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25 Sour Cream Desserts (+ Easy Recipes)

These sour cream desserts can’t be topped! Whether you’re in the mood for cakes, pies, cupcakes, or mousse, you can do a lot with sour cream. 

You’re probably familiar with several sour cream dip recipes, but dips and cheese balls aren’t the only things you can make with sour cream. 

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Sour Cream Cake with Coffee

Adding sour cream to your cakes makes them lighter and moister, but it doesn’t thin out your batter or make it slow to cook. 

With cheesecake, it adds a bright tanginess to the overall flavor as well, but you won’t really taste it in most other desserts. 

So if you’re hoping to sit down and make something sweet tonight, give these 25 sour cream desserts a try. You’ll undoubtedly be glad that you did. 

1. Sour Cream Pound Cake

If your main complaint with pound cake is that it’s too dry and crumbly, try this recipe. You’ll never have that complaint again. 

This one is so moist and so buttery, it’ll practically melt on your tongue. 

It has a gorgeous golden-brown color, and once you dust it with powdered sugar, there’s a light sweetness that’s hard not to love. It’s one you can enjoy for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. 

2. Sour Cream Peach Cake

The only thing better than a soft, fluffy, straight-from-the-oven cake is a soft, fluffy, straight-from-the-oven cake made with fresh peaches. 

That’s exactly what you’ll get with this scrumptious cake. Finish it off with a cinnamon and sugar topping for extra decadence. 

3. Old-Fashioned Sour Cream Drop Cookies with Brown Butter Frosting

Sour cream drop cookies are super soft sugar cookies with extra moistness from the sour cream and decadent brown butter frosting.

They’ll take a bit of time to make, but they’ll taste great and look beautiful, so they’re worth the effort.

Cream Cheese Coffee Cake with Nuts

4. Cream Cheese Coffee Cake

Usually, I’m all about simplicity in the kitchen. The easier a dish is to make, the more I enjoy creating it. This cream cheese coffee cake is an exception. It takes some work. 

But one bite of its dense, moist cream cheese layer and the tantalizing crumble topping is all you’ll need to know why it was worth the trouble. 

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It’s that wonderful combo of sweet and tangy, and it’s the ideal pairing for a cup of coffee or a mug of hot tea.

5. Slow Cooker Classic Cheesecake

Slow cooker cheesecake might sound a little strange, but making a cheesecake in a slow cooker is actually one of the best ways to do it. 

It gives you the smoothest, creamiest, most non-cracking cheesecake possible, and you’ll only need eight ingredients to make it. 

Top it with berries, nuts, chocolate sauce, whipped cream, or anything else you like. 

Lemon Sour Cream Cake

6. Lemon Sour Cream Cake

Lemon sour cream cake is just as light and moist as the sour cream pound cake above. The difference is this one is much tarter, thanks to the sticky lemon glaze. 

7. Sour Cream Chocolate Cake

This incredible chocolate cake features the robust flavors of both coffee and chocolate and is so light and spongy that it’s unlike any chocolate cake you’ve ever tried. 

It’s sweet and rich, and whether you use chocolate frosting or chocolate cream cheese icing, everyone is sure to want a second (or third) piece.

8. Chocolate Sour Cream Cake

If you’re excited about the idea of chocolate sour cream cake but want a few more layers for added indulgence, use this recipe instead. 

It’s just as moist and wonderful as the other, but those layers make it even tastier. 

9. Sour Cream Shortcake Biscuits

These may look like ordinary breakfast biscuits, but they’re anything but. 

Once you top them with strawberries and whipped cream, you’ll have some of the best strawberry shortcakes you’ve ever had.

10. Blueberry Mousse

If you’re looking for a quick and easy sour cream dessert, try this five-ingredient blueberry mousse. 

It takes only 10 minutes to prepare, and all you’ll need are blueberries, sugar, sour cream, cream cheese, and heavy cream. 

It’s thick, creamy, and features bright, bold flavors. Just be sure you give it plenty of time to chill. 

11. Classic Maine Whoopie Pies

For those of you who’ve never had them, whoopie pies are two soft, chewy chocolate wafers sandwiched together with a sugary sweet marshmallow buttercream filling. 

They’re fantastic – like the better, homemade version of Moon Pies but with fluffier cookies.

You can make a batch in less than an hour, so go ahead and double the recipe because you’ll want to come back for more.

12. Red Velvet Whoopie Pies

These whoopie pies are just as decadent and delicious, but they’ll have red velvet cookies instead of pure chocolate cookies. 

You’ll love their lovely red and white color, but you’ll enjoy their fantastic taste even more.

13. Sour Cream Peach Pie

Filled with spices and covered with a sweet and crumbly streusel topping, sour cream peach pie is one dessert you won’t want to miss.

You’ll also make it with fresh peaches, giving it that down-home, Southern Georgia flair that makes it taste so good.

14. Sour Cream Raisin Pie

Sour cream raisin pie might not be something you’re all that familiar with (unless you live in the Midwest), but I assure you that it’s scrumptious, if a bit rich.

The pie crust is buttery and flaky, and the spiced custard filling is the perfect complement to the slightly tangy raisins. Top it off with toasted meringue, and you’ll have a real hit on your hands.

It’s not the most beautiful pie on the list, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t insanely yummy. 

A Slice of Cheesy Cheesecake with Strawberry Pie Filling

15. Eagle Brand Cheesecake

If slow cooker cheesecake is just too out there for you, Eagle Brand cheesecake might be a more traditional option. 

It features a delightfully crumbly graham cracker crust, a tangy layer of pure cheesecake filling, and cherry pie filling on top. It has it all.

16. Sour Cream Apple Pie

Believe it or not, even good old-fashioned American apple pie tastes better when you make it with cream cheese. 

It has everything you love most about homemade apple pie – the apples, flaky pie crust, buttery filling, cinnamon, brown sugar, etc. – and even more! 

Every bite is full of juicy apple cinnamon flavor, and adding walnuts gives it a bit of crunch. Top it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for an extra treat.

17. Strawberry Cupcakes

Attention all strawberry addicts: This recipe is for you. Not only do these fluffy, moist cupcakes feature rich strawberry frosting, but you’ll also add chopped strawberries into the batter!

That means it doesn’t matter how you eat your cupcakes. If you bite them straight through or lick all the icing off first, you’ll still get a massive dose of berries in every bite.

18. Old-Fashioned Sour Cream Doughnuts

These sour cream doughnuts are sticky, messy, and melt-in-your-mouth divine. If your mom or grandma ever made homemade doughnuts when you were little, they probably used this recipe.

They’re perfect, pretty rings of deep-fried goodness, and while they may not be good for your waistline, your taste buds will adore them.

19. Red Velvet Cheesecake with Oreo Crust

If this black, pink, and white cheesecake doesn’t grab your attention, no dessert will ever. This cheesecake combines three distinct layers for one unique taste. 

There’s the sweet, crumbly Oreo crust. Then, you’ll add a layer of decadent red velvet cheesecake. Finally, you’ll crown it with more rich cream cheese frosting. 

It might spike your sugar, but it’s unbelievably good.

20. Chocolate Stout Cake

A robust chocolate beer ganache is what sets this soft and flavorful chocolate cake apart from other chocolate cakes you’ve tried. 

This simple cake may only have one layer, but it packs enough flavor for three or four. It takes only an hour to make, and the stronger the beer, the bolder the flavor.

21. Cinnamon Walnut Croissant Cookies

These sweet, funny-shaped cookies are nutty and covered in powdered sugar. They’ll look like they’d be dry and crunchy, and the walnuts do add a slight crunch. 

Thanks to the sour cream, though, they’re actually really moist and soft, and you won’t find many people who don’t love them.

22. Cheesecake Bars

These seven-ingredient cheesecake bars are basically just a cheesecake someone has cut into convenient slices. 

If you enjoy cheesecake – the graham cracker crust and tangy filling – you’ll appreciate these because that’s precisely what they are.

23. Butter Pecan Cheesecake

Here’s another easy-to-make cheesecake, but this one is much sweeter and a lot busier. It has a warm, rich butter pecan flavor, and you can go absolutely nuts with the toppings.

Whether you want to stop at adding pecans or go all out with caramel sauce, chocolate sauce, whipped cream, and more, go for it! It’s your cheesecake, after all! 

Slice of Heaven on Earth Cake with Cherry Pie Filling

24. Heaven on Earth Cake

Oooh, Baby, do you know what that’s worth? Ooh, Heaven is a place on Earth! 

Heaven may or may not be a place on Earth, but this cake is certainly divine. It’s layer upon layer of cold, creamy deliciousness. 

You’ll start with an angel food cake (or boxed mix) and add vanilla pudding, milk, sour cream, cherry pie filling, Cool Whip, and toasted almond slivers. 

It’s so good that you’ll want to lick the plate clean after eating it.

25. Cranberry Upside-Down Cake

Pineapple upside-down cake is a popular sweet treat, but if you’re looking for something a bit tangier and tarter, try cranberry upside-down cake instead. 

It takes a hair over an hour to make, and it features the same soft, pillowy vanilla cake batter as pineapple-upside down cake. 

The cranberries, cinnamon, and light brown sugar add a whole other depth of flavor to it, though. If you want to try something new next holiday season, this is a great recipe to use.

25 Sour Cream Desserts (+ Easy Recipes)

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Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

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