Saturday I had dear friends visiting ( coming to see our 7 month little kitten ) and this made me browse for some deserts.
More cakes cached my eyes. I wanted something not too complicated yet something interesting and if possible something that I haven’t done before. I know it’s risky to do this when you have guests but for me it helps me focus.
I decided for a ‘Sour cream chocolate chips coffee cake’. I got the the shopping list ready and bought all the ingredients.
Here is what you need:
for the cake:
- 1/2 cup of grape seeds oil (the recipe was calling for 1/2 cup of unsalted butter)
- 1 cup of brown sugar
- 3 large eggs (I used 4 medium eggs)
- 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 cups sour cream
- 3 cups whole wheat flour
- 1 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder
- 1 lemon ( juice )
for the filling and topping
- 2 cups semisweet dark chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup of granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon grounded cocoa beans (optional)
- 1/2 teaspoon instant coffee
Preheat the oven to 375 F. Grease and cover in cooking paper a 9 x 13 inch baking pan.
In a large bowl cream together the oil with sugar. Add egg yolks one at a time. Add vanilla extract and the sour cream and beat until creamy. Add the flour and the baking powder on top. Pour the lemon juice over the baking powder. Mix all the ingredients until you get a smooth but thick batter. In a separate bowl beat the egg whites until stiff and fold it into the batter.
In a separate bowl mix together the filling ingredients.
Pour the half of the cake batter in the prepared baking tray. Sprinkle with half of the filling mixture and 1 cup of the chocolate chips. Add the rest of the batter and the filling sugar covered with last cup of chocolate chips.
Bake if for 40 minutes. Recipe was asking for 40 to 50 minutes.
It was a real success. Even my daughter loved it and she usually doesn’t eat cakes!
I will definitely make this again! Delicious!