Chocolate Sour Cream Cake - Sooo Moist

Cassie *


This is one of the moistest cakes I have ever made. It is one of my favorites, when it comes to chocolate cake..I used a whipped cream, cream cheese frosting, I didn't want too sweet of a frosting to overpower the delicious chocolate cake.

Use whatever frosting you like. This cake will not disappoint!

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1 c
baking cocoa...i used hersheys
1 c
boiling water
1 c
butter, softened
2 1/2 c
2 tsp
vanilla extract
3 c
cake flour
2 tsp
baking soda
1/2 tsp
baking powder
1/2 tsp
1 c
sour cream


1 - 8 oz
cream cheese, softened
1 c
white sugar
1/8 tsp
1 tsp
vanilla extract
1 1/2 c
heavy whipping cream


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1For the cake:

Preheat oven to 350 degree

prepare 3 - 9 in. round cake pans, grease and flour. I cut parchment paper, spray non stick cooking spray under the paper, and on it, then flour.

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2Gather your ingredients

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3Dissolve cocoa in boiling water; set aside.

In a mixing bowl cream butter and sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each. Add vanilla.

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4Combine flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt.

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5Add to creamed mixture alternately with cocoa mixture and sour cream.

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6Pour into the three prepared cake pans. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 - 35 minutes or until a tooth pick inserted near the center comes out clean.

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7Cool for 10 minutes, remove from pans to wire racks to cool completely.

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In a small bowl beat whipping cream until stiff peaks form; set aside.

In a large bowl combine cream cheese, sugar, salt and vanilla. Beat until smooth, then fold in whipped cream.

This frosting recipe is for a two layered cake. Double or make 1 1/2 batches.

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9Assemble the cake, and enjoy!

I baked three cakes, but only used two. I froze the third one for a later use.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes, Chocolate
Main Ingredient: Non-Edible or Other
Regional Style: American
Hashtags: #Cream, #sour