Mommy's Kitchen - Recipes From my Texas Kitchen!: Janet's Chocolate Chip Coffee Cake for "Coffee Cake Day"

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Janet's Chocolate Chip Coffee Cake for "Coffee Cake Day"

Today is "Coffee Cake Day" Really, I just wanted an excuse to make this beautiful cake. I saw this recipe in a old Rachel Ray Magazine a good while back. 

What caught my eye about this particular coffee cake recipe was that it had chocolate chips in it.  The official name of this recipe is Janet's Chocolate Chip Coffee Cake. This was a old family recipe, and those are my favorite kind. 

Janet mentions that her mother used to make this cake all the time when she was growing up back in the late 70's and early 80's. Janet and her father used to hover around the table just waiting for this coffee cake to pop out of the oven.

She also mentions how she made this particular coffee cake for her High School Home Economics Class. She said the popular girls who never spoke to her were suddenly her new best friends. 

I thought to myself this had to be good. And good it was, actually great!!! the flavor and texture were wonderfully soft. I think the cinnamon and the chocolate chips compliment each other nicely.

 This Coffee Cake is definitely a keeper in our house. I rank this right up in the YOU GOTTA TRY THIS RECIPE NOW CATEGORY!!! Now onto the recipe

These are the ingredients you will need:all purpose flour, baking soda, baking powder, butter, salt, sugar cinnamon, sour cream, chocolate chips, 2 eggs and vanilla extract. Oops I forgot you need to add one special helper. I am sure the cake just wouldn't be the same without him.


preheat oven to 350 Grease a 8 inch square baking pan. In a medium bowl mix together the flour, baking powder, soda and salt.



In a small bowl combine 1/4 cup sugar and 1 tsp cinnamon set aside.



Using a electric mix beat together the remaining 1 cup sugar and butter until fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time,


then beat in the sour cream




and vanilla extract.


Fold in the flour mixture in two parts until just combined.


just like this.


Pour half the batter into the cake pan and sprinkle with half of the cinnamon sugar mixture




then half of the chocolate chips.





Spoon the remaining batter as evenly as possible over the filling. Spread gently and evenly. Sprinkle with the remaining cinnamon mixture and chocolate chips.




Bake about 30 - 35 minutes or



until golden brown and toothpick inserted comes out clean.




cool and serve.




Janet's Chocolate Chip Coffee Cake

2 - cups all purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 - tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/4 cups sugar
1 - tsp cinnamon
1 - stick butter, room temperature
2 - large eggs, room temperature
1 - cup sour cream or Greek yogurt
1 - tsp vanilla extract
1 - cup chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 Grease a 8 x8 inch square baking pan or 8-9 inch spring form pan. If you feel like there is to much batter you can use a bigger baking pan. 

In a medium bowl mix together the flour, baking powder, soda and salt. In a small bowl combine 1/4 cup sugar and 1 tsp cinnamon set aside. 

Using a electric mix beat together the remaining 1 cup sugar and butter until fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then beat in the sour cream and vanilla. Fold in the flour mixture in two parts until just combined.

Pour half the batter into the cake pan and sprinkle with half of the cinnamon sugar mixture and half of the chocolate chips. 

Spoon the remaining batter as evenly as possible over the filling. Spread gently and evenly. Sprinkle with the remaining cinnamon mixture and chocolate chips.

Bake until golden brown and a toothpick inserted comes out clean 30 - 35 minutes. Baking time varies when using a 8 x 8 inch baking pan sometimes the middle can take a bit longer to bake.
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25 comments:

My New 30 said... #

Sure looks good!!

Heidi said... #

I love recipes that are simple, but have outstanding flavor. This recipe certainly looks like it would fall into that catagory. I've never eaten a coffee cake before. Do you think this cake would pack well in a lunch box?

Mommy's Kitchen said... #

Heidi those are my favorite kinds of recipes. As a matter of fact Carson took a piece in his lunch box today for school. Of course we called it chocolate chip cake, the coffee part blows it for him.

Kathy said... #

Well I guess if you rate it in the "YOU GOTTA TRY THIS RECIPE NOW CATEGORY!!!" I'm definitely gonna have to!!! Looks really yummy! I also loved that American food holidays site too - I've never seen that before!

mesa para 4 said... #

I just love these recipes, this is going with me...I wish :-) I would let you know whewn I make it. Thank you for posting :-)

Live.Love.Eat said... #

I love that particular category of recipes myself!!!!! And it really does look great. Wish I had a slice right now with my coffee.

Melissa said... #

Oh wow, that looks so delicious! I love coffee cake, but it's even better with chocolate chips!

Ingrid said... #

Oh, my goodness, just this morning I made this cake! The recipes are very similar. (I think the blog I got the recipe from didn't publish the recipe correctly.) I really liked it. I made mine in mini loaf pans. The next time I make this (i'm using your recipe)I'm going to use mini chocolate chips and cinnamon chips. Yours looks nice, I like it in the square pan
~ingrid

Crazy About Cakes said... #

I swear I gain 10 pounds every time I look at your site! Looks delicious.

Maria said... #

The cake looks wonderful!

50s Housewife said... #

My kids would LOVE this! If I had some sour cream in the fridge I would make it tomorrow.

superbusygirl said... #

I'd say any day is a good day for chocolate!!

Anonymous said... #

Found your blog yesterday and made your coffee cake last night. I used succant for the base sugar but splurged w/white sugar for the cinn/sugar mix. I also swapped greek plain yogurt for the sour cream and did a 1/2 wheat and 1/2 white flour mix. Husband still loved your coffee cake and took another piece to work today. Thanks for a great blog.

Mommy's Kitchen said... #

Wow I am so glad you liked it. Nice to know that you can chage the recipe up a bit to different likings. Have a great day and stop by again. Ü

Allison said... #

I'm not sure what I did wrong, but mine came out liquid in the middle. I followed the directions exactly. I really wanted it to look as good as yours. =(

Mommy's Kitchen said... #

Allison you probably didnt do anything wrong. I bet you just didnt cook it long enough, sometimes the middle is a stickler. The last time I baked it I had to bake it longer becasue i kept sticking a toothpick in the center and kept getting some batter. I just lower the heat some and keep baking. If it gets to brown cover with some foil.

Allison said... #

Thanks! Will try it again maybe next week to take to my family reunion. For what it's worth, the outside of it is delicious!! lol;) I love that it's a sweet treat but just sweet enough for an after lunch snack. Just what I was looking for in the taste dept.

Mommy's Kitchen said... #

You can even add the batter to a larger baking pan if you like. That might work better for you.

Avril Miller said... #

Yummy Yum YUM! Chocolate, cinnamon and sour cream all in one recipe - SOLD! :-)

♥ mesa para 4 said... #

I made and love this cake ♥
Thank you :*

Cheryl said... #

Very good recipe.

Auntie Del's Garden said... #

I have made this coffee cake twice now, and it's so delicious. There are several more recipes that I will be making. Thank you!
Del
;o)

Shirley Wylie said... #

Instructions here says to use 8 inch square pan, but when I use the print recipe to print it, it says to use 9 x8 inch or 9 x 13 inch baking pan. Which is correct?

Tony Sutherland said... #

Hello, I have followed your bog for a while and have produced some gorgeous cakes following your repcipes.
I was wondering why this is called coffee cake, I can't find a reference to coffee anywhere in the recipe

Tina Butler said... #

@Tony, A Coffee Cake is not a coffee cake because it has coffee added. Coffee cake refers to any sweet single layer cake enjoyed along side a cup of coffee.