Chocolate Chip Cornbread Breakfast Cake


This lovely breakfast cake graced our Sunday morning table.  Served warm with butter, it was outstanding.  If you are like me, I have always placed cornbread in the savory category of foods, however with chocolate chips, it is the perfect coffee companion.

I recently found this recipe in an old issue of Gourmet Magazine.  I must admit I do miss that publication, however I found a stack of about five old issues I had never looked at, what a score.

After the Cornmeal-Blueberry Scones, I wasn’t done with cornmeal and craved something else, well…”corny”.

Anyways, this little cake is moist with the perfect layers of sweetness.  I was given an all around thumbs up for this one.  I guarantee you will too, give it a try.

Sift and whisk together flour, cornmeal, sugar, baking powder and salt in a large bowl.

Stir in chocolate chips.

In a medium bowl, mix together milk, oil and eggs.

Add milk mixture to the dry ingredients; stir just enough to blend.  Pour into a 9 x 5 x 3 metal loaf pan that has been coated with nonstick cooking spray.  Bake in a 375 degree oven for 35 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.

Cool for 10 minutes in the pan.  Invert carefully onto a cooling rack.  Cool slightly.

Slice and serve warm with lots of butter.

Chocolate Chip Cornbread Breakfast Cake
Adapted from Gourmet Magazine

1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup yellow cornmeal
1/4 cup granulated sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup semi-sweet or bittersweet chocolate chips
1 cup whole milk
1/4 cup canola oil
2 large eggs

Sift and whisk together flour, cornmeal, sugar, baking powder and salt in a large bowl.  Stir in chocolate chips.

In a medium bowl, mix together milk, oil and eggs.  Add milk mixture to the dry ingredients; stir just enough to blend.  Pour into a 9 x 5 x 3 metal loaf pan that has been coated with nonstick cooking spray.  Bake in a 375 degree oven for 35 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.

Cool for 10 minutes in the pan.  Invert carefully onto a cooling rack.  Cool slightly.

Slice and serve warm with lots of butter.

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44 Comments

  1. pam 1

    This is an unusual take on cornbread!

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  2. My mom’s favorite corn bread is almost more like a dessert cake and is so good. I can only imagine how much better it is with chocolate chips! Sounds good to me!

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  3. Kate 3

    How wonderful combining two things I love: cornbread and chocolate chips! And serving them for breakfast, which is even better.

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  4. Cheryl 4

    More like a breakfast, lunch and dinner cake, if you ask me… 😉

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  5. You and all this cornbread are going to kill me. I swear.

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  6. Julie 6

    When I was a kid we would break up left over corn bread, put it in a glass, and pour milk over it. I’ll bet this would be amazing like that!

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  7. Oh, my GOD that looks so great! Makes me hungry!!!

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  8. dawn 8

    Now that is cornbread I need to taste!

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  9. Lisa 9

    Fabulous idea! I would have never thought to put chocolate chips in cornbread but now I wonder how I could not. I will be trying this soon.

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  10. Oooh, I love you being in this “corny” mood, Cathy! 😉 I’ve made cornmeal pound cake before that was terrific and great cornmeal cookies, but never combined cornmeal with chocolate. YUM!

    Thank you!

    Shirley

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  11. nina 11

    I love the nutty taste of cornmeal so I am definitely not finished experimenting with it. My children will be smiling all the way to school with a slice or 2 of this bread in their tum-tums!!!

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  12. Sook 12

    Mmmmm Yes, I want this for breakfast every morning. :)

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  13. Laura 13

    One more food I want to be alone with.

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  14. HoneyB 14

    Looks great! I love that melted butter on top!

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  15. I would have never thought to put chocolate chips in corn bread. I am so making this!

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  16. Alta 16

    Oh, I love that this is just barely sweet, with only 1/4 c sugar. I would love this for breakfast. Yum.

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  17. Oh my… so good looking!

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  18. Mary 18

    That is a fine looking breakfast, lunch, dinner and in between cake with chocolate chips:-).

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  19. Now this is something very different. I”m sure great. Gourmet Magazine is greatly missed. I’m glad I have a stack of them.

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  20. June 20

    Oh man, you’re killing me. This looks delicious – wonder how well it would keep in my “hidey hole” cause I’d have to keep it away from the big guy or I wouldn’t get a crumb! LOL

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  21. I would never had thought to add chocolate to corn bread. I would love a slice with my morning coffee.

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  22. Oh, I love any excuse to get out chocolate chips.

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  23. bellini 23

    More cornmeal, breakfast goodness…count me in.

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  24. grace 24

    excellent way to sneak chocolate into breakfast and delightful vehicle for MORE BUTTER. pretty, too. :)

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  25. Marjie 25

    I’m not a fan of chocolate chips, but I have a house full of people who are! I’d surely be adored on a Sunday morning after serving this!

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  26. Tammy 26

    Uhhh, yeah… I will be making this.

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  27. This is perfect because I’ve been on a cornmeal kick lately. I’d love to have a slice of this with a cappuccino.

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  28. Biz 28

    Love everything about this dish! I will miss my Gourmet magazine too – but I’ve got plenty more!

    Happy Monday – hope all is well with you!

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  29. Barbara 29

    I’m just loving all the things you are doing with cornmeal! Much as this loaf looks wonderful (and I WILL try it), I just read the scone post. My oh my. I’m making that one first!

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  30. Liz C. 30

    I’m thinking you must have gotten a barrel load of cornmeal somewhere, LOL! Another delicious cornmeal dish that isn’t cornbread. Bravo!

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  31. I love the idea of cornmeal in a chocolate chip bread. I would imagine the crust would have a little crunch. I’ll definitely have to try this some time. Thanks for sharing!

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  32. elizabethk 32

    I adore corn bread – but seriously, this is trouble for me — cornbread WITH chocolate. WHO knew!? Thanks so much for sharing. The corn bread scones were divine!!!

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  33. Laurie 33

    Wow you are on a corn meal kick! I miss Gourmet already too…

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  34. I think I’ll make a dozen of these, drive oot to a log cabin in the middle of nowhere and eat them one by one so i don’t have to share..man this looks so good!

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  35. Debbie 35

    Looks delicious. I could easily have that for breakfast!

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  36. I must have missed this update! This look scrumptious. I might even have all the ingredients on hand :)

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  37. Yum. I love my cornbread on the sweet side rather than the southern tradition of having one with without sugar. Looks great withthe chocolate chips.

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  38. straw 38

    Wow! That’s really mouth-watering! I’ll really have a good morning seeing this on the top of my breakfast table. :) I can’t wait to make this heavenly cornbread! Yummy!

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  39. Cath, I love any cornmeal “cake”.
    Chocolate chips? Looks FANTASTIC!
    I have to stay away from this recipe, or I would eat the whole loaf!

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  40. KAYOLA 40

    I have missed blogging and your delicious yummy recipes……these look so good…this bread and the scones before ….and I am missing reading you….trying to get my act together….you as ALWAYS are AMAZING!

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  41. KC 41

    Great quick bread! I made it today and it’s just perfect for breakfast (and any other time you want a snack!)
    Moist and not too sweet, the cornbread really goes well with chocolate. I subbed butter instead of canola oil and ate it plain.

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  42. That cake looks very yummy! Thanks for giving in the recipe.

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  43. Gina 43

    I made this and for some reason the chocolate chips sunk to the bottom of the cake and made it stick.

    Any idea what I did wrong?

    Gina

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  44. this is so unique! great recipe

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