Simple Sour Cream Chocolate Frosting

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 5 mins

A fast chocolate frosting. I am posting this so that you don't have to go through lots of cake recipes when you just want a chocolate frosting for something you have made. :)


  1. Heat the chocolate chips in a bowl over hot water until melted.
  2. Remove from heat and beat in sour cream.
  3. Easy!
  4. Use for on cakes, cookies, muffins or whatever you fancy.
Most Helpful

So sorry, but this just didn't work for me. While I REALLY appreciate the ease of making it, it didn't have any of the properties of frosting that I was looking for; it didn't harden, so it made it very difficult to store the cupcakes I put this on. It also tasted exactly like chocolate chips to me (duh! :-)), which was just too much semisweet chocolate -- it overwhelmed the cupcake that was sitting underneath it. But that's just me! Maybe I'm finally losing my passion for chocolate as I get older .... NOT!!! Thanks for posting this.

KLHquilts September 25, 2007

I use 8 ounces bittersweet chocolate & 1 cup sour cream. Optional you can dissolve 1 to 2 tsp instant coffee powder in 1 1/2 tsp hot water and add to the mix. I also microwave the chocolate to melt (medium power). This is EASY and delicious!

MA HIKER April 18, 2007

Just the right sweetness. I think I'll try it with Hershey's dark choco chips. Thanks for posting

Sew&Cook July 29, 2006