Friday, December 25, 2009

Chocolate Chip Pecan Coffee Cake

Merry Christmas!! And in the words of my 4 yr old "And Happy Birthday Baby Jesus!" Try to take a moment today to remember that "He is the Reason for the Season!"
Hope everyone is having a wonderful Christmas. Wanted to pass along one of my favorite recipes. This recipe nearly threw me off my low carb diet when I first made it. It was the first dry carb that I felt I may not be able to stop consuming before it was all gone. Eventually, I had to take the remainder and put it in the freezer. And, it does freeze very well. This makes a huge cake or you can bake it in mini loaf pans if you want to give several gifts. This dense sweet cake sprinkled with cinnamon, sugar and pecans would make the perfect addition to your Christmas breakfast. Enjoy!!

Chocolate Chip Pecan Coffee Cake

1 cup butter or margarine, softened

1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened

1 1/2 cups sugar, divided

2 eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 cup milk

1 cup semisweet chocolate chips

1/4 cup chopped pecans

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon


1.In a mixing bowl, cream the butter, cream cheese and 1-1/4 cups of sugar. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with milk. Stir in chocolate chips. Pour into a greased 9-in. springform pan. Combine the pecans, cinnamon and remaining sugar; sprinkle over batter.

2.Bake at 350 degrees F for 50-55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 15 minutes. Carefully run a knife around edge of pan to loosen. Remove sides of pan. Cool completely before cutting.
"For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.  And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger. And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men." Luke 2:11-14


Sonya said...

Oh my..this looks fabulous. I hope you and your family have a wonderful christmas!

Barbara said...

Well, it might be a diet-killer, but it just might be worth it!
Looks divine!

Anonymous said...

OMGosh! I have to make this one! I just love the combination of pecans and chocolate!