I’m trying to cut back on my cake consumption. It’s hard. I don’t eat all the sweet stuff I share here…well, I do a bit, but I don’t eat it ALL by myself. I usually share with my family, friends, and/or neighbors. But I eat more than I should. My little butter belly is rolling its eyes at me right now.
Sharing is key. Take a couple bites, share the rest. Doesn’t always happen though. 😉
So here’s breakfast cake.
I can’t be stopped.
This coffee cake is kinda like a giant chocolate chip muffin. It’s more dense than a muffin, but very moist and while it’s great with a cup of coffee or tea, it’s equally yummy with a cold glass of milk. I only serve this cake warm. Warm the morning I make it and the next day I zap slices in the microwave before serving. Mmm! Enjoy! ♥
- 2 cups flour
- 1 tsp. baking powder
- ½ tsp. baking soda
- ¼ tsp. salt
- 1 cup unsalted butter, softened/room temperature
- 8 oz. cream cheese, softened
- 1 and ¼ cup sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- ¼ cup milk
- about 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- Streusel ingredients (see below)
- Preheat oven to 350°. Spray a 9-in. spring form pan with Baker's Joy (or lightly grease and flour). Set aside. In a bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside. In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream the butter, cream cheese and sugar until creamy, about one minute. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Add flour mixture to butter mixture alternating with milk. Stir in chocolate chips. Pour into prepared pan. Make streusel.
- For the streusel: Mix together ¼ cup flour, ¼ cup sugar, ¼ cup brown sugar, 1 heaping tsp. cinnamon, 2 Tbsp. unsalted butter (softened). Use a fork to cut butter if necessary. I use my fingers to incorporate everything. Mix in ¼ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips. Sprinkle mixture evenly over batter. Sprinkle another 2 Tbsp. semi-sweet chocolate morsels over streusel.
- Bake for about 60 minutes or JUST until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. DO NOT over bake or you'll dry out the moist cake. Cool 15 minutes. Gently run a knife around edge of pan to loosen cake. Remove from outer ring of pan. Serve warm.