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Chocolate Chip Coffee Cake

I hope you're enjoying #BrunchWeek as much as I am!  For my second  recipe I'm going with a classic, coffee cake.  I found myself with an overload of chocolate chips and I found Trish Q's recipe on the Taste of Home website. 

I only made one small change to the recipe, I added 1/2 teaspoon of salt to the batter and used Ghiradelli semi sweet chocolate chips. It'd be great with dark chocolate chips too but my guys are die hard semi sweet fans.
The recipe says to put half of the batter on the bottom of the dish. I used my kitchen scale to make sure that I was putting half the batter on the bottom layer and not shorting myself on the top or vice versa. Mine took about 35 minutes to cook through because I used a glass pan.

For the topping, next time I'd cut the reserved sugar to toss with the cinnamon and chips to 1/4 cup, I think that's plenty.  In fact, I actually took a pastry brush and took some of the excess sugar off the top.

Thank you to Christie from A Kitchen Hoor's Adventures for hosting #BrunchWeek! You can check out all the other fantastic recipes being shared today by clicking the links down below.

Chocolate Chip Coffee Cake

Chocolate Chip Coffee Cake
Author: Jolene's Recipe Journal


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar, divided
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and 1 cup sugar until light and fluffy, 5-7 minutes. Add eggs, sour cream and vanilla; mix well.
  2. In another bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; add to creamed mixture (batter will be thick). Spread half the batter into a greased 13x9-in. baking pan.
  3. Combine chocolate chips, cinnamon and remaining 1/2 cup sugar; sprinkle half over batter. Drop remaining batter by spoonfuls over the top. Sprinkle with remaining chip mixture.
  4. Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.
Coffee cake, chocolate chip
Brunch, Dessert

Welcome to #BrunchWeek! This event has been around for over 7 years. It’s a fun way to share our love for all things brunch related to help celebrate Mother’s Day! We have 11 bloggers sharing over 30 recipes this year!! That’s 30 plus delicious recipes to help celebrate mothers, family, and friends. If you’re putting together a brunch, then you’ll appreciate all the variety this event offers! From cocktails to baked goods and even sandwiches, there’s something for everyone.

Here are today’s #BrunchWeek recipes:


Karen said…
I love that you used a scale to measure your batter. Girl after my own heart.
Jeff the Chef said…
I have to say, this looks pretty amazing! I think I need some coffee cake in my life!
Sue Lau said…
I'm loving all the chocolate. I'm a semi girl as well.
Chris said…
Any excuse to have chocolate for breakfast is a good one to me! Especially when it looks this delicious!!

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