Chocolate Almond Coffeecake

Level: Intermediate
Prep Time: 25 min
Cook Time: 30 min
Cooling Time: 15 min
Yields: 24 servings (12 servings per coffeecake)

Description

A creamy chocolate glaze is drizzled over this irresistible Chocolate Almond Coffeecake. If you like sweets with your morning coffee, give this one a try, or serve it as an unusual dessert with your evening coffee instead.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) butter or margarine, softened
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 cups (12-oz. pkg.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels, divided
  • STREUSEL TOPPING
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine
  • 3/4 cup sliced almonds
  • CHOCOLATE GLAZE
  • 1 tablespoon butter or margarine
  • 1 tablespoon milk

Directions

PREHEAT oven to 350° F. Grease and flour two 9-inch round cake pans.

COMBINE flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in small bowl. Beat butter, sugar, honey and almond extract in large mixer bowl until creamy. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Gradually beat in flour mixture alternately with milk. Stir in 1 cup morsels. Divide batter into prepared cake pans. Sprinkle with Streusel.

BAKE for 20 to 30 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans for 15 minutes. Drizzle with Chocolate Glaze.

FOR STREUSEL:
COMBINE
brown sugar and flour in medium bowl. Cut in butter or margarine with pastry blender or 2 knives until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in sliced almonds and 1/2 cup morsels.

FOR CHOCOLATE GLAZE:
MELT
remaining 1/2 cup morsels, butter or margarine and milk in small, heavy-duty saucepan over low heat, stirring until smooth.

"Good to the last crumb!"

by J. Jen , on Sep. 2006

My sister loves coffee cake and I am always looking for a new and different recipe. She just loved this one with the chocolate and almond combo!!! It is now a brunch standard at our home.

Chocolate Almond Coffeecake - EXC!

by D. Diane , NEWINGTON, CT on Aug. 2006

I made this for a breakfast meeting and it was a huge hit. Everyone loved it. I would definitely make this again,

Wowed Everyone!!

by F. Faithann , MILTON, WA on May. 2006

I made this for our Mom's Club playgroup, one with the chocolate and one without, and they gobbled them both up!! I will keep making it and even add it to our family cookbook!!

Eat one, Freeze one

by E. Eleanor , SAN DIEGO, CA on Jan. 2006

I served one cake, and wrapped and froze the second one, WITHOUT the chocolate glaze. When ready to serve, I made and drizzled the remaining choc. bits.l Delicious!

Beautiful to look at

by L. Lynn , SEWARD, NE on Nov. 2005

I made this recipe for the bake sale at my church bazaar. I happened to see one of the ladies who bought a cake and asked her to let me know how it was when I saw her again. She said it was really delicious! All I can say is that for something that comes out looking so professional, it is very easy to make. I'm looking forward to making another batch and keeping one for myself next time!

Huge hit

by A. Annette , GEORGETOWN, TX on Jul. 2005

This was a big hit with my office. I toasted the almonds. It didn't last long. Next time I should make 2.

Chocolate Almond Coffeecake

by B. Becky , OMAHA, NE on Apr. 2005

This was a big hit at the office. The honey keeps it moist and the almond flavoring makes it delicious.

CHocolate Almond Coffeecake

by d. diane , SOUTH MILWAUKEE, WI on Feb. 2005

I just made this cake this weekend for an afternoon party we were giving and everyone who tried it loved it! I think this maybe a regular treat for my future get togethers.

very yummy

by J. Julie , PORTLAND, OR on Jan. 2005

i need a different coffee cake for a brunch at churh and turn out to be a great addition to the brunch. Everyone enjoyed this coffee cake and asked where I get the recipe. I will be useing this reipces again. I also tried it with butterscotch topping and at also was great.

chocolate almond coffeecake bliss

by R. Rebecca , HAMPSTEAD, NC on Jan. 2005

my friends and i like to get together on wednesdays for tea, so i decided to make this coffeecake. it was a real treat. everyone enjoyed it, i even sent a piece home with them.