Sour Cream Cake With Chocolate Chips

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 40 mins

This is from German grandmom's recipe book, my family has been making it for years and it's quick and simple.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Coat a 9 X 13 inch pan with cooking spray.
  3. In a large bowl, combine flour, 1 1/2 cups sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, sour cream, butter, vanilla and eggs. Blend at low speed of electric mixer for 3 minutes.
  4. Pour one-half of the batter into prepared pan. Combine the remaining 1/2 cup sugar and cinnamon. Sprinkle one-half of sugar mixture and one-half chocolate chips over batter. Repeat with remaining batter, sugar mixture and chocolate chips.
  5. Bake 35 to 40 minutes or until a wooden toothpick comes out clean. Remove from oven and cool on wire rack.


Most Helpful

Absolutely wonderful recipe. Easy to make and ingredients that I always have on hand. The batter for this cake is very thick. The first layer is easy enough to spread, but I would recommend for the second layer to drop spoonfuls evenly over the first layer to make it easier to spread. This was so good that I made it twice in one week. I took one to work and it was gone before lunch. I took the second one to a Stampin' Up workshop and everyone there loved it too. I had at least a dozen people ask me for the recipe. Made for April 2011 Aus/NZ Swap.

Crafty Lady 13 April 18, 2011

This was delightful and very easy to make. Its texture is more of a coffee cake (and it goes perfectly with a cup of coffee). I made this exactly as posted, except I ended up not using all of the remaining sugar/cinnamon mixture on the top of the cake (I was afraid it would be too sweet). It was perfect for me. I hope you share more recipes from your grandmom's recipe book, because this one was a winner! Thanks for sharing. Made for Spring PAC 2011.

JackieOhNo! March 26, 2011

My Grandmother is German, and I can't say I've ever had this cake ... I feel so cheated not to have had the opportunity to try this years and years ago. I've made this twice in the last week. I absolutely love it! Goes great with French Vanilla Ice Cream. No additional chocolate needed :) This will be my go to cake from now on! Will never make a box cake again!

mints98 April 21, 2013

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