Sour Cream Chocolate Frosting

Sour Cream Chocolate Frosting


"Sour cream brings the tangy to this quick and easy chocolate frosting recipe."


servings 172 cals
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Original recipe yields 16 servings



  • Calories:
  • 172 kcal
  • 9%
  • Fat:
  • 7.6 g
  • 12%
  • Carbs:
  • 27.5g
  • 9%
  • Protein:
  • 0.7 g
  • 1%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 11 mg
  • 4%
  • Sodium:
  • 62 mg
  • 2%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Melt chocolate and the butter together. Let cool and blend in the sour cream, vanilla, and salt. Gradually add the confectioner's sugar until the frosting is of spreading consistency, beat well.
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  1. 327 Ratings


This was a great recipe basis. However, I like chocolate frosting to be SUPER chocolatey and not very sugary at all. So I used much less sugar (to taste) and melted two oz. unsweetened chocolate...

Delicious and super easy to make. Like other reviewers I only needed about half the recommended amount of powdered suger to achieve the right consistancy. You should also know that the frosting ...

Great frosting!! I made it on the spur of the moment and had to substitute cocoa powder for the chocolate chips by using 6 TBSP. of cocoa and 1/2 cup of butter and half the powdered sugar and i...

This is the best Chocolate Frosting I've ever had and very easy to make. The sour cream is a great addition and greatly improves the taste. I got rave reviews from my family. Goes great with One...

Had a box (yeah I said box) of yellow cake mix that needed to be used up. I decided to make cupcakes and I wanted a quick, easy, not too sweet chocolate frosting for them. I did cut back on t...

This is a deliciously rich frosting. I made a Pirate Ship cake for my son't 4th Birthday party. I used this frosting on it. I did double the recipe and had just enough. Everyone enjoyed the ...

Nice creamy, chocolatey frosting. I used milk chocolate chips and only a cup of powdered sugar, and frosted a devil's food cake. I think I'll use dark chocolate next time for more flavor.

This is a terrific recipe! It was a huge hit with my family and friends that tried it! Excellent flavor, texture and spreadability! It even smells great! I am making another cake (1 week later) ...

Smooth and tasty! I added 1 tablespoon of cocoa and also 1/2 cup whipped cream cheese and reduced the sugar to two cups. An earlier review mentioned adding a bit of instant coffee which made t...