If It's one thing I love-- it's coffee.
And, wouldn't you know it, I also love cake.
And the 3rd thing I love (ok, I love a lot-- Jesus commanded us) is CHOCOLATE!
So when I stumbled upon the recipe for a chocolate chip coffee cake, I was totally game. I love cake and chocolate. And what more could I want than to eat a piece of delicious cake while drinking a delicious cup of coffee! So I am attaching the link to the original recipe here. Just so you know, I did not make this up-- I merely tried it.
Here is the finished product:
Needless to say, the recipe says to wait until room temperature-- but I had to dig in while it was fresh out of the oven. It tasted delicious! It's a good thing I've started working out again, because I'm pretty sure this would make me fat.
Also, some of my chocolate chips on top got a little well done-- I was waiting for the batter to cook through-- it is a thick coffee cake.
Here are the ingredients:
2 cups flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup room temp butter (1 stick)
1 cup sour cream (don't worry, you won't taste it-- also, I used low fat)
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup chocolate chips (I didn't measure-- I sprinkled with leisure)
1/4 cup sugar
3 Tbsp brown sugar
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease an 8" square pan
2. Mix dry cake ingredients in a bowl (flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt)
3. Cream butter and sugar in large bowl (use mixer) until fluffy. Add eggs (1 at a time). Add sour cream. Add vanilla.
4. Add dry ingredients slowly.
5. Mix up topping ingredients in separate bowl.
6. Pour 1/2 the mixture into pan. (I was really bad at guessing how much 1/2 was. Also, my mixture was super thick-- so I had to work to spread it around)
7. Sprinkle 1/2 the topping mixture onto the batter (essentially this is the middle of your cake) and add chocolate chips too.
8. Pour the remaining batter over the top. Add the remaining topping mixture on top. Add chocolate chips at your leisure.
9. Bake 40 minutes (I kept checking mine because my oven gets super hot) or until edges are browned and toothpick comes out clean.
10. Eat with a fork... or your hands.
11. Drink coffee and be merry.
Like I said, my mixture was super thick-- I'm not sure if there is something you can add to help thin it down-- I'm not a pastry chef. But the cake ended up puffing WAY more then I expected and filled up the entire pan. It was pretty exciting. I hope you'll try it-- delicious, I promise.