Cookie Dough Layer Cake

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Cookie Dough Layer Cake…for that serious cookie dough lover! Chocolate cake layered with cookie dough and chocolate buttercream icing!

Cookie Dough Layer Cake...for that serious cookie dough lover! Chocolate cake layered with cookie dough and chocolate buttercream icing!

If there is one dessert I love the most it would be cookies. Better yet, we could stop before baking the cookies and I’d just enjoy the cookie dough! So when my mom and I got the idea of a Cookie Dough Layer Cake, I was excited to get started. I used the same chocolate cake I always use, the one that I used for the Reese’s Peanut Butter Cake and the Ho Ho Layer Cake. I layered the two cakes with a cookie dough icing in the middle. The cookie dough icing has a hint of cookie dough flavor and a few mini chocolate chips thrown in there, too.

Cookie Dough Layer Cake...for that serious cookie dough lover! Chocolate cake layered with cookie dough and chocolate buttercream icing!

I put lots of that heavenly chocolate buttercream icing on top, and then did little dollops of cookie dough icing.

How did I do this? Well, since I figured out that my biggest tip wasn’t big enough for all of the mini chocolate chips to easily flow through, I cut off the tip of a disposable icing bag, and just made icing drops as I would make stars on the cake.

We weren’t sure how it would look, but it doesn’t look too bad, does it?

Cookie Dough Layer Cake...for that serious cookie dough lover! Chocolate cake layered with cookie dough and chocolate buttercream icing!

After I did the dollops around the bottom and top edges, I decided the cake needed something just a little more. I filled the top of the cake with dollops of cookie dough icing, and squashed on a Chewy Chocolate Chunk Cookie.

Which, by the way, are amazing. And I wasn’t surprised that all of you thought they looked amazing, too!

So, what you end up with, is a scrumptious chocolate chip cookie dough layer cake with lots of icing on top.

Cookie Dough Layer Cake...for that serious cookie dough lover! Chocolate cake layered with cookie dough and chocolate buttercream icing!

We ended up giving this cake away.  But, my birthday is coming and guess what kind of cake I want?

 You guessed it:)

 

Cookie Dough Layer Cake...for that serious cookie dough lover! Chocolate cake layered with cookie dough and chocolate buttercream icing!
Cookie Dough Layer Cake...for that serious cookie dough lover! Chocolate cake layered with cookie dough and chocolate buttercream icing!

Chocolate Cookie Dough Layer Cake

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Cookie Dough Layer Cake…for that serious cookie dough lover! Chocolate cake layered with cookie dough and chocolate buttercream icing!
Servings 15
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes

Ingredients
 

Chocolate Layer Cake:

  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 3/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 large eggs room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup freshly brewed strong hot coffee
  • 1 recipe Chocolate Buttercream

Cookie Dough Frosting:

  • 12 tablespoon butter
  • 1 3/4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour 2 round 9-inch cake pans.
  • For the cake, put flour, sugar, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a bowl and mix well.
  • In a stand mixer, mix the buttermilk, oil, eggs, vanilla together. Slowly add in the mix of dry ingredients while the mixer is on low. Add the coffee and make sure everything is combined. Batter will be very thin.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared pans and bake for about 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
  • Turn the cakes out onto a cooling rack. While the cakes are cooling, make your frostings.
  • Cookie Dough Frosting:
  • Cream together the butter and sugars in a stand mixer until smooth and creamy.
  • Add the flour, milk and vanilla and beat on high until well combined, about 2-3 minutes.
  • Now it's time to put together your cake!
  • Frost the top of the first cake with the Cookie Dough Frosting. Then layer the other half of the cake on top. Frost the outside of the cake with the Chocolate Buttercream Frosting.
  • Pipe dollops along the bottom edge and top with the leftover Cookie Dough Frosting and/or decorate as desired. Top with a chocolate chip cookie!

Video

Notes

You can easily substitute a boxed cake mix and store-bought chocolate icing in order to save some time!

Nutrition

Calories: 616kcal | Carbohydrates: 92g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 51mg | Sodium: 498mg | Potassium: 241mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 72g | Vitamin A: 355IU | Calcium: 60mg | Iron: 2.4mg
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Calories 616

 

Cake Recipe from Sally’s Baking Addiction
Chocolate Buttercream Recipe from Savory Sweet Life
Cookie Dough Frosting from Java Cupcake



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Val
3 years ago

Can I leave the cocoa out mid I just want a chocolate chip cake ?

Senthil Muthiah
3 years ago

Can I use boiling water in place of coffee and can I use milk in place of buttermilk? I also want to know if I can make cupcakes using this recipe. How many cupcakes would this make? If I make cupcakes, can I use the cookie dough frosting for the filling?

Averie @ Averie Cooks
10 years ago

I can’t believe you GAVE this cake away! But I do know what you mean. We can’t eat everything I make either – just can’t get thru it all and I give stuff away. But this cake is so beautiful!

Rorie
10 years ago

This looks delicious! What could I use in place of the coffee?

a quiet life
10 years ago

to say i am wild over this would be a HUGE understatement! beyooooooooooooond fabulous!

Daniela
10 years ago

This is amazing! I will try to make it as well and I hope it will look amazing as yours. Thank you for sharing it!

Amber @ Dessert Now, Dinner Later!
10 years ago

That cookie dough frosting looks amazing! Thanks for sharing at Sweet & Savory Saturdays #16!

~Amber @ Dessert Now, Dinner Later!
http://dessertnowdinnerlater.blogspot.com

Stephanie @ Back For Seconds
10 years ago

This cake is absolutely incredible! I totally want it for my birthday too 🙂

Danielle Reeves
10 years ago

That has got to be one of the cutest and most cleverly decorated cakes I’ve ever seen – pinned for sure!!! Hope you have a fantastic rest of the week 😀

Danielle @ busymomshelper.com

sue
10 years ago

Just wanted you to know that we loved this post and are going to be featuring it this weekend at ONE Sharendipity PL.
Have a great week!
Sue

Joy
10 years ago

You are a hero to PMS sufferers everywhere! Thank you 🙂
p.s. I saw you at This Silly Girl’s bloghop.

sue
10 years ago

Whoa! You’ve hit all my weakness with one cake!! I’ll be back to pin, print and try this very soon!!

sue @ thet2women.com

Sara Howe
10 years ago
Mimi
10 years ago

Delicious!
Mimi

Liz Fourez
10 years ago

Oh yum! I’m totally craving cookies now! Thanks so much for sharing at Time to Sparkle : )

Liz