Chocolate Chip Cake

I originally blogged about this cake recipe back in 2009 and decided it was time for a refresh. This is one of my dad’s favorite desserts and it always a go-to recipe growing up. My dad lost his fight against melanoma in 2008 and every time I make this cake, it always makes me think of him.

It’s a simple and easy cake to make and so delicious. I usually have all these ingredients in my pantry in and fridge. My kids also love this recipe and it’s usually gone in a couple of days.

1 stick unsalted butter, softened at room temperature

1 cup sugar

2 eggs

1 cup sour cream

2 cups flour

1 Tbsp vanilla

1 1/2 Tbsp baking powder

1 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt

1 to 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips

Sugar/Cinnamon Mixture:

1/2 cup sugar

1 tsp cinnamon

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour a 9×13 pan. Cream together the first three ingredients. Add the remaining ingredients. Pour half the cake batter into the prepared pan.

Make the sugar and cinnamon mixture in a small bowl. Sprinkle half the sugar/cinnamon mixture and chocolate chips over the cake batter.

Pour the remaining batter over the mixture and cover with remaining sugar/cinnamon and chocolate chips. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the cake comes out clean.


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