Sour Cream frosting: Easy pea-sy frosting for your desserts and cakes

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Sour Cream Frosting is tangy, creamy and yet all around delicious frosting, you can use to layer sponge cakes or puff pastry cakes, desserts and much more. Cherries, walnuts and berries also make a great pair to go with the cream and can be used in combination with the flavours of this frosting. Sour Cream Frosting was one of the most commonly used frostings for cakes in Russia and was ranked right next to condensed milk buttercream.

In those days, back when Russia was still known as USSR, sour cream was made by whipping homemade sour cream and sugar. But with today’s sour cream fat content, that is 18% you can’t afford to do much whipping to achieve the fluffiness that the original frosting had. However, that can be fixed! How? Well, with this recipe you can replicate the texture and the flavour of the old sour cream frosting that was and is used in so many recipes, and liked by many.

Here’s a little glimpse of the recipe. So, the trick is that the butter and cream are added to aid in the creaminess, while the cream cheese is added to maintain the shape of the cream in a better way. The heavy cream act as a catalyst to make the frosting fluffy and of course the sour cream is added to give the frosting its signature flavour of tanginess.

You can also combine this frosting with the recipe of the Yellow Sponge Cake or of the Chocolate Sponge Cake for a very delicious cake. You can also add cherries or raspberries in between the layers to add on to the overall flavour of the cake, just as mentioned above, Cherries, walnuts and berries make a great pair to go with the cream and can be used in combination with the flavours of this frosting!

Now tuck this recipe in your recipe book, or better! Pin it to your Pinterest board, because this series of recipes can be used in more than one cakes and when you’ll want to know where it is when you need them. So, let’s get started!

Chocolate Sour Cream Frosting Recipe

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Ingredients

Salted Butter, Softened: ¾ Cup

Cocoa Powder, Unsweetened: ½ Cup

Powdered Sugar, Sifted: 3 ¾ Cups

Sour Cream: ¾ Cup

Vanilla Extract: 2 Teaspoons

Directions

  1. Take a bowl or a Stand mixer. Pull all the ingredients and blend them, slowly to retain the fluffiness of the cream.
  2. Once done, use the Chocolate Sour cream to frost your desserts as much as you like.

Cream Cheese Sour Cream Frosting Recipe

Ingredients

  • Butter, softened: 100 gm
  • Cream Cheese, softened: 200 gm
  • Heavy Cream: 2 Cups
  • Sour Cream: 2 Cups
  • Powdered Sugar: 2 Cups
  • Vanilla Extract: 1 Tablespoon

Directions

  1. Take a bowl or a Stand mixer. Put Cheese and Butter and blend them, slowly to retain the fluffiness.
  2. Now add Vanilla extract and Powdered Sugar and blend them again with the cream mixture.
  3. Take a separate bowl, add Heavy and Sour cream together and whisk them until fluffy. Now mix both the mixture and whisk.

4. Once done, use the Cream Cheese Sour cream to frost your desserts as much as you like.

Sour Cream Frosting Recipe

Ingredients

  • Confectioner’s Sugar: 3 Cups
  • Butter: 4 Tablespoons
  • Sour Cream: ½ Cup
  • Pure Vanilla Extract: 2 Teaspoon

Directions

  1. Take a bowl or a Stand mixer. Pull all the ingredients and blend them, slowly to retain the fluffiness of the cream.

2. Once done, use the Sour cream to frost your desserts as much as you like.

Sour Cream Frosting Recipe without Butter

Ingredients

  • Cream Cheese: 200 gm
  • Whipped Cream: ¾ Cup
  • Powdered Sugar to taste

Directions

  1. Take a bowl or a Stand mixer. Pull all the ingredients and blend them, slowly to retain the fluffiness of the cream. The trick is to use Whipped cream instead of butter to make it much more fluffy and creamy, of course!
  2. Once done, use the Sour cream to frost your desserts as much as you like.

Conclusion

Sour Cream, the texture is just right and the fluffiness is not much either. And if combined with Berries and edible flowers likes pansies etc., then Voila! You won’t ever need to order a cake from a bakery next time except for emergencies and last-minute planning. That right, now all you have to do is pin it in your Pinterest board or bookmark it on your Recipe book. Choices are all yours.