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5 from 4 votes

Easy Streusel Chocolate Chip Cake

This Chocolate Chip Cake is a quick and easy moist cake made even more delicious with a Streusel Topping. No need for a mixer!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate chip cake, chocolate chip streusel cake, streusel cake
Servings: 12 slices
Calories: 373kcal
Author: Rosemary Molloy / An Italian in my Kitchen


  • 2 1/2 cups flour (315 grams)
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar (250 grams)
  • 1 pinch salt*
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 cup butter (cold) (cut into small pieces or grate with a cheese grater) (210 grams)
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup + 1 tablespoon milk (195 grams)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips (90 grams)

*If you use unsalted butter increase salt to 1/4 teaspoon.


    • Pre- heat oven to 350° (175°) and grease and flour a 9" (23 centimeter) cake pan.
    • In a large bowl whisk together the flour, sugar and baking powder. Add the cubed cold butter and mix until the mixture becomes coarse crumbs.
    • Remove 3/4 cup of the crumbly mixture and place in a small bowl, stir in the cinnamon, this will be your streusel topping, set aside.
    • In a medium bowl add the milk, eggs, and vanilla, beat with a fork until combined. Add the wet mixture to the flour mixture. Stir with a wooden spoon or spatula just until moistened, stir for 15-16 stirs (no more). Gently fold in the chocolate chips.
    • Spoon the batter into the prepared cake pan and sprinkle with the topping. Bake for approximately 45-55 minutes check for doneness with a toothpick. Let cool before serving. Enjoy.


    Calories: 373kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 78mg | Sodium: 165mg | Potassium: 116mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 26g | Vitamin A: 565IU | Calcium: 61mg | Iron: 2mg