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Easy Sour Cream Cake with Creamy Chocolate Frosting

  • Author: Cookies & Cups
  • Prep Time Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield Yield: Serves 12 1x
  • Category Category: Dessert
  • Method Method: Oven
  • Cuisine Cuisine: American

Description:

Easy Sour Cream Cake with Creamy Chocolate Frosting is my family’s favorite dessert recipe. This cake is chocolatey, moist, and dangerously delicious!


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Ingredients:

Cake

  • 1 (15.25- ounce) yellow cake mix
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Chocolate Frosting

  • 6 tablespoons butter, room temperature
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/3 cup evaporated milk

Instructions

Cake

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Coat a 9×13 pan with nonstick spray and set aside.
  2. In the bowl of your stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment mix all the cake ingredients together on low speed for 30 seconds. Turn the speed up to medium and mix for 2 minutes, scraping the sides as necessary.
  3. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  4. Allow the cake to cool completely.

Frosting

  1. In the bowl of your stand mixer mix the butter until smooth. Add in the cocoa powder, powdered sugar, vanilla and evaporated milk. Mix on low for 30 seconds and then turn the speed up to medium and mix for 1-2 minutes until it’s creamy and smooth.
  2. Spread the frosting on the cooled cake.

Notes:

store airtight at room temperature for up to 3 days.

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