So a friend of mine made this cake for her son's birthday a couple of weeks ago, and if that doesn't make her the best mom ever ... well, I just don't know what more a kid could possibly expect in life.
Happy birthday? Obviously!
It's a Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cake, people. Are you getting this?! Are you really and truly comprehending what I'm telling you?
Sadly, my birthday is months away, and it's been quite some time since my mom baked me a birthday cake. Good thing I'm a grown-up now so I can bake it all by myself anytime the craving hits.
Happy Thursday to me!
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cake
For the Cake
Use your favorite boxed chocolate cake mix and prepare following instructions.
For the Cookie Dough Filling
- 1 cup heavy whipping cream
- 1 stick (1/2 cup) butter
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/3 cup brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 cups flour
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup chocolate chips (I used mini ones)
- 3 tablespoons milk
For the Chocolate Glaze
- 4 ounces semi-sweet baking chocolate
- 2 tablespoons heavy cream
- 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
- 1 tablespoon corn syrup
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Make the Filling
Make the Glaze
- Beat heavy whipping cream using whisk attachment until soft peaks form. Chill until ready to use.
- Melt butter in a microwave safe bowl. Pour into an electric mixer fitted with paddle attachment. While still hot, add both sugars and mix on low until combined. Let sit to cool for a few minutes.
- Turn mixer on low. Mix in vanilla extract and flour. Stir in milk, 1 tablespoon at a time.
- Stir 1 cup of whipped cream into cookie dough mixture (using paddle attachment). Add more whipped cream if needed to reach your desired consistency. Stir in chocolate chips.
Assemble the Cake
- Place your chocolate, cream, butter, and corn syrup in a bowl and set it over a pan of boiling water (make sure the bottom of the bowl does not touch the water). Stir until the ingredients have melted together and are smooth. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla. Let cool to room temperature. Frost cake as desired. (This will frost the top only of a 6” round cake. If you want more, double the recipe.)
- Slice your layers in half. Top each layer with a healthy dose of cookie dough filling. Top the whole cake with chocolate glaze, or you can frost it with your favorite chocolate frosting.
Image via Mariola Camacho