Chocolate Chip Crumb Cake


Today feels like a comfort food kind of day, and Chocolate Chip Crumb Cake is definitely comfort food! I just baked a Banana Cream Pie and a double batch of Banana Carrot Bread for a few lucky recipients, but I’m still wishing I had some of this coffee cake to enjoy with my girl while we watch the rain and the wind swirl outside our windows. Unfortunately, my kitchen is a disaster and I don’t think I have the energy to clean it up and start baking again. Where is the dish washer (aka my husband) when you need him?!?

When I was a kid I would whip up Bisquick coffee cake whenever I (or someone in my family) was in need of something sweet. It was quick and easy and we almost always had the ingredients in the pantry. That childhood coffee cake was good, but it wasn’t great. This Chocolate Chip Crumb Cake is about 100x better than I remember the Bisquick version being. And now that we avoid processed foods as much as possible, this will be our go-to recipe. An indulgence? Yes! Worth it? Completely! You won’t regret making this moist, buttery cake. The cake itself is not terribly sweet, but with the crumb topping and mini chocolate chips it’s a perfect package. My almost 3 year old declared it was better than chocolate cupcakes… and that’s saying something!




Make this delicious coffee cake recipe for brunch or a tea party…

Chocolate Chip Crumb Cake

Yield: 1 10″ Coffee Cake

2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 Tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup unsalted butter, cubed and room temp
1 large egg, room temperature
2/3 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

for the chocolate chip streusel:
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup unsalted butter, melted and cooled to warm
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips

  • Prepare the streusel: Whisk together the flour, sugar, cinnamon, baking powder, salt, and mini chocolate chips in a medium bowl. Add the cooled butter and mix with a fork until it starts to form clumps. Let the prepared streusel sit while you make the cake batter.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Line the bottom of a 10″ springform pan with parchment paper and butter or spray the sides of the pan. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients (flour through salt). Toss in the cubed butter and use a pastry cutter or your hands to combine until small crumbs form.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, and vanilla until combined.
  • Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and pour in the egg mixture. Use a wooden spoon to mix everything together until smoothish (about 1 minute). The batter will be super thick… that’s ok!
  • Spread the batter evenly along the bottom of the prepared pan. Use your hands to squeeze the streusel mixture into large clumps and then break them up a little as you scatter them on top of the batter. Push down lightly on the streusel to press it into the cake batter.
  • Place the pan on a sheet of foil in the oven and bake for 45-50 minutes or until the crumb topping is golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean. I baked mine for a bit longer, but start checking at around 45 minutes.
  • Cool completely before releasing the cake from the springform pan. Enjoy with a tall glass of milk!

slightly adapted from A Little Zaftig. Original recipe from Great Coffee Cakes, Sticky Bun, Muffins, and More by Carole Walter



  1. Definitely pinning this for later. I looooooooooooooooooooove crumb cake!

  2. This looks so good! Perfect with a cup of coffee in the morning or for a brunch.

  3. This looks DELICIOUS! Oh… you have me very hungry :)

  4. I agree with Danielle…great with a cup of coffee. Thanks for sharing. Actually, do you have a coffee cake recipe? LOL!

  5. I want this! I wonder if instead of doing dishes (I have some Valentines honey do coupons from my hubby) if he would make me this yummy treat instead…. clearly I don’t have time to bake haha!

  6. These look so delicious! And pretty! Great photos. Pinning to Pinterest now.

  7. Yummy!!! This recipe looks amazing! These images are so appetizing!

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