Sunday, May 2, 2010

Chocolate Chip Coffee Cake

Oh man! The past 2 days have been crazy. I have been trying to save money for a mixer and I thought "Why not try to raise money for a mixer"? So I started the Dolla Holla Bake Sale!

I had the house to myself last night, what better time to concentrate and get down to business? Countless dirty dishes, many cups of sugar and one burnt pinky finger later, I finally stopped at 1:30 in the morning. I had made chocolate chip and pretzel cookies, blue raspberry flavored candy popcorn, chocolate chip coffee cake and double chocolate chip cookie dough that sat in the fridge overnight. 

This morning Greg and I got up early and baked the double chocolate cookies and I made chewy banana bars with cream cheese icing. We bagged everything up and I went off to work. My intention for the Dolla Holla Sale was easy and pretty self explanatory-- everything is a dollar.  I posted about this all over facebook and came to work with a huge bag full of goodies. I have a hard time asking people to buy things so when they asked me the price I ended up blurting out that everything was a donation. I must say some people were mighty generous. For the most part Dolla Holla held up to it's name but a special thanks goes out to everyone who gave a little extra. 

I could not believe how much I sold!! I am completely out of the banana bars and the chocolate chip pretzel cookies. I am off tomorrow so I know there is a long day of baking ahead of me to prepare for Tuesday night's work shift. Co-workers have already placed orders. 

All of the money raised has gone into a special envelope that is not to be touched until the time has come for me to purchase my appliance, oh I can't wait. I have decided I would like to make this a monthly event. Each month making a completely different batch of snacks. 

If anyone would like to purchase anything (or donate to the fund) please e-mail me at

And now, I present, the recipe for the most fabulous chocolate chip coffee cake from Pete Bakes!

1 stick butter
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/3 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
1 cup sour cream
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp water
2 cups flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
6 oz chocolate chips

1. mix 1/2 cup white sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon, chocolate chips.

2. cream butter, 1 cup white sugar, and eggs. add the sour cream, vanilla and water.

3. in a separate bowl, mix flour, baking powder and soda. combine into the wet ingredients.

4. pour half of the batter into a greased and floured 9×13 inch pan. sprinkle half of the cinnamon, sugar and chocolate chip mixture on the batter. pour in the rest of the batter and top with the rest of the cinnamon, sugar and chip mix.

5. bake at 350 F for 30 minutes. let it cool for at least an hour before cutting into it, or the chocolate chips will be too melty and it will be hard to get out of the pan.

It looks so good, don't you agree?

Really, how could you not agree?


  1. OMG that looks DIVINE!! Great job! :]

    -Noelle xO

  2. Such a great idea! I don't work with enough people to pull this off, but if I did, I'd be all over it. Good luck!

  3. Looks yummy! Good luck with future bake sales. Great idea!

  4. this deserves a nom nom noming. Oh gosh, I want to make it really bad now even though I have like, no more money to buy the stuff haha. Good luck with future bake sales! :)