Coffee Cake seems to be a little too crumbly for my taste. This recipe delivers a dense, moist cake with an amazing nutty struesel. We add chocolate chips to the cake for an extra bit of sweetness. It takes a while to bake but believe me...It's worth it.
Chocolate Chip Streusel Cake
1/2 cup butter (softened)
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese (softened)
1/2 cup apple sauce
1 1/4 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla
2 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 cup milk
1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
1 cup chopped almonds or pecans
2/3 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup flour
1 tsp ground cinnamin
1/3 cup butter
Mix all ingredients until crumbly.
In mixing bowl, cream butter cream cheese, applesauce and 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 half into greased 9 inch springform pan. Sprinkle in half the streusel. Pour on remainder of cake mixture and top with remaining streusel.
Bake at 350 degrees for 50-55 minutes or until toothpick inserted near center comes out clean. (Do not over bake) Cool 15 minutes. Carefully run knife around edges of pan to loosen. Remove sides of pan. Cool before cutting.