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Chocolate Chip Coffee Cake with Brown Butter Streusel

This coffee cake is filled with mini chocolate chips and topped with a brown butter streusel. Like a chocolate chip cookie in cake form.


For the cake:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour (240 grams)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup unsalted butter , at room temperature (113 grams)
  • 1 cup packed light or dark brown sugar (213 grams)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup buttermilk (125 ml)
  • ½ cups mini chocolate chips (85 grams)

For the streusel:

  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • ½ cup packed light or dark brown sugar (105 grams)
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour (30 grams)

For the icing:

  • 1 cup powdered sugar , sifted (227 grams)
  • 1-2 tablespoons milk


  • Electric mixer
  • 9-inch springform pan


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a 9-inch springform pan with parchment paper and grease with nonstick spray.
  • In a medium bowl, combine the all-purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, beat the butter and brown sugar together until light and creamy, about 2-3 minutes. Add the eggs one at a time, mixing after each, followed by the vanilla.
  • Add the dry ingredients in 2 additions, alternating with the buttermilk, scraping down the bowl as needed. Stir in the mini chocolate chips. Spread into the prepared cake pan.
  • To make the streusel topping, cook the butter over low heat until browned, about 5 minutes. Let cool slightly.
  • Combine the brown butter, brown sugar and flour with a fork in a small bowl. Sprinkle over the cake batter. Bake until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 35-40 minutes.
  • Let cool in the pan 15 minutes, then run a knife around the edges and remove springform pan sides. Let cool completely.
  • To make the icing, whisk together the powdered sugar and milk. Drizzle over cooled cake and let sit 10 minutes before serving.
Makes one 9-inch cake.


Calories: 454kcal, Carbohydrates: 73g, Protein: 5g, Fat: 16g, Saturated Fat: 10g, Cholesterol: 69mg, Sodium: 215mg, Potassium: 139mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 50g, Vitamin A: 476IU, Calcium: 83mg, Iron: 2mg
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