Sour Cream Choc Chip Muffins

I love a Sour Cream Chocolate Chip Cake more than any cake (Jewish Apple and Carrot Cake are a close second).

Here I made the cake and decided to top it with a nice streusel topping and bake them in muffin tins.

These were as good and decadent as the original cake, only nicer to wake up to.

Warning: These crispy muffin tops will definitely cause "muffin tops" over your jeans!

Sour Cream Chocolate Chip Muffins: (makes 12 muffins)

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2/3 cup sugar
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 egg
1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
5 tablespoons butter, melted
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips

In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt.

Combine the egg, sour cream, butter and vanilla. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in chocolate chips.

Pour batter into prepared muffin paper liners, about 3/4 of the way full.

Streusel Topping:

1/4 cup flour
4 tbsp of butter, cut into small cubes
1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
1 tsp cinnamon

Mix together with your hands until the butter is incorporated into the streusel mixture until it's crumbly.

Sprinkle the streusel crumbs on top of the muffins, patting them down a bit, and bake in a 350F oven for 18-20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out with crumbs.

Let cool in the pan 5 minutes before removing to a cooling rack.



mil said…

The muffins FIL and I drooled over were MORE than sensational. Decadent should sum it up.
Thank you again. Feel free to drop off a few at any time.
Anonymous said…
Thanks but no thanks. At 50, I'm fighting that muffin top BIG time! Three kids later and I'm still fitting into my pre mommy jeans. How? Eating like a mouse! Can't BELIEVE how much my metabolism has slowed down in the last few years... Anyway, your muffins look dangerously decadent & delicious! The adorable floral muffin paper liners coordinate perfectly with your spring green spatula. See? I have to eat with my eyes!
Joanne said…
I love those streusel tops! The best part of any muffin for sure!
These look amazing! Love the idea of adding the streusel topping for some nice crunch!
Ciao Chow Linda said…
Damn the muffin top and thunder thighs. I'm making these. Besides, I have to use up that sour cream that's sitting in the fridge somehow, right?
I was going to make your chocolate chip loaf cake today, but....these are calling.....
jp said…
Love Love Love them & you.
help this 74 yr old x New Yorker noa FL. Can't master the crumb top never could. I can cook & Bake just not the nice soft crumb top on anything. Mine get hard and crunchy, Could you help me with what I could be doing wrong? Love your site and you.
Your directions are so Great. Keep up good work.
JP in Florida
Stacey Snacks said…
I like topping CRUNCHY and HARD!

I don't want a crumb cake, with soft crumbs, I like a buttery crunchy crisp cinnamony top! That is how they are supposed to be, not like Sunday crumb buns.

I love you too!