Good chilly morning!!
I got a thick pair of socks on this morning. I don't know where that Spring weather went!
Made a very delicious coffee cake this morning. It's very simple & doesn't call for any strange ingredients. It was moist and delicious. I actually followed the recipe to the letter - and that's unusual for me! You know me, the tweaker! The chocolate chips do not seem esential to me, so if you don't happen to have them, bake the cake anyway. It will still be great.
I am sorry I do not know know where in the vast internet universe I even got this recipe. I am not pretending it is original to me. I admit it is someone else's, I just don't know whose!
Chocolate Chip Coffee Cake
1 1/3 cups all purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter, room temperature
2 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup buttermilk
3/4 cup chocolate chips
3 tbsp all purpose flour
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
3 tbsp butter, chilled
Preheat oven to 350F. Lightly grease a 9-inch round cake pan (a springform is a good choice).
In a medium mixing bowl, whisk flour, baking powder and salt together.
In a large mixing bowl, cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs, one at a time, and vanilla extract. Mix in half of the flour mixture, followed by the buttermilk and then the rest of the flour mixture. Stir only until no streaks of flour remain, then stir in chocolate chips.
Pour batter into prepared pan, then prepare the topping.
In a small or medium bowl, combine flour, brown sugar, ground cinnamon and salt. Cut butter into several chunks and add to flour mixture. Rub in with your fingertips until mixture resembles coarse sand. Sprinkle evenly onto cake batter already in pan.
Bake at 350F for 25-30 minutes in a 9-inch round pan, until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean or with only a few moist crumbs attached.
Cool cake completely (in the pan is fine) on a wire rack before serving.