Help Please...sour Cream Substitute

Baking By evbunt Updated 20 May 2010 , 9:48pm by Debi2

evbunt Posted 9 Mar 2010 , 3:09pm
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I am doing last minute cake for a neighbor's funeral and I thought I had everything...I use the darn good chocolate cake recipe and realized after I started that my sour cream is BAD, so what can I substitute, if anything??? Other ingredients ar already in the KA... please help!

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JGMB Posted 9 Mar 2010 , 3:14pm
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I found this on the internet, but you probably don't have these ingredients on hand, either:

I hope you find an alternative!

evbunt Posted 9 Mar 2010 , 3:16pm
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Originally Posted by JGMB

I found this on the internet, but you probably don't have these ingredients on hand, either:

I hope you find an alternative!

Thanks, I had seen that too. A lot of things online say to make sour milk... some people even say use the sour cream unless there is mold onit...but I don't think I can do that...

Loucinda Posted 9 Mar 2010 , 3:18pm
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Is this s scratch recipe or a box base?

If it is the boxed one, I think you can add additional oil to it to make up for the sour cream (NOT the entire amount though!) If it calls for 1 cup sour cream, I would try 1/3 cup oil.

If it is scratch, I don't know what to tell you. icon_sad.gif

lynda-bob Posted 9 Mar 2010 , 3:19pm
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I don't know what the recipe you have is, but I use both sour cream and instant pudding in my doctored cake mix cakes. If you have the pudding, I'd bet that'd help w/ moisture. Sorry I can't be of more help; Hope all turns out ok. thumbs_up.gif

evbunt Posted 9 Mar 2010 , 3:39pm
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Thanks everyone! I have no idea what will happen, but I used a tad more oil and some mayo (per some other subtitution sites)...the batter tasted good, we'll see about the end results...thanks for all of your quick replies!

misabel99 Posted 9 Mar 2010 , 3:51pm
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Sorry I know that is a little bit late but for next time use 1 cup os whole milk with 2 Tbsp of lemon

TexasSugar Posted 9 Mar 2010 , 6:22pm
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Yogurt will work too if you have any.

Renaejrk Posted 9 Mar 2010 , 6:37pm
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I was going to suggest mayo or yogurt too - I hope it turns out delicious!

davespeg Posted 13 Mar 2010 , 12:26am
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I'm sort of in the same predicament, no sour cream. If I use mayo, what is the proportion that equals 1 cup sour cream. Is it equal amounts???


Debi2 Posted 20 May 2010 , 9:48pm
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I've used yogurt (vanilla flavored, or plain would work) before, like TexasSugar suggested, and it worked great.

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