Marbled Chocolate Sour Cream Cake

Marbled Chocolate Sour Cream Cake

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based on 71 reviews
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10 min.
67 min.
12 to 16 servings

This luscious Marbled Chocolate Sour Cream Cake needs no frosting and almost no adornment -- the cake itself is its decoration with the colorful yellow and brown marbling effect.


  • 1 cup (6 oz.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels
  • 1 pkg. (18.25 oz.) yellow cake mix
  • 4 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar (optional)
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PREHEAT oven to 375° F. Grease 10-cup bundt or tube pan.

MICROWAVE morsels in medium, uncovered, microwave-safe bowl on HIGH (100%) power for 1 minute; STIR. Morsels may retain some of their original shape. If necessary, microwave at additional 10 to 15-second intervals, stirring just until morsels are melted.

COMBINE cake mix, eggs, sour cream, vegetable oil, water and granulated sugar in large mixer bowl. Beat on low speed until moistened. Beat on high speed for 2 minutes.

STIR 2 cups batter into melted chocolate. Alternately spoon batters into prepared pan, beginning and ending with yellow batter.

BAKE 35 to 40 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in cake comes out clean. Cool in pan for 20 minutes; invert onto wire rack to cool completely. Dust with powdered sugar before serving.

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Moist and yummy!

This cake has a nice dense texture and stays moist and delicious. Great kept in refrigerator or not. I think I'll add some mini chocolate chips the next time I make it, just for fun.

- Judith Stafford from FL


Marbled chocolate sour cream cake is so delicious, and to get the party started we recommended it as the recipe so easy to make.

- onwuchekwas okebe

Super Moist & Delicious :8*)

This cake was such a crowd PLEASER.. My family Loved it, it's so good. I'll be making this beautiful marble cake very often and so easy to make.

- Rosaly Rosario from Brooklyn, NY

Marbled Chocolate Sour Cream Cake

Delicious cake with a beautiful presentaton.

- Wanda Fontaine from


This cake was the moistest marbled cake I ever ate. I will bake this cake many times over.


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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/12 of Recipe

Servings Per Recipe: 12

  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 400
  • Calories from Fat: 200
  • Total Fat: 22g (35% of DV)
  • Saturated Fat: 7g (37% of DV)
  • Cholesterol: 80mg (27% of DV)
  • Sodium: 310mg (13% of DV)
  • Carbohydrates: 47g (16% of DV)
  • Dietary Fiber: 1g (5% of DV)
  • Sugars: 30g
  • Protein: 6g
  • Vitamin A: 4% of DV
  • Vitamin C: 0% of DV
  • Calcium: 6% of DV
  • Iron: 8% of DV

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

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