Yield: 16 servings

Chocolate Chip Coffee Cake

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes

Chocolate Chip Coffee Cake with swirls of cinnamon and chocolate chips! Use some festive red and green chips for the holidays!


For the cake:

  • 2 ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¾ cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • ⅔ cup buttermilk

For the Streusel:

  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 cup semi-sweet chocolate morsels, divided


  1. For the cake, grease and flour two 8 ½ inch round cake pans. Line the bottom with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. For the streusel, combine flour, sugars, cinnamon and butter in small bowl. Mix with hands until crumbly. Set aside.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, beat flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt on low until combined. Beat in softened butter until mixture is crumbly. Add in eggs, vanilla and buttermilk and beat until fully combined and fluffy. Pour half of mixture in bottom of cake pans, dividing evenly. Spread using the back of a spoon or a small offset spatula (yes it will be very thin, it's okay!) Top with half of the streusel, sprinkling it over both cakes. Add half of the chocolate chips, about 1 cup, dividing evenly between both cakes.
  4. Pour the remainder of the batter over the cakes, dividing evenly. Use your spatula or spoon to spread it out one more time. Top with the remaining streusel and chocolate chips.
  5. Bake cakes in a 325 degree F oven for 30-35 minutes. Remove and cool 15 minutes, then remove cake from pan onto a wire rack. Cool completely.
  6. Serve into slices or freeze in an airtight container for later use. ENJOY. Best used within 3 days of baking (if not freezing).

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 406Total Fat: 19gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 66mgSodium: 113mgCarbohydrates: 57gFiber: 2gSugar: 37gProtein: 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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