Chocolate Chunk-Cinnamon Coffee Cake Recipe -
Chocolate Chunk-Cinnamon Coffee Cake Recipe
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Chocolate Chunk-Cinnamon Coffee Cake

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"Filled with chunks of chocolate, pecans, and cinnamon, this coffee cake can be served at brunch, for dessert, or as a midday snack."

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  • PREP

    30 mins

    1 hr 15 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Mix chocolate, pecans, 2/3 cup of the sugar and the cinnamon; set aside. Mix flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt; set aside.
  2. Beat butter and remaining 1-1/3 cups sugar in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Blend in vanilla. Add flour mixture alternately with the sour cream, beating after each addition until well blended. Spoon half of the batter into greased 13x9-inch baking pan; top with half of the chocolate mixture. Repeat layers.
  3. Bake 40 to 45 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan on wire rack. Cut into 32 squares to serve.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jul 14, 2008

This coffee cake was good, certainly not moist, it's quite filling, but very tasty! The cake went well with milk or coffee and I think next time I'll cut down on the chocolate - it got to be quite rich for me. Others loved it. Oh, and for anyone making this, please mix the chocolates & nuts in one bowl and the cinnamon & sugar in a different one. I tried following the recipe and ended up using a sifter to separate them so they could be spread equally. Will make again.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Nov 04, 2009

This was tasty. To make once and enjoy. But not one to make over and over again. Glad I made it, but really nothing amazing.

Oct 05, 2009

Absolutely delicious and very moist! I'd recommend mixing the cinnamon & sugar separate from the chocolate & nuts just because it would be easier to spread the layers. Will make again!

Apr 17, 2008

This recipe was fantastic. I substituted fat free yogurt for the sour cream and didn't mix the chocolate with the sugar as suggested. It was moist and delicious. We will surely make this again.

Dec 28, 2007

Excellent! We made this cake this year for our Happy Birthday Jesus coffee cake for breakfast for Christmas morning. The only thing that I would do differently next time is not mix the chocolate chips and sugar/cinnamon. I would sprinkle LESS chocolate chips when it's time to add that layer and sprinkle cinnamon and sugar. Due to dietary issues in my family, I used raw sugar and carob chips and it turned out fantastic! This is a keeper and will be a repeat.

Mar 31, 2009

I halved this recipe for a 8x8 pan, and it was great! The batter tasted great from the beginning, and I didn't think the combination of chocolate chips and pecans tasted odd. I just added a bit less sugar, like everyone suggested, and it was perfectly sweet!

May 12, 2008

This is the one!! Totally a keeper. Like everyone, i do altered the recipe :)) Here goes: i only use 1cup white sugar n 1/2cp brown sugar to sprinkle with the cinnamon. I do separate the cinnamon n the choc like other reviewer said, i also omit the nut (coz it's very expensive here), i only use 8ounce choc chucnks, and i forgot the baking soda, hahaha.. I use 4eggs and only use 1cp sour cream coz that's all i have. And with that much alteration, it's still turn out great!! Definitely try this recipe! If you cream the butter n sugar (it takes me 10mnts till all the eggs mixed properly) well you'll have a perfect cake.

Sep 14, 2009

This was really good. I followed the recipe except cutting it in half and using an 8x8 pan since it is only me and my husband. The only problem I had was the choc. chips sank to the bottom so next time I would try mini choc chips and maybe some more cinnamon in the middle layer but otherwise this was delicious! Reminded me of choc. chip muffins we used to get from this little family owned bakery in Rochester, NY!


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  • Calories
  • 151 kcal
  • 8%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 21 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol
  • 29 mg
  • 10%
  • Fat
  • 6.9 g
  • 11%
  • Fiber
  • 0.6 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 2 g
  • 4%
  • Sodium
  • 144 mg
  • 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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