Chocolate Sour Cream Icing

Chocolate Sour Cream IcingHands down, this smear beats the plastic tub icing that comes from the grocery store.

Easy to spread, it works on almost any cake and is ideal for icing cupcakes. Not a fan of heavy buttercream frostings – then this is your new birthday cake topping.

Makes 1 1/2 cups icing

Chocolate Sour Cream Icing

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Yield: Makes 1 1/2 cups icing

Serving Size: 1/4 cup

Calories per serving: 115 calories

Fat per serving: 5 g fat (0 g saturated)

Chocolate Sour Cream Icing


  • 1/2 cup fat-free sour cream
  • 2 teaspoons instant coffee granules
  • 8 tablespoons trans-fat free, reduced fat margarine, room temperature
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup powdered unsweetened cocoa
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


  • Dissolve the coffee granules in the sour cream and set aside. In a large bowl, beat the rest of the ingredients with an electric mixer 2-3 minutes until smooth and thick. On low speed, blend in sour cream mixture and frost cake. Icing can be made up to two days in advance.

Nutritional Stats Per Serving (1/4 cup): 115 calories, 1 g protein, 16 g carbohydrates, 5 g fat (0 g saturated), 1 mg cholesterol, .8 g fiber, 233 mg sodium

Weight Watchers® Points Plus: 2

Make It A Meal: Serve with Devil's Food Cake, Hells Chicken Chili, Caesar Salad.

Wine Pairing: Ruby Port

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