Lee’s Mom’s Sour Cream Cake

Posted in food, home cooking at 9:42 am by wingerz


On Thursday I brought one of these into work. It was finished off pretty quickly, and some people asked for the recipe. I originally got it from Lee several years ago, who got it from his mom.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

12 oz. (or more) semisweet chocolate chips
Set Aside.

1/4 cp. sugar
1 tsp. cinnamon (liberal)
Combine. Set Aside.

1 cp. sour cream
1 tsp. baking soda
Mix. Set Aside.

2 cps. sifted flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder
Mix. Set Aside.

1/2 cp. margarine, softened (or butter)
1 cp. sugar
2 eggs
1/2 tsp. vanilla

In mixing bowl, cream the margarine. Gradually beat in cup of sugar. Add eggs. Add vanilla.

Add flour mixture and sour cream mixture alternately, beginning and ending with the flour mixture. Mix thoroughly to get batter.

Spray a 9 inch square pan.

Spoon half the batter into pan evenly.

Sprinkle half the chocolate chips over the batter, and half the cinnamon/sugar mixture.

Carefully cover with the rest of the batter, and then the rest of the chips and cinnamon/sugar mixture.

Bake for 45 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean (or almost clean – some people prefer a slightly undercooked middle).

Normally I don’t measure out the chocolate chips, sugar, and cinnamon that end up in the middle and on top of the cake. I tend to go easy on sprinkling the sugar because it’s already a very sweet cake. I’ve made this many times over the years, and every time it has resulted in a delicious, moist cake.


  1. Lee's Mom said,

    October 22, 2006 at 4:01 pm

    The cake is twice as yummy if you double the amount of chocolate chips!

  2. wingerz said,

    October 22, 2006 at 5:37 pm

    You sound like Lee! Hope to see you again soon!

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