I originally started this blog as a place to store tried and true recipes for my family. It didn't take long to discover how supportive and fun the blog community was and I became hooked! I rarely create my own recipes, but I still hope you'll enjoy the recipes that I find and tweak a bit.
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
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)
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.