Monday, September 26, 2011

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cake

By: Christy

Everyone has at least one weakness when it comes to sweets. Mine is hands down cookie dough. The day I discovered the amazingness of chocolate chip cookie dough butter cream icing, it was like the heavens opened up and I'm 100% positive my life changed for the better. With all that said, I'm pretty sure you know why I HAD to post about this amazingness for our baking with chocolate chips week.

I have been making these cupcakes/cakes for the last year and time and time again my friends and family are requesting it, everyone always asks for the recipe or I am salvating myself just day dreaming about it's deliciousness.

1 box of either white, yellow, chocolate or marble cake (I can not decide if I like yellow or chocolate cake better so I prefer to use the marble cake so you can have a little of both at the same time!)
1 XL roll of cookie dough
2 recipes of chocolate chip cookie dough butter cream icing
Optional: small cookies (like famous amos), Mini Chocolate Chips & Pecans Chips

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Buttercream Icing
3 sticks salted butter, at room temperature
¾ cup light brown sugar, packed
3½ cups confectioners’ sugar
1 cup all-purpose flour
3 tbsp. milk
2½ tsp. vanilla extract

To make the icing, beat together the butter and brown sugar with a mixer until creamy.  Mix in the confectioners’ sugar until smooth.  Beat in the flour (if you choose to use unsalted butter, add 3/4 teaspoon of salt). Mix in the milk and vanilla extract until smooth and well blended.

For delicious and quite adorable (if I may say so myself) Cupakes:

1) The night before, put tablespoon sized balls of cookie dough on a piece of wax paper. Freeze over night.
2) The next day make cake batter according to box.
3) Fill muffin liners 2/3rds full and put one frozen cookie dough ball in each cupcake. (since they are frozen, it will keep the cookie dough in dough form when they bake and when you devour them later)
4) Bake as directed on back of cake box
5)Top with the cookie dough buttercream icing and decorate as you see fit. (I like putting mini chocolate chips and pecan chips on top and then adorn them with a mini choc chip cookie on the side. Makes for a great presentation.)

For a gorgeous and delicious cookie dough cake:

1) Make cake according to box. If you want to ensure it looks pretty iced and you want to have left overs to make cake balls make sure you level your cakes (Cut the rounded part off the top of the cakes)
2) Roll your cookie dough out on a piece of wax paper.
3) Using the cake pan like a cookie cuter make an imprint of the pan and use a knife to carve the circle out of the cookie dough. Place dough in freezer to harden. (If you make a 3 layer cake, make two cookie dough circles)
4) Once the dough has hardened, remove it from freezer and peel it away from the wax paper. Put it inbetween the layers of cake (In this picture example I ran out of cookie dough, so I only had one layer of cookie dough between the cakes and used the icing in between the other layer but trust me two layers of cookie dough in this cake would have been steller!)
5) Frost the cake using the chocolate chip cookie dough icing. Decorate the top with mini chocolate chips, pecan chips, and mini cookies.

The frosting recipe was adapted from Annie's Eats, originally from the Cupcake Review

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Chocolate chip cookie dough cupcakes were simply amazing! The best cupcake I have ever had!
You should hire Ish as a promoter.