Thursday, April 24, 2008

Chocolate Chip Cinnamon Cake

This cake brings back such wonderful memories for me. It's one of my first attempts at baking by myself. I first made it for my 16th birthday, eons ago :) My mother didn't like to bake so I offered to make my own cake. I chose this one. I chose wisely. It's a buttery, crumbly, moist cake layered with cinnamon, sugar and chocolate chips. The texture is cake-like, but it has pockets of crunchy sweet cinnamon and chocolate that form while baking. The sour cream in the batter gives the cake a slight tart taste. It's seriously hard to stop eating this cake!

The recipe is easy to double so I made a large cake (the one in the picture below) for my middle daughter, who went to work with my husband today for take your kids to work day, to share with everyone at the office. I'm waiting on pins and needles to hear the reviews!

Chocolate Chip Cinnamon Cake

2 cups all purpose flour
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 1/3 cup sour cream
2/3 cup butter, softened
1 tsp. vanilla
3 eggs

1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp. cinnamon
6 oz. (1 cup) semi sweet chocolate chips

Grease 13 x 9 pan, set aside. In a large bowl, mix first 9 ingredients on low speed just until moistened. Pour one half of the batter into the prepared pan.

In a small bowl, combine the 1/2 cup sugar, 1 tsp. cinnamon, and the chocolate chips. Spread half over the batter in the pan. Repeat with remaining batter and sugar mixture.

Bake at 350 degrees for 30 to 40 minutes. Cut into squares and serve.

"Birthdays are nature's way of telling us to eat more cake."

"How can a society that exists on instant mashed potatoes, packaged cake mixes, frozen dinners, and instant cameras teach patience to its young?"
-Paul Sweeney


lil' miss martha stewart said...

i refuse to make my own cake. i was born on my grandpa's birthday, so the first cake that my mom gave me that was just mine was after my granpa died. i was 26.

CountryDew said...

That looks *very* good.

sweetflutterbys3 said...

Thank you!