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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★★★★★ 7 votes

25 Min
35 Min


  • 1 c
    baking cocoa...i used hersheys
  • 1 c
    boiling water
  • 1 c
    butter, softened
  • 2 1/2 c
  • 4
  • 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

How to Make Chocolate Sour Cream Cake - Sooo Moist


  1. For 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.
  2. Gather your ingredients
  3. Dissolve 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.
  4. Combine flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt.
  5. Add to creamed mixture alternately with cocoa mixture and sour cream.
  6. Pour 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.
  7. Cool for 10 minutes, remove from pans to wire racks to cool completely.
  8. Frosting:

    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.
  9. Assemble the cake, and enjoy!

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

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About Chocolate Sour Cream Cake - Sooo Moist

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

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