As I continue my search for the perfect chocolate cake recipe and in order to try out my new Nordic Ware Platinum Collection Cast Aluminum Fancy Heart Pan, this weekend I tried a recipe for sour cream chocolate bundt cake which I found on Food Librarian (a bundt cake Goddess).

The cake came out really pretty.  And it was really easy to make even though melting chocolate is required. While I enjoyed the recipe over the previous chocolate cake recipes I've recently tried, it's still not exactly what I'm looking for.  I felt that parts of the cake were moist and but the outside was a bit dry.  I even took the cake out early as to not overcook it.  Perhaps next time I'll try the cake with chocolate ganache and maybe add another 1/2 cup of sour cream. I'm still trying to find a perfectly moist and fluffy recipe.


3 oz unsweetened baking chocolate
1/2 cup butter
1 cup boiling water
2 cups packed brown sugar
2 cups unsifted all-purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
2 eggs
1/2 cup sour cream
1 tsp vanilla


1. Combine the baking chocolate, butter and boiling water in a small bowl; stir until chocolate and butter are melted.
2. In a large bowl, combine brown sugar, flour, baking soda and salt.
3. Gradually add chocolate mixture to the dry ingredients; blend well.
4. Add eggs, sour cream and vanilla; beat one for one minute at medium speed.
5. Pour into a greased and floured bundt pan.
6. Bake at 350 degrees for approximately 40 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
7. Cool in the pan on a cooling rack for 10 minutes.
8. Invert the pan onto the cooling rack and let cool the rest of the way.
9. Top with powdered sugar.


11 Responses to “Sour Cream Chocolate Bundt Cake”

  1. Meryl — January 13, 2010 at 2:58 pm

    Have you tried Cook’s Illustrated’s Chocolate Sour Cream Bundt Cake? I’ve made it upteen times, and it’s fantastic. Deep chocolately, rich, and moist.

  2. Sarah Marie — January 13, 2010 at 5:09 pm

    This looks delicious! Where can I find such an adorable cake pan?

  3. Lucy — January 14, 2010 at 2:24 am

    I love your heart-pan, its so cute! This chocolate cake looks really delicious, good luck in finding the perfect recipe :)

  4. Kirbie — January 14, 2010 at 12:07 pm

    When I found the perfect recipe, I’ll be sure to blog about it!

  5. Kirbie — January 14, 2010 at 12:08 pm

    I got my pan on amazon. You can also get it from the Nordic ware website. If you click on the link provided on the name of the pan in my post, it’ll take you to the amazon one I purchased.

  6. Kirbie — January 14, 2010 at 12:08 pm

    Thanks for the suggestion and all your helpful tips! I’m excited to try this cake out and will let you know how it turns out.

  7. Ciaochowlinda — January 16, 2010 at 12:07 pm

    What a great looking cake and pan.

  8. Kirbie — January 19, 2010 at 10:46 am

    Thank you! I plan on using it often

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  10. Mel — October 27, 2014 at 12:11 am

    Oh my gosh. You’re killing me. This looks amazing! I wasn’t looking for cake but this was a happy stumble. lol

    • Kirbie replied: — October 27th, 2014 @ 9:51 am

      hope you enjoy!

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