Cookie Dough Cake with chocolate chip cake, layers of cookie dough frosting and then covered in mini chocolate chips and cookie crumbles. This recipe comes from my new cookbook Make it with a Cake Mix that is hitting shelves this week!!! I was just too excited to keep this recipe to myself and the book, so I’ll share it to get you all excited about the big release.
Globs of cookie dough baked into layers of sweet vanilla cake, all smothered in cookie dough buttercream and coated in silky chocolate ganache.
Chocolate Chip Cake:
- 1 box white cake mix or yellow
- 3 eggs
- ½ C. butter melted
- ¾ C. buttermilk or milk
- ¾ C. sour cream
- 1/3 C. brown sugar
- 1 Tbsp. vanilla extract
- 1 C. mini chocolate chips
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease 3 8-inch pans. (I like to line the bottoms of my pans with foil or parchment for easy removal.)
2. Sift cake mix into a small bowl and set aside.
3. In a large bowl, use a whisk to combine eggs melted butter, buttermilk, sour cream, brown sugar and vanilla extract.
4. Stir in cake mix and chocolate chips.
- 5. Divide evenly between your prepared pans and use a spatula to spread the batter level. Bake for 17-22 minutes or until an inserted knife comes out clean. (If you are making only two layers, it will take 20-25 minutes in the oven.)
- 6. Cookie Dough Frosting: Beat butter and brown sugar for 2 minutes. Add vanilla extract, flour and salt and beat again. Slowly add in powdered sugar until you reach your desired consistency.
- 7. Remove about 2 C. of frosting (this will be what you use between your cake layers) and mix with the chocolate chips.
- 8. To assemble cake, place your bottom layer of cake on your cake stand. Use half of the frosting mixed with chocolate chips to frost on top of your cake. Then, place your next level of cake on top. Use the remaining frosting mixed with chocolate chips to frost that layer. Top with the final layer of cake and cover the cake with the rest of the frosting. (Save a little frosting to pipe decorations on top of the finished cake if desired.)
- 9. Use mini chocolate chips to cover the sides of your cake and decorate the top with piped frosting, cookies and crushed cookies.
I know I’m “The Cupcake Girl” but in my new cookbook I wanted to do a cake section. But here’s the thing… I wanted to decorate cakes in a way that anyone could recreate them and end up with something beautiful. So I kept my decorating minimal and used simple things to di it. Like pressing mini chocolate chips into the side of the cake, so easy! And crumbling store bought cookies on top, so easy! You don’t have to go to pastry school to make a beautiful cake!