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Sour Chocolate Cake Recipe

By: John Goins from
Updated July 08, 2020
Sour Chocolate Cake Recipe
Sour Chocolate Cake Recipe

"This will be your new favorite homemade chocolate cake, a yummy cake recipe with a gingery flavor that melts in your mouth. The perfect way to end a great family meal is with a delectable dessert that will surely captivate everyone’s attention at the dining table. This isn’t just any chocolate cake. It’s a sour milk chocolate cake with ginger and almonds. This should be a tangy, nutty, spicy and chocolatey cake, not at all your generic sweet chocolate cake. It’s got a point of view, perhaps several. At the same time, it’s not overly fussy or complicated to make."

NotesIf you want to frost it, you’ll need to wait until it’s cool. But, you can dust it with powdered sugar and decorate it with the some almonds. I highly suggest adding a great ginger sauce with this cake.


Preparation Time10 min

Cooking Time30 min

Cooking MethodOven


  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup granulate sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 3 teaspoons cocoa powder
  • 1 cup self-rising flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 vanilla pod
  • 1 cup almonds
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 ounce crystallized ginger


  1. First, coat the ginger pieces and almonds in flour. That way, they won't all sink to the bottom of the cake while it's baking.

  2. Dissolve baking soda into sour milk or buttermilk.

  3. Add the vanilla to the milk to get that flavor infused.

  4. Next, cream the butter and sugar together, then stir in the milk.

  5. Sift the remaining dry ingredients together and add to wet ingredients.

  6. Combine the ginger pieces and almonds into the mix.

  7. Beat the egg whites to stiff peaks.

  8. Fold the egg whites into the mixture.

  9. Bake for 30 minutes at 350

  10. Let cake cool before frosting

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