The World's Fastest Chocolate Sour Cream Cake!! Maybe the Best!

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 25 mins

So so so good! So so so little work. Well, yeah, come on, you DO have to measure the ingredients. And a simple glaze would be good. But if you are really, I mean REALLY, pressed for time, place a paper doily on the cake, sift confectioner's sugar over it, lift carefully and there you have it. And this is sooo much better than a cake mix. I use an 8" square scalloped pan; that makes it look really special. Nawww, that's not cheating. It's just taking a little help where you can find it! Recipe was found somewhere on the internet April, 1998. That's how long I've been making it.


  1. Add all ingredients at once. Mix until smooth, not too long
  2. Use greased and floured 8" square pan.
  3. Bake at 325 for 25-30 minutes.
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What a fabulous little recipe!! And you are so right - it is fast and delicious! I just threw everything in my Kitchenaid mixer and in minutes, it was in the oven. Made 9 good sized cupcakes, baked at 350° for about 20 minutes, and then sprinkled them with sifted powdered sugar. They looked so pretty on the serving plate. Topped them with whipped cream to serve. They made a wonderful Valentine dessert and will definitely go into my keeper "Wow" cookbook. Thank you so much for sharing this great recipe.

Marie May 07, 2011

I would give it 6 stars if I could. This is the best and easiest chocolate cake. My 7 year old son made it "by himself"! Measured the ingredients, dumped it all in the Kitchen Aid, stirred, and poured in an 8inch disposable non stick pan. The taste and texture is on par with fancier cakes and light years away from a mix... Yet requires the same effort than a mix! What more can you ask for on a Sunday morn-afternoon?

joseem44 March 08, 2015

Very good cake! I was amazed that so few ingredients could possibly make a tasty cake! All I had was fat free sour cream, which still turned out well. You can tell it's fat free, but still has a good taste and texture. We topped with some milk chocolate chips and pecan pieces before baking, which turned out well. The baking time was a bit longer than indicated. I kept setting the timer for a few more minutes, and wondered if it would ever get done.

SrtaMaestra May 23, 2010