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Monday, April 17, 2017

Chocolate Chip Walnut Coffee Cake

It's no secret that I love cookbooks.  I think I recently mentioned that quite extensively.  My sister informed me that I should post photos of my actual cookbook stash.  Well I could not fit them all in one photo, but here is my one bookcase of books.  I have a few more shelves dedicated to Christmas and cookies only.  I Also took a picture of my coveted Gooseberry Patch Books. 

Over the Easter weekend I baked and cooked A LOT of new things. I'll be posting them throughout the week.  

For Monday, the first day after a 3 day weekend, I though I would post coffee cake... Chocolate Chip Walnut Coffee Cake to be precise.  It can be hard to get moving after a longer weekend, especially when that long weekend was packed with running around, cooking, cleaning, and family get togethers.  In other words, the Monday when you are anything but rested but you had every intention of taking the holiday "slow" or "easy" this year.  Yup, we all have been there and failed.  
My suggestion, add one more thing to your crazy weekend. 
Seriously, add baking this coffee cake to your Sunday night and Monday morning will feel... a little less soul crushing. 

This recipe comes from my stash of Gooseberry Patch books I keep in my living room for easy access.  I like to read them as novels on a slow night.  

"Country Baking" is a personal favorite and the home to today's recipe. 

The recipe itself is super easy.  Follow the above and enjoy! 

A few tips: 
- I used mini Bundt pans for individual portions.  If you want to do the same, you will need to reduce the baking time.  Mine needed about 20-25 minutes.  You can also do muffin pans.  If you do, you will need about 25-30 minutes.  The key is to choose less time and check it often.

- Have berries handy.  My sister Carol took the finished product photo below.  Shew as smart to include some berries.  The tart and sweet berries compliment the cake very well. 

Okay, now that you baked this lovely item the night before, you now have a special treat to enjoy Monday morning with your coffee. 

Enjoy everyone!  I hope your Monday back to work after the Easter weekend is now a little bit sweeter!


  1. It was yummy! I enjoyed having it for my breakfast on Easter morning!

  2. Glad you had a good holiday with your family. It does take a lot out of you when you have so much to prepare for but, it is worth it to see all your family.

  3. Tried this recipe and it is very good. Made a whole one, ate half and froze the rest for a future breakfast.

  4. Awwww thanks Laura!! I'm so glad you enjoyed it!!