Chocolate Coffee Cake with Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Crumb Topping

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Chocolate Coffee Cake with Reeses Streusel

 

I find Easter to be the perfect

eat candy for breakfast occasion.

When candy is part of a coffee cake…

well that makes it acceptable any morning in my book.

I am a BIG fan of desserts that pretend to be breakfast

donuts

pastry

pie

{it is fruit after all}

coffee cake

sugar mixed with LARGE amounts caffeine is how I get it moving in the morning

trust me,

this cake will get it moving,

and then some.

{it may get the kids moving a little too much}

The chocolate cake would have been absolutely delicious on it’s own,

but what fun is a naked cake?

The Reese’s peanut butter cup crumb topping…

CRAZY good

like you could eat it without the cake good



With this cake,

a cup of coffee,

and a gorgeous blue sky,

I am ready to face the day.

{even if it has to start before 8 am}



Chocolate Coffee Cake

For the topping

1/2 cup flour

1/4 cup of brown sugar

1/4 cup of butter

{cold and cut into small pieces}

1 bag of Reese’s miniature PB cups

{about 2 cups when crumbled}

in a food processor crumble up the PB cups

{about 10 quick pulses}

~set aside

in a clean bowl of a food processor

combine the flour and sugar

add the butter, and pulse until you have pea size crumbs

stir this into the PB cups

For the coffee cake

2 cups of flour

2/3 cup of cocoa powder

1 tsp baking powder

1 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt

1 stick of butter {softened}

1 cup of sugar

3 eggs

11/4 cups of sour cream

1 tsp vanilla

combine the flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, and salt

{set aside}

in the bowl of a stand mixer cream the butter with the sugar until light and fluffy

{about 5 minutes}

add the eggs one at a time

{scraping the bowl after each addition}

add the vanilla

add the flour and sour cream a little at a time

{alternating between the two}

spread the batter in a greased 9×9 baking pan

cover with the crumb topping

bake at 350 for 40 minutes

cool on a kitchen rack

{the cake cuts best when completely cool}

Enjoy!

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