Sour cream isn't just for savory dishes.
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Sour cream is an incredibly versatile ingredient; it's delicious in everything from luscious whipped sweet potatoes to creamy salad dressing—and of course it's a nacho necessity. But sour cream is also great in desserts. Here, seven recipes to prove it.

1. Brown Butter-Sour Cream Crumb Cake

Brown Butter-Sour Cream Crumb Cake

This moist cake has lots of crisp, salty, buttery crumbs on top.

2. Slow-Cooker Sour Cream Cheesecake

Slow-Cooker Sour Cream Cheesecake
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Cheesecake cooked in a slow cooker has an unbelievably silky texture because the machine steams the cake as it bakes.

3. Sour Cream Coffee Cake Muffins

Sour Cream Coffee Cake Muffins
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These fantastic breakfast muffins are studded with pecans.

4. Riesling-Poached Peaches with Tarragon and Salted Sour Cream

Riesling-Poached Peaches with Tarragon and Salted Sour Cream
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This five-ingredient dessert is an elegant way to serve peaches.

5. Blueberry Mousse

Blueberry Mousse
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Sour cream gives this airy mousse a wonderful tanginess.

6. Sour Cream Peach Pie

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Star chef Andrew Zimmern's delicious old-fashioned pie only has a bottom crust, so it's simple and quick to make.

7. Triple-Layer Sour Cream Chocolate Cake

Triple-Layer Sour Cream Chocolate Cake
There's chocolate cake and then there's this. This magnificent, elaborate dessert has three layers of moist, tender chocolate with a hint of cinnamon and a silky chocolate ganache. Plus, it's topped with festive sugared cranberries. We can guarantee your family will be impressed, enamored and then stuffed when you bake this incredible cake.
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There's chocolate cake and then there's this. This magnificent, elaborate dessert has three layers of moist, tender chocolate with a hint of cinnamon and a silky chocolate ganache. Plus, it's topped with festive sugared cranberries. We can guarantee your family will be impressed, enamored and then stuffed when you bake this incredible cake.