chocolate cake recipe with sour cream [A Sour Cream Twist on a Classic Recipe]

Looking for a moist, rich chocolate cake? This chocolate sour cream cake is guaranteed to satisfy any chocolate lover.

With just a few simple ingredients that you likely have in your pantry already, this cake comes together in just about an hour from start to finish.

Ready to bake one of the most decadent chocolate cakes you’ve ever tried? Read on!

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Make with chocolate cake recipe with sour cream

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 3⁄4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1⁄2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup boiling water


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour a 9×13 baking pan.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt.
  3. Add the eggs, sour cream, oil and vanilla. Beat until combined.
  4. Pour in the boiling water and mix well.
  5. Pour batter into the prepared pan.
  6. Bake for 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  7. Allow the cake to cool completely before frosting or cutting.

Nutrition Facts per Serving (16 servings):

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Recipe Tips:

  • If you don’t have sour cream, you can substitute plain yogurt instead.
  • For a richer flavor, use butter instead of vegetable oil.
  • Customize this cake by adding chocolate chips, nuts or your other favorite mix-ins to the batter.
  • Frost the cake with your favorite chocolate frosting or ganache.


Moist, rich and chocolaty – this simple sour cream chocolate cake hits the spot every time. The addition of sour cream gives it an extra tangy flavor and delightful texture. Perfect for birthdays, bake sales, or any time you need a chocolate fix.

I hope this chocolate sour cream cake recipe post gives you plenty of chocolate indulgence! Let me know if you have any other questions.