Recipes from Maria's Kitchen

Chocolate Chunk Cinnamon Coffee Cake
Prep Time: 30 min
Total Time: 1 hr 15 min
Makes: 16 servings

1 pkg. (12 oz.) BAKER'S Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chunks
3/4 cup chopped PLANTERS Nuts
2 cups sugar, divided
1-1/2 tsp. cinnamon
2-2/3 cups flour
1-1/2 tsp. baking soda
3/4 tsp. Baking Powder
1/2 tsp. salt 3/4 cup
(1-1/2 sticks) butter or margarine, softened
1 tsp. vanilla
3 eggs
1-1/2 cups Sour Cream

GREASE 13x9-inch baking pan.

MIX chocolate, nuts, 2/3 cup of the sugar and cinnamon; set aside. Mix flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt; set aside.

BEAT butter, remaining 1-1/3 cups sugar and vanilla in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Add flour mixture alternately with sour cream, beating after each addition until smooth. Spoon 1/2 of the batter into prepared pan. Top with 1/2 of the chocolate-nut mixture. Repeat layers.

BAKE at 350F for 40 to 45 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan on wire rack.

Make-Ahead: Prepare as directed; cool completely. Wrap in plastic wrap, then again in foil. Freeze up to 1 month.

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