Sweet Confessions Sunday Link Party #12
Welcome everyone to this weeks link party! This week I have the featured links in their very own post that you can check out here. Make to to check out the fabulous posts! In place of the featured links I am bringing you all a scrumptious breakfast recipe (even if it is dinner time where you are, who doesn't want coffee cake for dinner?): Wake up Chocolate Chip Coffee Cake. Yep, coffee cake with actual coffee. And what the heck, some chocolate for good measure! What a great way to wake up, or stay awake. Most, chocolatey, with a hint of coffee goodness. A guaranteed pick me up!
Wake Up Chocolate Chip Coffee Cake
(Adapted from Sweet Pea's Kitchen's Coffee Lover's Chocolate Chip Coffee Cake)
Topping and Filling:
- 1/3 cup brown sugar
- 4 ½ teaspoons instant coffee granules
- 1 ½ teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 3 tablespoons butter, softened
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup fat free plain Greek yogurt
- 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- Preheat the oven to 350°. Grease an 8-inch square baking pan and set aside.
- Filling/Topping: In a small bowl combine the brown sugar, coffee granules and cinnamon; set aside.
- Coffee Cake: In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; set aside.
- In a medium bowl, using a hand mixer, beat butter and sugar until crumbly, about 2 minutes. Beat in egg and vanilla until combined. Gradually add the flour mixture alternately with Greek yogurt, beginning and ending with flour mixture. (The batter will be thick)
- Spread half of the batter evenly into prepared baking pan (I sprayed my finger tips with non-stick spray and pressed it out, it was easier) and sprinkle with half the cinnamon-sugar topping and half the chocolate chips. Spoon the remaining batter in 8 dollops over the batter in the pan and spread gently. Sprinkle with the remaining cinnamon-sugar and chocolate chips.
- Bake 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. (I used a glass pan and it took closer to 37 minutes, so just keep checking, it will depend on your pan and your oven).