Thursday, April 19, 2007

Chocolate Chip Cinnamon Cake

My Mom and I got in a baking mood yesterday - and we actually followed the recipe! :) That is amazing for her.
This cake turned out a perfect plain white cake - if you ever need one. I would just double it for a 9x13 cake or a layered cake. This one made a 7x11 cake pan. You could put a variety of fillings in it (lemon curd and raspberry jam for instance) or still with the chocolate. It was yummy hot and once it had cooled and the chocolate had set up a little bit. The cinnamon and sugar was a little crunchy in the middle. Reminded me looks wise of a coffee cake without the streusel topping. It was good though - very easy, and usually have everything on hand for a quick bake up if company is on the way! Serve it with fresh whipped cream and chocolate sauce.

Chocolate Chip Cake

1 stick butter, softened
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
2 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp soda
1 cup sour cream
3/4 cup ss or dark chocolate chips
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp cinnamon

Cream butter and sugar, add eggs one at a time, then vanilla. Add dry ingredients alternating with the sour cream. Spread half in a greased pan. Sprinkle chocolate chips on top of that then the mixed 1/2 cup sugar and cinnamon. Top with the rest of the batter.
Bake in a 350 oven for 44 minutes (that is exactly how long it took and it was perfectly done and golden - but check your oven). Cool and serve!

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