Sour Cream Chocolate Cake Recipe

Bake a Sour Cream Chocolate Cake Recipe and become your family's hero.

| May/June 2014

  • You might not need frosting for this Sour Cream Chocolate Cake Recipe, or you can add a rich chocolate frosting and any number of toppings, like your favorite nuts.
    Photo by Fotolia/IngridHS

Guila Vinkenberg, Hebron, Nebraska, sends her recipe, saying, “I made this cake a couple of times a week when we were shucking corn by hand back in the 1940s and ’50s. I did chores mornings and evenings, fixed the noon meal, baked bread, cleaned chickens or ducks, and then helped shuck in the afternoon.

“Several unemployed boys helped us. We had 200 acres of corn. I also kept the school teacher as the school was close to our farm. I am now 87 years young.”

Thank you, Guila, for sharing those memories with us.

Recipe Box: Sour Cream Chocolate Cake and More

Sour Cream Chocolate Cake

1 1/4 cups sugar
2 eggs
3 teaspoons melted butter
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking soda dissolved in
4 teaspoons hot water
4 teaspoons cocoa
1 1/2 cups sour cream
1 1/4 cups flour
1 teaspoon vanilla

Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease and flour 9-by-12-inch baking pan; set aside.

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