After reading the book Happier at Home by Gretchen Rubin, I started following her suggestion of celebrating holidays with a fun breakfast. Her suggestions included buying colorful paper plates and something simple like coloring the peanut butter. I have enjoyed making a special occasion and breakfast for my family. But this year, the time change hit me hard. I went to bed on 3/16 thinking, "Well, we can use the green polka dotted plates. And there will be a few chocolate coins." At 4:00 AM, the dog decided he needed to go out. As I stumbled around the kitchen, I figured I'd make something for breakfast since I was up. I could find nothing. Then I remembered Jill mentioning that there were few ingredients and the cake was fast. So...I needed to find the recipe. In my teacher bag. Pre-coffee, it took me more than 5 minutes; I still wouldn't say early morning baking agrees with me. But the kids loved it!
- 2 cups flour
- 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1 1/2 cup sugar, divided
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 cup sour cream
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 eggs
- 1 bag chocolate chips
- Grease 9 x 13 dish. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Cream the butter and sugar together. Add sour cream, vanilla, and eggs. Mix well.
- Add flour, baking soda, and baking powder. Mix well.
- In a separate bowl, combine 1/2 cup sugar with cinnamon.
- Pour half of batter into the dish. Sprinkle half the sugar mixture and 1/2 bag of chocolate chips.
- Pour remaining batter on top. Sprinkle with remaining chocolate chips and sugar.
- Bake for 30 minutes.
TIME: 10 minutes prep; 30 minutes baking
SOURCE: Jill, my awesome coworker