Delicious Sour Cream Chocolate Chip Pound Cake Recipe

Welcome my dear friends! I’m excited to share with you my secret recipe for the most delicious and mouth-watering Sour Cream Chocolate Chip Pound Cake. I am a firm believer that dessert should be a celebration of flavors and textures that melt in your mouth and leave you feeling satisfied. This chocolate chip pound cake is no exception. The combination of the creamy sour cream, sweet chocolate chips, and elegant complement of vanilla pudding mix creates the perfect texture and flavor balance.

As a chef specializing in British cuisine, I have tried and tested various dessert recipes, and this pound cake has always won over my heart to the extent that I have added it to my essential recipe list. Whether it’s served at a family gathering or a grand occasion, your guests will not be able to resist its rich aroma and fantastic taste.

This Sour Cream Chocolate Chip Pound Cake Recipe sets itself apart from other cake recipes because of its unique moistness and tenderness that it contains. Unlike other cake recipes that come out dry or crumbly, every bite of this chocolate chip pound cake has the perfect balance of softness with a small little crunch of the chocolate chips – this is especially delightful when served with coffee or whipped cream.

In this recipe article, We’ll go through all ten sections step by step so that you can make your own chip pound cake at home. So what are you waiting for? Get ready to indulge in the best dessert you’ve ever tasted!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Sour Cream Chocolate Chip Pound Cake
Sour Cream Chocolate Chip Pound Cake

Folks, let me tell you about the wonder that is Sour Cream Chocolate Chip Pound Cake Recipe. Have you ever had a craving for something sweet and satisfying, but not too heavy? Well, this cake is the answer to your prayers! Trust me when I say this – this recipe will make you fall in love with dessert all over again.

First of all, who doesn’t love chocolate chips? Add them to anything, and it’s an instant hit in my book. And this recipe has just the right amount of chocolate chips to keep it from being too overpowering while still giving it that much-needed sweetness. But not only is there chocolate involved, but the sour cream adds a tangy flavor that balances out the sugar and makes it super moist.

Let’s talk about the texture – this pound cake comes out so soft and fluffy that it practically melts in your mouth. Don’t be surprised if you find yourself sneaking a second piece. Plus, the instant vanilla pudding mix gives it that extra oomph that sets it apart from any other cake recipe out there.

And finally, versatility! Don’t let the title fool you – this recipe isn’t just for pound cakes. You can use it as a bundt cake or even in a loaf pan. It’s perfect for taking to picnics, family gatherings or celebrating those special moments all on its own.

So why will you love this recipe? The answer’s simple: It’s easy to make, tastes fantastic and is sure to please anyone with a taste for sweets (which is just about everyone). So go ahead and give this Sour Cream Chocolate Chip Pound Cake Recipe a try! I promise, you won’t regret it.

Ingredient List

 A slice of heaven on a plate
A slice of heaven on a plate

Let me tell you, a perfect Sour Cream Chocolate Chip Pound Cake Recipe entails balancing the ingredients just right to get that ideal texture and taste in every bite. Here are the cake ingredients you will need to bake this super moist cake:

Dry Ingredients:

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 (3.4 ounces) package instant vanilla pudding mix
  • ¼ teaspoon salt

Wet Ingredients:

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 4 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract or French Vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon cocoa powder, unsweetened
  • 8 ounces sour cream, room temperature
  • ½ cup water

Chocolate Chips:

  • 1 ½ cups semisweet chocolate chips

You may even keep it simple by using a yellow cake mix and instant pudding mix for your recipe. Choose semi-sweet chocolate chips for that beautiful balance of sweetness in this creamy delight.

The Recipe How-To

 The perfect combination of moist and crunchy
The perfect combination of moist and crunchy

Now, are you ready to get your apron on and start baking this Sour Cream Chocolate Chip Pound Cake? Then let’s jump right into the recipe!


  • 1 (18.25 oz) package yellow cake mix
  • 1 (3.4 oz) package instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 1 cup sour cream, room temperature
  • 4 large eggs, room temperature
  • ½ cup water
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 8 ounces sour cream, room temperature
  • 1 ½ cups semisweet chocolate chips


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease and flour a non-stick Bundt pan until well coated.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the cake mix, pudding mix, sour cream, eggs and water. Mix well with an electric mixer on medium speed for about two minutes.
  3. Add in the butter and sour cream then continue to mix for another minute.
  4. Fold in the chocolate chips into the batter by hand using a rubber spatula or spoon.
  5. Pour the thick batter into the prepared pan, spreading it out evenly. Gently rap (tap) the pan on a hard work surface to eliminate any pockets of air.
  6. Bake for about one hour or until a skewer stuck into the center of the cake comes out clean.
  7. Remove from the oven and allow to cool in the pan for at least 30 minutes before releasing it onto a cooling rack.
  8. Dust with powdered sugar before serving.

Voila! Your super moist, chocolaty deliciousness is now ready to be devoured.

Serving Size:

This recipe serves around ten people and is perfect when paired with coffee, tea or even some creamy ice cream.

Now that you have successfully baked a Sour Cream Chocolate Chip Pound Cake, wasn’t the process worth it? Keep practicing and perfecting your technique, and soon you’ll be the master chef of this delightful dessert!

Substitutions and Variations

 Indulge in a decadent treat
Indulge in a decadent treat

Well, let me tell you, there are many ways to make a great Sour Cream Chocolate Chip Pound Cake recipe even better. You can mix and match ingredients to create something truly special. Here are some substitutions and variations that I’ve tried and tested:

– Chocolate Chips: Of course, you can use any type of chocolate chips you like. If you want a bit more texture, try using mini chips instead. You could also use white chocolate chips, peanut butter chips or caramel chips to change the flavor profile.

– Instant Pudding Mix: While the French vanilla instant pudding mix in this recipe adds an extra level of flavor and moisture to the cake, don’t feel limited to just one type. You could try using chocolate or cheesecake flavored pudding mix for a different twist.

– Yellow Cake Mix: If you don’t have a yellow cake mix on hand, feel free to substitute with a white cake mix or vanilla cake mix. The flavor profile will be slightly different but still delicious.

– Sour Cream: If you’re out of sour cream, plain Greek yogurt can be used as a substitute. It has a tangy flavor and creamy texture just like sour cream so it will work great in this recipe.

– Butter: Salted butter can be used as a substitute for unsalted butter in this recipe, but be aware that it may make the final result slightly saltier than expected.

– Make It Gluten-Free: To make this cake gluten-free, simply swap out the all-purpose flour with coconut flour, almond flour, or another gluten-free baking mix.

– Coffee Cream Cake: Who says you need sour cream for pound cake? Try swapping it for coffee cream for a decadent coffee house twist.

By trying these substitutions and variations in the recipe, you’re sure to create new and exciting flavors that will make your chocolate chip pound cake one-of-a-kind. So go ahead, get creative!

Serving and Pairing

 A classic cake with a twist
A classic cake with a twist

Now that your sour cream chocolate chip pound cake is baked to perfection, it’s time to focus on serving and pairing. This rich and decadent cake deserves to be showcased with the right accompaniments.

Firstly, let’s talk about serving size. This recipe yields a 10-inch bundt cake and serves approximately 12 people. However, if you’re feeling indulgent, you can always cut bigger slices or serve smaller slices to cater for a larger party.

The next step is to decide how you’d like to garnish your cake. One option is to dust the top with powdered sugar for an elegant look. Another idea is to drizzle melted chocolate over the top of the cake, allowing it to dry slightly before slicing into it.

When it comes to pairing this delicious sour cream chocolate chip pound cake, there are plenty of options. Serve it warm with a tall glass of cold milk for an American classic duo or a cup of hot coffee for those with discerning taste buds.

If you’re feeling adventurous, try pairing this cake with a sweet dessert wine like a port or sherry. The richness of the wine pairs perfectly with the dense and moist crumb of this cake.

Finally, if you’re feeling extra decadent, why not serve your cake à la mode? A scoop of vanilla ice cream paired along with warm sour cream chocolate chip pound cake instantly takes this dessert from delicious to heavenly.

In conclusion, the serving and pairing of this sour cream chocolate chip pound cake come down to personal preferences. Don’t be afraid to experiment with different garnishes and drinks as long as they complement the richness and flavor of this classic British dessert.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Melting chocolate chips inside a rich cake
Melting chocolate chips inside a rich cake

Friends, don’t get too hasty and gobble up all of that sour cream chocolate chip pound cake just yet! If you want to cherish these heavenly bites for a longer period or plan on serving them later for a grand occasion, here’s how we can prepare ahead of time and tips for storing and reheating leftovers.


One of the best qualities of this super moist cake is that it can be made in advance. Good news, isn’t it? Whip up the batter according to instructions, pour it into the Bundt pan, cover tightly with cling wrap or aluminum foil, and refrigerate it overnight or freeze it for a future craving. Before proceeding with baking, bring the cake batter to room temperature by letting it sit on the counter for an hour or two. Then bake as per instructions and let cool before storing.


Speaking of storing, your sour cream chocolate chip pound cake will remain fresh for up to four days at room temperature when covered with foil, plastic wrap or airtight container. But remember, never leave this delicacy in hot places like beside the stove or under direct sunlight. Alternatively, store it for a week by freezing it after wrapping it tightly with plastic wrap, then in aluminum foil, and lastly in a freezer bag. But before chowing down, let the cake thaw ; to do so leave it overnight in the fridge.


Now if you’ve chosen the frozen storage option, then you can reheat your cake by cutting slices from the thawed cake and microwaving each piece for 20-30 seconds each. Another alternative is placing large slices on a baking sheet and reheating them in an oven or toaster oven for 10-15 minutes at 325°F. That will make them moist and as good as new. The same goes for leftover pieces kept in the refrigerator.

Follow these steps folks, and you’ll relish your sour cream chocolate chip pound cake for days to come.

Tips for Perfect Results

 Comfort food at its best
Comfort food at its best

Now, let me share my insights! Whenever you are making a sour cream chocolate chip pound cake, remember that there are some essential tips to follow to get the best result possible.

Firstly, always stick to the recipe ingredients and measurements. Since baking is more of a science than an art, make sure you measure all your ingredients carefully. A small change in quantity can impact the taste and texture of your cake.

Secondly, ensure your ingredients are at room temperature before starting. This means taking out the eggs and sour cream from the fridge at least 30 minutes before baking. Room temperature ingredients mix together more smoothly, creating a smoother and more uniform texture for your cake.

Thirdly, mix the dry ingredients together separately from the wet ones. Sift the flour with baking soda, baking powder, and instant vanilla pudding mix in a large bowl, so once you begin to combine it with the wet mixture on another bowl that includes butter, sugar, eggs, and sour cream, it will create a smooth batter.

Fourthly, always use real unsalted butter at room temperature if possible. It will make your cake richer, with great flavor.

Lastly, bake the cake until it is just done rather than overcooking it. To check if it’s done already or not, insert toothpick or cake tester in the center of the cake and ensure it comes out clean.

If you follow these simple tips carefully when making a sour cream chocolate chip pound cake recipe, you’ll end up having a tender crumb and super moist cake with wide eyes from all who take a bite of this delicious dessert.

Bottom Line

And there you have it – a moist, chocolatey pound cake that’s sure to impress your taste buds! This sour cream chocolate chip pound cake recipe is one of my personal favorites, and I highly recommend that you give it a try. Not only is it super easy to make, but it’s also incredibly versatile – feel free to add in your favorite ingredients or switch things up to create a unique flavor combination that’s all your own.

But don’t just take my word for it – try this cake recipe for yourself and see how delicious it truly is. I guarantee that once you take your first bite, you’ll be hooked! So what are you waiting for? Head to the kitchen and get baking. Your taste buds (and anyone lucky enough to try a slice) will thank you!

Sour Cream Chocolate Chip Pound Cake

Sour Cream Chocolate Chip Pound Cake Recipe

This is my FAVORITE birthday cake! It's such a hit that we end up making 2 and eating more for breakfast the next day. Can be frozen and thawed out and still tastes Fab. Extremely moist!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword < 4 Hours, Beginner Cook, Dessert, Easy, Inexpensive, Sweet
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Servings 1 Bunt Cake
Calories 511.4kcal


  • 1 (18 1/4 ounce) box yellow cake mix
  • 1 (3 1/2 ounce) box instant vanilla pudding
  • 1 cup oil
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 4 eggs
  • 6 ounces chocolate chips
  • 1 cup nuts (optional)


  • Beat ingredients for 10 min on medium, this is the trick to tasting amazing!
  • Add chocolate chips and nuts.
  • Bake 350F about 1 hour in Bunt pan, do the toothpick trick to double check it around 45 minutes It turns out VERY moist!


Serving: 98g | Calories: 511.4kcal | Carbohydrates: 51.2g | Protein: 5.2g | Fat: 33.1g | Saturated Fat: 8.7g | Cholesterol: 79.8mg | Sodium: 437.3mg | Fiber: 1.3g | Sugar: 34.2g

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