Chocolate Chip Pecan Coffee Cake

Chocolate Chip Pecan Coffee Cake

Dinner last night with the fam plus my nephew Wyett and my niece Amber and her family.  I made spaghetti with my homemade sauce, a salad, some easy homemade rolls and this beautiful cake for dessert.  It said it was a coffee cake but I just drizzled some frosting on it and it was good to go, so good in fact that there is none left!  The recipe comes from my “Chocolate from the Cake Mix Doctor” cookbook.

1/2 cup finely chopped pecans

1 (18.25 oz) yellow cake mix

1 (3.4 oz) vanilla instant pudding mix

1 cup milk

3/4 cup oil

4 eggs

1 cup semisweet chocolate chips

1  Preheat oven to 350.  Spray bundt pan with cooking spray for baking (the one with flour in it).  Sprinkle pecans evenly over the bottom of the pan.  (I added a couple of tablespoons of Trader Joe’s Turbinado Raw Cane Sugar to give it a little extra sweet crunch.)

2  Blend cake mix, pudding mix, milk, oil and eggs on low for 1 minute.  Stop and scrape down sides.  Blend on medium for 2 – 3 minutes more until batter is thick and well combined.  Fold in chocolate chips.  (I added another 1/2 cup chips to the 1 the recipe called for.)  Pour batter into pan, smoothing top with spatula.

3  Bake until cake is golden brown and springs back when lightly touched with finger, 55 – 60 minutes.  Cool in wire rack for 20 minutes before removing from pan.

(I mixed about 1 cup of powdered sugar with 2 – 3 teaspoons of cocoa and about 4 milk caps of milk with a whisk to make a somewhat thicker glaze then just drizzled it over the cake.)

5 thoughts on “Chocolate Chip Pecan Coffee Cake

  1. A great dinner for the family. The cake looks delicious! I hope to try it for Empty Nesters dinner. I think it will be a winner!

  2. I’m trying to decide between the chocolate chip pecan coffee cake or the sour cream coffee cake. Both look so yummy! I love that the kids have good memories of you feeding them when they were living in Utah, Idaho and going to school!

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