Friday, January 9, 2009

Chocolate Chip Cake

It was my son's birthday recently and the thought was to bake a cake and bring it to his school for the kids to share.  Of course I didn't think of doing this until 2 hours before he was due to leave for school.   So I found this recipe on Recipezaar that looked easy, tasty, and most importantly, i had all the ingredients!

This recipe is incredibly easy.  The first nine ingredients are mixed together and that's the batter.  The last three are mixed to make the topping and middle.  So i poured half the batter into the cake pan and topped with the cinnamon sugar and chocolate chips, added the rest of the batter, and added the remainder of the topping.  

I couldn't believe everything was going to well.  I still had an hour and a half, plenty of time.  The cake took a lot longer than the 30-35 minutes stated on the recipe.  It took just over an hour, and all the chocolate chips sank to the bottom of the cake.  So i covered the cake with icing sugar and thought it looked ok.  By this time the cake was still too warm to bring so after that, i left it behind.

I called some friends over when I got back to try the cake and its really good!  The chips sinking to the bottom have made a sort of chocolate chip crust.  Ha ha, i don't know what i did but i hope i can do it again!



Heat oven to 350 degrees.   Grease (not oil) a 13 x 9 pan.  

In large bowl, combine first 9 ingredients.  Mix well by hand or use a mixer at medium speed for about 3 minutes.  Pour half of the batter (about 2 1/2 cups) into the prepared pan.  In separate small bowl, combine the sugar and cinnamon.  Sprinkle half of the sugar mixture and chocolate chips (1/2 cup) over batter.  Repeat with remaining batter, sugar mixture, and chocolate chips.  Bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

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