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Crowd Pleasing Cake

Posted March 22, 2009

Chocolate Chip Coffee Cake
Serves 10-12

Cake:

1 cup sugar
1/2
cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
1 cup sour cream

2 eggs

1 tsp. vanilla

2 cups flour

1 tsp. baking soda

1 tsp. baking powder

1/2
tsp. salt
1 cup chocolate chips

1/4
cup chopped walnuts

Struesel:

1/2 cup flour
1/2
cup packed light brown sugar
1
1/2 tsp. unsweetened cocoa
3/4
tsp. cinnamon
1/4
cup (1/2 stick) butter, chilled, and cut into small pieces
1/4
cup chopped walnuts
1/2
-1 cup chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Grease a tube pan (also called an angel food cake pan). In a large bowl, beat sugar and butter at medium speed until lightened in color and well-combined. Add eggs, vanilla, and sour cream, beat until mixed well. Add flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt and mix until just combined. Mix in chocolate chips and nuts by hand. Scrape batter into pan.

For the struesel: In a medium bowl, combine flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, and cocoa. Using a pastry cutter, two knives, or your fingers, cut in the butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in the nuts and chocolate chips, then sprinkle on top of the batter.

Bake for 50-60 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the cake comes out clean. Place on rack for 10 minutes. Carefully turn cake out on to rack upside down, then using another rack placed on the bottom of the cake, re-invert to right side up. Allow to cool completely.


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