Her pictures made this look extremely yummy, i had plenty of leftover pumpkin from my cookies, and i have company coming tonight (my sister and i are going to a musical about the Marco Polo, so she is coming to dinner before the show), so i thought i would give it a shot!
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Coffee Cake.
3/4 cup flour.
1/4 cup butter, room temperature.
1/2 cup packed brown sugar.
1 tsp ground cinnamon.
1 tsp ground ginger.
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg.
1/2 tsp ground cloves.
1 cup chocolate chips.
Put flour, brown sugar and spices in medium bowl, mix well. Add butter and mix until crumbly. Mix in chocolate chips. Set aside.
2 cups flour.
2 + 1/2 tsp baking powder.
1/2 cup butter, room temperature.
3/4 cup sugar.
1/2 cup brown sugar.
1 tsp vanilla.
1 - 15 oz can pumpkin (just a bit under 2 cups, approx 1.875 cups)
Sift flour, powder and salt into bowl, set aside. With mixer, beat butter. Add sugars, beating until well blended. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing in between additions. Add vanilla and pumpkin, blend well. Add dry ingredients, stir until just blended.
Spread half of mixture in greased 13" X 9" pan. Sprinkle with half of topping. Layer with remaining cake and topping.
Bake at 375 F for about 40 minutes.
It was a bit difficult to spread the second layer of cake on top of the dry topping, but it turned out excellent! I poked it with a toothpick that came out clean, which is usually an indication that it is cooked. When i sliced it, it looked gooey, but i think it is just the moistness of the cake, because it did not taste uncooked.
This is delicious! I can;t wait to try it again when i next have a potluck. I especially loved the spicy smell of it as i pulled it from the oven! My sister said she smelled pumpkin, but all i could smell were the cloves. I used margarine instead of butter, and i do not think i used enough in the topping. Oh, and i over mixed it...we were to busy jabbering and watching the mixer to notice the recipe said 'mix just until blended'...oops. It does not seem to be any worse for the wear for the extra mixing.
I served it plain, but i think it would go well with a small scoop of whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.