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SOUR CREAM CHOCOLATE CAKE

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Sour cream chocolate cake is so good. If you are a chocolate lover, you will love this one!  This cake is wonderful for any holiday, birthday or just anytime you want a good chocolate cake.

Sour cream chocolate cake will quickly become a favorite.

1 1/2 cups flour
1 1/3 cups sugar
3 tablespoons cocoa
1 1/2 teaspoons soda
1 pinch salt
2 eggs well beaten
1 1/2 cups sour cream
1 teaspoon vanilla

Beat eggs; add sour cream. Add dry ingredients to the creamed mixture. Add vanilla. Pour into
13x9x2 inch pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes until cake tests done with a toothpick.

Note: You can add 1 cup of chocolate chips to this recipe if you want to make it double chocolate.

CLASSIC CHOCOLATE FROSTING

1 stick butter, softened
3 cups powdered sugar
1/2 cup cocoa
1 teaspoon vanilla
5 tablespoons milk or water
1 cup walnuts, chopped (optional) Can use any kind of nuts you like.

Put the softened butter in mixing bowl and beat on high until very smooth and creamy. Stir in powdered sugar, cocoa, vanilla and milk (or water). Beat again until the frosting is spreadable. You may need a little more milk. If so, add 1 tablespoon at a time. Sprinkle nuts on top.

This is great with a scoop of ice cream and chocolate syrup. Almost like hot fudge cake!

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5 from 1 vote

Sour Cream Chocolate Cake

Easy and delicious
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Cake
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Sour Cream Chocolate Cake
Servings: 8 servings
Author: The Southern Lady Cooks

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 1/3 cups sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons soda
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 2 eggs well beaten
  • 1 1/2 cups sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

CLASSIC CHOCOLATE FROSTING

  • 1 stick butter softened
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 5 tablespoons milk or water
  • 1 cup walnuts chopped (optional)

Instructions

  • Beat eggs; add sour cream. Add dry ingredients to the creamed mixture. Add vanilla. Pour into 13x9x2 inch pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes until cake tests done with a toothpick.Note: You can add 1 cup of chocolate chips to this recipe if you want to make it double chocolate.

CLASSIC CHOCOLATE FROSTING INSTRUCTIONS

  • Can use any kind of nuts you like.Put the softened butter in mixing bowl and beat on high until very smooth and creamy. Stir in powdered sugar, cocoa, vanilla and milk (or water). Beat again until the frosting is spreadable. You may need a little more milk. If so, add 1 tablespoon at a time. Sprinkle nuts on top.

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