Chocolate Chip Coffee Cake

If you’re a fan of coffee cake, get ready to elevate your taste buds with the delectable Chocolate Chip Coffee Cake! This delightful treat is not only easy to whip up but also boasts a perfect blend of sweetness and a hint of chocolatey goodness. With a preparation time of just 20 minutes and a heavenly aroma filling your kitchen as it bakes, this recipe is a surefire way to indulge your sweet tooth.

Why You’ll Love Chocolate Chip Coffee Cake

  • Easy Breezy Preparation: You don’t need to be a baking pro to master this recipe. With straightforward steps and common ingredients, it’s a piece of cake—pun intended!
  • Irresistible Chocolate Chip Goodness: The addition of chocolate chips takes the classic coffee cake up a notch. Each bite is a delightful combination of moist cake and gooey chocolate, creating a heavenly experience for your taste buds.
  • Perfect for Any Occasion: Whether you’re hosting a brunch, treating yourself, or surprising your friends and family with a homemade delight, this chocolate chip-infused coffee cake is a versatile crowd-pleaser.
  • A Twist on Tradition: While coffee cakes are often associated with cozy mornings, this Chocolate Chip Coffee Cake brings a touch of excitement with its chocolatey twist.
  • Pairs Well with Your Favorite Brew: As the name suggests, this coffee cake is the ideal companion for your favorite cup of coffee. Imagine savoring a warm slice alongside your morning brew – it’s the perfect start to your day.

What You Need To Make Chocolate Chip Coffee Cake

  • Mixing bowl
  • Baking dish (8×8-inch or 9-inch round)
  • Nonstick baking spray
  • Electric mixer

Ingredients You Need To Make Chocolate Chip Coffee Cake

  • GF flour
  • Baking powder
  • Baking soda
  • Kosher salt
  • Eggs
  • Sugar
  • Sour cream
  • Butter, room temperature
  • Vanilla extract
  • Chocolate chips
  • Chopped pecans
  • Ground cinnamon
  • Brown sugar
  • GF flour
  • Butter, room temperature

Substitutions + Alternatives

Can I use All-Purpose Flour?

Yes, All-Purpose Flour can be used. Use the same amount that is listed in the ingredients, but swap with all purpose.

Can I use regular dairy?

Feel free to make this recipe your own. I use dairy-free milk, but feel welcome to choose your preferred dairy option without any recipe adjustments. Unless specified otherwise, you have the flexibility to use the milk of your choice for the recipe.

Note: While almond milk is an option, it is less preferred due to its liquid consistency. Consider opting for a milk alternative with a thicker texture.

How To Make Chocolate Chip Coffee Cake

Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease the baking dish with nonstick baking spray.

In a mixing bowl, combine sugar and room temperature butter. Mix on high for 3 minutes until creamy.

Add eggs, sour cream, and vanilla extract to the mixture. Gradually add the dry ingredients and mix until combined.

In a separate bowl, prepare the topping by mixing pecans, cinnamon, brown sugar, flour, and room temperature butter until crumbles form.

Pour half of the cake mixture into the prepared baking dish. Sprinkle half of the topping mixture evenly on top. Add the remaining cake batter, then sprinkle the rest of the topping over the batter.

Bake for 45-55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.

Allow the cake to cool in the baking dish for about 10 minutes.

Optional: Prepare the glaze by mixing 2 cups of powdered sugar with 3 tablespoons of milk until smooth. Drizzle the glaze over the cooled cake.

Slice, Serve, and Enjoy.

Commonly Asked Questions

Can I skip the glaze? 

Absolutely! The glaze adds extra sweetness, but the cake is delicious even without it. Feel free to tailor it to your taste.

Can I freeze leftovers? 

Yes, you can freeze slices of this coffee cake for later. Just make sure to wrap them well to maintain freshness.

Can I substitute sour cream with yogurt? 

While sour cream adds richness, you can swap it with an equal amount of yogurt if that’s what you have on hand.

Chocolate Chip Coffee Cake 

I’m a big coffee cake fan but the Chocolate Chip Coffee Cake takes it to a whole new level!
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chocolate Chip Coffee Cake
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 55 minutes
Cool Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 12 slices
Calories: 643kcal

Equipment

  • Mixing Bowl
  • Baking dish (8×8-inch or 9-inch round)
  • nonstick baking spray
  • Electric mixer

Ingredients

Cake

  • 2 cups 1.1 GF flour
  • 4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups sour cream
  • 1 cup butter room temperature
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips

Topping/Center

  • 1 1/4 cups chopped pecans
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup 1.1 GF flour
  • 1/2 cup butter room temperature

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease an 8×8-inch or 9-inch round baking dish with nonstick baking spray, ensuring it has at least 2-inch sides.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine sugar and room temperature butter. Mix on high for 3 minutes until creamy.
  • Add eggs, sour cream, and vanilla extract to the mixture. Scrape down the sides of the bowl. Gradually add the dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, baking soda, kosher salt) and mix until just combined.
  • In a separate bowl, prepare the topping by mixing chopped pecans, ground cinnamon, brown sugar, flour, and room temperature butter until crumbles form.
  • Pour half of the cake mixture into the prepared baking dish. Sprinkle half of the topping mixture evenly on top. Add the remaining cake batter, then sprinkle the rest of the topping over the batter.
  • Bake for 45-55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.
  • Allow the cake to cool in the baking dish for about 10 minutes.
  • Optional, prepare the glaze by mixing 2 cups of powdered sugar with 3 tablespoons of milk until smooth. Drizzle the glaze over the cooled cake.
  • Slice, Serve and Enjoy.

Nutrition

Serving: 1slice | Calories: 643kcal | Carbohydrates: 60g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 45g | Saturated Fat: 22g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 12g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 105mg | Sodium: 488mg | Potassium: 178mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 35g | Vitamin A: 935IU | Vitamin C: 0.4mg | Calcium: 173mg | Iron: 2mg
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The easy preparation, the enticing aroma as it bakes, and the joy of savoring each delightful bite make this recipe a standout. Whether you’re a baking novice or a seasoned pro, this coffee cake promises a sweet escape into the world of homemade goodness.

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