Light Chocolate Chunk Coffee Cake

My friend LaRobyn and I go to the Taste of Home Cooking School almost every year when it comes to our area.  We just went on Tuesday, September 11 and for the first time since we’ve been going, I won a bag of groceries!  They give all kinds of prizes away including all of the dishes that they make there that night, prizes from their sponsors, etc.  Walmart was one of the sponsors and I won a bag of Walmart groceries!  This was one of the recipes that they prepared that night and I so wanted to win it but didn’t so I made it for breakfast this morning and it was delicious!  I didn’t have all of the ingredients so had to change a few things which mostly means that there was nothing light about my version at all.  I’ll give you the original version and my changes.  If the Taste of Home Cooking School comes to your area, I highly recommend that you give it a try; if you’re a foodie like me, I’m pretty sure you’ll enjoy it!  You can find the schedule for the cooking schools here.


10 ounces semisweet chocolate, coarsely chopped (I used a 12 oz bag of semisweet chocolate chips)

3/4 cup chopped walnuts

1/3 cup Domino or C & H Light, Sugar and Stevia Blend (didn’t have this so used sugar, just have to double the amount of sugar)


3/4 cup butter, softened

1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons Domino or C & H Light, Sugar and Stevia Blend (again just double for sugar)

4 eggs

1 1/2 cups light sour cream (I used regular)

2 teaspoons vanilla

2 1/2 cups flour

2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

1  Preheat oven to 350.  Grease 10″ tube pan.

2  In a small bowl, combine topping ingredients.

3  Beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy.  Beat in eggs, sour cream and vanilla until well mixed.  In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.  On low, add flour mixture to batter, beating until smooth.

4  Spoon 1/3 of the batter (about 2 cups) into prepared pan, spreading evenly.  Sprinkle with 1/3 of the topping (scant 1 cup).  Repeat layering 2 more times.  Bake 55 – 65 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.  Cool in pan on wire rack 20 minutes before removing.

2 thoughts on “Light Chocolate Chunk Coffee Cake

    • You should go again, my friend and I try to go every year, a girl’s night out with dinner before or taken with us to the show. The cake was super yummy and disappeared quickly!

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