Chocolate Chip Coffee Cake

One of my favorite breakfast treats is chocolate chip coffee cake. My mom used to buy one on special occasions when I was growing up. She bought them from a wonderful bakery and I have yet to find another coffee cake to compare. Fortunately, she knows how much I love that coffee cake and she usually buys one whenever we visit.

Since I can’t have my favorite coffee cake more often, this one is a great substitute! It is moist and dense, yet still light at the same time. It all depends on the bite you take.
Chocolate Chip Coffee Cake

  • 3 c. flour
  • 2 1/4 t. baking powder
  • 1 1/2 t. baking soda
  • 1/2 t. salt
  • 1 c. granulated sugar
  • 1/2 c. brown sugar
  • 3/4 c. butter or margarine
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/2 c. sour cream
  • 2 t. vanilla
  • 1/2 c. sugar
  • 2 t. cinnamon
  • 1 3/4 c. chocolate chips

1. Grease a 13×9 casserole dish and preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2. In a small bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Whisk together and set aside. In a second small bowl, combine 1/2 c. sugar with 2 t. cinnamon and set aside.

3. In a mixing bowl, beat together 1 c. granulated sugar, brown sugar and butter until creamy. Stir in eggs, sour cream and vanilla until fluffy. Slowly add flour mixture to mixing bowl and combine.

4. Spread half of the batter into prepared casserole dish. Sprinkle with half of the cinnamon-sugar mixture. Top with 3/4 c. chocolate chips. Carefully spread remaining batter on top of chocolate chips and repeat topping, using the rest of the cinnamon-sugar and 3/4 c. chocolate chips.

5. Bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes, until golden and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

6. If desired, melt the remaining 1/4 c. chocolate chips in a small bowl in the microwave and drizzle over cooled coffee cake.

Originally published on my other blog, A Simple Walk.

17 thoughts on “Chocolate Chip Coffee Cake

  1. This is a cherished recipe of my sister-in-law’s family, and now of ours! She likes to say that we didn’t really welcome her into the family till she made this cake. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Oh this sounds so good! I am going to have to get some sour cream and try it this week.

    Last week I was part of the Supper Swap. Basically, me along with 9 other mom’s each picked one recipe to cook and multiplied it times 10. When I was done cooking I had 10 of the same meal. I froze each one in foil pan. On Thursday we all met and swapped meals. Now I have 10 different meals in my freezer.

    You know what I made for meal….YOUR CHICKEN AND BEAN RECIPE!!!!! I have already heard from someone that they LOVED it. Boy that recipe is good. Thanks for it. I am on the hunt for more freezer meals like it that are easy to make. Any ideas?

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