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Dec 14, 2012 02:57 PM

Does anyone have a recipe for a great chocolate cake that uses sour cream?

I need to use up a ton of sour cream, and since I have to make a birthday cake tonight, I was hoping someone might have a recipe to share. TIA

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  1. I started making this simply wonderful cake, originally from Fanny Farmer 40 years ago. I dust it with powdered sugar.

    1. I do, but it's in a cookbook at home (SF Junior League hard bound, circa 1979), and I have no computer at home!

      It's three layers of cake, with a chocolate/sour cream frosting. Most delish.

      I made it for a co-worker for his (an another colleague's) birthday about a week before I was due to leave the job. Three days after I left he called to ask me out. Four years later we were married. I'm not saying the cake was the reason, but...


      edited for typos

      1. I don't have a recipe for chocolate cake with sour cream but I do have one that uses mayo and it's amazingly delicious. So holler if u want that one.

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          1. re: Mattkn


            Serious Eats ran the recipe, saving me time to retype it out for you. It's a great cake for chocolate cake lovers.

        1. Well...I'm pretty sure you don't want this one, but I do the one with cake mix, instant pudding mix, 4 eggs, etc. I find it pretty good (and stupid easy!).

          ...hiding head in shame...

          1. For a quick easy, delicious, one-bowl chocolate cake try Maida Heatter's New Orleans Chocolate Cake. It only uses 1/2 cup of sour cream but every bit helps get rid of excess. Search for it on google.