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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. Super easy to make the the sour cream makes this cake so moist. It’s great to enjoy with family and friends. If you love coconut, try this sour cream cake too!

Sour cream chocolate cake ingredients needed:







Sour cream


Classic chocolate frosting ingredients needed:

Butter, softened

Powdered sugar



Milk or water

Walnuts, chopped (optional) Can use any kind of nuts you like.

If you add this classic chocolate frosting to this cake you are going to have a real treat! It’s so good and takes this cake to the next level. We love it with the walnuts but it would be good with pecans too. This is great with a scoop of ice cream and chocolate syrup. Almost like hot fudge cake!

Sour Cream Chocolate Cake - The Southern Lady Cooks

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5 from 1 vote

Sour Cream Chocolate Cake

Easy and delicious
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Cake
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Sour Cream Chocolate Cake
Servings: 8 servings
Author: The Southern Lady Cooks


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


  • 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)


  • 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.


  • 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.

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