Chocolate Chip Coffee Cake

Chocolate Chip Coffee Cake Recipe l

Need a little something to get you through the rest of the week or make the middle of your week a little more special? How about some coffee cake? Chocolate chip coffee cake can make an ordinary morning (or afternoon or evening!) special without needing to do a lot of work!

Chocolate Chip Coffee Cake Recipe l

This coffee cake is moist, tender and filled with the warm and comforting flavors of cinnamon and chocolate. A layer of cinnamon streusel runs through the middle of the cake and a generous amount is sprinkled on top to create a crunchy sugar topping.

Chocolate Chip Coffee Cake Recipe l

Mini chocolate chips are stirred into the batter so you get a taste of chocolate in each bite! I like using mini chocolate chips for cakes like this so you don’t have to use as many to get the same chocolaty experience. And, of course, I had to sprinkle some more on top to finish it off!

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Chocolate Chip Coffee Cake
Serves: 12
For the Cake
  • 2 C all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ C unsalted butter, softened
  • ¾ C sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 C buttermilk
  • ½ C plain yogurt
  • 1½ tsp vanilla extract
  • ⅓ C mini chocolate chips
For the Filling/Topping
  • ½ C brown sugar
  • ¼ C sugar
  • ½ C all-purpose flour
  • 1½ tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ C butter
  • 2 tbsp mini chocolate chips
  1. Preheat oven to 350. Lightly spray a 9x9 inch baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  3. In the bowl of a stand mixer (or with an electric mixer), cream together butter and sugar. Add in eggs and beat until creamy. Add in milk, yogurt, and vanilla. Beat until creamy.
  4. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and beat until just combined. Stir in chocolate chips.
  5. In a small separate bowl, whisk together sugars, flour, and cinnamon. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  6. Pour half of batter into the bottom of prepared baking dish. Sprinkle with half of cinnamon sugar mixture. Carefully spread remaining batter over the top. Sprinkle with remaining cinnamon mixture and mini chocolate chips.
  7. Bake for 30-40 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  8. Remove to a wire rack to cool. Cut into pieces and serve.


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  1. How ironic. I’ve got coffee cake on the blog today too. Funny thing is I almost made the chocolate chip coffee cake that day but decided to give it a little twist.
    Of course I love this. :)

  2. Talk about a midweek pick me up! I love it.

  3. Chocolate in the morning? Yes, please! This looks like it would be perfect with my morning coffee! Thanks for the delicious recipe!

  4. Can’t turn down chocolate chips for breakfast!

  5. Ouhhhh la la. Chocolate and cinnamon together is a magical thing! Doesn’t get enough attention I think. Lovely recipe. Lots of coffee cake on food blogs is really making me question why I haven’t made one yet! haha Happy Wednesday :)

  6. I’m all for any reason to incorporate chocolate into my breakfast! I love the combo of cinnamon and chocolate too…this looks yummy!

  7. I’ll take that fat slice right there — and when you’re not looking, I will run for the hills with the rest of the coffee cake in my bag :)

  8. I’m always in need of a piece of cake to get me through the week. This looks amazing! Love the addition of the chocolate chips.

  9. Coffee cake is the best! I love that you added mini chocolate chips. They are so cute, and it adds a different twist.

  10. Wow! If ever a coffee cake could make my breakfast look really depressing, this is it – ha! What a gorgeous cake for breakfast indulging. Love that chocolate chip flavor!

  11. I could definitely go for a slice of this yummy cake with some coffee this afternoon. Holy yum!!! I love chocolate in coffee cake!

  12. I was trying to think of something to bake today but couldn’t decide.. Now that I have seem this amazing coffee cake I am going to whip one up tomorrow. Thanks for the inspirations!!

  13. Yum, this is exactly my type of coffee cake! With the buttermilk and the mini chocolate chips – I love it! Want to send me a piece that I can eat for dessert right now??

  14. now I’m sad I can’t have this for breakfast tomorrow!!! I love that crunchy sugary top! And choc chips are always a winner 😉

  15. I love anything with chocolate chips in it, especially for breakfast! This coffee cake looks delicious, and I can’t wait to try it! Yum :)

  16. I could use this for breakfast, lunch and dessert! Love coffeecake and all things chocolate!

  17. I love coffee cake, but never felt good about eating it for breakfast…but if you say I should…lol!

  18. YUM! This is my kind of breakfast! Do pretty too 😉

  19. I can never say no to a coffee cake. This looks fabulous!

  20. I have been on a huge coffee cake kick recently! I made a blueberry version and now I want to try so many more combos. This chocolatey version looks wonderful. Love that it’s an excuse to eat chocolate for breakfast too. :)

  21. I love a good coffee cake, and this reminds me of those giant grocery store muffins that always tempt me – great recipe!

  22. It’s really absurd how much I love coffee cake. And I love this more b/c it has CHOCOLATE!!!

  23. This is the breakfast of champions my friend. I could eat a big ole slice of this and be happy for the rest of the day!

  24. looks delish! i love mini chocolate chips too :)

  25. I love chocolate chip anything! Looks like a perfect coffee cake to enjoy. :)

  26. This coffee cake would surely brighten my morning! Love all the chocolate chips! 😀

  27. I make a coffee cake very similar to this. Every time I make this, it is gone in a snap!

  28. Thanks for the recipe!

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