Sweet Chocolate Coffee Cake Recipe
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Sweet Chocolate Coffee Cake Recipe

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The irresistible aromas of chocolate, cinnamon and nutmeg waft through the house as this tasty coffee cake bakes. Before long, my family is clamoring for a generous slice!
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 40 min.
MAKES:12-15 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 40 min.
MAKES: 12-15 servings


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1-1/4 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1-1/4 cups sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 cup chopped pecans
  • 3/4 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 418 calories, 23g fat (12g saturated fat), 74mg cholesterol, 214mg sodium, 49g carbohydrate (31g sugars, 2g fiber), 5g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add sour cream and vanilla; mix well. Combine the flour, baking powder, nutmeg and baking soda; add to creamed mixture just until combined (batter will be stiff). Place half of the batter in a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan.
  2. Combine the filling/topping ingredients. Sprinkle half over batter. Spread remaining batter over top. Sprinkle with remaining filling/topping. Bake at 325° for 40-45 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on wire rack. Yield: 12-15 servings.
Originally published as Chocolate Chip Coffee Cake in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2003, p164

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Amy the Midwife User ID: 2816815 70978
Reviewed Oct. 12, 2010

"A good coffee cake, but I think I would cut down on the nutmeg a bit or rename the cake."

mmw1 User ID: 4642423 64128
Reviewed Mar. 12, 2010

"It was excellent! I will make it again!"

KellyAnn88 User ID: 4648072 65924
Reviewed Dec. 28, 2009

"This is the best Coffee cake I have ever made. Everyone who tries this LOVES it!! It's so moist and yummy. I subsitute the pecans for walnuts, only because I don't like pecans!"

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