Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake

This is a cake that the kids went crazy over.
What kid wouldn’t love a giant 2 tiered chocolate cookie with a chocolate layer in the middle, topped with chocolate drizzle.

Wait, what adult wouldn’t love it either?

Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake spreader

Last weekend I planned a very last minute dinner party. I didn't really have a dessert in mind so off I went to do a food blog search. Seeking inspiration I asked the kids to name a few things they love when it comes to dessert and Jess yelled out "CAKE". A few seconds later Evan said "CHOCOLATE CHIPS". I popped cake and chocolate chips into the blog search and found
this on a blog called Slice of Sueshe.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake WS

Isn't it scrumptious looking?

I adapted the recipe a bit and filled the middle with chocolate/caramel chips.

I would have loved to have filled the center with Nutella, but we were out. This is a really sweet dessert, so slice thinly! A little goes a long way!

Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake
Printable recipe
Adapted from a recipe by Slice of Sueshe
1 ½ cups all purpose flour
½ teaspoon baking soda
1 stick butter, room temp
½ cup & 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
½ cup & 2 tablespoons light brown sugar, lightly packed
¼ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 large egg
1 cup chocolate chips or chocolate chunks

Filling
1 cup chocolate/caramel chips
1 teaspoon vegetable shortening

Preheat the oven to 350. Spray two 8 or 9 inch round cake pans, set aside.

In a medium bowl sift or whisk the flour and baking soda, set aside.

Cream together the butter and the sugar, until it turns pale yellow in color (about 2 minutes). Add in the sugars, salt and vanilla. Cream until smooth. Add the egg and beat on low until incorporated. Stir in the chip or chunks.

Divide the dough between the two cake pans. To get even dough amounts I weighed the dough then split it in half. Pat the batter into the pans. I let my batter come it just about a ½ inch from the edge. Bake for 15 – 18 minutes.

Allow to cool completely.

Filling: Pour the chips and shortening into a microwave safe bowl. Microwave in 30 second intervals just until the chips are starting to melt. Spread chocolate mixture onto cooled cake bottom and top with second cookie.

I microwaved about a half cup of the chips and put them into a plastic zip lock bag with the tip snipped off so I could drizzle the chocolate over the top cookie.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake TS

The kids were raving about this cake. One of the neighborhood kids came over while our gang was half way through this dessert and you should have seen her eyes when she saw it.

"What is that??" she said

Every one of the kids, mouths filled with cake, answered her very enthusiastically

"It's 2 giant chocolate chip cookies, with chocolate inside, and it's a cake!!"

They were so funny.

"Oh my God, that is the best dessert idea ever" she said.

You know what, she was right.
Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake CU
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