Choco-Swirl Sour Cream Cake

Choco-Swirl Sour Cream Cake

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25 min.
75 min.
15 Servings

Sour cream provides the satin touch in this delicious swirled white cake. Dollops of hot fudge are swirled in just before baking, and a chocolate-sour cream frosting becomes the finale. This easy cake will become one of your favorites.


  • 2 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/3 container (8 oz.) sour cream
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened (we recommend Land O Lakes® butter)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup hot fudge ice cream topping
  • 1 3/4 cups NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Milk Chocolate Morsels
  • 1 container (8 oz.) sour cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
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PREHEAT oven to 350° F. Grease 13 x 9-inch baking pan.

flour, sugar, sour cream, milk, butter, eggs, baking soda, salt, vanilla extract and baking powder in medium mixer bowl until well mixed. Reserve 1/2 cup batter. Spread remaining batter into prepared baking pan.

COMBINE reserved batter and hot fudge topping in small bowl. Drop mixture by heaping teaspoon evenly over batter. Pull knife through batter to marble.

BAKE for 40 to 50 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean and top springs back when touched lightly in center. Cool completely in pan on wire rack.

morsels in medium, uncovered, microwave-safe bowl on MEDIUM-HIGH (70%) power for 2 minutes; STIR. The morsels may retain some of their original shape. If necessary, microwave at additional 10 to 15-second intervals, stirring just until morsels are melted.

BEAT melted chocolate, sour cream and vanilla extract in small mixer bowl until smooth and creamy. Frost cake.

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Really enjoyed

I enjoy anything chocolate and this was very very good, will definitely make again.

- Jan Wilkins from Blytheville, AR


Very easy to make and very yummy. Will definitely make again.

- Nicole Lachance from Stafford, VA


This has definitely become one of our treasured recipes

- Jerry Rosen from SWAMPSCOTT, MA

Choco-Swirl Sour Cream Cake

Not as hard to make as I thought it would be. A great treat for people who are not very big on chocolate.

- Karen Solomon from Southbridge, MI

Moist and chocolatey

This cake was flavorful and moist. My family enjoyed it, but my college age children wanted sweeter frosting!

- Leslie Sawicki from COVENTRY, RI

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/15 of Recipe

Servings Per Recipe: 15

  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 440
  • Calories from Fat: 200
  • Total Fat: 22g (34% of DV)
  • Saturated Fat: 13g (67% of DV)
  • Cholesterol: 65mg (22% of DV)
  • Sodium: 340mg (14% of DV)
  • Carbohydrates: 57g (19% of DV)
  • Dietary Fiber: .5g (2% of DV)
  • Sugars: 38g
  • Protein: 6g
  • Vitamin A: 10% of DV
  • Vitamin C: 0% of DV
  • Calcium: 8% of DV
  • Iron: 6% of DV

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

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