Yield: 9 servings

Chocolate Chip Cake

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Use a box of pancake mix to make a moist and fluffy Chocolate Chip Cake! This easy coffee cake is made even better with a cinnamon pecan topping and sweet vanilla glaze.


For the cake:

  • 2 ½ cups pancake mix (complete)***
  • ⅓ cup granulated sugar
  • ¾ cup water
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ cup mini chocolate chips

For the topping:

  • ¼ cup light brown sugar, packed
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ cup chopped pecans

For the glaze:

  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 Tbsp milk


    1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. 
    2. Spray a 9-inch square baking dish with non-stick baking spray or line with parchment paper. Set aside.
    3. In a mixing bowl, combine pancake mix, sugar, water, sour cream, and vanilla extract. Mix with a wooden spoon until combined, will be very thick. Fold in mini chocolate chips.
    4. Spoon batter into prepared baking dish, spread evenly. 
    5. In a small bowl, combine brown sugar, cinnamon, and pecans. Sprinkle over top of cake batter.
    6. Bake in oven for 23-25 minutes, until lightly browned and toothpick comes out clean when inserted into the center of the cake.
    7. Remove from oven. 
    8. In a small bowl, whisk powdered sugar and milk until smooth. Drizzle over warm cake.
    9. Slice and enjoy warm.


  • This recipe is made using COMPLETE pancake mix, the kind that you only need to add water.
  • If using any other pancake mix, or bisquick, replace the water with 2 eggs and 2 Tbsp milk, then proceed with the remaining ingredients and directions.
  • Substitute chocolate chips in the recipe for cinnamon chips for a delicious breakfast cake idea!
  • Recipe slightly adapted from Country Cook.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 314Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 8mgSodium: 441mgCarbohydrates: 55gFiber: 2gSugar: 31gProtein: 5g

*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

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