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Sour Cream Bundt Cake Recipe

Sour Cream Bundt Cake

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"This recipe is great for both yellow and chocolate flavored cakes! It makes a light, fluffy, and SERIOUSLY moist cake."

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Original recipe makes 1 bundt cake Change Servings


  1. Make the batter following the directions on the box, EXCEPT replace 2 teaspoons water with an equal amount of vanilla. Fold in sour cream. Bake according to directions given for baking a bundt cake. Cool on rack, place on serving plate, and dust with confectioners sugar.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Mar 12, 2009

The trick to making this recipe "fool proof" is by adding this WARNING to the ingredients. Must use "Classic" yellow cake mix. DO NOT use "butter" recipe/mix. The classice yellow cake mix calls for oil and not butter. The butter recipe does NOT turn out right once you add the sour cream. It will fall flat and be gooey inside everytime with the wrong/butter mix. Hope this helps ; )

Most Helpful Critical Review
Oct 29, 2005

My cake fell flat 5 minutes after I pulled it from the oven, and was doughy, even though I had it in 12 minutes longer than the box called for. What a disappointment.


60 Ratings

Jan 08, 2007

I used Duncan Hines Butter Recipe Cake mix. Made the cake according to the box directions, except I subsituted Sprite for the water, added 1 cup of sour cream, 2 tsp vanilla, and 1 box of instant vanilla pudding. Sift the cake mix and pudding, in a separate bowl mix all the wet ingredients, then mix the wet in with the dry. You can bake this cake in any type pan you desire. I bake most my cakes (this one included) at 325. This cake came out moist and delicious. We frosted one layer with chocolate frosting (my daughter insisted) and left the other plain. I prefer plain. The frosting was too much sweet for my taste, however my 4 year old daughter wouldn't have it any other way. Try it, you can't go wrong!

Dec 19, 2009

This is my top secret recipe STILL almost a year later and it always comes out perfectly! I use this trick with chocolate, white and yellow cake mixes... My 14 year old daughter loves making it with me and I am sure it will turn into her top secret recipe... You do have to cook it a tad longer just keep an eye on it and check it frequently at the end. I do NOT use an entire cup of sour cream it is more like 3-4 TBLS people at my office request me to make this cake for office parties...

Feb 13, 2004

This is a great cake! I used a devil's food mix both times I've made it. The first time I forgot the oil and it still tasted fantastic (although it did fall apart a bit). The second time I substituted cooled coffee for the water. Yum! I melted 1/3 c. of canned vanilla frosting in the microwave and drizzled it on the cake. You shouldn't have a problem with the cake falling if you're careful not to overbeat it. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

Feb 13, 2004

This recipe is great. Adding the sour cream gives the box cake more flavor and a homemade taste. I suspect most people will have to add about 10 minutes to the baking directions on the box because of the addition of the sour cream.

Oct 09, 2006

This cake was wonderful. I did change a few things. Using a Duncan Hines Butter Fudge Cake Mix....I substituted some of the water with coffee(1/2 cup)then used 1/8 cup water and the 2 tsps vanilla. I gently folded in the sour cream just until blended. I put the batter in my NordicWare bundt pan and baked at 350 for 45 minutes. The result was perfectly formed cake, moist and good texture. My husband is a moist cake freak and he said it was dangerous.

Oct 04, 2007

Used this recipe and followed some advice from the previous reviews and it turned out just as great as everyone said it would! Highly recommend this eaten plain or frosted!


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  • Calories
  • 234 kcal
  • 12%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 35.8 g
  • 12%
  • Cholesterol
  • 9 mg
  • 3%
  • Fat
  • 9 g
  • 14%
  • Fiber
  • 0.5 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 2.5 g
  • 5%
  • Sodium
  • 293 mg
  • 12%

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

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