Chocolate Chip Sour Cream Coffee Cake

The aroma of this cake will make your mouth water with anticipation; it does not disappoint and is always a hit at the office. This sour cream coffee cake is a moist cake with the sweet taste of chocolate chips, cinnamon, and brown sugar. The walnuts add an extra bonus of texture and flavor to this dessert that makes it almost addictive.

Original recipe makes 1 coffee cake


Swirl Filling:
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2 cup dark brown sugar, or more to taste
1/2 cup chopped walnuts, or more to taste
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon, or more to taste
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup butter, softened
1 cup white sugar
1 cup sour cream
3 eggs, room temperature
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips

  • PREP

    20 mins

  • COOK

    35 mins


    1 hr 25 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9×12-inch baking dish.
  2. Stir 1/2 cup brown sugar and 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon together in a small bowl. Stir dark brown sugar, walnuts, and 1 teaspoon sugar together in another bowl. Whisk flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt together in third bowl.
  3. Beat butter and white sugar together in a large bowl with an electric mixer until creamy. Mix sour cream into butter mixture. Add eggs one at a time, thoroughly beating each egg into the butter mixture before adding the next. Add vanilla with the last egg.
  4. Stir flour mixture into butter mixture; add chocolate chips and stir until batter is well-combined. Pour 1/2 of the batter into the prepared baking dish. Sprinkle the brown sugar-cinnamon mixture over the top of the batter. Pour remaining batter over the top. Spread walnut mixture evenly over the top of the batter to cover the entire surface of the cake.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean, 35 to 40 minutes. Cool in the baking dish.


Calories: 510 kcal
Carbohydrates: 63.4 g
Cholesterol: 102 mg
Fat: 27.2 g
Fiber: 1.9 g
Protein: 6.3 g
Sodium: 386 mg