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Chocolate Sour Cream Cake


3 hours
Skill Level
1 cake

It's the sour cream in the recipe that creates this cake's extra moist texture. And it’s the HERSHEY’S Cocoa in the fudge frosting that gives this cake its extra kick. Help the kids make the icing and let them help you frost the cake for a fun-filled family activity.

Ingredients & Directions

Prep Time
20 minutes
Bake Time
40 minutes
Cool Time
2 hours


  • 1-3/4 cups
    all-purpose flour
  • 1-3/4 cups
  • 3/4 cup
    HERSHEY'S Cocoa
  • 1-1/2 tsps
    baking soda
  • 1 tsp
  • 2/3 cups
    butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 container
    dairy sour cream (16 oz.)
  • 2
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
Add a Garnish Cocoa Fudge Frosting Recipe

Top this cake with Cocoa Fudge Frosting

Step-By-Step Directions

Equipment Needed 
oven & stovetop oven
baking pan 13x9x2-inch baking pan
mixing bowl mixing bowl
mixer mixer
rubber scraper rubber scraper
wire rack wire rack
sauce pan sauce pan
measuring cups measuring cups

Heat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour 13x9x2-inch baking pan.


Stir together flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda and salt in large bowl. Add butter, sour cream, eggs and vanilla; beat on medium speed of mixer 3 minutes. Pour batter into prepared pan.


Bake 40 to 45 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan on wire rack. 


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