Delicious Fudgy Sour Cream Brownies Recipe

Are you looking for a decadent and easy-to-make dessert that will satisfy your chocolate cravings? Look no further than this fudgy sour cream brownie recipe!

I’m excited to share this recipe with you because it is a perfect balance of gooey fudginess and rich chocolaty goodness. The addition of sour cream adds a unique tanginess to these brownies making them even more irresistible.

I have always loved baking and experimenting with different recipes, but these brownies are by far my personal favorite. They are so versatile and can be customized to fit any taste preference – whether you want to add some Oreos for crunch, fudge swirls for extra sweetness, or serve them a la mode with a scoop of ice cream.

But don’t just take my word for it, follow the steps in this recipe and taste the magic yourself. A warm batch of these brownies coming fresh out of the oven will win over your taste buds and leave you wanting more. So let’s get baking!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Fudgy Sour Cream Brownies
Fudgy Sour Cream Brownies

Attention all chocolate lovers! You’re in for a real treat with this fudgy sour cream brownies recipe. Not only are these brownies irresistibly moist and chocolatey, they are also incredibly easy to make. Trust us, once you try these brownies, you’ll never want to go back to store-bought brownie mix or homemade brownies with lackluster texture.

One of the main reasons why you’ll love this recipe is because of the use of sour cream. Adding sour cream into the batter ensures that the brownies come out moist and fudgy every time, without being overly dense or heavy. The tanginess of the sour cream also helps to balance out the sweetness of the chocolate, creating a perfect flavor harmony.

But let’s not forget about the star ingredient – chocolate. This recipe uses a combination of bittersweet and semisweet chocolate for maximum depth of flavor, while cocoa powder adds even more chocolate intensity. The result? Brownies that are rich and decadent with just the right amount of sweetness.

Finally, this recipe is customizable to your taste preferences and dietary restrictions. Need to substitute eggs or butter? No problem! Want to add some nuts or a swirl of caramel? The choice is yours. And best of all, these brownies can be easily made gluten-free by substituting all-purpose flour with a gluten-free alternative.

So what are you waiting for? Give this fudgy sour cream brownies recipe a try and experience ultimate brownie bliss.

Ingredient List

 These brownies are the perfect blend of fudgy and cakey, with a sour cream twist!
These brownies are the perfect blend of fudgy and cakey, with a sour cream twist!

Here are the ingredients you will need to make fudgy sour cream brownies:

Wet Ingredients:

  • 10 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into pieces.
  • 8 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped.
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar.
  • 1/2 cup sour cream at room temperature.
  • 2 large eggs.
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract.

Dry Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour.
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder.
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda.
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt.
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder.

Note: You can use sour cream instead of milk or yogurt in this recipe, giving the brownies a moist and fudgy texture.

Make sure all ingredients are at room temperature before starting the recipe. Also, measure all ingredients accurately, using a kitchen scale if possible, to ensure the best results.

The Recipe How-To

 Chocolate lovers rejoice, these brownies are the stuff of your wildest dreams.
Chocolate lovers rejoice, these brownies are the stuff of your wildest dreams.

Now, let’s jump right into the nitty-gritty part – the recipe itself. In this section, I will guide you through each step of making these delectable Fudgy Sour Cream Brownies from scratch. No worries though, as it is quite a simple process that will only take a few minutes of your time!


First things first, gather all your ingredients together. You will need:

  • Unsalted butter (8 tablespoons or 1 stick), melted
  • Bittersweet chocolate (2 ounces), chopped
  • Sour cream (½ cup)
  • Sugar (1 and ¾ cups)
  • Eggs (3 large, at room temperature)
  • Vanilla extract (1 teaspoon)
  • All-purpose flour (1 cup)
  • Cocoa powder (¼ cup)
  • Baking powder (1 teaspoon)
  • Baking soda (½ teaspoon)
  • Salt (¼ teaspoon)


  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Line an 8×8 inch square baking dish with parchment paper or aluminum foil, and grease the bottom and sides with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. In a medium-sized mixing bowl, combine the melted unsalted butter and chopped bittersweet chocolate. Mix well until the chocolate is completely melted and smooth.
  3. Add the sour cream and sugar to the mixing bowl with the melted chocolate-butter mixture. Mix with a whisk or an electric mixer on medium-high speed until well combined and slightly fluffy.
  4. Next, add the eggs and vanilla extract to the mixture. Beat again until well-combined.
  5. In a separate bowl, sift together the all-purpose flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Slowly add these dry ingredients to the wet ones in batches while folding gently using a rubber spatula.
  6. Once everything has been incorporated, pour your batter into your prepared baking dish evenly.
  7. Bake for approximately 25 – 30 minutes until a toothpick inserted into the center of the brownies comes out clean or with just a few crumbs attached.
  8. Remove from oven and cool in pan for 5 minutes before transferring onto a wire rack to cool completely.

And there you have it! Your very own homemade Fudgy Sour Cream Brownies are now ready to serve.

These moist and fudgy brownies are perfect for an after-dinner dessert or anytime treat paired with a nice hot beverage such as coffee or tea. If you are feeling fancy, you can even turn them into an indulgent dessert by adding some hot fudge sauce on top for a decadent brownie sundae.


Substitutions and Variations

 When the going gets tough, these brownies will be a source of comfort and delight.
When the going gets tough, these brownies will be a source of comfort and delight.

For those who like to play around with different ingredients in their baked goods, there are several substitutions and variations that can be made to these fudgy sour cream brownies.

First of all, if you don’t have sour cream on hand, you can use plain Greek yogurt instead. This will give a similar tangy flavor and moist texture to the brownies. Another option is to use buttermilk or crème fraîche.

When it comes to the chocolate used in this recipe, bittersweet or semisweet chocolate is typically recommended, but you can experiment with other types of chocolate as well. For example, try using dark chocolate for a deeper flavor or milk chocolate for a smoother taste. You could even mix different types of chocolate together to create a unique flavor profile.

If you want a little extra crunch in your brownies, try adding some chopped nuts such as walnuts or pecans to the batter. Alternatively, you could add some chocolate chips, white chocolate chips or even toffee bits for added texture.

For those who want to make this recipe a bit more indulgent, try swirling some hot fudge sauce into the batter before baking. Or, top the cooled brownies with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and drizzle with hot fudge sauce for an over-the-top chocolate sundae experience.

Finally, for those who want a shortcut version of this recipe, you could use a box mix instead of making the brownies from scratch. Simply replace the oil and water called for with melted butter and sour cream to create moist fudgy brownies that taste homemade.

No matter which variation you choose, these fudgy sour cream brownies are sure to be a hit at any gathering or as an indulgent dessert.

Serving and Pairing

 A rich and indulgent treat that pairs perfectly with a tall glass of milk or a warm cup of coffee.
A rich and indulgent treat that pairs perfectly with a tall glass of milk or a warm cup of coffee.

When it comes to serving and pairing fudgy sour cream brownies, the options are endless. These decadent treats are perfect for any occasion, whether it be a casual gathering or a formal celebration.

One classic way to serve these brownies is to simply cut them into squares and enjoy them on their own. The moist, fudgy texture is enough to satisfy any sweet tooth. However, if you want to take these brownies up a notch, you can try serving them with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top.

For those who prefer a more indulgent treat, consider topping the brownies with hot fudge sauce and whipped cream for an irresistible sundae. Crushed Oreo cookies or a fudgy swirl can also elevate this dessert into a whole new level.

If you’re hosting a party, you can offer your guests an array of different toppings and let them customize their brownies to their liking. The possibilities include sprinkles, chocolate chips or even fresh fruit.

For those looking for something to pair with these brownies, a classic hot chocolate or cappuccino will do the trick. Alternatively, if you’re feeling adventurous, you can pair them with some red wine or port for an elevated experience.

In conclusion, while these fudgy sour cream brownies are delicious on their own, getting creative with toppings and pairings can take this dessert to the next level. Whether it’s a casual night at home or a fancy dinner party, these decadent treats are sure to impress anyone who tries them.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 The sour cream adds a tangy note that perfectly balances out the sweetness of the chocolate.
The sour cream adds a tangy note that perfectly balances out the sweetness of the chocolate.

Once made, these fudgy sour cream brownies can be stored at room temperature for up to two days in an airtight container. To extend their shelf life, store the brownies in the refrigerator for up to one week or freeze them for up to three months.

The unique moisture-retaining properties of sour cream, along with the presence of a good amount of melted chocolate and butter, give these brownies an excellent texture that lasts for several days. In fact, some people prefer eating them after one or two days as they feel that the flavors develop further over time.

If you want to make-ahead these brownies, bake them up to one day before serving and store them at room temperature in an airtight container. They taste just as good and remain moist and fudgy.

When it comes to reheating, there are two ways to do it. First, reheat individual pieces in the microwave for 10-15 seconds until they are warmed through but not too hot. This will help restore their original texture and decadent flavor.

Secondly, heat them in the oven for about 5-10 minutes at 350°F (175°C) until warm. This method will also give you a more crusty top layer, which some say is quite irresistible.

And if you’re feeling creative, try adding a scoop of vanilla ice cream or whipped cream on top when reheating for that classic brownie sundae experience. Overall, these fudgy sour cream brownies are versatile and easy to store and reheat without losing their quality and taste.

Tips for Perfect Results

 These brownies are so
These brownies are so

Now that you’ve got the basics down, it’s time to elevate your fudgy sour cream brownies to the next level with some tips for perfect results! Here are some tips and recommendations to ensure your brownies turn out just right:

– Melt the chocolate and butter over low heat. This helps to prevent scorching or burning, which can ruin the flavor of the brownies.

– Use room-temperature eggs. Taking the eggs out of the fridge an hour before baking will help them mix more evenly with the rest of the ingredients, resulting in a smoother batter.

– Don’t overmix! Overmixing can lead to tough, dry brownies. Mix until just combined.

– Line your baking pan with parchment paper for easy removal. This also prevents sticking and ensures that your brownies come out in one piece.

– Use high-quality chocolate for maximum flavor. While you can use any type of bittersweet or semisweet chocolate, using a high-quality brand will make a noticeable difference in the taste.

– Let the brownies cool completely before cutting. This allows them to set and prevents them from becoming too gooey or falling apart when you cut them.

By following these tips, you’ll be sure to impress your friends and family with your perfectly fudgy sour cream brownies!


As with any recipe, there may be a few questions that come up while preparing and baking these fudgy sour cream brownies. In this section, we hope to provide answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about the recipe. So read on to clear any doubts you may have, and enjoy making these delicious treats!

What makes brownies fudgy?

When it comes to brownies, the texture can be either fudgy or cakey. To achieve a fudgy texture, the recipe needs to have a higher ratio of fat to flour. This can be achieved by adding butter and chocolate. On the other hand, if you want a cakey texture, the recipe should contain more flour and rely on baking powder for leavening. It’s worth noting that the amount of sugar and eggs used in the recipe does not change depending on which texture you’re aiming for.

What is the difference between fudgy and chewy brownies?

Brownies come in two different textures: fudgy and chewy. Fudgy brownies boast a moist, dense and gooey texture, almost like fudge but not as compact. On the other hand, chewy brownies have a similar density to fudgy brownies but offer a bit more “bite” or an elastic texture when you chew them.

Can I use sour cream instead of oil in brownies?

Imbuing brownies with a satisfyingly dense texture and a delicious tang, sour cream is a commonly used ingredient that can take the place of oil in classic brownie recipes. Opt for sour cream with full fat content to make the most of this indulgent ingredient. Keep in mind the date of July 10, 2022.

Can you use sour cream instead of yogurt for brownies?

Looking for an easy ingredient swap to achieve a similar texture and tangy flavor? Give sour cream a try! It can be substituted for yogurt using a 1-to-1 ratio. Try it out and see if you like the results.

Bottom Line

In conclusion, the Fudgy Sour Cream Brownies Recipe is the ultimate dessert for chocolate lovers. With its moist and fudgy texture, it will satisfy your chocolate cravings and leave you wanting more. I highly recommend trying this recipe at home and experimenting with different variations to find the perfect combination for your taste buds.

Whether you’re a beginner baker or a more experienced one, this recipe is easy to follow and yields fantastic results each time. So don’t hesitate – preheat your oven to 350°F, gather your ingredients, and let’s get baking!

In today’s fast-paced world, we often forget the importance of taking time for ourselves and indulging in the simple pleasures of life. Baking is not just about the end result – it’s also about the joy that comes with creating something delicious from scratch. And what better way to treat yourself than with a batch of homemade Fudgy Sour Cream Brownies?

So go ahead, invite your friends over for a brownie sundae party, or enjoy a slice with a steaming cup of hot chocolate all by yourself. Whatever you choose, know that these brownies will bring you pure happiness and satisfaction. Don’t take my word for it – try the recipe for yourself and taste the magic!

Fudgy Sour Cream Brownies

Fudgy Sour Cream Brownies Recipe

From The Ultimate Brownie Book. Although decadent to the nth degree, these brownies are actually light because the sour cream leavens that batter, causing them to rise up high in the pan. They will stay fresh for four days. They can be wrapped in wax paper, sealed in a freezer-safe bag, and frozen for up to 4 months.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: < 60 Mins, Bars, Cookie and Brownie, Dessert, For Large Groups, Kid-Friendly, Oven
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 1 9x13 pan
Calories: 172kcal


  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 10 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 6 ounces bittersweet chocolate or 6 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • 4 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped
  • 1 3/4 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup sour cream (regular or low-fat, but not fat-free)
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9x13 inch baking pan.
  • Whisk the flour, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  • Melt the butter and both kinds of chocolate in a double boiler or carefully in the microwave. Allow the mixture to cool for ten minutes.
  • Beat the sugar into the melted chocolate mixture with an electric mixer for 2 minutes until smooth and silky. Add the sour cream and beat for another 2 minutes.
  • Beat the eggs in one at a time for one minute each, then beat the vanilla inches.
  • Stir in the flour mixture just until combined. Do not beat.
  • Pour the batter into the pan.
  • Bake for 35 minutes and cool for 30 minutes.

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Serving: 52g | Calories: 172kcal | Carbohydrates: 22.3g | Protein: 2.4g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5.4g | Cholesterol: 41.3mg | Sodium: 114.2mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 14.8g

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