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Use this Chocolate-Sour Cream Frosting as a topping on vanilla or pumpkin cake, or for true chocoholics, try this easy sour cream frosting on chocolate cake. For a refreshing twist, try our minty sour cream frosting variation.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens


Credit: Peter Krumhardt

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20 mins
about 4-1/2 cups


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Instructions Checklist
  • In a large saucepan melt chocolate and butter over low heat, stirring frequently. Cool for 5 minutes. Stir in sour cream. Gradually add powdered sugar, beating until smooth. This frosts tops and sides of two 8- or 9-inch cake layers. (Halve the recipe to frost a 13x9x2-inch cake.) Cover and store frosted cake in the refrigerator.


Chocolate-Mint Sour Cream Frosting:

Prepare as above except stir in 1/2 teaspoon mint extract with the sour cream.

Nutrition Facts

400 calories; fat 20g; cholesterol 30mg; saturated fat 12g; carbohydrates 48g; mono fat 4g; insoluble fiber 4g; sugars 35g; protein 1g; vitamin a 437.3IU; folate 4mcg; vitamin b12 0.1mcg; sodium 93mg; potassium 1mg; calcium 20.2mg.