Sunday, May 23, 2010

Post-Mass Coffee Cake



Ingredients:
1 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1 1/2 cups sugar, divided
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup milk
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Directions:
In a mixing bowl, cream the butter, cream cheese and 1-1/4 cups of sugar. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with milk. Stir in chocolate chips. Pour into a greased 9-in. springform pan. Combine the cinnamon and remaining sugar; sprinkle over batter.
Bake at 350 degrees F for 50-55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 15 minutes. Carefully run a knife around edge of pan to loosen. Remove sides of pan. Cool completely before cutting.

When we got home from mass this morning, I decided I couldn't sit still so I started baking again, this time a chocolate chip coffee cake with a cinnamon sugar crumble. I can't say I'd want to eat this cake for breakfast simply because it's quite sweet, but it made a great midday snack and would also be a wonderful dessert.

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