Sour Cream Chocolate Fudge Cake With Chocolate Buttercream

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 30 mins

The fact that this glorious chocolate cake takes just seconds to assemble will make you feel like a wizard with a magic wand. This is a marvelous fudgy chocolate cake and you will enjoy the simple but delicious Chocolate Buttercream. All of the cake ingredients are placed in a food processor.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. FOR THE CAKE: Place all the ingredients in a food processor and blend for 30 seconds, or until the nuts are finely chopped.
  2. Pour batter into a 10-inch buttered springform pan and bake in a 350°F oven for about 30 minutes, or until a cake tester, inserted in center, comes out clean. Allow to cool in pan. Remove cake from pan.
  3. When cool, swirl Chocolate Buttercream on the top, in a decorative fashion and frost the sides. This is a low cake, so don’t think anything went wrong. Serves 8.
  4. FOR THE BUTTERCREAM: In a bowl, stir together melted chocolate and melted butter until blended. Stir in vanilla. Yields 3/4 cup frosting.
  5. NOTE: If you own a microwave oven, chocolate chips and butter can be melted together by placing in a bowl and microwaving for 1 minute on high. Turn the bowl and microwave for an additional 30 seconds. Stir together until blended.
  6. If you don’t have springform pan then use a regular 10 inch pan and put parchment paper or waxed paper to cover the bottom of cake pan. Grease and sprinkle with flour and the cake will come out.
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Most Helpful

This was very good. I used coconut extract in place of the vanilla in the frosting, it was fantastic.

2suzanne May 10, 2010

Very good cake. I wished I had made a little more frosting, as I like the cake to be covered completely. I think I was expecting the cake to be a little more dense and "fudgey", but still tasted great!

BeIIa March 26, 2009

I thinned out the butter cream icing to more of a ganache consistency and then dipped squares of this cake in it. YUMMY!

Shellemeus August 24, 2006

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