Chocolate Sour Cream Frosting

Chocolate sour cream frosting

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Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 5 mins
Total: 20 mins
Servings: 24 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
111 Calories
5g Fat
17g Carbs
0g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 24
Amount per serving
Calories 111
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 8mg 3%
Sodium 40mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 17g 6%
Dietary Fiber 0g 2%
Total Sugars 16g
Protein 0g
Vitamin C 0mg 0%
Calcium 8mg 1%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 34mg 1%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This delicious chocolate sour cream frosting is made with melted chocolate chips, butter, and sour cream. It's a smooth and creamy frosting with a bit of tang from the sour cream. 

Use the frosting to top a cake, cupcakes, or Bundt cake. The tang of the sour cream gives the sweet frosting unique and wonderful flavor.


Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Ingredients for chocolate sour cream frosting
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  2. In a stainless steel bowl or pan over hot simmering water, melt the chocolate chips with the butter.

    Melt chocolate chips
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  3. Remove the pan or bowl from the lower pan and stir in sour cream, vanilla, and salt.

    Mix in sour cream
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  4. Slowly beat in confectioners sugar until desired spreading consistency is reached.

    Slowly beat
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  5. Chill until ready to use.


  • This recipe makes enough chocolate sour cream frosting for about 2 dozen cupcakes, a tube or Bundt cake, or two-layer cake.