Recipe–Chocolate Chip Cake–yum! yum!

I am of the opinion that Chocolate Chip Cookies should NOT be messed with.

They are perfect the way they are.

You should NOT substitute raisins for the chocolate chips. No! No! No!

And even though I have enjoyed whole wheat chocolate chip cookies, dessert is NOT the place to get health conscious.

Therefore, because I know how much you will love and use this recipe, I am sharing it with you.

This is the cake I make when suddenly one of the 13 kids who play in our yard announces to me that TODAY is his birthday, and can he stay for lunch.

Or when I have last minute company.

Or when I have company that I knew was coming for a long time, but didn’t get around to making a dessert.

Or when I have a chocolate craving.

Or when I get the “baking bug” but don’t want to wash a lot of dishes.

Or when I realize that my Cub Scout has a Pot Luck Picnic before his graduation ceremony, and I don’t have anything to bring.

So here, I will share.

I have to add that this isn’t a Rebecca original.  Debbie from Ecuador gave it to me.

Chocolate Chip Cake

Cream together:

1/2 c. butter

1 c. sugar


2 eggs

1 t. vanilla


Shift together:

2 c. flour

1 t. baking powder

1. t. baking soda

1/2 t. salt


Add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture.


1 c. sour cream or yogurt or buttermilk or combination of what you have in your frig.

Add the entire package of chocolate chips or should I say, the rest of the chocolate chips that you haven’t eaten.

Stir until combined

Pour into GREASED WITH SPRAY PAM WITH FLOUR  bundt pan or other pan.

Bake at 350 for about 30 – 40 minutes.

I don’t frost or glaze this cake, but if I happen to have some Milk Chocolate Hersey’s Bars on hand.  I will rest some pieces in the center of the heart and let them melt–then spread smooth.

Here is my cub scout “graduating” a younger scout–they pass on their neckerchiefs and slides.  I love that I captured this (in my opinion) tender moment between two boys.

Of course it wasn’t all seriousness.  Here is the year end Tug-of-War, and here is Side1 !

And here are the Mamas and the Papas.  Here is also the reason that my Hunni’s back hurts.  I hate to admit it, but I think that we are getting old.

Now, if you have a Last-Minute-Company-Is-Coming- Life-Saving-Delicious-Recipe that you would be willing to share, I’d love to update my recipe file.

thanks for listening “ya’ll”


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    • Gwen HarmanI so agree…”you should NOT substitute raisins for chocolate chips”!! 🙂 Is that Audrey in the pink polka-dot pic at the bottom? Madelyn has that same dress! Another great post.

      22 hours ago ·LikeUnlike
    • Gwen HarmanBTW – one of my favorite go-to recipes for last minute company is Chocolate Kahlua Cake. Delish and so easy to make!

      22 hours ago ·LikeUnlike
    • Rebecca WhitakerShould I just google Chocolate Kahlua Cake? or is it a secret recipe?

      19 hours ago ·LikeUnlike
    • Rebecca WhitakerIt is, I noticed on the last album which you posted that we have even one more outfit that we both share.

      19 hours ago ·LikeUnlike
    • Gwen HarmanI’ll email the recipe to you! Not a secret recipe…my A. Marti gave it to me. Maybe I’ll make it for my company this weekend!

      18 hours ago ·LikeUnlike
    • Shelah NicoaraActually, Gwen, Allison now has that dress…thanks to Madelyn, and your generosity in sharing! =) Now, all this chocolate talk is making me HUNGRY!

      18 hours ago ·LikeUnlike
    • Gwen HarmanYou’re right, Shelah! Absolutely love that dress…and chocolate…and sharing! 🙂 Rebecca – I just emailed you the recipe.

      18 hours ago ·LikeUnlike
    • Amy CrutchfieldGwen, I would love that recipe, too, if you don’t mind sharing

      18 hours ago ·LikeUnlike
    • Gwen HarmanSure, Amy! I can email it to you…PM me your email address.

      18 hours ago ·LikeUnlike
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