Monday, 29 July 2013

Secret Recipe Club: Chocolate Sour Cream Bundt Cake

Firstly, huge apologies to my fellow Secret Recipe Club members for this late posting. It's been a busy, stressful month with work and travel and I just completely forgot although I did make this recipe quite early on in the month as I knew I would not have time later.

This month, I was assigned Oh! You Cook! which is a lovely blog written by Dena who is a librarian by day and a recipe blogger by night. Her recipes have step by step photos which I love and also publish on my posts. She has a vast array of recipes which are helpfully indexed and of course I headed straight for the dessert section. I spotted this recipe - chocolate sour cream bundt cake in the pies &  cake section and knew I had to make it. It sounded simple yet delicious and it was a definite hit at work. I didn't make the glaze in the end as the cake was good enough on its own. The sour cream made the cake really moist and I'll definitely be making this again.

Other delicious recipes that I've bookmarked to try are blueberry  banana bread, no bake mini chocolate puddings, strawberry shortcake and decadent chocolate mousse.

  melt butter,chocolate, cocoa powder and water 

 whisk the chocolate mixture into the flour mixture

 add the eggs, one at a time

 add sour cream and vanilla extract

 ready to go in the oven - my silicone tin does not require flouring but if yours does then use a mixture of 1 tablespoon plain flour and 1 tablespoon cocoa powder to coat 


Recipe adapted  from Oh! You Cook!
(I added chocolate pieces, reduced the amount of cocoa powder and sugar)

250g plain four
45g cocoa powder
60g dark chocolate pieces
225g butter
1 cup water
300g sugar
2 eggs
1.5 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
1 cup water
1/2 cup sour cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • Place the butter, cocoa powder, chocolate and water to cook over a medium heat.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk the flour, bicarbonate of soda and sugar together.
  • Carefully add half the melted chocolate mixture to the dry ingredients and whisk. 
  • Add the eggs one at a time and continue whisking. 
  • Then add the sour cream and vanilla extract.
  • Pour into a bundt tin and bake for 45-50 minutes or until the cake has pulled away from the edges and a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. 


  1. Chocolate sour cream cake... delicious choice to fulfill your assignment

    I know how hectic life can be sometimes, great that you could join the fun!

  2. This cake look georgeous, a delicious choise!
    I love SRC too!

  3. Sour cream bundt cakes are always so deliciously moist. What a great choice this month! :)

    1. It was a very moist and delicious cake indeed!

  4. Just like a black dress in your close, everyone needs a chocolate sour cream bundt cake in their recipe box! Happy SRC Reveal Day!

  5. LOVELY SRC pick Ros and you are such a GREAT cake maker too, that cake looks so moist and light! Karen

  6. chocolate and sour cream... win bloody win!!!!!!!!!!

  7. Yummy!! I definitely want to give that one a try - beautiful SRC pick! :)

  8. I love when a cake has sour cream in it - the cake is so moist because of it :) Happy Reveal Day!

  9. I might try the chocolate pieces myself next time!

    1. Thanks again for a great recipe. I didn't have enough cocoa powder hence the addition of chocolate pieces!

  10. Looks awesome! Great SRC pick!!

  11. You can never have to much chocolate in a cake in my opinion, it looks like it turned out great.


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