Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cake with Streusel Topping!

103_0947I am in serious trouble when it comes to breads…. that will undo my last years 40 lb weight loss if I am not careful!!  Good thing there are lots of mouths at our home, that way I am not inclined to eat it all!  I have found a lot of recipes for Chocolate Chip pumpkin bread.  Well, my bread pans were being used, so I thought I would just make a cake!  It worked out Wonderfully!!!  We cut up a hot slice for lunch yesterday, put it in a bowl, and poured some milk over the top of it, and it was out of this world!!

My recipe is slightly adapted from one I found on All Recipes… I don’t even know where I found it, so if it is yours, please take the credit!

3 C sugar

15 oz of canned pumpkin puree

1 c vegetable oil

2/3 C butter milk — I put about a tsp of lemon juice in with regular milk and give it about 5 to 10 minutes when I need buttermilk

4 eggs

3 C flour

1 Tb ground cinnamon

1 Tb nutmeg — I only had Allspice so I used about a 1/s Tb of Allspice

2 tsp baking soda

1 1/2 tsp salt

An entire bag of milk chocolate chips–fold these in with spoon.

Streusel Topping:

1/4 C of soft butter

1/2 C of brown sugar  — you want more sugar and flour than butter or else it will all sink to the bottom of the loaf

1/4 – 1/2 C of flour

1 tsp cinnamon

1/4 – 1/2 C of oatmeal

Chopped nuts — as many or as little as you want

Mix it all together with a fork — You want it sort of on the dry side so that it will not sink…

Mix the cake ingredients together.  Grease and flour your pan really well…. or your bread loaves whichever you want to use.  I really like the cake method.  Spread it into the pans and sprinkle the Streusel topping over the top of it.  This topping is what makes this cake!!  Mine probably cooked about 45 minutes to an hour…. I started with 35 minutes, found out it wasn’t cooking thoroughly yet, so I turned my temperature down to 325 and it cooked for about maybe 15 or 20 minutes more.  So about an hour… I’m sorry I didn’t watch it more carefully.  My 14-yr old son begged and pleaded with me this morning that I would save him a piece for when he got home from school today… you have to understand that at our house, something like this usually doesn’t last too long!  I hope you’ll enjoy it!

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