Sunday, October 17, 2010

Chocolate Chip Cake

Vintage Recipe

The month was October and the year was 1978; I was turning 7 on Halloween. I'm sure the last thing on my mind was baking a cake; eating a cake, maybe. My Aunt used to bake me the most wonderfully decorated cakes for my birthdays and I'm sure that she made a cake for my 7th birthday as well.I have so many recipe books and magazines I don't even know exactly know what I have. Here is a recipe from a book that I received from my mother-in-law when she was cleaning out her collection. The book was published in 1978. It is just one of those small magazine style books. Just look at the price!!
Chocolate Chip Cake is the only recipe I have made from this book. I love cake with sour cream in the ingredients list. I should actually give some other recipes a chance, but you know, when you find a go to recipe you just have to go-to-it. I decided to make this cake the other night for no reason really. The cake is so delicious and absolutely a great cake to serve with coffee for dessert or breakfast for that matter. It is also very simple and would be terrific to take somewhere. The top forms a little crust from the cinnamon and sugar that when mixed with the chocolate is divine.

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Chocolate Chip Cake (recipe from Simply from Scratch magazine)

2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/3 cups sour cream
2/3 cup butter, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 eggs
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
6-oz. pkg. (1 cup) semi-sweet chocolate pieces (or more if you are like me)

Heat oven to 350F (325 F for glass pan) Grease 13x9-inch pan. (lightly spoon flour into measuring cup; level off.) In large bowl, combine first nine ingredients. Blend 1 minute at low speed; beat 3 minutes at medium speed. Pour half of batter (about 2 1/2 cups) into greased pan. In small bowl, combine 1/2 cup sugar and cinnamon. Sprinkle half of sugar mixture and chocolate pieces over batter. Repeat with remaining batter, sugar mixture and chocolate pieces. Bake 35 to 40 minutes until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.



  1. Sounds yummy! I love chocolate chip anything.

  2. Thanks for the comments Julie. You should give the recipe a try. ♥


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