Suggest some substitute for sour cream. (Requirment: For a Chocolate Cake recipe) Thanks.



Madame S. September 24, 2010
I always make my cake with buttermilk and get rave reviews!! DO IT!
monkeymom September 18, 2010
Oops! It is 1 tablespoon of vinegar or lemon juice to 1 cup milk. Sorry!
monkeymom September 15, 2010
As the victim of overflowing cakes, I'd be careful about mayonnaise. I'd stick with ingredients that also have the same type of acidity as sour cream (like yogurt, buttermilk, or soured milk, which is 1 tsp vinegar to 1 cup milk).
FrozenFoodie September 15, 2010
How about mayonnaise? There are plenty of chocolate cake recipes with mayo as an ingredient.
katiebakes September 15, 2010
I have omitted sour cream and used buttermilk, plain yogurt, or just regular milk in cakes with great results.
pierino September 15, 2010
Creme fraiche if that's not a redundancy. Possibly buttermilk.
Sara I. September 15, 2010
I just had to substitute sour cream in a recipe in order to make it kosher for a meat meal. I used tofutti's sour cream substitute and it worked out great.
Chocolatefiend September 15, 2010
1. Nigella's "Old Fashioned Chocolate Cake" has been marinating on my mind, like forever! Thanks so much.

2. @clotildenet (via twitter sent me)


phyllis September 15, 2010
Plain whole Greek yogurt works.
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