Yum Peaceful Cooking: Gotta have it NOW

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Gotta have it NOW

Cinnamon Chocolate Chip Sour Cream Cake! ooooooh yaaaaaaaaaaa. I saw this baby over at Joanne's Eats Well With Others and it not only impressed my mental senses but made my mouth water and instantly became a "need"....."must have"......"craving".

I knew I had to make it that night. And I did. I even stayed up late to make it. I didn't know we'd be going out to dinner that night. But I did know that I had to make this cake.

I'm not sure if it was the chocolate that seized my attention or the fact that it contained sour cream. Now I'm not some kind of sour cream crazed foodie. I like it just fine but no more than the average person. But there's something about baked goods with sour cream. An extra tang....deeper flavor.....and a super moistness that happens when it's added to a recipe. I don't know why. It just does. I think it's the 21st century version of the buttermilk reputation.

Anyways, regardless of why....I did. I made this baby and I'm proud of it. And let me tell you something....this is an awesome companion with your morning coffee.

1 stick of butter (the original said unsalted. I used regular) at room temp
1 1/2 cups sugar
3 egg yolks
3 egg whites
1 1/2 (or so...I always spill) vanilla extract
16 oz sour cream (I think it was suppose to be reduced fat but I forgot)
3 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1 bag of semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon

Preheat the oven to 350' F

Grease a 9x13" pan.

Cream the butter and sugar together, in a large bowl...add egg yolks and vanilla.
In another bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda and baking powder.

Then you will alternately add the sour cream and then the flour mix into the butter mixture.

Thats some thick batter we have goin on

In yet another bowl....beat the eggs whites until stuff

(if I didn't know any better, I'd say it was awfully cold outside. Oh wait....it was....at least for SoCal)

Fold the stiff egg whites into the thick batter.

Mix together your 1/2 cup sugar and 1 tsp. cinnamon 

Pour Spread 1/2 of the batter into your prepared pan. Sprinkle the top with 1/2 of the cinnamon sugar and 1/2 of the chocolate chips....then carefully spoon and spread the remaining batter into your pan

 Try not to get too many of the chocolate chips mixed into the batter

Sprinkle the remaining cinnamon sugar and chocolate chips over the top of your cake

Looks promising, doesn't it?

Bake for about 40 - 50 minutes, or until your inserted toothpick comes out clean

mmm....let it cool before you cut into it.

Meanwhile....look at this crust!!

The chocolate chips are soft and the cinnamon sugar encrusted top is nice and crumbly. And talk about moist? You've got that too!  I took this to work (so I wouldn't eat it all. And yes, I left a few pieces at home for the girls)...and it was gone in no time.

Gotta love those quick disappearing desserts


  1. Cinnamon and chocolate make a perfect combo, but the sour cream in the cake must make it heavenly. Looks delicious.

  2. Chocolate chip cake. I've gotta have it now too. Save me a piece; I'll be right over.

  3. You two are killing me. I'm trying to bake less sweets, not more!

  4. just the name alone makes these sound incredible

    gotta gotta have em

  5. Mr. Tastebuds would go crazy for this cake! He love chocolate chips so much that I have to hide them in the laundry room otherwise they are gone when I need 'em!

  6. I saw this on Joanne's blog and had the very same reaction. I can't wait to make it!

  7. Yummalicious! Chocolate? Cinnamon? Sour Cream? I might have to make this for the big chocolate competition at work next Monday.

  8. I am SO glad you made it and liked it! I'm always so anxious when people make things from my blog. Thankfully it disappeared from my kitchen very quickly as well. Otherwise, well, let's just say it wouldn't have been pretty.

    And it was reduced fat sour cream only in Joanne-world. In the real world, full fat totally flies.

  9. This looks delicious! I can even imagine how it must smell, let alone how good it has to be.

  10. LMAO over your "nippy" comment;)


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