What is a popular recipe from Taste of Homes magazine's Cooking for Two section?


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A highly rated recipe from Taste of Home's Cooking for Two magazine is the Glazed Chocolate Chip Coffee Ring, which begins by creaming together butter and sugar, then beating in egg, followed by sour cream and vanilla. This is mixed with a combination of flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt, as well as chocolate chips. The batter is topped with a mixture of flour, brown sugar, cocoa, butter and chopped pecans before baking, then glazed with confectioners' sugar and milk.

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Glazed Chocolate Chip Coffee Ring

This recipe yields around eight servings.

Prep Time: 15 min.

Cook Time: 35 min.

Ready In: 1 hr., 35 min.


  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour, divided
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 3/4 tsp. baking cocoa
  • 1/4 cup cold butter
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1-2 tsp. 2 percent milk
  1. Prepare batter
  2. Cream the butter and sugar together in a bowl, then beat in the egg. Next beat in the sour cream and vanilla and set aside. In another bowl, mix together 1 cup of flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Combine the dry ingredients with the wet ingredients and stir in the chocolate chips.

  3. Bake with topping
  4. Heat the oven to 350 degrees F. Pour the batter into a cooking spray-coated, 8-inch fluted tube pan. In a bowl, combine the remaining flour with the brown sugar, cocoa and butter, aiming for a breadcrumb-like consistency. Add the chopped pecans and spread the mixture evenly over the top of the batter. Bake for between 35 and 40 minutes.

  5. Glaze
  6. Allow the cake to cool in the pan for 15 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool fully. When the cake is cool, whisk together the confectioners' sugar and milk until smooth. Drizzle this mixture over the cake.

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