Posted by: Josey Lyne Payne, Esq. | January 15, 2010

Cinnamon-Chocolate Chip Sour Cream Cake

Sometimes a recipe catches your eye from another blog – this one did that.  I just had to try it.  Though it was praised, and even suggested it could be the very reason a man would take you as his own, foresaking all others (though I’m not entirely sure men are even capable of this – or at least willing to demonstrate capability), but I can’t say I whole-heartedly agree.

Yes, the cake was yummy, but only in the way that most coffee cakes are.  There were no fireworks, the winning numbers didn’t dawn on me, the sea and sky didn’t part, and Layla still farts, and yes, it still smells really, really bad (but we love her anyway).

Don’t get me wrong, like I said, it was yummy.  Who doesn’t like coffee cake?  That simple, big pan of squares slices, that goes perfectly with, well, coffee.  I wouldn’t post the recipe if it didn’t merit being posted for you all to try.  Try it, maybe you’ll disagree with me and be smitten with the recipe, as the original blogger was/is.  Maybe you’ll challenge me to a duel – which you wouldn’t have a chance in winning, because I’d bring Layla, who requires only a simple, loving squeeze and would promptly gas your ass!  Just sayin’.

Cinnamon-Chocolate Chip Sour Cream Cake
                                   adapted from The Smitten Kitchen

1/2 cup salted butter
1 1/2 cups sugar
3 eggs, separated
2 teaspoons vanilla
16 ounces sour cream
3 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda

12 ounces mini chocolate chips
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Cream butter and 1 1/2 cups sugar.
Mix in egg yolks and vanilla.
Sift flour, baking powder, and baking soda together in a separate bowl.
Alternately add sour cream and dry mixture into the butter mixture.
Beat egg whites until stiff, then fold into the batter.
Combine the remaining 1/2 cup sugar and cinnamon together.
In a greased 9×13 inch pan, pour in half of the batter.
Sprinkle the top with half of the cinamon-sugar mixture and half of the chocolate chips.
Pour remaining batter on top.
Sprinkle the top with the remaining cinnamon-sugar mixture and chocolate chips.
Bake for 40 to 50 minutes, or until tester comes out clean.

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