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Topped with sprinkles and a wealthy chocolate frosting, my chocolate chip cookie cake makes an incredible birthday cake substitute. It’s fast and simple to make however so beautiful and celebratory with its chocolate frosting and colourful sprinkles! Recipe features a how-to video!

Close-up view of a chocolate chip cookie cake topped with a ring of chocolate frosting and sprinkles.Close-up view of a chocolate chip cookie cake topped with a ring of chocolate frosting and sprinkles.

In contrast to most of my cake recipes, this isn’t a tender and fluffy slice of heaven. As an alternative, my cookie cake is sort of actually an enormous, thick, soft-baked chocolate chip cookie, full with chocolate buttercream. The middle is chewy, buttery, and studded with chocolate chips. It’s all the perfect issues we love about cookies, however spectacular sufficient to be the primary attraction at a celebration!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • Good for individuals who don’t get pleasure from traditional truffles. And with loads of sprinkles, nobody will miss the standard birthday cake!
  • No chilling, scooping, or rolling! Merely make the dough and unfold it into your pan. It’s simply as straightforward as my chocolate chip cooke bars!
  • Every slice has a tender, chewy, heart with a barely crisped edge. Everybody will get the perfect components!

Ingredient Overview

This recipe isn’t too totally different out of your common chocolate chip cookie recipe, so the substances are fairly comparable.

Overhead view of labelled ingredients including brown sugar, cocoa powder, chocolate chips, and more.Overhead view of labelled ingredients including brown sugar, cocoa powder, chocolate chips, and more.
  • Egg + egg yolk. As an alternative of two complete eggs, I exploit one egg and and one egg yolk. Discarding that further egg white means our cookie cake received’t be cakey, however will as a substitute be completely tender and chewy. When you don’t need to toss your egg white, reserve it to make some candied walnuts.
  • Cornstarch. This encourages a thick, tender, and tender chocolate chip cookie cake. Cornstarch is one in all my favourite “secret” substances in cookies (you’ve most likely seen it earlier than in my “worst” chocolate chip cookies and Neapolitan cookies), just a little bit helps make for a superbly tender end result.
  • Cocoa powder. This ingredient is for the frosting moderately than the cake layer itself. I sometimes persist with pure cocoa powder. Dutch course of will work too, however the shade can be darker and the flavour can be deeper.
  • Chocolate chips. I at all times choose semisweet chips (they lend a pleasant stability to issues) however in case you like milk chocolate, darkish chocolate, and even white chocolate, any of those will work!
  • Sprinkles. Have enjoyable with these! Be happy to make use of vacation sprinkles (purple, white, and blue can be cute for July 4th!) or your personal mix. I stir them into the batter and save a couple of to sprinkle on prime of the frosting, too.
Overhead view of cookie dough in a bowl with chocolate chips and sprinkles on top before mixing in.Overhead view of cookie dough in a bowl with chocolate chips and sprinkles on top before mixing in.
  1. Cream the butter and sugars till mixed and creamy.
  2. Stir within the eggs and vanilla, then set this apart.
  3. Whisk the dry substances collectively in a separate bowl, then regularly stir them into the moist substances. Including the dry substances all of sudden could make combining the dough troublesome, so it’s essential to do that regularly!
  4. Fold in your chocolate chips and sprinkles. I like to order a couple of chocolate chips for urgent into the highest of the cake after I’ve unfold it into the pan–it simply appears prettier this manner!
Two photos showing cookie batter being spread into a springform pan and baked.Two photos showing cookie batter being spread into a springform pan and baked.
  1. Press and clean the cookie dough into your pan. I exploit the again of a spoon to do that. The dough can be stiff! When you actually need to get a fairly prime, you possibly can press a bit of wax paper in opposition to the floor of the dough and use your fingers to press/clean the dough into the pan.
  2. Bake till the perimeters are beginning to flip golden brown and let cool utterly earlier than frosting.

Make the Frosting & Enhance

Four photos showing chocolate frosting being prepared and piped onto a cookie cake.Four photos showing chocolate frosting being prepared and piped onto a cookie cake.
  1. Beat the butter till clean, then regularly stir within the sugar till mixed.
  2. Add the cocoa powder and vanilla and stir till included. Scrape the underside and sides of the bowl to verify there aren’t any dry pockets hiding.
  3. Add milk as wanted till you attain your required consistency.
  4. Pipe the frosting across the prime of your cake, prime with sprinkles, and luxuriate in!

SAM’S TIP: As arduous as it’s to attend, it’s essential to let the cake cool utterly earlier than including your frosting. If it’s nonetheless heat, the frosting will simply soften.

Overhead view of a cookie cake topped with a ring of chocolate frosting.Overhead view of a cookie cake topped with a ring of chocolate frosting.

FAQs

Do I have to refrigerate?

The cookie cake itself is okay to sit down at room temperature (hold it in an hermetic container!) and I feel it’s finest served at room temperature, however whether or not or to not refrigerate finally relies on the frosting you utilize. With the frosting I exploit right here, this cake can sit out at room temperature for a couple of days. In case your frosting does require refrigeration, know that the cookie cake can be extra dense and crumbly when served from the fridge and ensure to make use of an hermetic container to retailer it.

Can I exploit a special pan?

Sure! A deep 10″ cake pan, 9″ springform, 10″ forged iron skillet, or tart pan will work. Simply know that in case you use a smaller pan your bake time can be a bit longer and your chocolate chip cookie cake can be thicker and softer. Inversely, in case you use a bigger pan, then you should have a shorter bake time and a thinner cake. When you use a forged iron pan (an incredible alternative for making this recipe’s cousin: the pizookie), the cake will possible take much less time to bake.

Slice of chocolate chip cookie cake on a plate with one bite missing.Slice of chocolate chip cookie cake on a plate with one bite missing.

Are you a cookie individual or a cake individual? At this level, I really feel prefer it’s simply attending to be too arduous for me to decide on.

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Close-up view of a chocolate chip cookie cake topped with a ring of chocolate frosting and sprinkles.Close-up view of a chocolate chip cookie cake topped with a ring of chocolate frosting and sprinkles.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake

Topped with sprinkles and a wealthy chocolate frosting, this chocolate chip cookie cake makes an incredible birthday cake substitute. It is fast and simple to make, however nonetheless completely beautiful and celebratory! Recipe features a how-to video!

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Course: Dessert

Delicacies: American

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Prepare dinner Time: 30 minutes

Whole Time: 45 minutes

Servings: 10 slices

Energy: 606kcal

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Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350F (175C) and put together a ten″ spherical pan by lining the underside with parchment paper or by flippantly greasing. Put aside.

  • Mix softened butter and sugars in a big bowl and use an electrical mixer to beat nicely till mild and fluffy.

    ¾ cup (170 g) unsalted butter, ¾ cup (150 g) mild or darkish brown sugar, ⅔ cup (135 g) sugar

  • Add egg, egg yolk, and vanilla extract and stir nicely.

    1 egg + 1 egg yolk, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • In a separate, medium-sized bowl, whisk collectively flour, cornstarch, baking powder, and salt.

    2 cups (250 g) all-purpose, 1 ½ teaspoon corn starch, ½ teaspoon baking powder, ¾ teaspoon salt

  • Progressively stir dry substances into moist till utterly mixed. Stir in chocolate chips and sprinkles.

    1 cup (170 g) semisweet chocolate chips, 2 Tablespoons sprinkles

  • Unfold batter evenly into ready pan. Bake on 350F (175C) for half-hour or till edges simply start to show golden brown.

  • Put together chocolate frosting whereas the cookie cake cools.

Chocolate Frosting

  • Beat butter with an electrical mixer till clean and creamy.

    ½ cup (113 g) 1 stick salted butter, softened to room temperature

  • Progressively add sugar till utterly mixed

    1 ½ cups (188 g) powdered sugar

  • Stir in cocoa powder after which vanilla extract. Pause to scrape down the edges of the bowl with a spatula.

    ¼ cup (25 g) cocoa powder, ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

  • Add milk (begin with only a splash, if consistency continues to be too stiff add extra as wanted till you have got a clean creamy consistency) and beat nicely

    1-2 Tablespoons milk

  • Pipe icing across the rim of your cooled cookie cake — I used a piping bag fitted with a Wilton 2D tip, however in a pinch you possibly can merely switch your frosting to a ziploc bag, snip off a small nook, and pipe that means.

  • Slice and luxuriate in!

Notes

Pan

A 9″ springform pan could also be used as a substitute, cake might want to bake roughly 35 minutes.

Storing

Retailer coated at room temperature for as much as 3 days.

Diet

Serving: 1slice | Energy: 606kcal | Carbohydrates: 80g | Protein: 5g | Fats: 31g | Saturated Fats: 19g | Ldl cholesterol: 79mg | Sodium: 392mg | Potassium: 214mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 56g | Vitamin A: 742IU | Calcium: 49mg | Iron: 3mg

Dietary info relies on third-party calculations and ought to be thought-about an estimate solely. Precise dietary content material will range based mostly upon manufacturers used, measuring strategies, cooking technique, portion sizes, and extra.

This recipe was initially revealed September of 2017. I’ve up to date the publish with new images and a brand new video and added extra useful tricks to the publish, however the recipe stays the identical!

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