Monday, September 23, 2013

Chocolate Chip Coffee Cake with Cinnamon Swirl

This coffee cake is given an extra dose of cinnamon with the swirl through the middle. It is the perfect sweet treat. The cake is very moist (due to the sour cream) so it allows for the heavier impact of all that cinnamon sugar and those delicious chocolate chips. This cake is also very easy to make, so it is great for bringing to a dinner party (plus, you are guaranteed to impress everyone with your baking skills!).

Recipe yields 24 cookies

1/2 cup unsalted butter
1 1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup light brown sugar
2 eggs
1 cup sour cream
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp water
2 cups flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1 1/2 cups chocolate chips

Preheat the oven to 350F degrees. In a small bowl, combine 1/2 cup of the granulated sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon and chocolate chips. Mix everything together and then set aside.

In a medium mixing bowl, combine the flour, baking soda and baking powder.

In a larger mixing bowl, cream together the butter, remaining granulated sugar and eggs.

Add in the sour cream, vanilla extract and water. Mix well so all ingredients are fully incorporated.

Slowly add the flour mixture into the wet ingredients and stir to incorporate. Do not overmix, you want your batter to stay airy and soft.

Butter and flour your baking pan. I used a foil one as I was taking mine to a party, I could just leave the foil pan there and not have to worry about it. Split your batter in half and spread half the batter on the bottom of the pan.

Evenly top with half the cinnamon sugar mixture.

Repeat with the second half of the batter and the second half of the cinnamon sugar mixture so you have two layers of goodness.

Place in the oven and bake for 30 minutes or until the cake is cooked through and a tester comes out clean.

Slices into individual squares and serve for dessert with coffee or tea. You can easily cut this into 24 squares, as it is so sweet, you do not need a big piece. If there are any, store leftovers in an airtight container. The cake will stay fresh for about 5 days or so. Enjoy!

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