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Chocolate Chip Coffee Cake Recipe

"I've been making this special breakfast treat since I was a teenager," shares Trish Quinn of Middletown, Pennsylvania. "With chocolate chips and cinnamon in the middle and on top, it never fails to please all ages."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling YIELD:12-16 servings


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar, divided
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  • 1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, sour cream and vanilla; mix well. Combine the flour, baking powder and soda; add to creamed mixture (batter will be thick).
  • 2. Spread half of the batter into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Combine chocolate chips, cinnamon and remaining sugar; sprinkle half over batter. Drop remaining batter by spoonfuls over the top. Sprinkle with remaining chip mixture. Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. Yield: 12-16 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 284 calories, 12g fat (7g saturated fat), 52mg cholesterol, 191mg sodium, 41g carbohydrate (25g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.

Reviews for Chocolate Chip Coffee Cake

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clemitine User ID: 6946747 70325
Reviewed Oct. 30, 2012

"The sugar is 1 cup in dough and 1/2 cup in topping. The recipe was in M/A 99' Quick Cooking. My family loves it!!"

mrs. witwer User ID: 2090745 51189
Reviewed Aug. 11, 2009

"This recipe requires the sugar to be divided but fails to mention how much to use in each part of the recipe."

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