This chocolate and nut-topped cake is very easy to make and very yummy thanks to the easy-to-follow recipe!



Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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  • For the crumb topping: In a small bowl, combine 1 tablespoon flour, 1/2 cup brown sugar and 2 tablespoons butter. Stir in 1/2 cup nuts and 2 cups chocolate chips. Set aside.

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9x13 inch pan. In a small bowl, combine 2 cups flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Set aside.

  • In a large bowl, cream 1/2 cup butter, 1 cup sugar and 1 teaspoon vanilla until light and creamy. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add flour mixture alternately with sour cream. Beat until smooth. Fold in 1 1/2 cups of chocolate chips.

  • Spread batter into a 9x13 inch pan. Sprinkle topping evenly over batter. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 45 to 50 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into cake comes out clean. Cool completely.

Nutrition Facts

589 calories; 32.9 g total fat; 80 mg cholesterol; 347 mg sodium. 74.7 g carbohydrates; 7.3 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (50)

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58 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 38
  • 4 star values: 15
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
I made three small changes: I used half brown/half white sugars in the actual cake recipe I used a bag of Hershey's chocolate/peanut butter chips and a half bag of Hershey's semi sweet chunks and I used pecans instead of walnuts. I made no other changes or substitutions. This was very easy to assemble the directions absolutely outlined the steps clearly which was great because I made this dessert with my two boys. Just over 45 minutes was just right for me. It's cooling now but I'll update my review once my family as a chance to taste-test it. As it sits it is a very pretty dessert. It looks like a chocolate chip cookie in cake form! NOTE: 45 minutes was WAY too long! DO NOT overbake it becomes dry as heck. Because of my mistake this turned out less than great. We ended up cutting away the edges and eating the middle which was pretty freaking tasty. I was more upset that half of this got tossed as I hate waste. I'll make this again because it's really freaking good but I'll cut back on the baking time. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This cake was so addictive. I followed the recipe exactly but looking back I think I will take the suggestions of using mini morsels. The regular morsels seemed to weigh the cake down. Overall though really moist and delicious cake! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
A little too much chocolate for me. I reduced to 1 1/2 cups in the cake and about 1/2 cup in the topping. Using mini morsels is good here too. Makes for a little lighter version. More cake. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
I'm glad I waited a couple days to rate this recipe - it definitely improves with time! The flavors really richen. Next time I'll double (or close to) the topping. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
very easy and great taste!...if you need more than the recipe calls for don't double it make two seperate batches... Read More
Rating: 4 stars
This recipe is similar to a recipe that I make. If you love chocolate then you'll love this cake. My family said to cut back on the chocolate chips next time and I agreed. Also they prefer the cinnamon and sugar topping then the crumb topping. The cake does come out very moist. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Very yummy! It tastes just like a cake version of a Toll House cookie. I followed another reviewer's suggestion and only added 1/2 cup chocolate chips to the topping and 1 1/2 cups in the batter. It was just right. If I had followed the recipe exactly it definitely would've been chocolate overkill. This recipe is a keeper:-) Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This was wonderful. I followed the recipe exactly minus the nuts (my kids don't like them). Like a really good chocolate chip cookie brownie! I will definately make this again. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Yum!! This DOES taste like a cookie in cake form! I had about a quarter of a bag of Mini chocolate chips so just used that up. (Didn't measure). I should've doubled the topping but was still great with the regular amount. Was done faster than expected - about 35 minutes. Kids went absolutely wild for this so will be making again. Read More