Chocolate Chips Sour Cream Marble Cake

Maybe some of you familiar with this cake, right? Thanks to Honey Bee, who is sharing this wonderful recipe. I don't have any bundt pan yet, so I baked the cake using my wheel pan, which I used to bake Golden Raisin bread. The cake has been good reviewed and recommended by Bakericious, Passionate about Baking, Hearty-Bakes and Wen’s Delight. So, for you that have not try this ... what are you waiting for? :)

Chocolate Paste
3 tbsp cocoa powder
3 tbsp hot water

Cake Batter
1 cup (250 gr) Unsalted butter, room temperature
2 cups (450g) Caster sugar (I reduced it to 350g)
4 large eggs
2-1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1-1/2 cups (210 gr) sour cream
3 cups (420 gr) all purpose flour
2-3/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/3 cup miniature chocolate chips (I used 100g)

- Preheat the oven to 180C.
- In a small bowl, mix the cocoa powder and the hot water together to make a smooth paste.
- In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugar together till light and fluffy. Blend in the eggs and then vanilla. Then add in the sour cream, and scraping the bottom of the mixing bowl to make sure it is evenly combined.
- Fold in the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and blend well. Lastly, mix in the chocolate chips or chopped chocolate chunks into the batter and mix well.
Remove 1/3 of the batter and mix in the chocolate paste in to it.
- Spoon in big scoops of vanilla batter into the bundt pan and alternating with some spoons on chocolate batter as well to create the marble effect. Repeat till all the batter has been put in.
- Place in the oven to bake for 40 to 50 minutes, depending on your oven. Bake till golden brown and the tester comes out clean. If the top of the cake browns too quickly, cover with foil first until done.
- Once baked, remove from oven and let cool on rack for 15 minutes, then remove from pan and let cool completely.


  1. beautiful!!!! must be super duper yummy!

  2. Heehee, so glad that this simple & yet delicious cake is so well received! You make me want to bake it again! ;)

  3. It must be good and that's many blogger made this. I must bookmark this for my future bakes.

  4. Hi DG, I also bookmarked this from HoneyBee. Thanks for reminding :) I am going to make this for sure :)
    Hope is not too late to wish you Happy New Year!

  5. Wow looks so fluffy. Cake with sour cream - must be very tasty & soft.

  6. Thanks Jess :)

    Honey Bee,
    Thanks again for the wonderful recipe :)

    You sure will like it too.

    Happy New Year to you too. Looking forward to your beautiful baking soon :)

    Home Kreation,
    Thank you for your nice comments.

  7. Yummy! Thanks for sharing, want to try this next time. Do you think I can substitute sour cream with yogurt?

  8. Sour cream is one of my fave baking ingredients. This recipe sounds like very very promising! i cant wait to try it!

  9. Min,
    You can substitute sour cream with yogurt, that's what Hearty Bakes did that :)

    Yes, it's really a delicious cake, definitely worth keeping and baking again!

  10. i find sour cream in recipes really make a difference - more flavorful and moist cakes! Will bookmark this for future reference :)

  11. Hi Jean,
    Thanks for dropping by. You're right about the sour cream, made the cake really soft & moist. You certainly will love this one :)

  12. I've bookmarked this as well, haven't find time to bake it yet. Your cake looks so beautiful, pokka dots cake ^_^

  13. hi dg, with so many good reviews, how can i possibly missed out on this..will bookmark this as well.

  14. Lovely cakes. I love that marble colour...beautiful. Looks moist and delicious...yum

  15. That is one lovely cake dear! Wish I could grab few slices...hehe! :D

  16. I have to try this real soon.

  17. DG, you are making me tempting to bake this cake again, yum yum!

  18. DG,
    I use sour cream for my butter cake too. The cake always turn out fluffy and moist. Your marble cake looks great.

  19. Neyeeloh & Lena,
    Thanks ... this is very nice, do give a try when you free :)

    MaryMoh & Love2Cook,
    Thanks for your nice words :)

    Hope to see yours soon, in fact half of the sour cream, I used for baking your banana loaf. It turn out so good :)

    Hahahaha .... this is definitely worth to bake & bake again :)

    ciao anche! e grazie. You have fabulous blogs too :)

    Quay Po Cooks,
    Thanks for dropping by. This is actually my first time trying on sour cream, and now I know is really make the difference :)