Chocolate Sour Cream Cake with Chocolate Ganache

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Jul. 21, 2014

This cake is the ultimate it come to ease and chocolatey goodness. Be careful IT CAN BE ADDITIVE! The cake is so moist and the chocolate ganache just takes it that much further. This is a definitely a recipe that anybody can do, yes even if you're a beginner.


Unsalted butter 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Cocoa powder 1/3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
Kosher salt 1 Teaspoon
Water 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Cake flour 2 Cup (32 tbs)
Granulated sugar 1 3/4 Cup (28 tbs)
Baking soda 1 1/2 Teaspoon
Eggs 2 Large
Sour cream 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Pure vanilla extract 1 Teaspoon
For ganache
Heavy cream 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Granulated sugar 1 Tablespoon
Semi sweet chocolate chips
Agave nectar 1 Tablespoon
Other ingredients
Baking spray 3 Dash



1. Preheat oven to 350F. Spray a bundt pan with baking spray.



2. In a saucepan, add butter, cocoa, salt and water, cook stirring until the butter is melted. Allow to cool completely.

3.  In a large bowl,  mix together cake flour, sugar and baking soda. Make a well in between and add in 2/3rd of the chocolate mixture, whisk to mix. 

4. Once accomdated, add in the remaining mixture, mix again. Add in the eggs and mix.

5. Add vanilla and sour cream whisk again to mix.

6. Pour the batter into the prepared bundt pan and bake at 350F for 35 to 40 minutes. Allow to cool.

7. To make ganache - In a saucepan, combine heavy cream and sugar, cook stirring until the sugar is dissolved.

8. In a bowl, mix together chocolate chips and agave nectar. Pour in the cream mixture and mix until the chocolate is melted.

9. Pour the ganache over the cooled cake.



10. Cut into slices and serve.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Medium
Cook Time: 50 Minutes
Ready In: 50 Minutes
Servings: 8

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 701Calories from Fat 326

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 37 g56.9%

Saturated Fat 21 g105%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 568 mg23.67%

Total Carbohydrates 90 g30%

Dietary Fiber 5 g20%

Sugars 52 g

Protein 9 g18%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet