Chocolate Chunk Cinnamon Coffee Cake

I started this blog because I always loved to cook and make desserts for our family and friends.  One of my favorite desserts that I made frequently was this Chocolate Chunk Cinnamon Coffee Cake.  My husband is a big fan of coffee cake but I always love desserts that have lots of chocolate in them.  This chocolate coffee cake helps to appease both of us because it combines coffee cake with my love of chocolate.  When I realized that I never posted this coffee cake on the blog, I knew I had to make it immediately.
This Chocolate Chunk Cinnamon Coffee Cake is so delicious!  This coffee cake is not only moist it contains cinnamon and chocolate chunks in the middle and on top. The addition of the sour cream helps to make this coffee cake more moist.
 This is really great warmed up because the chocolate melts and makes it even better.  We like to make this and then have it for breakfast for the rest of the week.  This is my favorite type of coffee cake, once you make coffee cake with chocolate you won’t ever make regular coffee cake again!
Chocolate Chunk Cinnamon Coffee Cake
(Recipe adapted from
Chocolate Chunk Cinnamon Coffee Cake

Chocolate Chunk Cinnamon Coffee Cake


  • 1 package (12 ounces) semi-sweet chocolate chunks
  • 3/4 cup pecan pieces
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 2 2/3 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup sour cream


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a small bowl mix the chocolate chunks and pecan pieces together. In another small bowl mix the brown sugar and cinnamon together. Set the bowls aside.
  3. In a medium sized bowl mix together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
  4. In a large bowl beat the butter and the sugar until combined. Then add the eggs one at a time and then the vanilla. Then add the flour gradually, alternating with the sour cream and beat until combined.
  5. Pour half of the batter into a greased 13x9 baking pan. Then add half of the chocolate chunk mixture on top and add half of the cinnamon mixture on top of the chocolate.
  6. Then pour the rest of the batter on top and top with the remaining chocolate chunk mixture and the remaining cinnamon mixture.
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  1. Ooohhhh! This looks gooood! I never thought to add chocolate chunks to coffee cake…good call!

  2. This looks delicious, Alyssa! Pinned :-)

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  3. Yum, I want to try this! I’ve never had chocolate in coffee cake before but that’s a great idea!! I’d love for you to share this, if you’d like, on my Sweet Tooth Tuesdays link party!

  4. Um, YUM! Love me some delicious coffee cake and this looks fantastic!!

  5. What’s not to love about this!

  6. Ummmm, yes, please?! I’d love a slice of this for breakfast! Thanks so much for sharing at last week’s All my Bloggy Friends – Linda and I look forward to seeing what you share this week! :)

  7. Yum! My oldest just said this morning he wished he had a chocolate chip muffin. He would have been thrilled to have this coffee cake for breakfast! Pinning to make soon :)

  8. This looks delicious! I love coffee cake and I love that there’s chocolate in the middle! I’m featuring this tonight at my link party and pinning!