Doctored-up Chocolate Cake with Sour Cream Fudgy Frosting

Doctored-up Chocolate Cake with Sour Cream Fudgy Frosting

Grant Firl


  1. For the cake:
  2. 18 oz. devil's food cake mix
  3. 3 oz. instant chocolate pudding mix
  4. 1 c sour cream
  5. 1 c vegetable oil
  6. 4 eggs
  7. 1/2 c milk
  8. 1 tsp vanilla
  9. pinch sea salt
  10. 2 c semi-sweet chocolate chips (optional)
  11. For the frosting:
  12. 12 oz semi-sweet chocolate chips
  13. 8 oz sour cream
  14. 1/2 c butter
  15. 4 1/2 c sifted powdered sugar


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    Preheat oven to 350ºF.

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    Beat together all of ingredients until smooth batter forms, reserving the chocolate chips if using.

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    Mix in the chocolate chips with a rubber spatula. (optional)

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    Divide batter into two 10-inch round baking pans (you can use other pans and baking times according to the directions on the cake mix box). Bake for 30 minutes, or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.

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    Let cool before frosting.

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    For the frosting, in large pan over low heat melt and stir semisweet chocolate pieces and butter. Cool 10 minutes. Stir in sour cream. Stir in powdered sugar; stir until smooth. Makes 4 cups.

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