Classic Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Sour Cream Frosting

Classic Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Sour Cream Frosting from Pillsbury™ Baking

Tags: Cakes, Frosting

  • Prep Time: 25 min
  • Cook Time: 35 min
  • Ready Time: 120 min
  • Yield: 12 servings


  • Pillsbury™ Baking Spray with Flour
  • 2/3 cup Crisco® Butter Flavor All-Vegetable Shortening
  • OR 2/3 stick Crisco® Baking Sticks Butter Flavor All-Vegetable Shortening
  • 1 2/3 cups sugar
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/3 cups buttermilk
  • 2 cups Pillsbury BEST™ All Purpose Flour
  • 2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder, preferably Dutch process
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  • 2 cups (12 oz. pkg.) semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup powdered sugar

Preparation Directions

  • HEAT oven to 350ºF. Spray a 13 x 9 x 2-inch pan or two 9-inch round cake pans with flour no-stick spray.
  • BEAT shortening, sugar, eggs and vanilla in large bowl until light and fluffy. Add buttermilk, flour, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Beat until blended, scraping bowl frequently. Beat at medium speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Pour into prepared pan(s).
  • BAKE 25 to 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  • For 9-inch round pans: COOL on wire rack 15 minutes; remove from pans to cool completely. Frost with Chocolate Sour Cream Frosting.
  • For 13 x 9 x 2-inch pan: COOL on wire rack 15 minutes; remove from pan to cool completely or cool completely in pan. Frost with Chocolate Sour Cream Frosting.


  • MELT chocolate in microwave safe glass bowl on MEDIUM (50% power) 2 minutes or until melted; stir until smooth. Whisk in sour cream and powdered sugar. Frost cooled cake. Refrigerate cake until ready to serve.
  • TIP Note: Frosting will not harden.

Nutritional Information Per Serving

Serving Size (1 slice, 1/12 of cake), Calories 520 (Calories from Fat 210), Total Fat 23g (Saturated Fat 9g, Trans Fat 0g), Cholesterol 45mg, Sodium 330mg, Total Carbohydrate 76g (Dietary Fiber 3g, Sugars 55g), Protein 6g; Percent Daily Value*: Vitamin A 6%, Vitamin C 0%, Calcium 8%, Iron 20%.

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

* Ensure all recipe ingredients are gluten free by referencing the ingredient labels, as products may vary. If uncertain, contact the ingredient manufacturer.