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Banana Chocolate Chip Coffee Cake
BANANA CHOCOLATE CHIP COFFEE CAKE
Starbucks Copycat Recipe
1 1/3 cups granulated sugar
1 cup sour cream
1/4 cup butter or margarine, softened
4 large eggs
4 medium, ripe bananas
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray either a 9×11″ baking pan or classic Bundt pan with non-stick cooking spray; set aside. Beat sugar, sour cream, butter (or margarine), and eggs together in mixing bowl on low speed for 1 minute. Beat in flour, baking soda, and salt on medium speed for 1 minute. Beat in bananas and vanilla on low speed for 30 seconds. Stir in chocolate chips (by hand).
Spread batter in prepared baking pan and place in center of preheated 375 degree oven for about 35-40 minutes, or until light brown on top and toothpick inserted near center comes out clean. Cool in pan (if using a Bundt pan cool slightly, then turn out onto serving platter or cake plate); cut into slices or squares of desired size and thickness. Serve warm or at room temperature.