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
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


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

    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.
  • 9Assemble 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