Saturday, September 24, 2011

Cinnamon Chocolate Chip Coffee Cake




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As fall begins, what better to bake than a coffee cake with cinnamon and chocolate chips? This recipe comes from the latest Penzey's Catalogue.

It was fun putting it together last evening looking out the window at the orange and red in the trees - just the most beautiful, vibrant colors. I've never been able to capture them in a photograph, nor have I ever seen a picture in a magazine that could show how lovely the color really is.

Cinnamon Chocolate Chip Coffee Cake

1/2 cup soft butter
1 1/4 cups sugar, divided
2 eggs
1 cup sour cream
1 teaspoon vanilla

2 cups flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

1 12-ounce bag of chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350º F.

Mix together butter, 1 cup of the sugar, and eggs. (I used the KitchenAid)
Beat until light and fluffy.
Add sour cream and vanilla and mix well.

In a separate bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, and baking soda.
Add gradually to the butter mixture.

Pour half the batter into a greased 9x13 pan.
In a small bowl combine 1/4 cup sugar and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon.
Sprinkle half of the cinnamon/sugar mix and half of the chocolate chips over the batter.
Spoon the remaining batter on top, and sprinkle with the rest of the cinnamon/sugar and chocolate chips.

Bake for about 30 minutes.
Cool in the pan on a cooling rack.

Oh boy, is this ever great! You'll love it, I promise.



Scene of the baking


Just out of the oven


Delicious!

38 comments:

  1. I'm checking flight schedules now!!
    I must have some of that.

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  2. The magic word for me is "cinnamon." I love spices and this looks like a great coffee cake. I'm going to bookmark this page for our next lazy weekend.

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  3. Pamela, you can make it yourself in no time!!
    Beth, it couldn't be easier to make, and it's so, so good.

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  4. I can just smell the Penzey's cinnamon! And the melting chips, what a great looking cake, so good!

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  5. Carol - here's something funy. It is King Arthur Flour's Vietnamese Cinnamon.

    http://www.kingarthurflour.com/shop/items/vietnamese-cinnamon-2-oz?select=C78&byCategory=C291&utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_content=vietnamesecinnamon&utm_campaign=ingredients&utm_term=vietnamese+cinnamon&gcl

    But the vanilla is Penzey's. I always buy that from them. It's the real deal great stuff.

    http://www.penzeys.com/cgi-bin/penzeys/p-penzeyssinglestrengthvanilla.html

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  6. Nan,
    This is another cake recipe for me to make gluten free. Good thing I like challenges! I'll let you know..chocolate chips and cinnamon, how good can life get? TRY to take some of that leaf color for us, won't you, please?

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  7. Kay, this should work just great for you! I have some pics on the blog from other falls, but honestly the color is so much more beautiful than I can ever show. I always try though. :<)

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  8. Wow. It looks very inviting! Save some for me!!

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  9. I love those ooey gooey melting chips :)

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  10. It will be my turn to host book club next month... this would be perfect to serve with our coffee!

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  11. Mare, it is so easy to make - you could have it for supper. :<)

    The Book Girl, yeah, they were a nice addition, for sure.

    JoAnn, perfect indeed.

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  12. That looks so delicious! I love the flavor combination of chocolate and cinnamon + a really good vanilla!

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  13. I love coffee cake, and the cinnamon and chocolate combo - mmmm!

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  14. Oh my! My mouth is watering right now!

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  15. I don't know why "people" don't make coffee cakes any more. It was a staple of my childhood. By "people" I mean me and others I know. I think it' a lovely custom. I'll give this one a try and see if I can get others to join inl

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  16. That cake came into our lives in 1968 when my grandfather died. It is excellent. It is also good when you substitute peeled apple chunks for the chocolate.

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  17. Licking my lips while I am reading this and looking at the pictures!!! Had a wonderful dessert after dinner last night, espresso croquant ice cream with caramel and chocolate sauce and walnuts...

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  18. This looks so delicious. First I wanted to skip it because I don't like coffee, but I saw there is no coffee in the cake :)

    Here is my weekend cooking post: http://shelikesbento.blogspot.com/2011/09/weekend-cooking-herbal-cheese-pancakes.html

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  19. I'm drooling all over my keyboard. It looks DELICIOUS! Thanks, Nan. :)

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  20. Joy Weese Moll, I'm amazed they even sell artificial vanilla. :<)

    Belle Wong, it is quite, quite wonderful!

    Beth, it really is a great coffee cake.

    Margot, I love that about you. You make up your mind and just do it!!

    Crownover, I'll search out a recipe for apple coffee cake. I love the stuff no matter what's in it!

    Librarian, I had to look up croquet - crunchy or crispy, right? I think I'd love it except for the espresso. I don't really like the coffee taste in anything but coffee. Weird, I know. :<)

    Uniflame, I think the 'coffee' part is that it was a cake served with coffee. But that's just a guess.

    Les, this has your name written all over it. :<)

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  21. I love coffee cake, any type or style.

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  22. Now I know what to do with those chocolate chips left over from my grandchildren’s visit. My diet has just suffered a setback!

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  23. Little Nell, diets are way overrated! Coffee cake is much more fun. :<)

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  24. Hello my friend! So glad I popped in to see what you're up to. The leaves up in the mountains sound beautiful - we'll get it about three weeks here. And that coffee cake!! I'm tempted to run to the store for chocolate chips and get to it right now:)

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  25. Marty, SO good to see your name here! Do you mean that you don't have an abundance of chocolate chips in your kitchen all the time??!

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  26. Looks and sounds delish - cinnamon & chocolate! yum...

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  27. Debbie and Marie, hope you get a chance to make some. It's really great.

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  28. Me too, Mary Lois! I don't buy all my spices there, but I love the vanilla particularly.

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  29. This looks delicious! Chocolate and cinnamon for breakfast is a winner for me.

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  30. Peaceful Reader, breakfast, supper, whenever!

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  31. Looks delicious, I will have to try it!

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  32. I should have added that one of my childhood memories is of my mother's coffee cake. I hope I have her recipe somewhere because she hasn't made it for a long time!

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  33. Well, if you can't find it, Deirdre, there are two or three under Cake in the Recipes tab (under blog photo). I don't think I've ever tasted a coffee cake that wasn't great. :<)

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  34. Saturday is "cheat" day for me, and I'm going to make this cake for cheat day. Sounds delicious!

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  35. lgraves, that's great! Hope you like it.

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