Day 361: Cookie Dough Cake

I love eating cookie dough, so putting this in a cake is amazing! It's a vanilla cake with chocolate chips and a cookie dough frosting. Plus, a chocolate ganache to finish this cake off!

I recommend using mini chocolate chips instead of normal-sized chocolate chips because they will be a lot easier to work with.

If you use normal-sized chocolate chips in the frosting, it will be hard to spread around the cake.

If you want, you can use two 6" chocolate cakes instead of vanilla. However, I do like the taste of the vanilla because it's quite similar to a chocolate chip cookie.

Because eating cookie dough raw is bad for you, we are going to heat-treat the flour so it becomes edible. Heat treating the flour is so simple! Just microwave the flour in three 30-second intervals, mixing the flour each time.

For the small cookie dough balls on the top of the cake, I actually use the frosting. I rolled them into small balls and place them in the center of the cake.

|Level:👩🏽‍🍳👩🏽‍🍳|Time: 2 hours|Serves: 8|

RECIPE:


INGREDIENTS:

Cake:

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour

  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

  • 4 eggs

  • 1 cup milk

  • 3/4 cup butter, melted

  • 1 cup mini chocolate chips

Frosting:

  • 1 1/2 cups butter, softened

  • 1/2 cup brown sugar

  • 5 1/2 cups powdered sugar

  • 3/4 cup heat-treated all-purpose flour, see notes above

  • 3/4 cups mini chocolate chips

Chocolate Ganache:

  • 1/3 cup chopped chocolate

  • 1/4 cup heavy cream

STEPS:

  1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F, and grease two 6" cake pans with butter. In a large bowl, combine all your cake ingredients. Divide the batter between your two cake pans and bake in the oven for 35-40 minutes. Cool for at least 45 minutes.

  2. While your cake is cooling, beat the butter and brown sugar together. Next, add the powdered sugar, heat-treated (see notes above) flour, and milk. Fold in the mini chocolate chips.

  3. Frost your cake with the frosting, and chill in the fridge while you make your ganache.

  4. In a small bowl, heat the heavy cream in your microwave for one minute. Add the chopped chocolate and let your mixture sit for 10-15 minutes. Stir it and pour it over your cake. If you have extra frosting, roll it into small balls and place them on top of your cake.

Enjoy!


- The Bored Baker 👩🏽‍🍳