A triple layer Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake made with mini chocolate chips, buttercream frosting, and a sinful chocolate ganache drizzle. Best. Cake. Ever.

OK so basically chocolate chip cookies are my favorite thing. So I thought I’d make you guys a Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake. As in, a moist as heck vanilla cake with mini chocolate chips, brown sugar frosting, and a chocolate ganache drizzle. 

A triple layer Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake made with mini chocolate chips, buttercream frosting, and a sinful chocolate ganache drizzle. Best. Cake. Ever.

This cake is SO good. And it’s perfect for all ages. Kids will love that it’s a cookie cake, and… well I mean adults will too.

A triple layer Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake made with mini chocolate chips, buttercream frosting, and a sinful chocolate ganache drizzle. Best. Cake. Ever.

I’m currently on the plane back from teaching #napaworkshop2017. It was an incredible weekend filled with food and learning in an absolutely epic location.

My co-host Bella put together the most incredible staff to help us with the weekend, and it went off without a hitch.

A triple layer Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake made with mini chocolate chips, buttercream frosting, and a sinful chocolate ganache drizzle. Best. Cake. Ever.

A triple layer Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake made with mini chocolate chips, buttercream frosting, and a sinful chocolate ganache drizzle. Best. Cake. Ever.

I’m super tired and need about 12 hours of sleep, but I couldn’t wait to post this Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake for you all, so here it is. It’s really lovely and you should go make it now.

Love,
Sarah

RECIPE

Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake

Ingredients

    For the cake

    • 1 cup salted butter, room temperature
    • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
    • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
    • 4 large eggs, room temperature
    • 4 teaspoons vanilla extract
    • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
    • 2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1 1/2 cups buttermilk
    • 1 cup mini chocolate chips

    for the frosting

    • 1 cup salted butter, room temperature
    • 4 cups powdered sugar
    • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • possibly 1-2 tablespoons milk, to texture preference

    for the ganache

    • 1 cup chocolate chips
    • 1 tablespoon coconut oil

    Directions

    1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease and line two 8-inch or three 6-inch pans with parchment paper. Set aside.
    2. In a standing mixer, whip butter and both sugars until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Add in eggs one at a time, mixing between each addition. Add in vanilla extract.
    3. In a separate bowl, mix together flour, baking powder, and salt. Working in three batches, alternate pouring flour and buttermilk into wet ingredients until fully combined.
    4. Toss chocolate chips in 2 tablespoons flour, then gently fold into batter. Pour batter evenly into prepared pans and bake for 20 minutes for 8-inch pans or 25 mins for 6-inch pans. Allow to cool completely while making frosting.
    5. To make frosting, whip butter on high speed until fluffy, about 1 minute. Add in powdered sugar and beat on high speed for 2-3 minutes more. Add in vanilla extract, salt, and milk if the frosting is too stiff.
    6. Frost each layer, then the outsides. Place in fridge while you melt ganache.
    7. To make ganache, melt chocolate chips and coconut oil in a microwave in 30 second increments. Remove cake from fridge and drizzle with ganache!

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    20 comments

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    Chocolate chip cookies in cake form? Fabulous. Safe travels back home!

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    Yesterday I was thinking “I need a good chocolate chip cake recipe.” This morning this recipe pops in my in box! Perfection all around! Thank you!

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    And so soothing on the plate!

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    This cake looks incredible! The absolute best of both worlds!

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    This looks amazing. can’t wait to bake it.

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    Holy crap your photography just keeps getting better and better!!! This cake looks out of this world!!! I can’t wait to make it!

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    So I thought I’d make you guys a Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake. As in, a moist as heck vanilla cake with mini chocolate chips, brown sugar frosting, and a chocolate ganache drizzle.

    for the frosting
    1 cup salted butter, room temperature
    4 cups powdered sugar
    1 tablespoon vanilla extract
    ½ teaspoon salt
    possibly 1-2 tablespoons milk, to texture preference

    IS there brown sugar in the frosting?

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    this looks gorgeous! the topping and decoration is just stunning! and no doubt the cake tastes delicious as well 😉

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    Made it and it was a bit! Kids lining up for it, parents ruling it adults only! Definitely making again!

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    I made this for a dinner party this weekend and it was loved by all. I am definitely going to have this on repeat in our house.

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    Chocolate chip cookies really are the best! What a great alternative to cookie cake. Love this idea…looks delish!

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    This looks awesome!! Love the new site design too.

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    I need this in my life!

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    Made a half recipe and added sprinkles as a birthday cake, it was super lovely and super delicious. Thank you!!

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