Moist Sour Cream Chocolate Cake

    1 hour

    If you want to make a dramatic layer cake with this moist chocolate cake recipe, split each layer in half and fill with chocolate icing.


    New South Wales, Australia
    16 people made this

    Makes: 2 round cake layers

    • 2 2/3 cups plain flour
    • 2 1/2 cups white sugar
    • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons bicarb soda
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 3 eggs
    • 2/3 cup sour cream
    • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
    • 140g unsalted butter, melted
    • 2/3 cup vegetable oil
    • 1 1/4 cups cold water

    Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:40min  ›  Ready in:1hour 

    1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C and grease two 23cm round cake tins. Line the bottom of the tins with baking paper and grease the paper, then dust with flour.
    2. Sift together the flour, sugar, cocoa, bicarb and salt into a mixing bowl. In another bowl, beat the eggs then add the sour cream and vanilla and beat until smooth.
    3. With an electric mixer, mix the melted butter and oil. Add the cold water and mix. Add the flour mixture all at once and mix 1 minute. Add the eggs and mix another minute until well blended. Divide between the cake tins.
    4. Bake cakes for 40 minutes or until they test done.

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