Sour Cream Chocolate Cake

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There are so many amazing cake recipes out there, but not many of them will tell you how to bake a chocolate cake that’s fool-proof and simple to make. This Sour Cream Chocolate Cake recipe is everything a chocolate cake lover can ask for because it is unbelievably moist, divinely chocolaty with a light, soft texture to it. Add buttercream frosting to this Sour Cream Chocolate Cake recipe and you couldn’t possibly ask for more.

This Sour Cream Chocolate Cake recipe as the name suggests uses a generous amount of melted chocolate and sour cream to the cake batter. Cake recipes with sour cream as one of the baking ingredients enhance the flavours and the texture in cakes. That is why this chocolate cake recipe is so unique because the sour cream adds a little tang in the cake to balance the sweetness of chocolate and sugar. Sour cream contains bacteria cultures that tenderize the gluten in the cake batter resulting in a more dense and moist texture. You can substitute sour cream with Greek Yogurt or full fat thick plain yogurt or just use the fat-free sour cream to cut down the calories when you bake a cake. Usually, cakes with full-fat sour cream tend to be denser and moist compared to other substitutes. Regarding calories, two tablespoons of sour cream contain 60 calories, while the fat-free sour cream has only 25 calories. You may choose the variety that is right for you without compromising on the taste or calories. The texture, however, may vary based on the type of sour cream you choose.

Cake baking is an art, and you can always use your imagination by adding the ingredients of your choice especially when baking a cake a like this one. It makes the process of baking cakes a whole lot of fun. You can also add melted dark chocolate to this cake recipe. You could go overboard with heart sprinkles and put dreamy, pink strawberry icing or raspberry jam between the layers. For the frosting, you can whip Nutella instead of melting chocolate chips and top it with crumbled Toblerone bar or Hersheys bar or any of your favourite chocolate on top with a fresh round of berries. These are some great kids birthday cake ideas which you can put to use. Whatever you decide to do, this Sour Cream Chocolate Cake recipe will add that sweet charm to any occasion.

An important cake baking tip is to use 100 percent pure vanilla extract in the cake batter. Vanilla, just like salt acts as a flavour enhancer. Nielsen-Massey is a top organic pure vanilla extract with no corn syrup or additives. Do make sure to visit Melissa’s blog for some best cake recipes or ideas you could use for kids birthday cakes. This Sour Cream Chocolate Cake recipe is a must eat for all the chocoholics! Thank you to Melissa at the ‘Chin Deep’ recipe blog for sharing this melt-in-your-mouth Sour Cream Chocolate Cake recipe with us. **

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