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Chocolate Sour Cream Bundt Cake

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My birthday is tomorrow and Valentine’s Day is next week which means it’s time to celebrate…with chocolate. Cookies are usually my dessert of choice, but this Chocolate Sour Cream Bundt Cake holds a special place in my heart. It’s our go-to chocolate cake recipe. It never disappoints and always cures my chocolate cravings.

If you are looking for a fool-proof, guaranteed to make you and everyone who takes a bite swoon, then make this Chocolate Sour Cream Bundt Cake.

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I like cakes that are easy to make and this one definitely fits the bill. There are no complicated steps and you don’t have to spend hours or days decorating. You don’t even need a mixer to make this cake, you can whip it up by hand! I love my KitchenAid Mixer to pieces, but sometimes it’s nice to do it the old fashioned way.

The cake calls for sour cream, but I usually use plain Chobani Greek yogurt since we always have it on hand. It produces a lovely cake as well. Use whatever is in your fridge. I like to use Dutch processed cocoa for a deeper chocolate flavor. Break out the good stuff for this cake, it’s worth it!

The chocolate glaze is silky, smooth, and so divine. It would make anything taste good. Drizzling it on top of this amazing chocolate cake really should be illegal. I want to continue baking and eating this cake, so please don’t tell the police. I don’t want to go to jail. Let’s keep this our little secret:)

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This cake is very rich and a small piece usually does it, but since it’s my birthday I think I need a big fat piece…for breakfast:) Starting my birthday with chocolate cake must mean it’s going to be a great year. At least that’s what I’m going with. We shall see! At least I know my day will be wonderful!

This Chocolate Sour Cream Bundt Cake is perfect for any celebration or just because you need chocolate. I am a firm believer that every day should be celebrated and there is no better way to celebrate than with chocolate.

And if you want to make your Valentine’s heart go pitter patter, just give them a slice of this cake. Everything will be smooth sailing after they taste this Chocolate Sour Cream Bundt Cake!

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Chocolate Sour Cream Bundt Cake

Yield: Serves 10

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 45 minutes

If you are looking for the perfect chocolate cake recipe, you've found it! You will need a glass of milk to wash down this rich and chocolaty cake!


For the cake:

1 cup unsalted butter, plus more for the pan
1/3 cup cocoa powder (we use Dutch processed)
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 cup water
2 cups all-purpose Gold Medal flour, plus more for the pan
1 3/4 cups granulated sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
2 large eggs
1/2 cup sour cream (or Greek yogurt)
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

For the chocolate glaze:

4 ounces bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped
1 1/2 tablespoons corn syrup (or agave nectar)
1/2 cup heavy cream
1 1/2 tablespoons granulated sugar


1. Position a rack in the center of the oven and heat to 350 degrees F. Butter and flour a 10 or 12-cup Bundt pan and set aside.

2. In a small saucepan, combine the butter, cocoa powder, salt, and water and place over medium heat. Cook, stirring, just until melted and combined. Remove from the heat and set aside.

3. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, and baking soda. Add half of the melted butter mixture and whisk until completely blended. The mixture will be thick. Add the remaining butter mixture and whisk until combined. Add the eggs, one at a time, whisking until completely blended. Whisk in the sour cream (or Greek yogurt) and the vanilla extract. Whisk until smooth.

4. Scrape the batter into the prepared pan and bake until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean, 40 to 45 minutes. Let the cake cool in the pan for 15 minutes and then invert onto a rack. Let cool completely before glazing.

5. While the cake is cooling, make the chocolate glaze. Place the chopped chocolate and corn syrup (or agave) in a medium bowl and set aside. Combine the heavy cream and sugar in a small saucepan and put over medium heat. Stir until the cream is hot and the sugar is dissolved. Pour the hot cream over the chocolate and whisk until smooth.

6. Generously drizzle the glaze over the cooled cake, allowing it to drip down the sides. Cut into pieces and serve.

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330 Responses to “Chocolate Sour Cream Bundt Cake”

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  1. Averie @ Averie Cooks — February 4, 2013 @ 3:10 am

    Happy Bday!!!!

    Your cake looks outstanding! The cake itself looks so moist and fabulous. Sour cream (or Greek yogurt) is such a great addition to cakes. I never make a cake without it. I am in love with that silky ganache, too!

  2. Mary Ann H — February 4, 2013 @ 4:44 am

    Happy Birthday!

  3. Emily @ Life on Food — February 4, 2013 @ 6:25 am

    Happy Birthday! Chocolate Cake is always the best way to celebrate.

  4. Erica — February 4, 2013 @ 7:08 am

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! Looks like a perfect way to celebrate. The topping looks so yummy. Hope you have the perfect day

  5. Maria in NJ — February 4, 2013 @ 7:22 am

    from one Maria to another…hAPpy bIrThDaY!!!

    that cake looks lovely…that glaze looks devine!!!

    I want a piece for breakfast too!

  6. Happy Birthday! Your bundt cake looks so moist and delicious!!

  7. Lauren at Keep It Sweet — February 4, 2013 @ 7:55 am

    Hope you have a wonderful birthday and it should definitely include chocolate for breakfast!!

  8. Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch — February 4, 2013 @ 8:02 am

    Happy birthday!!! Love this cake! It looks amazing.

  9. oh that looks amazing, and I can so see making mini ones, then eating like three of them.

  10. Elizabeth@ Food Ramblings — February 4, 2013 @ 9:09 am

    Happy early birthday– what a great cake!

  11. Sherry — February 4, 2013 @ 9:09 am

    Best wishes for a happy birthday tomorrow! This cake looks amazing and I am looking forward to making it and sharing it with my family. As I look at the ingredients, I note there is kosher salt and regular salt. Just so I know for sure, is the kosher salt the salt that is combined with the butter mixture? I am unfamiliar with kosher salt – so I am unsure why the different kind is used. If you have a chance, I would be happy to hear from you regarding this. Many thanks.

    • Two Peas replied: — February 4th, 2013 @ 9:21 am

      Thanks for catching that! I updated the recipe. You only need to put the salt in once:) I use Kosher salt, if you don’t have it you can use regular salt. Enjoy!

  12. Jenny Flake — February 4, 2013 @ 9:11 am

    Oh what I would do for a slice of that beautiful cake for breakfast :) It’s fabulous :)

  13. Audra | The Baker Chick — February 4, 2013 @ 9:18 am

    Maria the timing of this is too perfect! I have been browsing for a chocolate bundt recipe and this looks like just the one. And Happy (early) Birthday!!!

  14. Marian (Sweetopia) — February 4, 2013 @ 9:19 am

    Maria, this looks unbelievably delicious and decadent! It reduces me to, “I WANT!”

  15. HeatherChristo — February 4, 2013 @ 9:22 am

    This cake is really, really beautiful Maria. That glossy chocolate glaze is amazing!

  16. kirsten@FarmFreshFeasts — February 4, 2013 @ 9:27 am

    I’ll take a moment to wish you an early Happy Birthday!

    I’m with you, starting your birthday off with a piece of that delicious-looking cake is definitely the way to start off a great year.

  17. Lori @ RecipeGirl — February 4, 2013 @ 9:35 am

    Happy Birthday tomorrow! Looks like the perfect cake to celebrate!!!

  18. Jordan — February 4, 2013 @ 9:38 am

    I hope your birthday is wonderful! This cake looks so gloriously divine! I will have to give it a try. :)

  19. Ashley — February 4, 2013 @ 9:52 am

    Happy (early) birthday! This cake looks heavenly!

  20. Gerry @ Foodness Gracious — February 4, 2013 @ 10:08 am

    Sour cream is awesome in cake! It keeps it so moist, I’d love a slice right now but that’d be my breakfast :)

  21. Kevin @ Closet Cooking — February 4, 2013 @ 10:14 am

    That looks so good! Love using sour cream in cakes!

  22. Sommer@ASpicyPerspective — February 4, 2013 @ 10:15 am

    Oh this looks like the perfect chocolate birthday cake! Have a great day tomorrow sweet friend!

  23. This looks so inviting! Have a sweet birthday!

  24. Julie @ Table for Two — February 4, 2013 @ 10:28 am

    wow this looks stunning! i love the glossy chocolate on top!! this is so perfect :) happy early bday!! xo

  25. katie — February 4, 2013 @ 10:34 am

    Happy early birthday! This looks amazing and coincidentally I made a sour cream chocolate bundt cake over the weekend. Great minds think a like!

  26. natalie @ wee eats — February 4, 2013 @ 10:43 am

    it’s only 8:43 and I already need cake today… >.<

  27. Amanda — February 4, 2013 @ 11:04 am

    Looks amazing!! Cant get enough of that chocolate! Hope your day tomorrow is fabulous!

  28. Tasha Zee — February 4, 2013 @ 11:26 am

    Happy Birthday!

  29. Angie — February 4, 2013 @ 11:30 am

    Happy Birthday!! My birthday is tomorrow, too!

    • Two Peas replied: — February 4th, 2013 @ 11:59 am

      Yay! Happy Birthday to you too!

  30. I think any birthday could instantly be happier with this beautiful bundt cake! Wishing you a very, very happy one!

  31. naomi — February 4, 2013 @ 11:36 am

    I’m sure one slice is enough, but I’m pretty sure I would devour the whole thing. lol

  32. Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — February 4, 2013 @ 11:50 am

    I love a classic cake like this. Love this recipe!

  33. Carla @ Carlas Confections — February 4, 2013 @ 11:57 am

    SUCH a beautiful bundt cake! I love everything about it! Happy Birthday!!! 😀

  34. Gaby — February 4, 2013 @ 12:12 pm

    sour cream cake is my favorite!! and clearly, so is chocolate. I totally want this for dessert tonight!

  35. Marla Meridith — February 4, 2013 @ 12:35 pm

    Chocolate and sour cream are the PERFECT partners :)

  36. natalie@thesweetslife — February 4, 2013 @ 1:36 pm

    happy almost birthday! love the idea of using Greek yogurt instead of sour cream–this is one of my favorite cakes!

  37. Marcie @ Flavor the Moments — February 4, 2013 @ 1:42 pm

    This looks so incredibly good! I love using sour cream in chocolate cake — it just comes out so moist and delicious. This one’s a pinner!

  38. Happy Birthday! This cake looks like a great way to celebrate. So chocolatey, and that glaze looks amazing!

  39. Beth Bilous — February 4, 2013 @ 2:07 pm

    Just came out of the oven. OMG smells delish. Will post again with all the coments made by my family later this evening. Thanks. Crossing fingers that this the one.

  40. Blair @ The Seasoned Mom — February 4, 2013 @ 2:26 pm

    Happy Birthday! I need to remember this one for my birthday next fall…or maybe for Valentine’s Day, since I don’t think I’ll be able to wait that long! I bet the sour cream keeps the cake incredibly moist, and that chocolate glaze looks amazing!

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