Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Sour Cream Fudge Cake with Butter Cream Frosting by Donna Fasano

This cake is rich, moist, and chocolaty, the filling is decadent, and the frosting adds just the right sweetness. I recently baked this cake for a special occasion and it was a huge hit! Give it a try.

Sour Cream Fudge Cake with Butter Cream Frosting


For the cake:
1 2/3 cups all purpose flour
1 1/2 cups sugar
2/3 cup cocoa
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup sour cream
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla

For the filling:
1/2 cup Nutella Hazelnut Spread

For the butter cream frosting:
1 stick butter
3 cups confectioner sugar
2 tablespoons sour cream
1 teaspoon vanilla


  1. Heat oven to 350°. Spray two 8 or 9 inch round pans with cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, beat together the flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda, salt, sour cream, milk, oil, eggs, and vanilla until combined, scraping the bowl occasionally, for about 3 minute. Divide evenly into pans.
  3. Bake until wooden pick inserted into center comes out clean, about 28 to 32 min. Do not over bake! Allow cakes to rest in the pans for 15 minutes. Remove from pans and place on wire rack. Cool completely! (If cakes are not cool, the Nutella filling will melt and you'll have a mess on your hands.)
  4. For the frosting: Beat the butter with electric mixing until fluffy. Add confectioner sugar, sour cream, and vanilla, and beat until combined, fluffy, and of spreading consistency.
  5. Place 1 cake layer on a plate, spread Nutella on cake, top with second layer, and spread frosting over the top and sides.

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  1. Replies
    1. You're welcome! :) Just doing my part to fatten everyone up.

  2. Replies
    1. Thank you, Kimberly. I really enjoyed writing the story.

  3. The recipe looks delicious, Donna. Thanks so much.