Deep Dark Chocolate Sour Cream Bars

Recipe by mary winecoff
READY IN: 50mins


  • 1
    (18 1/4 ounce) package fudge cake mix
  • 4
    large eggs
  • 34
    cup butter, melted and divided
  • 1
    cup sour cream, not reduced fat
  • 13
    cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 2
    cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 2
    tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder (optional)


  • Preheat oven to 350°F
  • Spray the bottom only of a 13 x 9 inch metal baking pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Reserve 1 cup of the cake mix; set aside.
  • In a large bowl place remaining cake mix, 1 of the eggs, and 1/4 cup melted butter.
  • Blend 1 to 2 minutes with an electric mixture on low speed until well blended.
  • Press mixture into prepared pan.
  • In medium bowl mix remaining 3 eggs, sour cream, brown sugar and remaining 1/2 cup melted butter with electric mixer set on low speed until well blended.
  • Add reserved cake mix, beating 2 minutes on medium speed until mixture is smooth; stir in chocolate chips.
  • Pour over prepared crust.
  • Bake for 35 to 38 minutes, until just set and light golden on top.
  • Cool completely.
  • Cut into bars and sift with cocoa powder if desired.