Thursday, June 11, 2009

Chocolate Chip Cake




A few weeks ago we celebrated my sons birthday by going to visit some friends who lived a few hours away. After a few "discussions" about what kind of cake we should make for our boy (yeah, a couple that argues over baked treats, can you imagine!) I finally just let my husband decide, and he chose this one. I didn't know until after the fact that it had a layer of cinnamon and chocolate. I love those two ingredients separately, but I've never been a huge fan of them together, so I was a bit skeptical.

This cake is also not intended to be frosted, but when I told my friend that, he jumped out of his seat "what, no frosting? I don't care if a cake is made entirely of frosting, you still frost it!" Lol, so he pulled out a tub of frosting and the cake got a nice, last minute, layer of chocolate frosting.

Oh my gosh, this was a DELICIOUS cake. It really could be pulled off without the frosting, but it was so rich and delicious and I didn't mind the cinnamon-chocolate combo at all. The cake part itself has the consistency of a very soft pound cake, and it is YUMMY.

Here is a picture of my little boy being sung happy birthday too. Has any child ever looked so terrified?

Chocolate Chip Cake
Found in Taste of Homes Baking Book

Ingredients

1/2 cup butter, softened
1-1/2 cups sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup (8 oz) sour cream
3/4 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon (this could easily be omitted)

Directions

1. In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and 1 cup sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder and baking soda; add to the creamed mixture alternately with sour cream, beating well after each addition.

2. Spread half of the batter into a greased 9-inch square baking pan. Sprinkle with chocolate chips. Combine cinnamon and remaining sugar; sprinkle over chips. Spread with remaining batter. Bake at 350 for 40-45 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool.

23 comments:

Mary said...

wow this is so yummy , lucky boys to have the tray in front of them!

Debbie said...

This is not helping my chocolate addiction...looks great!

Katy ~ said...

Teresa, what a delightful cake. It sounds very good! And aren't those little boys just sweet. Bet they were counting the moments until they could have a piece of your scrumptious cake.

girlichef said...

I love the addition of cinnamon...it's like a Mexican Chocolate cake almost! Delish!

Reeni♥ said...

I was thinking Mexican chocolate too. It sounds real yummy, you know I'm a cinnamon lover! And I can never have too much chocolate.

Denise said...

This looks sooooo good! Mt girls would love it

Leslie said...

why is it that when it comes to the Birthday song they get all freaked out???LOL
Love the cake

Coleen's Recipes said...

Your first photo sold me on this recipe, it looks delicious!

The Muse said...

Well I WAS going to oo and ahh over the cake...but those two handsome young men have stole the show!

Jenn said...

You had me a chocolate. Just mention the word and I'm there. I don't care how far I have to travel!! LOL. My mouth is watering over that cake.

Melanie said...

I just posted a similar recipe a week or so ago. We love this cake, too!

jscardon said...

Holla!! This looks divine!! It's going into the "to-try" ((soon)) pile!:)

Kathy said...

There's that Taste of Home cookbook again!!! I'm telling ya - you need to take a photo of the front! I think I need to go buy it!!! You've posted so many winners out of that book!!! Your pics look delish!!!

Netts Nook said...

Looks and sounds perfect. What a cute picture. Every cake needs frosting.

the ungourmet said...

Mmm! I bet the cinnamon and chocolate was great together and I also bet the sour cream made it moist and delicious.

My son would love to have a cake made just out of frosting!

jor said...

Ohhh... that sounds really yummy!

Melody said...

Your boys are so cute! I miss being excited for my birthdays. I'd be excited if I had this cake though! And I want frosting on mine too!

burpandslurp said...

Hahahaha! your little boy is SO adorable...reminds me of my younger brother...he had that expression all the time!
Love the cake! I'll bet a slice of that dissolved the terror in the kid!

Cristine said...

What a handsome boy! And the cake looks great!

Donna-FFW said...

What a gorgeous cake.. Love chocolate/cinnamon combo!! Your little guy is so cute!

Maria said...

Looks very tasty!

Ingrid said...

Happy birthday to your little guy!

That's pretty funny about the frosting?! Though I do like my cakes with something on them even if it's a sprinkling of powdered sugar and I LOVE the combo of cinnamon and chocolate. I think it makes the chocolate so much better.

Thanks for sharing!
~ingrid

Julie said...

I could dive head first right into this and be a happy girl!