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Sour Cream Chocolate Cake

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Sour Cream Chocolate Cake

Sour Cream Chocolate Cake


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • ¾ cup dairy sour cream
  • ¼ cup butter or margarine
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 oz. semi-sweet chocolate, melted and cooled
  • 1¼ tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp. baking powder
  • Fine Sour Cream Chocolate Frosting (see below)


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Grease and lightly flour a 13 x 9 x 2-inch baking pan or three 8 x 1½-inch round cake pans.
  3. In a large mixer bowl at low speed mix flour, sugar, water, sour cream, butter or margarine, eggs, chocolate, baking soda, salt, vanilla and baking powder for 30 seconds, scraping sides of bowl frequently.
  4. At high speed beat for 3 minutes, scraping sides of bowl occasionally.
  5. Pour into pan(s).
  6. Bake oblong cake for 40 to 45 minutes or round cakes for 30 to 35 minutes or until top springs back when pressed lightly with finger. Cool.
  7. Remove round cakes from pans and cool on wire racks.
  8. Frost cooled cake.
  9. Refrigerate cake as frosting is very soft.
  10. Remove from refrigerator at least 30 minutes before serving.


At altitudes above 5,000 feet make the following changes: Increase oven temperate to 375°F., decrease sugar to 1¾ cups, baking soda to 1 teaspoon and baking powder to ¼ teaspoon. For 8 x 1½-inch pans, bake for 25 to 30 minutes.

Makes 12 servings.

Sour Cream Chocolate Cake

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