nutty chocolately swirly sour cream bundt cake

I’ve got nothing against nuts and chocolate and currants, but you know what I really like best? Cake made with sour cream. For me, it always comes back to the purest form of flour plus butter plus sugar, and adding a tangy fatty dairy into the mix just makes things better. Usually that’s cream cheese, but I have nothing against sour cream either.

I’ve been doing a better job of reining in my batter-eating, but the few spoonfuls I had of this cake’s batter made me crave a bowl of the stuff, a quiet corner, and a cup of coffee. It also made me wish I had more sour cream cake. The swirl was fun, but all I really want is the cake part. Or the batter part.

Jennifer chose this for Tuesdays with Dorie, and she has the recipe posted. I actually didn’t change anything. I don’t think I even added more salt.

One year ago: Coco-Nana Muffins
Two years ago: Fresh Ginger and Chocolate Gingerbread


  1. love it! yours unmolded perfectly . great job!

  2. Great pictures! Yours looks so yummy!

  3. MMmmm. Sour cream cake is good stuff. Love the last pic showing the cut pieces.

  4. Love that last shot of the slices in different directions. This cake totally took me by surprise in the best way. So good!

  5. What artistic pictures! I tend to snap and eat.. . . .

  6. Holy cow how can you cut it so perfectly!? I love your cake…this is a winner!! My kids ate it up in 2 days!

  7. I just made this and loved it…especially the batter part.

  8. Cake looks wonderful and your photos are outstanding!! So with you on the sour cream…just used it in an orange cake = Heaven. Can’t wait to make this one.

  9. Look gorgeous. I love cakes with sour cream, too.

  10. Love that last photo! Your cake looks absolutely perfect. 🙂

  11. Pretty pictures! Your comments about the batter eating made me laugh. My daughter took the beater and closed her eyes and said “YUM”!

  12. That’s lovely! I agree about the batter being delicious. I’m like that with chocolate chip cookies. I’d rather have fewer chips!

  13. That cake is perfection! Thank you for baking along with me!

  14. What a gorgeous cake! I need to get out Dorie’s book and make this one for sure! 🙂

  15. You pictures are really fun – nicely done! The batter was really good on this one. I got it into the oven as quickly as possible to avoid eating too much. I always leave just a little on the spatula though for the cook 🙂

  16. that was tasty batter, but i’d love one of your perfect slices!