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Chocolate Coffee Cake

 Chocolate Coffee Cake
My grandmother used to make this coffee cake every year during the holidays. Now I serve it to my family every Christmas morning.—Debbie Keller, Goose Creek, South Carolina
12-16 ServingsPrep: 35 min. + rising Bake: 45 min. + standing

Ingredients

  • 1 package (1/4 ounce) active dry yeast
  • 1 cup warm water (110° to 115°)
  • 3 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons nonfat dry milk powder
  • 3 to 3-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • FILLING:
  • 1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/3 cup evaporated milk
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • TOPPING:
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup cold butter

Directions

  • In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in water; let stand for 5 minutes.
  • Add butter, sugar, egg, salt and milk powder; mix well. Add 2 cups
  • flour; beat until smooth. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a
  • soft dough.
  • Turn onto a floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic, about

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Chocolate Coffee Cake (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • 6-8 minutes. Place in a grease bowl, turning once to grease top.
  • Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
  • For filling, combine chocolate chips, milk and sugar in a saucepan;
  • cook and stir over low heat until smooth. Stir in cinnamon; set
  • aside. For topping, combine flour, sugar and cinnamon in a bowl; cut
  • in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Set aside.
  • Punch the dough down; roll into a 20-in. x 10-in. rectangle. Spread
  • with filling. Roll up, jelly-roll style, starting with a long side;
  • seal seam. Place in a well-greased 10-in. fluted tube pan, with seam
  • facing the inside of the pan. Sprinkle with topping. Cover and let
  • rise in a warm place until doubled, about 30 minutes.
  • Bake at 350° for 45-50 minutes or until golden brown. Let stand
  • for 10 minutes; invert onto a wire rack to cool. Yield: 12-16
  • servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 slice) equals 230 calories, 9 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 29 mg cholesterol, 214 mg sodium, 34 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 4 g protein.