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Chocolate Sour Cream Pound Cake

Chocolate Sour Cream Pound Cake is a rich, sweet, and decadent bundt cake that is topped with a silky chocolate ganache that everyone is sure to love.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr 30 mins
Total Time1 hr 45 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate sour cream pound cake
Servings: 16
Calories: 511kcal


  • 1 ½ cups butter, softened
  • 3 cups granulated sugar
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 5 large eggs
  • ½ cup cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 8 oz. sour cream
  • 1 cup hot water
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • 4 oz. dark chocolate, chopped


  • Preheat oven 325 degrees F. Grease and lightly flour a bundt pan.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  • Using an electric mixer, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Add in sour cream.
  • Alternate adding the flour mixture and the eggs. Add a little flour mixture, mix, then add in an egg, mix, do this until all is combined. At this point, the batter will be very thick.
  • Add in a cup of hot water and be careful not to burn yourself The mixture may splash out, so at this point, I use a whisk. The cake batter will be thin, this is normal. Whisk the mixture until smooth.
  • Stir in the extract vanilla.
  • Pour into prepared bundt pan and bake at 325 degrees F. for 1 hour to 1 hour and 20 minutes, or until done and a cake tester comes out clean.
  • Carefully remove the cake from the oven and allow to cool in the pan on a rack for 20 minutes before removing. At this point, you can slice and enjoy as is, add the frosting of your choice, or chocolate ganache.
  • For a quick and easy chocolate ganache. Bring ½ cup of heavy cream to a boil and pour over 4 ounces of good quality dark chocolate, chopped or broken into ½-inch pieces. Wait 1 minute and stir until smooth and glossy.
  • Drizzle chocolate ganache onto the cake while it is still warm. Slice and serve. Store at room temperature in an airtight container up to for 5 days


Calories: 511kcal | Carbohydrates: 61g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 129mg | Sodium: 299mg | Potassium: 171mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 39g | Vitamin A: 825IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 48mg | Iron: 2.7mg