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Devil's Food Cake Frosting Recipe with fancy sprinkles
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4.5 from 2 votes

Devil's Food Cake Frosting

A super smooth, rich and creamy chocolate frosted made with sour cream. 
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Calories: 456kcal
Author: Eden


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


  • Melt the butter and chocolate together in a small sauce pan until chocolate is melted. 
  • Pour into an electric mixer with the whisk attachment on low speed.
  • 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.
  • Add in the sour cream and continue to whisk until smooth. It might curdle, but whisk through the curdle to get a smooth texture. 
  • Add to the Devil's Food Cake and enjoy!


Serving: 0g | Calories: 456kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 19g | Cholesterol: 61mg | Sodium: 183mg | Potassium: 166mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 38g | Vitamin A: 720IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 44mg | Iron: 1.5mg