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|
3 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 cup milk
3/4 cup butter, melted
1 cup mini chocolate chips
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
1/3 cup chopped chocolate
1/4 cup heavy cream
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.
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.
Frost your cake with the frosting, and chill in the fridge while you make your ganache.
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.
- The Bored Baker 👩🏽🍳