Chocolate Sour Cream Cake, by Hans the Drummer!

I have a wonderfully vast variety of friends…no matter what walks of life they come from, we all have one thing in common.  We Eat.  We love our food.  And, when we’re lucky we find those culinary cousins who don’t mind sharing their recipes with us.  This amazing chocolate sour cream cake came from my friend Hans, who, incidentally, is a fantastic drummer who has played with countless greats from the 70’s on up to current day.  He’s also the one who taught me, quite skillfully, to bake SourDough bread.  We were talking one day about favorite desserts, and I recalled a Sour Cream Pound Cake my Grannie used to make that was out of this world, however, the recipe had been lost over the years.  Hans came to my rescue with this Chocolate Version, and it is one of my favorites!   The following is his recipe, written by his own musical hand. 🙂 You gotta love a Drummer!!!


  • 2 cups of sugar
  • 1/2 cup of shortening
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup of sour cream
  • 2 cups of flour
  • 1/2 Teaspoon salt
  • 6 tbls spoons of coco but use the chocolate squares it is better equiv.
  • 1 tsp of vanilla
  • 1 tsp baking soda dissolved in 1 cup of boiling water

Beat for a few minutes

13X9 pan (I obviously used a Bundt)

350* oven 30 minutes. bake in glass.  (I baked it for an hour, and it came out perfectly) 😉

There ya go… It rocks!