Gertie's Chocolate Sour Cream Cake

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Recipe by TxGriffLover

This chocolate cake is a very old family favorite. My Grandmother Gertie made this for birthdays and special occasions, my Daddy's favorite cake. DH says it's richer than Bill Gates. This is an old tried and true recipe. My mother made it with vanilla frosting, but Gertie always made the double punch with chocolate sour cream frosting. Gertie always made several layers, Mom made a big sheet cake, cooking time depends on how you want to make it. My mother and Gertie are gone now. My sweet sister made this cake for me for my birthday (Gertie style), and I realized I had never shared the recipe. I hope y'all will enjoy it.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine sugar and cocoa.
  2. Combine butter and boiling water. When butter has melted, add the cocoa/sugar mixture.
  3. Sift and add flour, baking soda, salt.
  4. Add the eggs, sour cream and vanilla.
  5. Bake at 325º 30 minutes or so.

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