Just sharing another craving of mine:) …..Hope you enjoy it as much as I am!
Chocolate Chip Sour Cream Coffee Cake
Recipe from Smitten Kitchen
1/2 cup unsalted butter ( I used Earth Balance Margarine) at room temperature
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar (I used a little less)
3 large eggs, separated
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups sour cream (I used Tofutti Sour cream)
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
3/4 teaspoon table salt
Filling and Topping
2 cups or 12 ounces semi- or bittersweet chocolate chips or coarsely chopped chocolate bars
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
Preheat oven to 350°F . Butter a 9-x-13-inch baking pan. (I use parchment paper to line pan instead). Set pan aside.
In a large bowl, cream butter and 1 1/2 cups sugar. Beat in egg yolks and vanilla. Sift flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt together into a separate bowl. Alternately mix in sour cream and then dry ingredients into butter mixture until both are used up and the batter is smooth and very thick. In a medium bowl, beat eggs whites until stiff, then fold into batter.
In a small dish, whisk together sugar and cinnamon for filling and topping.
Spread half the cake batter in the bottom of prepared pan. Sprinkle with half of cinnamon-sugar mixture and 1 cup of chocolate chips. Dollop remaining cake batter over filling in spoonfuls. Use a rubber or offset spatula to gently spread it over the filling and smooth the top. Sprinkle batter with remaining cinnamon-sugar and remaining chocolate chips. With the palm of your hand, ever-so-gently press the chocolate chips a bit into the batter. No need to submerge them, you just want to make sure they adhere bit.
Bake for 40 to 50 minutes, rotating halfway through, until a tester inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. (I check my cakes 5 – 8 minutes earlier than suggested and this cake was ready at 35 minutes.)
I also decided to only make half the pan with the chocolate chips and the other half remained as a plain coffee cake with just the cinnamon and sugar. It is a delicious and simple cake to enjoy for shabbos or any occasion….or no occasion at all:)
Enjoy and Good Shabbos!