I tasted this cake many years ago and have held onto the memory and the recipe. It's from Bon Apetit 1995. The cake is safely under glass and waiting for the first daughter to arrive home today.
This cake has the texture of a dense pound cake.
Chocolate Chip Coffee Cake
oven to 350
oven to 350
2 large egg whites (1/4 cup)
1/3 cup (packed) golden brown sugar
Pinch of salt
1 1/2 cups coarsely chopped walnuts
1 1/4 cups mini semisweet chocolate chips, divided
2 cups cake flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
3 large eggs
3/4 cup sour cream
3/4 cup powdered sugar
2 tablespoons sour cream
(I microwaved some dark chocolate chips in a baggie till melted, sniped off the tip and drizzled it over the cake.)
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