Sour Cream Chocolate Cake

READY IN: 35mins
Recipe by Ambervim

Rich cake with distinctive flavor from Fannie Farmer. I made this for the first time in the 1980's.

Top Review by Lucky in Bayview

I hate to leave a bad review, but this cake was horrible.I'm not going to leave a star rating in case there was an error when typing up this recipe. This cake was incredibly dry and tasteless. I was thinking I should be adding oil at some point, but then I thought maybe the sour cream would keep it moist. It did not. I had to throw the cake out. : ( Are you sure the original recipe didn't call for more butter or some oil?

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Mix sour cream, sugar, vanilla and butter.
  3. Sift together then add to above the flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt.
  4. Beat in 1 egg at a time.
  5. Spread in 8 or 9 inch pan and bake about 25 minutes.

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