Chocolate Chip and Cream Cheese Coffee Cake

* This is entry #39 for Lasang Pinoy, Sundays. *

This week’s theme for Lasang Pinoy, Sundays is “Bread” (Bread-y or Not).  Late last night, I baked some goodies, specially for this theme…Chocolate Chip and Cream Cheese Coffee Cake, which I might as well just refer to as C6.  Haha! ;)  The All Recipes newsletter (What’s Cooking? #424)that I received on Thursday, March 5th, couldn’t have come at a more opportune time.  The featured recipes?  Quick breads!  And that, is how I ended up with this coffee cake. ;)

First, some definition of terms are in order.

Quick bread, according to the article “Baking Quick Breads” by Jennifer Andersonrefers to any bread that uses chemical leaveners (baking powder and/or baking soda) as opposed to yeast, and requires no kneading or rising time. The definition includes pancakes, waffles, scones, biscuits, coffeecakes, muffins and loaves.

Coffee cake, according to Wiki, has two main definitions: (1) “a cake, often sponge cake, which is made with coffee or has a coffee flavor; (2) a cake served with coffee or eaten as a dessert. Under this definition, a coffee cake does not necessarily contain coffee. Coffee cakes are typically flavored with cinnamon, apple, nuts, and fruits. This coffee cake is of the latter.

This Chocolate Chip Coffee Cake, (recipe  submitted by Michelle Krzmarzick to certainly is a good find.  Here’s the original recipe:


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.
It was the first time I tried the recipe and I’m so glad it turned out to be love at first bite for me and my taste testers (Hubby and my little girl).  I wasn’t so sure how it was going to come out because there were minor changes that I made, most, except for one, were intentional.

Instead of a 9-in springform pan, I went for 2 12-cup muffin pans, both of which I popped in the oven at the same time.  If you will just take a look at the photo on top, the muffins on the left are of a lighter shade than the ones on the right.  The lighter shade ones were cooked in 20 minutes, but the ones in the other tray weren’t ready yet, so, I baked them for another 5 minutes.  Still, they weren’t ready.  I set the timer for another 5 minutes and busied myself with something else. When the time sounded, I saw that the muffins now have a brown crusted top.  No harm done though!  Except for the crusty top, which some actually prefer, the muffins tasted the same.  They were dense yet moist and actually just melts in your mouth.

Second, I added an extra half cup of chocolate chips to the recipe.  I thought, well, one can’t have too much chocolate chips!  And I’m right, of course!  :D

Third, the accidental change I was referring to, I dumped the 1 1/2 cups of sugar in the recipe instead of only 1 1/4.  I had no choice but to use another quarter cup of sugar to mix with the cinnamon and pecans.  If you want a result that is less sweet, then follow the recipe exactly.  I may stick to the 1 1/2 cups plus 1/4 cup for the sprinkles. :)  I’ll also do a more generous sprinkling of pecans next time.


4 more days before winners for the Cafe Munchkin Birthday Blowout are drawn! :D


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27 Responses to “Chocolate Chip and Cream Cheese Coffee Cake”

  1. ces says:

    looks so good weng! alam mo ba kahapon ko pa gusto mag bake, kaya lang naubusan ako ng egg! hahaa! coffee and cream cheese???i’ll def try this one day:)

    cess last blog post..Lasang Pinoy, Sundays: BREAD-y or not!


  2. miriam says:

    fotos are lovely! chocolate chip na, cream cheese pa! will have to try this soon. mukhang madali gawin. am new to baking and quick bread, especially your C6, will surely get me going.


  3. Gmirage says:

    Now that’s something worth trying! Perfectly baked Weng…ENjoy your week!

    Gmirages last blog post..Lasang Pinoy Sundays – Bread


  4. iska says:

    As always, they look so yummy! Thanks for the recipe :-)

    iskas last blog post..La.Pi.S: Garlic Bread


  5. tin says:

    these look so good, weng! lagi akong nags-salivate sa mga entries mo. :)

    tins last blog post..She Keeps Me Going


  6. maiylah says:

    ooohhh! uber yummy!!!

    maiylahs last blog post..Food Friday


  7. luna miranda says:

    they’re great with coffee…malapit na merienda! pampagana talaga tong cup cakes mo.

    luna mirandas last blog post..Lasang Pinoy: bread-y or not


  8. Zriz says:

    Oh! Yummy Mommy Munchkin! I’m gonna grab this recipe!

    Zrizs last blog post..Chicken Curry


  9. Lynn says:

    Looks really appetizing! If ever I will try this, I hope they will come out like how you baked them. Neat and nice. Yummy!

    Lynns last blog post..Piazza Pazzo


  10. Those cupcakes look delectable. Thanks for sharing the recipe. It’s worth a try.

    Rach (Heart of Rachel)s last blog post..Camera Critters #36


  11. Jay says:

    wow ang sarap naman nyan :D

    i love cakes and choco chips and coffee on the side kaya

    yum yum yum ytum *burp*

    my entry is here

    magandang araw ka-lasa-ista :)
    Salamat sa pagbisita :)

    Jays last blog post..La.Pi.S # 39: BREADy or not


  12. avril says:

    All yummy. yummy!!!! Patikim?


  13. julie says:

    Oh-la-la! Ang sarap nito :)

    Have a great week, Weng :)


  14. munchkinvcd says:

    yum-oh!!! btw, munchkin din “screen name” ko… kya nman im so excited nang mahanap ko ‘tong food blog mo. i must really try one of your dishes/desserts.

    nga pala, did u know that your blog was mentioned on “AMORE: 2009 Food Lover’s Planner”? hmmm, i’m sure u know that, hehehe!


    munchkinmommy Reply:

    Hi MunchkinVCD! You have a beautiful screen name. Haha! You know what, I had no clue that my blog was included in the list of Pinoy food blogs that was included in the Amore planner! I have to get myself a copy….or two! I already emailed The Gourmet and have already asked my sister-in-law to get in touch with them. This is really very exciting news for me. Hee hee! Thank you so much for letting me know! I could kiss you right now…mmwah! :)

    Thanks for dropping by and I hope you come back soon. Cheers! :D


  15. abby says:

    ang saraaaaap!

    abbys last blog post..Lasang Pinoy, Sundays: Bread


  16. Bem says:

    the title alone made me drooool! sigh, i wish i know how to bake.

    Bems last blog post..repurposed


  17. Gmirage says:

    Weng, I missed out on your blogoversary event :D Haha di bale next year! ;)

    Gmirages last blog post..Ruby Tuesday – Strawberry nutty cake


    munchkinmommy Reply:

    Hi Gmirage! My blogoversary event is still on-going. It ends on March 11th, 11:59pm (CST), my time. So you can still join if you have time and if you want to. :) Cheers!


  18. munchkinvcd says:

    you’re most welcome! eto pa, baka din u haven’t seen the page yet… check this out (you’d probably give me hugs for this, tee-hee!!) –

    ganda ng planner no? i emailed them nga asking if they’re shipping to Canada… kaso baka naman mas mahal pa yung shipping cost kesa sa mismong planner, wag na lang kase kuripot ako eh, hahah!


    munchkinmommy Reply:

    Hello again, MunchkinVCD! After I read your comment, I googled the planner. So I’ve seen the pages already, specially the most important one of all where Cafe Munchkin is listed. Hee hee. :D I’ve already gotten in touch with the people behind the planner and they’ll give me a free copy. Woohoo! I have family coming over soon so that takes care of the shipping part. :)

    Thanks for giving me the link. Hugs to you! :)


  19. Jescel says:

    man, this looks soo good.. chocolate and cream cheese are a lethal combo! :oD

    Jescels last blog post..Sweet Challah


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  21. Pinky says:

    Thanks for sharing! Parang kaya ata ng powers ko ito – will give this a try one of these days. :)

    Pinkys last blog post..LaPiS: Bread-y (or Not)!


  22. JMom says:

    Oh my, that sounds totally sinful and looks delicious! I want some :)


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