Cookie Dough Cake

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Cookie Dough Cake: Moist chocolate cake with layers of creamy edible cookie dough. If you like cookie dough, you need to make this cake!

Just like my Cookie Dough Cheesecake this cake is made with eggless cookie dough.

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This cake has a flavor and texture unlike any you’ve ever had before! One bite, and you’ll be craving more!

Guilty of sneaking a bite of cookie dough before it goes in the oven? Then you’re going to love this cake!   This chocolate cookie dough cake is easy make, but looks so impressive. Everyone always loves it, and it is a hit at birthday parties. It is truly the ultimate dessert!

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Cookie Dough Cake Ingredients

For the Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cake:

  • Triple Chocolate Cake Mix
  • Milk: I always use whole milk instead of water with my cake mixes. Milk makes it amazingly moist and tender.
  • Eggs
  • Butter: I also use butter instead of oil for a rich buttery flavor.

For the Cookie Dough Filling

  • Butter
  • Brown Sugar
  • Powdered Sugar
  • Flour
  • Vanilla 
  • Salt
  • Milk
  • Mini Chocolate Chips: I use mini chocolate chips as it leads to a better mouth feel than larger chips.

For the Chocolate Ganache 

  • Heavy Cream
  • Chocolate Chips

For the Chocolate Frosting

  • Butter
  • Powdered Sugar
  • Cocoa Powder
  • Vanilla
  • Heavy Cream

cookie dough cake recipe

Cookie Dough Cake Recipe

For the Cake: 

  1. Preheat oven and spray cake pans with non stick spray.
  2. Combine all ingredients. Divide between pans. Bake for 25-30 minutes.
  3. Cut domes off, and slice each cake in half.

For the Cookie Dough Filling:

  1. Combine butter, brown sugar, and powdered sugar. Add in flour and vanilla.
  2. Add milk until you reach your desired consistency. Fold in chocolate chips.

For the Frosting:

  1. Cream butter, vanilla, and cocoa. Stir in powdered sugar. Add heavy cream as need to reach your desired consistency.

For the Ganache:

  1. Heat whipping cream, and place chocolate chips into a heat safe bowl.
  2. When cream is steaming remove from heat. Pour over chocolate chips. Allow to sit for one minute before stirring smooth.

Putting It All Together:

  1. Place one layer onto serving plate. Top with cookie dough filling and spread until smooth. Repeat with remaining layers
  2. Pour ganache into the center of the cake. Squeeze some down the sides to form drips.
  3. Top with dollops of frosting and cookies if desired.

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Cookie Dough Cake Frequently Asked Questions

Can You Freeze It?

If you’re wanting to have your cake now and freeze it for layer you certainly can! This cookie dough cake recipe freezes well for up to 3 months.   All you need to do is make certain you store it in an air tight container.   The cake can be frozen whole, or you can freeze individual slices. freezer proof container and sealed tightly. I always recommend freezing a couple of pieces together so you can only thaw what you need.  Thaw at room temperature.

How to Store Cake

Once you’ve made this cake you’re going to want to make certain to store it properly so it lasts! I like to store in an air right container in the fridge because of the ganache.  If you don’t want to eat it cold, just let it set out for a few minutes to come to room temperature.

Is It Safe To Eat Raw Flour?

Many people tend to think that eggs are what makes eating cookie dough risky. Eating raw flour can be dangerous as well because it can contain bacteria.  I suggest toasting your flour if you are nervous or high risk.

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Cookie Dough Cake

Cookie Dough Cake: Moist chocolate cake with layers of creamy edible cookie dough. If you like cookie dough, you need to make this cake!

Ingredients

For the Cake

  • 2 Boxes Triple Chocolate Cake Mix
  • 2 1/2 Cups Whole Milk
  • 2 Cups Unsalted Butter, Softened
  • 6 Eggs

For the Cookie Dough Frosting

  • 2 Cups Butter, Softened
  • 1 1/2 Cups Brown Sugar, Packed
  • 2 Cups Powdered Sugar
  • 2 Cups Flour
  • 4 Teaspoons Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1/4 Cup Whole Milk
  • 1 Cup Mini Chocolate Chips

For the Chocolate Ganache

  • 1 Cup Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips
  • 1/2 Cup Heavy Whipping Cream

For the Chocolate Frosting

  • 4 Tablespoons Unsalted Butter, Softened
  • 1/4 Cup Cocoa Powder
  • 1 Cup Powdered Sugar
  • 2 Teaspoons Heavy Cream
  • Chip Ahoy Cookies, For Garnish

Instructions

For the Cake

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F ,and spray two 9 inch round cake pans with Pam baking spray. Set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, beat all cake ingredients together until fully combined.
  • Divide batter between the two prepared baking pans. Bake in preheated oven for 25-35 minutes ,or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Cool completely. Cut the domes off the top of the cake. Use a cake slicer to slice each cake in half. You should end up with a total of 4 rounds.

For the Frosting

  • In a large bowl, combine brown sugar, powdered sugar, and butter.
  • Add the flour and vanilla in, stir until combined.
  • Slowly add the milk until the consistency is achieved.
  • Fold the mini chocolate chips into the frosting.

For the Chocolate Ganache

  • In a small saucepan, heat up the heavy whipping cream until steaming.
  • While heavy whipping cream is heating up, place chocolate chips into a heat-proof bowl.
  • Once the heavy whipping cream is heated, pour over the chocolate chips.
  • Allow to sit for 1 minute before whisking until smooth.
  • Pour ganache into a squeeze bottle.

Putting It All Together

  • Place the first cake layer onto a serving plate. Scoop ~1 cup of cookie dough frosting onto the first layer and smooth out evenly.
  • Repeat steps with remaining cake layers.
  • Pour ganache onto the center of the to layer, and smooth until even
  • Using the squeeze bottle, create a drizzle effect around the top of the cake by squeezing some ganache over the side and allowing it to drip down.
  • Allow to sit for 10 minutes to allow ganache to harden.
  • Pipe dollops of frosting onto the top of the cake. Top with cookies.

Nutrition

Calories: 1454kcal, Carbohydrates: 148g, Protein: 14g, Fat: 94g, Saturated Fat: 53g, Cholesterol: 278mg, Sodium: 1143mg, Potassium: 539mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 102g, Vitamin A: 48.3%, Vitamin C: 0.1%, Calcium: 26.4%, Iron: 34.4%
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You’ll love the flavor of this cookie dough cake recipe. If you need a great dessert idea for a birthday or get together his is the one for you! Everyone will be begging you to make it again and again!

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