Creamy Sour Cream Frosting

Creamy Sour Cream Frosting is tangy, creamy and all around delicious frosting that can be used to layer sponge cakes or puff pastry cakes. Cherries, walnuts and berries can be used in combination with the flavors of this frosting.

Sour Cream Frosting - Fluffy and Creamy frosting with a tangy sour cream flavor will work with many combinations of cake, including yellow or chocolate sponge cake.

Creamy Sour Cream Frosting was one of the most commonly used frostings for cakes in the old USSR, right next to condensed milk buttercream. It was made by whipping homemade sour cream and sugar. With today’s sour cream fat content of 18% you can’t do much whipping to achieve the fluffiness that the original frosting had. To fix that, I came up with this recipe to replicate the texture and the flavor of the old sour cream frosting that was and is used in so many recipes, and liked by many.

The butter and cream is added to aid in creaminess, while the cream cheese is added to better maintain shape, the heavy cream is there to make the frosting fluffy and of course the sour cream is added to give the frosting it’s signature flavor and tang.

You can combine this frosting with double recipe of the Yellow Sponge Cake or double recipe of the Chocolate Sponge Cake for a very delicious cake. If you add cherries or raspberries in between the layers, it will only benefit the overall flavor of the cake.

You can even replace the frosting in the Cherry Honeycomb Cake with this Creamy Sour Cream Frosting. Just make sure to half this recipe here for the proportions of the Cherry Honeycomb Cake.

Tuck this recipe in your recipe book, or better yet PIN IT to your Pinterest board, because it will be one that you will use in more than one cake, so you’ll want to know where it is when you need it.

Creamy Sour Cream Frosting

Ingredients for Creamy Sour Cream Frosting

4 oz butter, room temperature
8 oz cream cheese, room temperature
2 cups heavy cream
2 cups sour cream
2 cups powdered sugar
1 Tbsp vanilla extract

How to make Creamy Sour Cream Frosting

In a bowl of a mixer whip 4 oz of butter and 8 oz of cream cheese together for about 5 minutes, or until light and fluffy. Next, add 1 Tbsp of vanilla extract and 2 cups of powdered sugar and whip them in.
Sour Cream Frosting - Fluffy and Creamy frosting with a tangy sour cream flavor will work with many combinations of cake, including yellow or chocolate sponge cake.

In a separate bowl whip 2 cups of heavy whipping cream until stiff peaks and fluffy.
Sour Cream Frosting - Fluffy and Creamy frosting with a tangy sour cream flavor will work with many combinations of cake, including yellow or chocolate sponge cake.

Then, add 2 cups of sour cream and carefully fold it in with a spatula.
Sour Cream Frosting - Fluffy and Creamy frosting with a tangy sour cream flavor will work with many combinations of cake, including yellow or chocolate sponge cake.

Combine the two prepared mixtures and again carefully fold it with a spatula, being careful not to delate it. Do not whip, or the mixture will become runny.
Sour Cream Frosting - Fluffy and Creamy frosting with a tangy sour cream flavor will work with many combinations of cake, including yellow or chocolate sponge cake.

Refrigerate frosting until ready to use. Use within 30 minutes to 1 hour, to prevent it from deflating and becoming more runny.

Creamy Sour Cream Frosting

Creamy Sour Cream Frosting is tangy, creamy and all around delicious frosting that can be used to layer sponge cakes or puff pastry cakes. Cherries, walnuts and berries can be used in combination with the flavors of this frosting.

Course Dessert
Cuisine Russian, Ukrainian
Prep Time 20 minutes
Servings 16
Calories 318 kcal
Author Marina | Let the Baking Begin

Ingredients

  • 4 oz butter room temperature
  • 8 oz cream cheese room temperature
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 2 cups sour cream
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla extract

Instructions

How to make Sour Cream Frosting

  1. In a bowl of a mixer whip 4 oz of butter and 8 oz of cream cheese together for about 5 minutes, or until light and fluffy.
  2. Next, add 1 Tbsp of vanilla extract and 2 cups of powdered sugar and whip them in.
  3. In a separate bowl whip 2 cups of heavy whipping cream until stiff peaks and fluffy. Then, add 1.5 cups of sour cream and carefully fold it in with a spatula.
  4. Combine the two prepared mixtures and again carefully fold it with a spatula, being careful not to delate it. Do not whip, or the mixture will become runny. 

Recipe Notes

Refrigerate frosting until ready to use. Use within 30 minutes to 1 hour, to prevent it from deflating and becoming more runny. 

Nutrition Facts
Creamy Sour Cream Frosting
Amount Per Serving
Calories 318 Calories from Fat 243
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 27g 42%
Saturated Fat 16g 80%
Cholesterol 86mg 29%
Sodium 130mg 5%
Potassium 82mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 17g 6%
Sugars 16g
Protein 2g 4%
Vitamin A 19.7%
Vitamin C 0.5%
Calcium 6.7%
Iron 0.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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