DREAMY CHOCOLATE STREUSEL COFFEE CAKE

Ellen Bales

By
@Starwriter

Chocolate coffee cake? Never heard of such a thing, but it just has to be yummy and decadent. Not to mention giving you an excuse to eat chocolate for breakfast!
Recipe & photo from: bettycrocker.com


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Rating:

Serves:

9

Prep:

20 Min

Cook:

45 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

COFFEE CAKE:

1 1/2 c
all purpose flour
3/4 c
granulated sugar
1 tsp
ground cinnamon
3/4 tsp
baking powder
1/4 tsp
baking soda
1/2 tsp
salt
1/2 c
firm butter, cut into pieces
2/3 c
buttermilk
1
egg
1 tsp
vanilla extract

STREUSEL:

1/4 c
all purpose flour
1/4 c
packed brown sugar
1 Tbsp
baking cocoa (unsweetened cocoa, the same thing you would use to make hot cocoa)
2 Tbsp
butter, softened
1/4 to 1/2 c
miniature semi-sweet chocolate chips

Directions Step-By-Step

1
In a large bowl, combine 1-1/2 cups flour, sugar, cinnamon, baking powder and soda, and salt until well mixed. Cut in the butter, using a pastry blender (or pulling 2 knives through ingredients in opposite directions) until mixture is crumbly. Add buttermilk, egg and vanilla. Beat with electric mixer on medium speed for 1 minute. Spread in an 8-inch square pan that has been greased on the bottom only.
2
In a small bowl, mix all the streusel ingredients, except the chocolate chips, with a fork until mixture is crumbly. Sprinkle over batter and then sprinkle with chocolate chips. Recipe calls for just 1/4 cup chips, but I think 1/2 cup would be better. Use your own judgement, depending on how much chocolate you like.
3
Bake in a preheated 350-degree oven for 35 to 45 minutes, or until toothpick inserted near center comes out clean. Cool for 30 minutes and serve warm.

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Sugar
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy
Hashtags: #sweet, #rich, #chocolaty