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Cookie batter cake is full of white chocolate, semi-sweet chocolate chips, nuts and topped with chocolate frosting. Kids and adults will love this Chocolate Chip Snack Cake!
You guys. This recipe. It’s soooo good. Like, I-had-to-share-it-so-I-didn’t-eat-all-of-it good. It’s like a thick, homemade, chocolate chip cookie, full of white chocolate chips, semi-sweet chocolate chips and pecans. And it’s like a cake, topped with rich and creamy chocolate frosting. My frosting and I are inseparable, so really anything with a thick layer of frosting on top is a huge winner for this girl.
This snack cake was actually another of those almost-failure recipes. I found a recipe in my Amish cookbook for “Jubilee Jumbles”. They were packed with nuts and chocolate chips, and since it is officially Christmas baking season I need to test more Christmas cookie recipes, ya know?
It only took about about 5 minutes to mix up the batter. The batter was much more runny than I was expecting. Not at all like cookie dough, but almost like cake batter. The recipe called for refrigerating the dough, but I knew that even with the hour this dough would spend chillin’ out in the fridge, it would still produce a very “cakey” cookie. And I am generally not a cakey-cookie-character. How’d you like that alliteration? Every now and then the English teacher in me peeks through.
Since the cookie “dough” was actually more like cake batter, I decided that baking it in an 8×8 cake pan might make this a recipe that I’d like.
And I was right.
Now don’t get me wrong. The cake itself is not a light and fluffy cake. Think of it as more of a thick, heavier cake that somewhat resembles a cakey-cookie.
I took a shortcut for the chocolate frosting and used store-bought frosting. If you are a homemade only frosting kind of person, by all means….try this one. It will taste amazing. Because of how simple these bars are to whip up, I wanted to keep things simple and have a ready-to-spread frosting. Top it with chopped pecans and more white or chocolate chips for a pretty finish to your snack cake.
This chocolate chip snack cake is made in a small 8×8 pan, which is really a good thing because it is so irresistable.
Just consider the small cake as me helping you with your healthy eating plan.
You’re welcome. 🙂