Chocolate Chip & Cinnamon Breakfast Cake

Here’s a simple and yummy treat! I found this recipe because I wanted to use up the rest of my sour cream and I have all the ingredients at home. I made this cake after work, but when we were done with dinner, we were too full to eat it. So the next morning, here’s our wonderful breakfast! This is a coffee cake and it is intended to be served with coffee or for break time. Coffee cake does not need to contain coffee, and my cake didn’t have any coffee, so I like to be more literal and changed the name at bit. Also instead of chocolate chips, I chopped up a bar of dark chocolate with almonds, used a little less sugar and didn’t sprinkle all the cinnamon-sugar topping. You may add chocolate chips in the filling or nuts or fruits. I think all the variations will taste good!

Chocolate and Cinnamon Breakfast Cake
Recipe adapted from Two Peas & Their Pod

2 cup flour
1½ tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter
2 eggs
1 cup sour cream
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup chocolate chips

Cinnamon-Sugar Topping/Filling
1/4 cup sugar
3 Tb brown sugar
1½  tsp cinnamon

Directions:
1. Preheat the oven to 350°. Grease an 8-inch square baking pan.
2. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
3. Cream butter and 3/4 c sugar until fluffy. Add and mix eggs, sour cream, and vanilla.
4. Combine dry ingredients with wet ingredients.
5. In a small bowl, stir together cinnamon sugar topping/filling ingredients.
6. Pour half of the cake batter onto baking pan. Sprinkle half cinnamon sugar over batter.
7. Spread rest of batter over and sprinkle cinnamon sugar and chocolate chips on top.
8. Bake 350° for 40 min or until golden and center comes clean.
9. Cool and serve with coffee.

I brewed up a pot of French roasted coffee in the morning and had it with my chocolate cinnamon breakfast cake! It was a perfect match:9 The cake is moist and crumbly too. Not too sweet and has Chocolate! Boyfriend approved! Both of us ate this throughout the day. Next time, I want to make a coffee cake with coffee!

Here’s nosy Yun Yun, who never likes to be left out of anything! Sunflowers were picked by my thoughtful boyfriend on his way back home from work:)

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7 Comments to “Chocolate Chip & Cinnamon Breakfast Cake”

  1. I can’t wait to try this recipe! It looks delightful. Your photographs are beautiful too!

  2. Thank you lastpieceofcake! You make such wonderful food. They look so delicious, I want to try them all:)

  3. Looks so delicious!! I hope all is well – we still need to do some baking together!

  4. Will try this one for sure. Your photos are beautiful, as are the kitties :)

  5. Hi, I just looked up in the internet: “how to use the rest of my sour cream” and saw your site.
    I am making it today April 5, 2012. Hope I like it.
    At least my sour cream won t go to waste.
    Love your photos of the you and the cats with glasses.
    I don t know you, but thanks for the recipe.

    Diane ( PS do you have a recipe site??????) dimonette@ sympatico.ca

    • Thanks for trying the recipe! Glad I’m not alone searching about sour cream:-p I just post my recipes here on this blog. Let me see if I can figure out a way to better organize it. Hope the cake worked out:)

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