This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Shamrock Farms. The opinions and text are all mine.
Hello friends! Today I’m sharing a delicious chocolate cake with chocolate sour cream frosting that you can use for just about any occasion and celebration. You can use your favorite chocolate cake recipe and then top it off with a creamy, delicious frosting using and unexpected ingredient, Shamrock Farms Sour Cream! Look for the NEW green lid in your local dairy case.
Why do we bake?
Baking is one of my favorite things to do at home. Most of my early years as a mother had me in the kitchen baking A LOT! I even took a cake decorating class and started a small little cupcakery out of my house. So baking has always been something that has INSPIRED me! There are certainly time when I crave desserts like banana bread, my mom’s cheesecake, or even just a simple banana pudding but for the most part I bake to serve others!
Baking is a way to say to my family, I love you, I appreciate you and and I’m so happy you’re here.
We bake to celebrate birthdays, to make long time friends feel welcomed, or to soften the blows that life sometimes hands us. Baking can be healing, a form of self expression and away to relieve stress!
Here at Just Destiny we are always in search of ways to nurture a creative and beautiful life in big and small ways. Baking my friends can create special moments and memories of happiness that you can look back on to feel joy in the hard times or plans to look forward to in the future.
How many of you adore seasonal baking? Fall and Christmas seem to be the biggest baking seasons of the year. You reminisce of times you spent in the kitchen with your mom or grandmother, aunts and cousins and you long to recreate those moments in your own kitchen! This chocolate sour cream frosting recipe will be a GREAT companion for that cake you plan on making this season!
How to Make a Chocolate Sour Cream Frosting
Gather all your ingredients. You will need high quality chocolate, sour cream, butter, vanilla and powdered sugar.
Melt the chocolate chips with the butter in a stainless steel bowl over simmering hot water.
Remove the bowl using a dish towel or oven mitt. Then add the sour cream, vanilla and salt. Stir until all ingredients are mixed together.
Using a hand or stand mixer slowly stir in powdered sugar. Frosting should have a smooth consistency.
5. Once your chocolate cake is cooled, frost it by using small strokes back and forth with an off set spatula or butter knife. ENJOY!!
What is the best sour cream to use?
When a recipe calls for a small amount of ingredients it’s important to use high quality ingredients! Shamrock Farms Sour Cream is the best sour cream because it starts with the freshest, purest milk. Shamrock Farm is a local family farm in Phoenix, Arizona were we live so we can taste the difference. It’s made from milk with no added hormones.
What makes sour cream good for baking?
Well sour cream is naturally CREAMY! So something like frosting is the perfect component for sour cream. It also gives your baking a more moist result! Try it in your chocolate cake next time and I promise you will LOVE it!
Should cakes with sour cream frosting be refrigerated?
Yes! Because of the fresh ingredients like milk, you will want to make sure your cake is refrigerated after you serve it!
How do you store a cake with sour cream?
Simply store you cake in a container like this that’s made for the refrigerator. The tight cover will keep the cake nice and fresh. Try to put the cake in the middle of the fridge. Anything at the top might freeze due to colder temperatures.
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