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Sweet Chocolate Coffee Cake

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. Bake: 40 min.

Makes

12-15 servings

The irresistible aromas of chocolate, cinnamon and nutmeg waft through the house as this tasty coffee cake bakes. Before long, my family is clamoring for a generous slice!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1-1/4 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1-1/4 cups sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • FILLING:
  • 3/4 cup chopped pecans
  • 3/4 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add sour cream and vanilla; mix well. Combine the flour, baking powder, nutmeg and baking soda; add to creamed mixture just until combined (batter will be stiff). Place half of the batter in a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan.
  2. Combine the filling/topping ingredients. Sprinkle half over batter. Spread remaining batter over top. Sprinkle with remaining filling/topping. Bake at 325° for 40-45 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on wire rack.

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