Saturday, July 17, 2010

Cinnamon Chocolate Chip Sour Cream Coffee Cake

This coffee cake is REALLY REALLY GOOD!  I mean, it definitely is in contention for my favorite coffee cake ever.  The sour cream makes the cake moist and fluffy while the cinnamon sugar topping gives it a great crunch.  Mix in some gooey chocolate chips (or in my case, a combination of chocolate chips AND peanut butter chips!) and you've got yourself a mighty fine cake.

Whoever invented coffee cake is a genius.  I mean, you basically get to eat dessert for breakfast!  I repeat.  Genius!  This is the perfect accompaniment to your morning cup of coffee, tea, or hot chocolate.  It's also enough to satisfy my husband's sweet tooth as dessert. 

Please try this one...and be prepared to be blown away!

One Year Ago: Jamie's Minestrone

Cinnamon Chocolate Chip Sour Cream Coffee Cake

Cinnamon Chocolate Chip Sour Cream Coffee Cake

Ingredients*
  • 1 stick unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 3 eggs, separated
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 16 ounces sour cream
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 12 ounces chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
*Note: Halve the ingredients and bake in a 9" round pan to get a smaller cake for 2-4.

Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. In a large bowl, cream butter and 1 1/2 cups sugar, then mix in the egg yolks and vanilla. Sift flour, baking soda and baking powder together into a separate bowl. Alternately add sour cream and then dry ingredients into butter mixture. Beat eggs whites until stiff, then fold into batter. Mix last 1/2 cup sugar and cinnamon together in a separate, small dish.
  3. In a greased 9″x13″ pan (or 9" round pan for half recipe), pour in half of the cake batter. Sprinkle the top with half of the cinnamon-sugar mixture and half of the chocolate chips. Pour remaining batter on top, sprinkling the top with the remaining cinnamon-sugar and chocolate chips. Bake for 40 to 50 minutes, or until a tester comes out clean.
Source: Originally from Smitten Kitchen as seen on Sing for Your Supper

5 comments:

cookingwithchristen said...

this looks so good!!

Ela said...

looks good and delicious!

here's something to go with it: am passing to your the VERSATILE BLOGGER AWARD...

http://everythingsherbed.blogspot.com/2010/07/versatile-blogger-award.html

Chef Dennis said...

now that is a great looking cake! the cinnamon compliments the chocolate perfectly....I bet it must have smelled like heaven while it was baking!

Anonymous said...

Looks incredible - I have to agree with Chef Dennis - the cinnamon and chocolate are perfect together. Thanks for sharing, Christine.

- Shannon, Crumb Cake Creations, LLC

Christine said...

Christen, Ela, Chef Dennis, and Shannon - Thank you to all of you for stopping by and commenting!

And an award from Ela...I'm honored!