Classic Mahogany Sour Cream Cake

4.1
(24) 23 Reviews
Prep Time
30
min.
Total Time
3
hr.
10
min.
Servings

16 servings

Sour cream makes this homemade chocolate layer cake rich and moist. Serve it for a special celebration or a memorable ending to a dinner party.

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  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour 2 (9-inch) round cake pans. Cover bottoms of pans with wax paper. Grease and flour wax paper; set aside. Microwave chocolate and water in medium microwaveable bowl on HIGH 1 to 2 min. or until chocolate is almost melted, stirring after each min. Stir until chocolate is completely melted; cool completely. Stir in sour cream.
  • Mix flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; set aside. Beat butter and sugars in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Add flour mixture alternately with the chocolate mixture, beating after each addition until well blended. Add vanilla; mix well. Pour evenly into prepared pans.
  • Bake 35 to 40 min. or until toothpick inserted in centers comes out clean. Cool cakes in pans 10 min.; remove from pans. Cool completely on wire racks. Fill and frost with BAKER'S® ONE BOWL Chocolate Frosting.

Size-Wise

Sour cream and brown sugar add to the divine flavor of this special-occasion cake. Serve with a glass of ice cold low-fat milk.

High Altitude Directions

Increase flour to 2 cups and water to 2/3 cup. Reduce baking powder to 1 tsp. and baking soda to 1/2 tsp. Reduce brown sugar to 1/2 cup and granulated sugar to 1 cup minus 1 Tbsp. Increase baking temperature to 375°F.

Use Your Stove

Place chocolate and water in saucepan; cook on very low heat until chocolate is completely melted and mixture is well blended, stirring constantly.

Servings

  • 16 servings

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 16 servings
AMOUNT PER SERVING
Calories 270
% Daily Value
Total fat 14g
Saturated fat 8g
Cholesterol 70mg
Sodium 290mg
Carbohydrate 35g
Dietary fiber 1g
Sugars 21g
Protein 4g
   
Vitamin A 8 %DV
Vitamin C 0 %DV
Calcium 6 %DV
Iron 10 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

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  • buttmutch |

    would not make again, did not save threw in garbage did not rise, mixture too thick,,,don't recommend...

  • jnauman57 |

    Made this today and the cake turned out to be quite dry, won't be making this one again.

  • lelia2626 |

    Didn't change a thing on the recipe. Cake came out oh so moist and frosting "delish"!!!

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