Chocolate, coffee and nuts in a coffee cake? Yes! I’m always looking for coffee cakes to make for my family. It’s perfect way to start your morning. Coffee cakes are easy on busy mornings. During the school year, when I’m getting kids up, trying to get breakfast made, lunches and snacks packed and trying to get out the door, it’s nice to have a delicious treat to serve along with some fresh fruit and yogurt.
Try as we might, sometimes it’s difficult for my husband and me to get a bite in the morning while trying to get the kids ready so this coffee cake with a cup of coffee, of course, holds us over.
I developed this recipe on a whim. As I mentioned I really do like coffee cakes. I incorporated some of my favorite things – coffee, chocolate and nuts – to bring this to life. Being from the south, I love using pecans but you could substitute walnuts. I shared some of this with my girlfriend and her family loved it. Her daughter asked her to send some with her for snack time at school.
In addition to a breakfast cake, this could also double as dessert. Serve with a dollop of lightly sweetened fresh whipped cream and coffee. You’re guests won’t be disappointed.