Chocolate Sour Cream Snack Cake

A chocolate snack cake that boasts of cocoa powder and sour cream inside the cake batter and the frosting. Rich with chocolate flavor and moist from sour cream, it’s a dense cake that you will find irresistible.

Maybe, like me, you’re wondering what makes a ‘snack’ cake different from regular cake?!

A snack cake is a cake you cut a square off every time you pass by the kitchen. Ahem. Just a little square. To savor. A little square that for the moment will appease your sweet tooth with the promise of more to come. And because it’s a snack cake having more is perfectly acceptable! It’s an unwritten rule.

I have a thing for cold chocolate cake. The refrigeration effect turns the frosting into candy. Delectable.

Chocolate Sour Cream Snack Cake

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour

Yield: 1 (9x13) cake

Chocolate Sour Cream Snack Cake

A chocolate snack cake that boasts of cocoa powder and sour cream inside the cake batter and the frosting. Rich with chocolate flavor and moist from sour cream, it's a dense cake that you will find irresistible.

Ingredients:

1 + 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 + 1/2 cups sugar
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa*
1 + 1/4 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup shortening or butter, softened
1 cup milk
1/2 cup sour cream (regular or light, not non-fat)
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
frosting:
4 tablespoons butter, at room temperature
1/3 cup sour cream (not non-fat)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa, sifted
4 cups confectioners’ sugar, plus more if needed

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Butter and flour a 9x13x2 inch baking pan.
  2. In a large mixing bowl sift flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda and salt together. Add shortening, milk and sour cream; beat on medium speed 2 minutes, occasionally scraping down sides of bowl. Add eggs and vanilla; beat 2 more minute.
  3. Pour batter into prepared pan; bake 35 to 40 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean from center. Cool on wire racks 15-20 minutes, turn out and cool completely. Frost with Chocolate Sour Cream Frosting.
  4. To make frosting: in a large mixing bowl cream butter and sour cream together until fluffy on medium speed, beat in vanilla and cocoa powder, add one cup of confectioners’ sugar at a time until you reach a nice, thick consistency, continue to beat on medium speed until fluffy 3-4 minutes. Spread evenly over top of cake.

Notes:

*Use Dutch-processed or European cocoa.

Recipe adapted from McCalls ©1910

http://www.cinnamonspiceandeverythingnice.com/chocolate-sour-cream-snack-cake/

Comments

  1. Platanos, Mangoes and Me! says

    I think I would like a larger square.  I am going to see if I have the ingredients….

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