Chocolate Sour Cream Frosting Recipe -
  • READY IN 20 mins

Chocolate Sour Cream Frosting

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"Wonderful old-fashioned icing made with chocolate syrup and sour cream. Add crushed nuts for variety."

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Original recipe makes 1 1/2 cups Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    5 mins

    20 mins


  1. In a saucepan, combine the sugar and chocolate syrup. When well mixed, stir in the sour cream. Cook over medium heat to the soft ball stage (234 degrees F, 112 degrees C on candy thermometer).
  2. Remove from the heat. blend in vanilla and beat until thick enough to spread.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Feb 13, 2003

I was looking for something that was easy and didn't seem to sweet. This was excellant on chocolate cake.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 29, 2002

I did not like this recipe, I thought it was too sweet, but some other people in my family loved it. If you like a real sweet, caramel flavor, then you'll like this.


9 Ratings

Apr 27, 2009

If I could give this recipe no stars, I would. I did not care for this recipe. this was way too sweet, an awful consistency! I went against my better judgment and decided to make it even after reading the reviews. Don't do it!

Mar 06, 2007


Aug 02, 2007

THE WORST FROSTING EVER. To grainy, to sweet and almost NO Chocolate flavor. Does not spread well. I do not recommend this recipe to any one. Going back to my butter and cream cheese recipe.

Nov 17, 2007

This recipe was relatively easy to make. But you will need a candy thermometer. It was actually tasty but really much to sweet for my liking. Like candy. The kids will love it though.

May 10, 2011

Very, very sweet, more like caramel than chocolate.


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  • Calories
  • 166 kcal
  • 8%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 36 g
  • 12%
  • Cholesterol
  • 6 mg
  • 2%
  • Fat
  • 2.7 g
  • 4%
  • Fiber
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 0.5 g
  • < 1%
  • Sodium
  • 9 mg
  • < 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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