Total Time
1hr 30mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 1 hr

My granmother was German and made this cake and I have very fond memories of eating this with her at the dining room table talking away the troubles of a young girls day. LOL Lots of butter and eggs. Not a low cal low carb cake but its soooo good. I had to sit and watch her make this stopping her to trya and measure this recipe out. This makes 1 bundt cake or 6 muffins.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cream together the 3/4 pounds of butter and sugar, mix well.
  2. Add 6 egg yolks, and vanilla and beat well.
  3. Add grated lemon rind and beat.
  4. Add flour sifted with 1 heaping teaspoon baking powder.
  5. Beat 6 egg whites until stiff and fold into the above mixture. Reserve 2 cups of this mixture to make the chocolate mixture.
  6. Chocolate mixture:.
  7. In bowl Combine 2 Tablespoons sugar, 3 heaping teaspoons cocoa, 1/2 teaspoon baking powder, 2 heaping tablespoons of sour cream, and 2 cups of the above batter to make the chocolate mixture.
  8. Grease bundt pan well add white batter then chocolate batter alternately until the pan is over 1/2 full.
  9. Bake at 325 on lowest rack in the oven for 1 hour until brown.
  10. When cooled you can frost to your liking or sprinkle with powdered sugar.
  11. We ate it as is and it was wonderful.
Most Helpful

5 5

used yogurt instead of sour cream, and whole wheat pastry flour instead of all purpose flour.
everybody loved it, adviced that it could be better with 2 cups of sugar... thanks for sharing the recipe.

5 5

This is sooo easy to make. Its so amazing... My husband thinks its a too sweet... but I still give it a 5 stars!!! Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe.

5 5

Followed exactly, I was nervous when it seemed more like a cookie dough, then the egg whites loosened it up TG. Made for my daughters birthday. She was thrilled. Thanks for the great recipe.