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Sour Cream Chocolate Cake - The Southern Lady Cooks Sour cream chocolate cake is so good. If you are a chocolate lover, you will love this one!  This cake is wonderful for any holiday, birthday or just anytime you want a good chocolate cake.

Sour cream chocolate cake will quickly become a favorite.

1 1/2 cups flour
1 1/3 cups sugar
3 tablespoons cocoa
1 1/2 teaspoons soda
1 pinch salt
2 eggs well beaten
1 1/2 cups sour cream
1 teaspoon vanilla

Beat eggs; add sour cream. Add dry ingredients to the creamed mixture. Add vanilla. Pour into
13x9x2 inch pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes until cake tests done with a toothpick.

Note: You can add 1 cup of chocolate chips to this recipe if you want to make it double chocolate.


1 stick butter, softened
3 cups powdered sugar
1/2 cup cocoa
1 teaspoon vanilla
5 tablespoons milk or water
1 cup walnuts, chopped (optional) Can use any kind of nuts you like.

Put the softened butter in mixing bowl and beat on high until very smooth and creamy. Stir in powdered sugar, cocoa, vanilla and milk (or water). Beat again until the frosting is spreadable. You may need a little more milk. If so, add 1 tablespoon at a time. Sprinkle nuts on top.

This is great with a scoop of ice cream and chocolate syrup. Almost like hot fudge cake!


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  1. No butter or oil??

  2. you have some very nice recipes,and i will try them. i have a blond brownie called chewies,and they are to dye for. if u would like it i will be happy to share. sincerley sandy graham. another thing the account is in my husbands name todd graham.

  3. Yummy recipes!

  4. Can’t beat chocolate cake with sour cream. Great recipe. Thanks

  5. Thanks for adding a PDF option. Still gonna split it in half and bake in an 8X8 pan with no frosting for us diabetics. Cut into SMALL pieces too so it lasts over 5 minutes.. LOL

  6. This looks and sounds delish, going to make it today or tomorrow.

  7. This looks delicious. How can you beat a sour cream chocolate cake?

  8. My grandma used to make this cake but I never had the recipe. It was such a moist cake; I loved when she would make it! I had completely forgotten about her making this when I was just a girl, thank you for posting such a wonderful dessert!

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