Chocolate Sour Cream Frosting

Chocolate sour cream frosting

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Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 5 mins
Total: 20 mins
Servings: 24 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
2623 Calories
120g Fat
382g Carbs
14g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 24
Amount per serving
Calories 2623
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 120g 153%
Saturated Fat 71g 354%
Cholesterol 196mg 65%
Sodium 74mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 382g 139%
Dietary Fiber 13g 48%
Protein 14g
Calcium 226mg 17%
*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.