear from you!

Sour Cream Chocolate Cake

3 cups of flour
2 teaspoons of baking soda, leveled
2 teaspoons of vanilla
2 cups of sugar
1 cup of unsweetened cocoa
1 cup of strong coffee, cool
1 cup of thick sour cream
2 large eggs
1 cup of canola oil

Deep Chocolate Frosting

2 cups of confectioners’ sugar
½ cups of unsweetened cocoa
1/4 cup of milk + 1 tablespoon
1 teaspoon of vanilla
1/4 cup of butter, softened

To Make the Cake:

Mix and beat together: the eggs, oil, sugar, vanilla, cool coffee, and sour cream in a large mixing bowl.

In another mixing bowl, sift together the flour, cocoa and baking soda.

Add a little of the moist ingredients to the dry, alternating between the two as you go and mix thoroughly until well combined.

Pour into a well-greased 13 x 9 x 2″ baking pan.

Bake in a 350-degree oven for about 35-40 minutes, depending on how your oven is regulated.

Test with a cake tester, slender knife or toothpick to see if anything sticks determining doneness.

Cool thoroughly before icing.

To Prepare the Deep Chocolate Frosting:

Add all the ingredients and beat with your electric mixture until smooth and creamy. Then spread over the cooled cake.

ENJOY!

Sour Cream Chocolate Cake
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
45 mins
 

This recipe makes a huge and moist sheet cake that is full-flavored chocolate, especially when iced with a creamy deep chocolate frosting to set if off.

Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate cake recipe, chocolate frosting, chocolate sheet cake, easy chocolate cake, sour cream chocolate cake
Author: Mary Balandiat
Ingredients
  • 3 cups of flour
  • 2 teaspoons of baking soda leveled
  • 2 teaspoons of vanilla
  • 2 cups of sugar
  • 1 cup of unsweetened cocoa
  • 1 cup of strong coffee cool
  • 1 cup of thick sour cream
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup of canola oil
  • Deep Chocolate Frosting
  • 2 cups of confectioners’ sugar
  • ½ cups of unsweetened cocoa
  • 1/4 cup of milk + 1 tablespoon
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla
  • 1/4 cup of butter softened
Instructions
  1. To Make the Cake:

  2. Mix and beat together: the eggs, oil, sugar, vanilla, cool coffee, and sour cream in a large mixing bowl.
  3. In another mixing bowl, sift together the flour, cocoa and baking soda.
  4. Add a little of the moist ingredients to the dry, alternating between the two as you go and mix thoroughly until well combined.
  5. Pour into a well-greased 13 x 9 x 2″ baking pan.
  6. Bake in a 350-degree oven for about 35-40 minutes, depending on how your oven is regulated.
  7. Test with a cake tester, slender knife or toothpick to see if anything sticks determining doneness.
  8. Cool thoroughly before icing.
  9. To Prepare the Deep Chocolate Frosting:

  10. Add all the ingredients and beat with your electric mixture until smooth and creamy. Then spread over the cooled cake.
  11. ENJOY!
Recipe Notes

This cake will take about five minutes to make.  Making frosting takes an additional five minutes or so more, depending if you use my deep chocolate frosting recipe or another.  

Some other delectable chocolate cakes that I make are a microwave chocolate cake that is feather light, moist and tender also comparable to a commercial box cake for the perfect layer cake and a delicious sour milk chocolate cake. Trust me, but there are more chocolate cake recipes if you go through my search box as well as other chocolate delights just waiting for you there.

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2 Comments

  1. SARA
    October 24, 2023 / 5:41 am

    COME MAKE THESE FOR ME! I I WILL FAIL IF I TRY.

    • Mary Balandiat
      Author
      October 24, 2023 / 11:18 am

      Hi Sara,

      Honestly, this cake will turn out great for you. It stays so nice and moist better than you could imagine. YUM!

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