Chocolate-Sour Cream Frosting


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.

Chocolate-Sour Cream Frosting
Photo: Peter Krumhardt
Total Time:
20 mins
about 4-1/2 cups


  • 1 12 ounce package (2 cups) semisweet chocolate pieces

  • ½ cup butter

  • 1 8 ounce carton dairy sour cream

  • 4 ½ cup sifted powdered sugar (about 1 pound)


  1. 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 (per serving)

400 Calories
20g Fat
48g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Calories 400
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 20g 26%
Saturated Fat 12g 60%
Cholesterol 30mg 10%
Sodium 93mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 48g 17%
Total Sugars 35g
Protein 1g
Calcium 20.2mg 2%
Potassium 1mg 0%
Folate, total 4mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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