Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Chocolate Chunk Coffee Cake




During this time of the year, when summer is slowing starting to traverse into fall, that I start to get tired of eating anything light and want something a little more heavy. Not so heavy that I feel like I'll gain weight from eating, but heavy enough to where I feel more satisfied about what I just ate. Having to avoid all the sweet I did, it gets rather depressing.

I love eating coffee cake. But its something that I don't care to eat till fall and winter are here. It like how I don't really enjoy pie unless it's fall, or smoothies unless it's summer. I'm pretty picky as to what I eat and when in the year I eat it. It's just how I've been raised I guess.

I didn't come up with this recipe. I found this fabulous recipe from Pete at pete-bakes.com. The only different that I did from his was I did chocolate chunks aside from chocolate chips. Chocolate chunks just sounded better to me at the moment. I also added nutmeg to the cake batter and salt. I thought it would give it more of a tasty kick.

The cake was very enjoyable. The was chocolate chunks to every bite (which I really liked!!). It turned out so light and fluffy and just melt in your mouth delicious. It made a very delicious breakfast with coffee.





Recipe

1/2 cup butter
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/3 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
1 cup sour cream
1 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. water
2 cups flour
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
3/4 cup chocolate chunks


1. In a small bowl, mix 1/2 cup white sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon, chocolate chunks. Set aside.

2. In a large bowl, cream butter, 1 cup white sugar, and eggs. Add the sour cream, vanilla and water.

3. In a separate bowl, mix flour, baking powder, soda, nutmeg and salt. Combine into the wet ingredients.

4. Pour half of the batter into a greased and floured 9×13 inch pan. Sprinkle half of the cinnamon, sugar and chocolate chip mixture on the batter. Pour in the rest of the batter and top with the rest of the cinnamon, sugar and chip mix.

5. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Let it cool for at least an hour before cutting into it, or the chocolate chips will be too melty and it will be hard to get out of the pan.




17 comments:

Fearless Kitchen said...

I don't think I've seen nutmeg and chocolate together before, but now that I do it looks fabulous. I can almost smell it cooking!

VeggieGirl said...

Love your version of coffee cake!

VeggieGirl said...

Meant to say love THIS version ;0)

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Patricia Scarpin said...

It looks so tender!

ashley said...

i'll have to try this! chocolate = my kinda of coffee cake!

Anonymous said...

Yumm!!

Tarah at Genesis of a Cook said...

Fearless: It will really add a good flavor. Trust me :]

VeggieGirl: Lol, why thank you!! :D

Patrica: It is ;]

Ashley: Same here :P

RecipeGirl said...

I've never thought of putting chocolate in a coffee cake before but it sounds like it might be a good choice. It's about time I made a coffee cake...

Deborah said...

I'm a coffee cake fan, and I love the idea of the chocolate chunks. Yum!

My Sweet & Saucy said...

Yummy, yummy!

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Bexxie said...

wow chocolate and coffee cake! sounds amazing and you're photos are great!

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sounds heavenly to me:)

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