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Chocolate Chip Coffee Cake

sour cream and chocolate chip coffee cake recipeWhen someone comes over to visit I think that you should have something baked for them. It does not always happen that I am able to do this, but I do try. I love to cook and bake for people. It is my way of saying that I love them. I really, really love them when they show up and I have this little baby for them. My house smells cinnamony and chocolaty and heavenly. I have made this cake many, many times (sometimes it appears for Christmas morning breakfast) and it never disappoints. The egg whites threw me off the first time, I had never made a coffee cake with beaten egg whites before, but this cake is tender and light. The cinnamon sugar mixture sparkles and makes a nice crunchy top. Make yourself a steaming cup of coffee or tea and invite someone you love over to share this coffee cake with you.

We made this for Anne, Clay’s speech teacher. We love her very much and wanted to make her a nice treat. She is so wonderful with Clay and got him talking! We are so grateful for her.

This delightful recipe comes from Smitten Kitchen.

sour cream and chocolate chip coffee cake recipe

For the cake:

1 stick butter at room temperature
1 1/2 cups sugar
3 eggs, separated
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
2 cups (16-ounces) sour cream
3 cups flour
1 teapoon baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda

to assemble:

1 bag chocolate chips
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon

sour cream and chocolate chip coffee cake recipe

Grab 3 little helpers. In the bowl of the mixer, whip the egg whites until they are stiff. Take out of the bowl and set aside. I really need another bowl for my mixer.

sour cream and chocolate chip coffee cake recipeSift the dry ingredients together in a bowl. Set aside. Cream together the butter and sugar. Mix in the egg yolks and vanilla.

sour cream and chocolate chip coffee cake recipeAdd 1/3 of the flour mixture.

Add 1/2 of the sour cream. Mix until combined and repeat until you have added all of the dry ingredients and sour cream.

sour cream and chocolate chip coffee cake recipeFold in the beaten egg whites.

sour cream and chocolate chip coffee cake recipeSpread half of the cake batter into a greased 9×13 pan. Sprinkle with the half of the cinnamon and sugar and half of the chocolate chips.

sour cream and chocolate chip coffee cake recipeAdd the rest of the cake batter, cinnamon sugar mixture, and chocolate chips.

sour cream and chocolate chip coffee cake recipeBake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 40 to 50 minutes. When the cake is done, a tester will come out clean. Cool on a cooling rack.

sour cream and chocolate chip coffee cake recipeLook at the layers of chocolate and cinnamony goodness. My oh my.

sour cream chocolate chip coffee cake recipeThank you for coming to see us Annie! Clay loved his presents and loved having you over. So did the rest of us!

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Chocolate Chip Coffee Cake


Ingredients

  • For the cake:
  • 1 stick butter at room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 3 eggs, separated
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 cups (16-ounces) sour cream
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 teapoon baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • to assemble:
  • 1 bag chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

Instructions

  1. In the bowl of the mixer, whip the egg whites until they are stiff. Take out of the bowl and set aside. I really need another bowl for my mixer.
  2. Sift the dry ingredients together in a bowl. Set aside. Cream together the butter and sugar. Mix in the egg yolks and vanilla.
  3. Add 1/3 of the flour mixture.
  4. Add 1/2 of the sour cream. Mix until combined and repeat until you have added all of the dry ingredients and sour cream.
  5. Fold in the beaten egg whites.
  6. Spread half of the cake batter into a greased 9Γ—13 pan. Sprinkle with the half of the cinnamon and sugar and half of the chocolate chips.
  7. Add the rest of the cake batter, cinnamon sugar mixture, and chocolate chips.
  8. Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 40 to 50 minutes. When the cake is done, a tester will come out clean. Cool on a cooling rack.
  9. Look at the layers of chocolate and cinnamony goodness. My oh my.

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  1. Cherine

    December 29th, 2010 at 5:43 am

    Looks absolutely yummy!

  2. bakedbree

    December 30th, 2010 at 8:30 am

    it is really yummy! Thank you Cherine.

  3. Hannah

    December 29th, 2010 at 10:50 am

    This recipe is my favourite coffee cake recipe! It is so weird because I was thinking about it yesterday too. You read my mind!

  4. bakedbree

    December 30th, 2010 at 8:30 am

    I like Pioneer Woman’s coffee cake a lot too.

  5. Hannah

    December 30th, 2010 at 11:16 am

    I have yet to try that one but it looks dang good.

  6. bakedbree

    January 3rd, 2011 at 8:48 pm

    it is dang good. I love making it too.

  7. Megan

    December 29th, 2010 at 3:55 pm

    This looks amazing!

  8. bakedbree

    December 30th, 2010 at 8:29 am

    thanks Megan!

  9. Heidi's Recipes

    December 29th, 2010 at 6:40 pm

    My kids love cake for breakfast, especially with chocolate. Can’t wait to surprise them with this. Yesterday my daughter and her friend make your Hot Chocolate Cookies, the revised ones, and they are delicious. Happy New Year!

  10. bakedbree

    December 30th, 2010 at 8:29 am

    sounds like fun!

  11. Colleen

    December 29th, 2010 at 6:58 pm

    That looks amazing! Any guest of your should count themselves lucky.

  12. bakedbree

    December 30th, 2010 at 8:29 am

    thank you Colleen!

  13. Marissa

    January 1st, 2011 at 3:30 pm

    Yum! I Can’t wait to try this! πŸ™‚ I made some pumpkin butter bars recently that were a yummy breakfast treat as well.

    Happy New Year!
    Marissa

  14. bakedbree

    January 3rd, 2011 at 8:43 pm

    that sounds good too.

  15. Kelly C

    January 11th, 2011 at 9:35 pm

    This is to die for! So yummy and highly addictive. It should come with a caution sign. I did change the butter to just under a 1/4 cup and added 100ml of applesauce to make up the difference, and cut the sugar to 1/2 cup white & 1/2 cup brown plus used light (not fat free, fat free means more chemicals) sour cream. Probably could of snuck in some whole wheat flour but was too scared it would make it too heavy. The only problem with making these small changes is now I feel as if I can eat twice as much cake…agh….maybe I should of left as is πŸ™‚

    Everyone should try this recipe. SOOOOOO good!

  16. bakedbree

    January 17th, 2011 at 7:49 pm

    Thanks Kelly!

  17. Kara

    February 13th, 2011 at 9:27 pm

    Just made this tonight! I made it in 2 bread pans as I needed to take some to work and leave some for the kids (otherwise they complain) Just tried it and it is YUMMY! Should have taken it out a min sooner though as a few of my chocolate chips got a bit toasty! Oops, oh well still tastes good!

    Thanks so much, this one is a keeper in my file!

  18. bakedbree

    February 14th, 2011 at 8:41 pm

    good idea to split into two pans. I will do that next time.

  19. Hilson

    January 15th, 2012 at 9:02 am

    Sour Cream is quite hard to come by where I live (Japan) and when I do find it, it is outrageously expensive. Can you think of a substitue? Perhaps plain yogurt would work?

    Anyways, this looks great, thanks!

  20. bakedbree

    January 17th, 2012 at 3:13 pm

    Plain yogurt, buttermilk should work.

  21. Ambreen

    January 15th, 2012 at 3:43 pm

    erm. excuse the dumb blondedness but … where’s teh coffee?

  22. bakedbree

    January 17th, 2012 at 3:12 pm

    you serve coffee cake with coffee, hence the name, coffee cake.

  23. Becca

    April 22nd, 2013 at 7:33 pm

    I just finished making this cake, and it really is so delicious! The melty chocolate chips were so tasty in the middle of this cake πŸ™‚

  24. bakedbree

    April 23rd, 2013 at 11:10 pm

    I am so glad! I have not make this recipe is ages, I should soon.

  25. Paige

    May 20th, 2013 at 4:43 pm

    Have you frozen this? I’m thinking of making it ahead of time to take to the beach, and wondering if it would hold up…

  26. bakedbree

    May 23rd, 2013 at 9:20 pm

    I have not, but I would imagine that it would freeze well.

  27. Quigley

    May 22nd, 2014 at 9:04 am

    OK. That’s it. I am coming to your house! Not only for the company, but … that cake!!!!!! Ohhhhhhhhhh. That cake!!!!!!!!! I will go to bed dreaming of it.. Yum and thanks for sharing xx

  28. bakedbree

    May 22nd, 2014 at 2:20 pm

    Nothing would make me happier than to feed you Q! Any time!

  29. CakeSpy

    November 17th, 2014 at 9:27 am

    A luminous, glistening, glittering, chocolate-filled cake? Sign me up. But what really kills me here is the “pre-baking” expressions. Now that is just adorable.

  30. bakedbree

    November 17th, 2014 at 11:20 pm

    Thanks Jessie! We do what we can in the adorable department. πŸ™‚

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