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Chocolate Chip Coffee Cake

An incredibly moist, streusel coffee cake is loaded with semisweet chocolate chips and a hint of cinnamon to make for the best treat to enjoy with your morning or afternoon coffee.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time55 mins
Servings: 15 servings


For the streusel topping

  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 4 tablespoons butter salted, diced

For the coffee cake:

  • 2 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup butter unsalted, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 1/4 cups chocolate chips divided.


For the streusel topping:

  • In a small bowl, stir together, sugars, flour, cinnamon. Add diced butter and begin to break up the butter into the flour to make crumbs. Place topping back into fridge.

For the coffee cake:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees (325 if you have a dark-coated pan). Line 9x13 pan with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • Add flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt to a medium bowl. Whisk together to combine. Set aside.
  • Add butter and sugar to the bowl of a stand mixer. With a paddle attachment, beat together until nice and creamy, about 2-3 minutes. Add eggs one at a time, mixing until combined. Scrape down the sides of the bowl to make sure it's all mixed together. In a measuring cup, whisk sour cream and milk together. Set aside.
  • Add 1/3 of flour mixture to butter mixture and mix just until it's somewhat combined. Add 1/2 sour cream mixture and mix until combined. And second 1/3 of flour mixture and mix until combined. Add remaining sour cream mixture and mix until combined. Finally, finish with the last 1/3 of flour mixture and mix until combined.
  • Add 3/4 cup chocolate chips and fold into mixture until evenly dispersed. Spread mixture into prepared pan and cover with streusel topping. Sprinkle remaining 1/2 cup of chocolate chips on the top.
  • Bake in preheated oven for about 30-40 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean when inserted in the center. Let it cool for at least 10 minutes before serving. Enjoy!


Recipe adapted from the Well-Floured Kitchen