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Devil’s Food Cake Frosting Recipe


This is the smoothest and most delicious Devil’s Food Cake Frosting recipe ever! It’s made with bittersweet chocolate, butter, sugar and your cream. It taste delicious on our Devil’s Food Cake recipe.

This frosting is fluffy, smooth and rich in chocolate flavor. It pairs perfectly with our Devil’s Food Cake recipe, but would also be wonderful on cupcakes and other cakes! It’s honestly one of our favorite chocolate frosting recipes and it’s very easy to make.

How to Make Devil’s Food Cake Frosting

The secret ingredient in this Devil’s Food Cake frosting recipe is sour cream. It makes the frosting smooth, fluffy and whipped! Melting the butter and chocolate until it’s a creamy consistency is also important as well as sifting the powdered sugar. Use whole organic ingredients as much as possible and always scrape down the bowl.

Devil’s Food Cake Frosting Recipe

If you make this recipe, let us know how you like it in the rating and comments below!

Devil's Food Cake Frosting

Devil's Food Cake Frosting

A super smooth, rich and creamy chocolate frosted made with sour cream. 

Course Dessert
Keyword cake, chocolate cake, chocolate frosting, recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 10


  • 8 ounces unsalted organic butter
  • 8 ounces butter sweet chocolate we used two bittersweet Ghirardelli baking chocolate bar
  • 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 8 ounces sour cream
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract


  1. Melt the butter and chocolate together in a small sauce pan until chocolate is melted. 

  2. Pour into an electric mixer with the whisk attachment on low speed.

  3. Add in the vanilla and powdered sugar and whisk. It will get really thick, but keep whisking. Make sure to scrape the bottom of the bowl, so you don't have lumps of chocolate in your finished frosting.

  4. Add in the sour cream and continue to whisk until smooth. It might curdle, but whisk through the curdle to get a smooth texture. 

  5. Add to the Devil's Food Cake and enjoy!

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