Sour Cream Chocolate Chip Cake

Sour Cream Chocolate Chip Bundt Cake


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  • Total: 80 mins
  • Prep: 25 mins
  • Cook: 55 mins
  • Yield: 1 cake (12 to 16 servings)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
334 Calories
22g Fat
32g Carbs
4g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1 cake (12 to 16 servings)
Amount per serving
Calories 334
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 22g 28%
Saturated Fat 10g 50%
Cholesterol 54mg 18%
Sodium 217mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 32g 12%
Dietary Fiber 3g 9%
Protein 4g
Calcium 69mg 5%
*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 sour cream chocolate chip cake is rich, but not overly sweet. With the addition of sour cream, this easy-to-make cake features topping ingredients like brown sugar, cinnamon, pecans and chocolate chips.


  • For the Topping:
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 cup pecans (chopped)
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • For the Batter:
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups flour
  • For the Glaze:
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons butter

Steps to Make It

Note: while there are multiple steps to this recipe, this cake is broken down into workable categories to help you better plan for preparation and baking.

Make the Topping

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Mix the topping ingredients in a small bowl and set aside: sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon, pecans, and chocolate chips.

Make the Cake

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Preheat the oven to 350 F.

  3. Grease and flour the bundt pan.

  4. Sprinkle 1/4 of the topping in the pan.

  5. For the batter ingredients, cream the butter, add the sugar and beat until it is smooth.

  6. Add the unbeaten eggs, sour cream, baking powder, soda, salt, and vanilla. Beat until all smooth.

  7. Add the flour last; beat until it is smooth. The batter will be very thick.

  8. Using a rubber spatula spoon 1/3 of the batter over the first layer of the topping mix.

  9. Sprinkle 1/3 of the topping mix over the batter.

  10. Continue with the layers, ending with the topping mix.

  11. Bake the cake for 45 to 55 minutes. (Aileen begins checking for doneness at 40 minutes.)

  12. Cool the cake in the pan on a wire rack for 10 minutes.

  13. Remove the cake from pan and cool completely before glazing it.

Make the Glaze

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Melt the chocolate and butter in the microwave for 1 to 1 1/2 minutes in a glass measuring cup.

  3. Place the cooled cake on a serving plate and drizzle it with glaze.


  • Store any leftover cake in an airtight container.