Chocolate Chip Coffee Cake

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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

Chocolate Chip Coffee Cake

Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time40 minutes
Total Time1 hour
Course: Breakfast
Keyword: cake


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


  • Grease a 13×9 casserole dish and preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes, until golden and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • 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.