Chocolate Chip Coffee Cake

Chocolate Chip Coffee Cake – A light and fluffy coffee cake with a layer of chocolate chip streusel in the middle and on top!

 Chocolate Chip Coffee Cake - A light and fluffy coffee cake with a layer of chocolate chip streusel in the middle and on top!

I hope that everyone had a wonderful and relaxing weekend.  We celebrated my husband’s birthday, and he got to do whatever he wanted.  After traveling for work, and being busy, he didn’t want to do much.  But to be able to sit around, guilt-free, is worth something!  We did get some stuff done around the house, so that was at least productive.  I still can not figure out why there is always so much do to around the house.  I mean, we pick up and clean up after ourselves daily, but at the end of the week the house is a mess and there is so much to do.  I think I just need to have a live in housekeeper!  If anyone wants to fund that, just let me know!

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Apple Pumpkin Coffee Cake

Apple Pumpkin Coffee Cake - a great fall coffee cake

I hope that you are having a great weekend.  My parents are in town, so we are getting to spend time with them, and my brother.  Considering my brother lives less than an hour away, we don’t really see him that often.  Everyone works, our son has activities, and they live downtown (read small apartment, with no parking), so it doesn’t always work out.  They are in the process of building a house in a suburb of Denver though, so hopefully that means we will get to see them more often.  So when you have a house full of people in the morning, what do you make for breakfast?  Personally, I love something easy and fun, and my son wants something with cinnamon.  So apple pumpkin coffee cake it is!

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Eggnog Coffee Cake

My first step into anything with eggnog happened last year.  I first made these Eggnog muffins, that were a big hit all around.  I have made them again this year, and they are currently in my freezer.  The other thing I tried last year was a coffee cake.  It was another huge hit.  But, I didn’t make it until January, so it was way past eggnog posting season :)

My 7 year old remembered both the coffee cake and the muffins, and requested them as soon as he saw eggnog in the store.  So this year, I am posting in prime eggnog season!  My son loves this so much, he is already requesting that we make it again.  I am thinking of trying to freeze some of it this time; anyone know if that will work?  Very similar texture to quick breads and muffins, so I can’t see it being a problem.

This is full of nutmeg and eggnog flavor.  It would be a perfect breakfast to have waiting for you on Christmas morning.  You could bake it up the night before, and just reheat in the oven for a few minutes to have a fresh and warm breakfast.  Even if you are not an eggnog drinker (none of us here are), trust me, you will LOVE this coffee cake!

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Blueberry Breakfast Cake

Blueberry Breakfast Cake

Today a dear friend of mine is having surgery.  She is in her 30’s and found out about a month ago that she has breast cancer.  She discovered a mass during a self exam, and immediately went to her doctor.  After numerous tests, it has been determined that the prognosis is very good.   There is no a history of breast cancer in her family.  She has 7 year old and 3 year old boys, and is one of the best Mom’s that I know!   Unfortunately we now live very far apart, so I can’t be there for her today.  I can at least post something I would have made for her family, had I still lived here.

I have shared a few blueberry recipes with you this summer: lemonade, waffles, banana bread, and now this cake.  They are definitely becoming something that I enjoy more and more.  I still have a carton left too, so just wait :)

This has “breakfast” in the name, but like most sugar/carb loaded breakfasts, this could easily be considered dessert.  I made this cake for friends here in Colorado.  It went over very well!  She took it to her parents house for dessert that night, and said everyone liked it.  Then I saw her husband a couple of days later, and he said he ate the rest for dinner and breakfast the next day, as his son was complaining it was gone already!  The original recipe calls for buttermilk, which I am sure would be amazing.  I didn’t have any buttermilk and was out of milk, so I substituted yogurt.  The cake rose perfectly and the texture was exactly what you would expect.  So take your pick with what you use.

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Blueberry Coffee Cake in a Mug


So this was supposed to the week I was moving. Due to issues outside of our control that isn’t happening :(  But I already had great guest posters lined up, so I am going with it!  This will give me much needed time to pack  and get ready for the move.

Today I want to introduce you to Steph host of Steph’s Bite by Bite.  She is always coming up with amazing recipes.  She is a runner, and is currently training for a marathon.  Totally jealous of the marathon part!  So after you check out this quick and easy coffee cake, go tell Steph I said Hi!

Hi guys! I’m Steph from Steph’s Bite by Bite and I can’t tell you guys how excited I am to be guest posting today for Erin! I’ve been reading her blog for a long time now and am such a huge fan!

Sometimes I find that I’m hit with a huge craving for cake…it usually happens when I wake up (is that weird?). Unfortunately I can’t bake a cake at 5 AM, yes, that’s what time I wake up. So I had to find another way to get my fix!

Ever realize that cakes can be made in the microwave within minutes. I’m not lying to you!

And the best part is that it’s an individual serving, so there’s no, N-O, NOOOO sharing. I have a huge issue with sharing cake. I always think that some one is gonna get the bigger, better piece with all the frosting.

With this personal coffee cake I don’t have to worry about that. Hot, warm, gooey blueberries bursting at the seams, crumble topping, say hell-o to a perfect way to start your day!

All I have to worry about is the fact that these are so darn easy to make, that I have to fight myself to not make three in a row.

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