Thursday, March 12, 2009

Chocolate Chips Streusel Pound Cake

My oven is back in action again. Bake this simple cake for our breakfast. The sour cream makes this cake rich and keeps it really moist. My favorite part of this cake is the crunchy streusel topping. The next time I bake this cake I will add some nuts to its topping.

Ingredients :

1 3/4 cup all purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 stick (4 0z)) unsalted butter
3/4 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 cup chocolate chips

Streusel :

3 tbsp of flour
2 tbsp of butter
2 tbsp light brown sugar
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon

1. Preheat oven to 325F. Lightly butter a loaf pan.
2. For the streusel combine flour, butter, brown sugar and cinnamon in the bowl and mix well. Set it aside.
3. Sift together the flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside. In mixer, cream the butter and sugar on medium speed until light and fluffy, about 2-3 minutes. . Then add eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Mix in vanilla extract.
4. On low speed, add a third of the flour and mix until the flour is just barely combined. Then mix in half of the sour cream. Repeat with another third of the flour, the remaining half of the sour cream and then the last third of the flour. Stir in chocolate chips with a spoon or spatula.
5. Spread the batter into your prepared loaf pan. Sprinkle the streusel over the batter. Bake until golden brown and a cake tester comes out clean, about 50-60 minutes. Let the cake cool in the pan for 15 minutes. Then carefully remove the cake from the pan and let it cool completely on a rack.


Big Boys Oven said...

wow this cake goes well with my morning coffee, definte I will try this lovely recipe! yummy . . . yum

Anonymous said...

Gert, the cake really looks good..the sour cream does make the cake moisture and the cinnamon will add some aroma to it..will try this cake

- kath

Elin Chia said...

Hi Gert,
Good bake...I love cakes that are moist. Good idea to add nuts on top Have added it to my To-do List ^ *


Tricia said...

This looks SO yummy!!

Little Corner of Mine said...

Yummy, I like cake made with sour cream too, soft and moist.

Beachlover said...

rich choc chip cake look delectable!! so far I still didn't bake any cake with choc chip yet! must try your recipe soon ...but let me get a smaller dish first! every time bake also go tong sampah after 1 week...

Jo said...

Absolutely delicious and I love the streusel topping.

Christelle said...

humm, could see roasted hazelnuts in there :)))

Anonymous said...

Hai Gert, how are you? Bila balik sana? Hope you've enjoyed your holidays here and bring back a meaningful moments! Laju dah masak ni..hehe

Anonymous said...

Very nice... i like this cake.

ICook4Fun said...

BBO, hope you like this cake.

Kath, I always like cinnamon in my cakes :)

Elin, happy baking :)

Tricia, thanks for stopping by.

LCOM, the next time I am going to try it with yogurt and see if it taste the same.

LCOM, this recipe yield only a loaf and its not as big as the usual cake.

Jo, it give the cake an extra crunch :)

Christelle, it would be nice to add hazelnuts to it.

Ummi, I balik the 1st week of March. I had a wonderful time in Malaysia. Thank you.

Leemei, thank you.

Cathy said...

Your cake looks wonderful and I especially like the addition of chocolate chips. My grandchildren will think this is a real treat. Me too.

Family First said...

I did pound cake ones but I find it a bit too dense. Is this a dense cake as well?

ICook4Fun said...

Cathy, kids usually like anything chocolate :)

Family First, this cake is pretty moist because of the sour cream.