Chocolate Coffee Cake Recipe – Lower Fat But All The Deliciousness

Chocolate Coffee Cake Recipe on Food Wine Sunshine and Cooking

Chocolate Coffee Cake Recipe – Lower Fat But All The Deliciousness

Chocolate Coffee Cake.  So that means we get to have chocolate for breakfast.  AND I made us a lower-fat version, so we don’t have to feel guilty either 😉  One of my most popular, most pinned recipes, is my Low Fat Pumpkin Coffee Cake, and what made that recipe special is the topping is actually Honey Bunches of Oats!

That being said, can you guess what the secret ingredient to my Chocolate Coffee Cake is?  I’m sure you are thinking that Honey Bunches of Oats is involved in some way, but did you think it was Honey Bunches of Oats Chocolate?  Did you know that Honey Bunches of Oats had a Chocolate variety?  Well, it’s the newest variety to hit the shelves and it is not only amazing in a bowl with milk, but it is the perfect lower-fat ingredient in my Chocolate Coffee Cake Recipe, no chocolate chips needed! Honey Bunches of Oats Chocolate delivers the perfect combination of crispy flakes, crunchy bunches and the yumminess of real cocoa.

Chocolate Coffee Cake Recipe on Food Wine Sunshine and Cooking

I used Coconut Palm Sugar in my recipe, that is why my batter is a light brown in color, if you substitute white sugar, yours won’t be as brown.

Chocolate Coffee Cake Recipe on Food Wine Sunshine and Cooking

This Chocolate Coffee Cake bakes up so moist and delicious – you will not only want it for breakfast…but for dessert too 🙂

Chocolate Coffee Cake on Food Wine Sunshine and Cooking

Now, here is my Chocolate Coffee Cake Recipe, be sure to Print It and Pin It so that you can make it again and again.

Chocolate Coffee Cake made with Homey Bunches of Oats Chocolate on Food Wine Sunshine and Cooking

Chocolate Coffee Cake
Recipe Type: Breakfast/Dessert
Author: Tracy @ HavingFunSaving.com
Prep time:
Cook time:
Total time:
Serves: 12
Ingredients
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 (8 ounce) package 1/3 less fat cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup Coconut Palm Sugar or white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup skim milk
  • 1 cup Honey Bunches or Oats Chocolate
  • For the Topping
  • 1/4 cup Honey Bunches or Oats Chocolate – crushed
  • 2 tablespoons Coconut Palm Sugar or white sugar
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Spray a 9×9 baking dish with cooking spray
  3. Combine baking powder, flour, baking soda, and salt in a bowl and set aside
  4. Beat softened butter and cream cheese with a mixer, until well-blended
  5. Slowly pour in the 1 cup sugar and vanilla extract until mixture is fluffy
  6. Add eggs one at a time, allowing each egg to blend into the mixture before adding the next
  7. Pour in about half of the flour mixture, allow it to blend some
  8. Pour in the milk, allow it to blend some
  9. Pour in the remaining half of the flour mixture, mixing until well blended
  10. Stop the mixer
  11. Gently stir in Honey Bunches of Oats Chocolate, until it’s evenly combined
  12. Pour the batter into prepared pan
  13. Mix 1/4 cup crushed cereal and sugar and sprinkle it over the top of your coffee cake batter
  14. Bake for 50 to 55 minutes or until you can insert a toothpick and the center comes out clean
  15. Cool for 10 minutes
  16. Enjoy!
Notes
I used Coconut Palm Sugar, you can easily substitute white sugar if you prefer. The Coconut Palm Sugar is a darker color which is why my batter is a bit darker in color.

Chocolate Coffee Cake made with Homey Bunches of Oats Chocolate on Food Wine Sunshine and Cooking

I hope you enjoy this Chocolate Coffee Cake Recipe as much as we do!

Chocolate Coffee Cake made with Homey Bunches of Oats Chocolate on Food Wine Sunshine and Cooking

While this post is sponsored by the folks at Honey Bunches of Oats, all chocolaty-delicious opinions and this recipe are my own.

Looking for more recipes that use delicious Honey Bunches of Oats Chocolate?  Check out these:

Want to grab that Pumpkin Coffee Cake Recipe too?  Of course, you do 🙂

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45 thoughts on “Chocolate Coffee Cake Recipe – Lower Fat But All The Deliciousness

  1. I love addition of cereal to add crunch and decrease the fat. This sounds great (and easy) for this weekend breakfast!

  2. This sounds delicious. I like that it is less fat. Being diabetic I’d probably go half whole wheat flour and it would still be tasty but healthier.

  3. That’s an interesting recipe. It sounds pretty good. I’m not a breakfast person, but this would be good anytime.

  4. This looks absolutely amazing! Who knew that a Chocolate Coffee Cake could be Low-Fat 🙂 Thanks for this awesome recipe; I can’t wait to make it!

  5. i’m always looking f0r low fat recipes so I don’t feel deprived. Will definitely have to give this one a try. Sounds great!

  6. It is so nice to have options to satisfy the sweet tooth that are healthier and lower fat. This looks so delicious and would make a nice afternoon snack.

  7. This is a nice version of a coffee cake because it lowers fat and increases crunch. Moreover,I love chocolate in my cake!

  8. I sometimes get the feeling I’m the only person in the whole wide world (well, in this family anyway!) who doesn’t like coffee. Can’t abide the stuff!

  9. I am excited to see a recipe with coconut sugar! It is so much healthier and tastier (at least I think so!).

  10. I have a killer sweet tooth, so depriving myself while focusing on health and fitness is tough. I love that this recipe looks delicious while making me feel less guilty.

  11. This coffee cake sounds amazing! I have never thought about putting chocolate chips in it! I can’t wait to try it, my whole family is going to love it! Thank you for sharing! 🙂

  12. I love coffee cake but hardly it eat it, I think I’ll have to give your recipe a try. Your pics are great I wish I had a piece right now!Thanks for linking up at the #HomeMattersParty !

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