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Rich Chocolate Chip Coffee Cake

 Rich Chocolate Chip Coffee Cake
When I was a teacher, this recipe was recommended by one of my student's parents. I've made it so many times, I can't imagine hosting a brunch without it. Chocolate chips add sweet bursts of flavor to the rich and tender coffee cake. —Michelle Krzmarzick Torrance, California
10-12 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Bake: 50 min. + cooling


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar, divided
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup 2% milk
  • 1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  • In a large bowl, cream the butter, cream cheese and 1-1/4 cups of
  • sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Combine the
  • flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; add to creamed mixture
  • alternately with milk and mix well. Stir in chocolate chips.
  • Pour into a greased 9-in. springform pan. Combine the pecans,
  • cinnamon and remaining sugar; sprinkle over batter.
  • Bake at 350° for 50-55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near

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Rich Chocolate Chip Coffee Cake (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • the center comes out clean. Cool for 15 minutes. Carefully run a
  • knife around edge of pan to loosen. Cool completely before cutting.
  • Yield: 10-12 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 slice) equals 474 calories, 29 g fat (17 g saturated fat), 98 mg cholesterol, 360 mg sodium, 51 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 6 g protein.