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

asked by Chocolatefiend about 6 years ago
9 answers 17719 views
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added about 6 years ago

Plain whole Greek yogurt works.

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added about 6 years ago

1. Nigella's "Old Fashioned Chocolate Cake" has been marinating on my mind, like forever! Thanks so much.

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added about 6 years ago

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.

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added about 6 years ago

Creme fraiche if that's not a redundancy. Possibly buttermilk.

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added about 6 years ago

I have omitted sour cream and used buttermilk, plain yogurt, or just regular milk in cakes with great results.

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added about 6 years ago

How about mayonnaise? There are plenty of chocolate cake recipes with mayo as an ingredient.

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added about 6 years ago

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).

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added about 6 years ago

Oops! It is 1 tablespoon of vinegar or lemon juice to 1 cup milk. Sorry!

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added about 6 years ago

I always make my cake with buttermilk and get rave reviews!! DO IT!