A light delicate crust layer made with plain yogurt. Cake has a chocolate, cinnamon and walnut topping for a splendid morning treat.
2 1/4 cups Flour
1 cup Plain yogurt
1 cup Walnuts, chopped
3/4 cup Light brown sugar
1/2 cup Sugar
1 tsp Baking powder
1 tsp Cinnamon
1/2 tsp Cinnamon
1 tsp Baking soda
1/2 tsp Salt
1 tsp Vanilla extract
3/4 cup Unsalted butter, melted and cooled
1 cup Chocolate chips
Oven Temp ~ 350°
Baking Time ~ 20 to
Pan Type ~ two 9 inch pans
In a large bowl, mix the flour, sugars, 1 tsp of cinnamon
and salt. Combine mixture with butter using pastry blender or two knives
until damp and crumbly.
Take out 3/4 cup of mixture and put into a small bowl. Add remaining 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon and walnuts. This will be the cinnamon walnut topping.
Put the yogurt, egg, baking powder, baking soda and vanilla into a small bowl. Beat with a fork until well mixed. Stir in the chocolate chips. Using a large mixing bowl, fold into the flour mixture. Pour chocolate cake batter into prepared pans, sprinkle with the topping.
Bake Cinnamon Walnut Chocolate Coffee Cake until a wooden toothpick inserted into center comes out clean.
Did you say you're on a diet?
No desserts for 20 years?
Do you pass the cake and candy sections
With some heartfelt sighs and tears?
Go ahead !! Bake those gooey
Sticky sweet forbidden things.
But first put on your jogging outfit.
Your tennis shoes and exercise fling.
Run in place while stirring;
Time your cakes with jumping jacks.
Ten deep knee bends between ingredients.
Use that kitchen for a workout track.
And when you're out of breath and panting.
Pot holders around your prize.
Jog to the nearest 90 pound neighbor
And leave her your 1000 calorie surprise!