Best Chocolate Cake Recipe with Chocolate Sour Cream Frosting

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Prep Time : 20 mins

Cook Time : 30 mins

Cooling time : 1 hr

Total Time : 1 hr 50 mins

Course: Cakes

Cuisine: American

Keyword: chocolate-cake-recipes, chocolate-layer-cake-recipe

Servings: 16 pieces Calories: 559kcal

Ingredients

  • Cake:
  • 1 cup salted butter softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 cup Dutch process unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp instant espresso powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 cups buttermilk (not fat free)
  • Chocolate Sour Cream Frosting:
  • 1 cup salted butter
  • 1 1/3 cup Dutch process unsweetened cocoa
  • 5-6 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 8 oz full fat sour cream
  • 1/8 tsp almond extract optional
  • heavy cream or milk to thin frosting, as needed
  • Chocolate nonpareils for decorating optional

HOW TO MAKE IT :  

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