Sour Cream Mocha Cake

Sour Cream Mocha Cake

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based on 17 reviews
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15 min.
55 min.
12 servings

Sour Cream Mocha Cake is a perfect cake for coffee lovers and an excellent choice for entertaining.


  • 2 cups (12-oz. pkg.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels, divided
  • 1/2 cup sour cream, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons NESCAFÉ TASTER'S CHOICE House Blend 100% Pure Instant Coffee Granules
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts
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PREHEAT oven to 350º F. Grease 13 x 9-inch baking pan.

MICROWAVE 1 cup morsels in small, microwave-safe bowl on HIGH (100%) power for 1 minute; stir. Microwave at additional 10- to 20-second intervals, stirring until smooth. Cool to room temperature. Beat melted chocolate, sour cream, vegetable oil and eggs in large mixer bowl. Beat in sugar, flour, baking soda and salt.

DISSOLVE coffee granules in water; gradually beat into batter. Pour into prepared baking pan.

BAKE in oven for 40 to 45 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.

SPRINKLE remaining morsels and nuts over warm cake. Cool completely in pan.

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Crowd Pleaser

I love to bake! Made this cake for one of my co-workers. She was nice enough to share with the rest of our group. They all loved it. I was concerned that the nuts were not anchored to the cake. I,m baking it now. This time I'm adding the nuts to the cake 10 minutes before the cake is done. Then I will add the chips when the cake is done. A very tasty and moist cake.


didn't bake as pretty as the picture

The cake is very moist, but mine didn't bake up nearly as high as the photo - or I should say, it quickly deflated after removing it from the oven. I also had to cook it about 10 minutes longer than the recipe stated.

- AMY Newman from DOUGLAS, AK


I made this for my husband's birthday cake and everyone loved it. It needed to bake it about 7 minutes longer than the longest time stated. It was a big hit.

- Rene Reed from MISSION VIEJO, CA

Sour Cream Mocha Cake

The cake was very moist and chocolatey. The coffee flavor was very subtle in the ones that I made. I brought the cake to work and received many compliments for it - I'd definitely bake it again. It's a good recipe for chocolate lovers.

- Rosalie Tran from BERKELEY, CA

Sour Cream Mocha Cake

This is a very moist, very rich cake. My family enjoyed it immensly.

- Shelly Frey from Milwaukee, WI

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/12 of Recipe

Servings Per Recipe: 12

  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 480
  • Calories from Fat: 210
  • Total Fat: 24g (36% of DV)
  • Saturated Fat: 8g (40% of DV)
  • Cholesterol: 40mg (13% of DV)
  • Sodium: 190mg (8% of DV)
  • Carbohydrates: 65g (22% of DV)
  • Dietary Fiber: 2g (9% of DV)
  • Sugars: 47g
  • Protein: 5g
  • Vitamin A: 2% of DV
  • Vitamin C: 0% of DV
  • Calcium: 2% of DV
  • Iron: 6% of DV

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

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