Sour Cream Brownies

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These sour cream brownies will become one of your new favorite dessert recipes.

It's easy to make, simple to adapt to your own personal tastes, and they come out moist and chewy every time.

Why This Recipe Works

This is a great recipe because it's easy and versatile enough that you can experiment with different ingredients and toppings. Plus, the sour cream makes it so that you get moist, fudgy brownies every time!

Ingredients

Chocolate:

While this sour cream brownie recipe calls for ½ cup of semi-sweet chocolate, you can take a lot of liberties with your chocolate mixture. You can really use any type and combination of baking chocolate that your heart desires, including cocoa powder. Mix ¼ cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips with ¼ cup of unsweetened chocolate chips. Fold some peanut butter, mint, or white chocolate chips into the batter for even more chocolatey goodness.

Sour Cream:

While it might feel counterintuitive to add sour cream to brownies, it's a surefire way to get moist, fudgy brownies every single time. Additionally, the taste of the sour cream actually amplifies the flavor of your chocolate mixture.

Sugar:

When you think of baking as a sort of chemistry, you can very easily notice the impact that certain ingredients have. This is especially true with sugar in baking. White, refined sugar gives your end product a bit more structure, but brown sugar or coconut sugar yields a moist baked good. I often swap out white sugar for coconut sugar in this recipe and find it makes nice fudgy brownies.

Toppings:

I love experimenting with different toppings on my sour cream brownies, adding things like raspberries, caramels, or chopped nuts before baking.

Cool completely to pop your chocolatey sour cream brownies with some chocolate frosting and serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, some whipped cream, or a drizzle of your favorite dessert sauce.

Tips

  • If you don't have a double boiler, you can make your own by placing a glass or stainless steel bowl on top of a pot of simmering water. The heat from the simmering water melts the chocolate and butter without scorching them. Both burn pretty quickly, so this method ensures that doesn't happen.You can also use a microwave-safe bowl to melt your butter and chocolate chips, only heating for 30 seconds at a time and stirring in between to keep them from burning.
  • The best brownies have smooth, chocolatey icing. You can whip up a simple chocolate frosting by melting ¼ cup of semi-sweet or unsweetened chocolate chips and 3 tablespoons of butter in your double boiler. Once melted, mix in 1 teaspoon of vanilla, 2 tablespoons of milk, and 1 - 1 ½ cups of powdered sugar to taste until combined.

What to Serve With Sour Cream Brownies

Nothing pairs better with a brownie than a glass of milk and some cookies. Try these tasty sugar cookies or these delicious chocolate chip cookies.

You can even serve your sour cream brownies with your favorite toppings like this homemade raspberry jam, some tangy lemon curd, or tasty orange jam

FAQs

How long can sour cream brownies be stored?

You can store your sour cream brownies in an airtight container for up to a week in the fridge or for 3 months in the freezer. Especially when you're recipe contains perishable ingredients such as cream cheese or sour cream, it's important to store your brownies properly.

Can I make a double batch of this recipe?

Since you can store these brownies for up to 3 months in the freezer, it can be tempting to double the recipe. However, you won't be able to bake it all together as one batch. This will prevent the brownies from cooking evenly all the way through. For optimal cooking, follow the recipe as is and make multiple batches if you require more.

More Dessert Recipes

If you love how simple and delicious these sour cream brownies are, here are some more dessert recipes you can try.

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Sour Cream Brownies

For brownies that are moist, flavorful, and oh-so chocolatey, try this easy sour cream brownie recipe that the whole family will love.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: sour cream brownie recipe, sour cream brownies
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 8 Servings
Author: Corrie

Ingredients

  • ½ cup chocolate chips
  • ½ cup butter unsalted
  • 2 large eggs
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • cup flour
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup sour cream

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350F.
  • In a double boiler, melt butter and chocolate together. Remove from heat and cool to room temperature.
  • In a large bowl, beat the eggs and sugar until frothy.
  • Fold in the chocolate.
  • Mix in the flour, vanilla, and salt, then fold in the sour cream.
  • Pour your batter into a well-greased 9x9 baking pan.
  • Add any desired toppings and bake for 25 to 30 minutes.
  • Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 322kcal Carbohydrates: 39g Protein: 3g Fat: 17g Saturated Fat: 10g Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g Monounsaturated Fat: 5g Trans Fat: 0.5g Cholesterol: 78mg Sodium: 115mg Potassium: 98mg Fiber: 1g Sugar: 29g Vitamin A: 428IU Calcium: 19mg Iron: 1mg

Notes

  • If you don't have a double boiler, you can make your own by placing a glass or stainless steel bowl on top of a pot of simmering water. The heat from the simmering water melts the chocolate and butter without scorching them. Both burn pretty quickly, so this method ensures that doesn't happen.
    You can also use a microwave-safe bowl to melt your butter and chocolate chips, only heating for 30 seconds at a time and stirring in between to keep them from burning.
  • The best brownies have smooth, chocolatey icing. You can whip up a simple chocolate frosting by melting ¼ cup of semi-sweet or unsweetened chocolate chips and 3 tablespoons of butter in your double boiler. Once melted, mix in 1 teaspoon of vanilla, 2 tablespoons of milk, and 1 - 1 ½ cups of powdered sugar to taste until combined.
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