Sour Cream Chocolate Cake

Birthdays in my family are kinda a big deal.  I grew up close to a large extended family so I was a bit, shall we say, spoiled growing up! We celebrated monthly birthdays surrounded by family, good food, and best of all, dessert!  I have fond memories of those celebrations and as a mother I want my children to make their own memories.  For me, creating those memories starts in the kitchen.  Okay, everything starts in the kitchen for me!

A few weeks ago my son turned 5 and a couple of days before I started asking him about the type of cake he would like me to make him.  After all, other than the birthday boy, the cake is the center of attention!  I really love the fact that he said chocolate and never wavered.  Not only did he want a chocolate cake but he also wanted chocolate frosting…I have taught him well!

I wanted a moist cake that wasn’t too sweet.  I have often heard about cakes made with sour cream and thought that would make a wonderfully moist cake.  I found this Sour Cream Chocolate Cake from All Recipes and I think it is one of my favorites.  To shake things up a bit I added vanilla buttercream between the layers.  It was moist, not too sweet, and most importantly, my son loved it!


  1. Nothing beats a good chocolate cake 🙂 Looks great!

  2. Oh sweet! If you say it’s the best, I will have to give it a try!!

  3. Are you kidding me? This looks amazing!!

  4. this looks beyond decadent! love chocolate and sour cream, so a great combination.

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