I was looking back through my recipes this weekend and realized that I had not shared a crumb cake dessert with you since the beginning of December. Clearly this is a huge oversight on my crumb cake loving part because I sincerely believe in crumb topping all the things! I also strongly believe in chocolate so the two were bound to come together sooner or later.
You can also certainly skip the extra chocolate sauce although I don't know why anyone would do such a thing.
This cake really needs to cool completely before you try to get it out of the pan and while you're waiting you're also going to be seriously tempted to eat the crumbs off the top of the cake. I will caution you to stop doing that just as soon as I stop doing it myself. Enjoy!
Prep Time: 25 Minutes
Cook Time: 55 Minutes
Ingredients (12 Servings)
- 1 Cup sugar
- 1 Stick unsalted butter, at room temperature
- 2 Eggs
- 1 Teaspoon vanilla
- 1 Cup sour cream
- 2 Cups all purpose flour
- 2 Teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 Teaspoon baking soda
- 1 Teaspoon salt
- 1 Cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- Crumb Topping:
- 1/2 Cup sugar
- 1 1/4 Cup all purpose flour
- 1/4 Teaspoon salt
- 1 Stick unsalted butter, melted
- Chocolate Sauce:
- 1/3 Cup chocolate chips
- 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter
In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar using a stand or hand mixer. Mix in the eggs, vanilla and sour cream.
In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Place the chocolate chips in a small bowl and mix with one tablespoon of the flour mixture. This will help the chips to not sink to the bottom of the cake in the oven.
Beat the flour mixture into the web batter just until incorporated and then fold in the chocolate chips. Pour into the prepared tube pan.
Make the topping by mixing together the sugar, flour, salt and melted butter in a small bowl. When fully incorporated, stick it together with your hands and crumble it over the top of the cake batter. Bake for 50 - 55 minutes or until the crumb is a light golden brown and a toothpick comes out clean. Allow to cool thoroughly before removing from the pan.
Melt the chocolate chips and butter together over a pot of steaming water or in the microwave and spoon over the cake, if desired.
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