I've been doing a little baking recently. With the weather still chilly, I love to have something warm & sweet from the oven.
This cake has the cinnamon goodness of a coffee cake, but with the addition of chocolate chips. Yum!
Chocolate Chip Coffee Cake
1 cup butter, softened
1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
1 1/2 cups sugar, divided
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup milk
1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
1/4 cup chopped pecans
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
In a mixing bowl, cream the butter, cream cheese, and 1 1/4 cups of sugar. Beat in the eggs and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with milk. Stir in chocolate chips. Pour into a greased 9 inch springform pan. Combine the pecans, cinnamon and remaining 1/4 cup sugar; sprinkle over batter.
Bake at 350 degrees for 50-55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 15 minutes. Carefully run a knife around edge of pan to loosen. Remove sides of pan. Cool completely before cutting.
Now go ahead and devour it!
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