Chocolate Cookie Dough Cake

Ingredients

  • Chocolate cake mix, plus water, eggs, and oil called for on the box

For the Cookie Dough Filling

  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 stick (1/2 cup) butter
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ cups flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup chocolate chips (I used mini ones)
  • 3 tablespoons milk

For the Chocolate Glaze

  • 4 ounces semi-sweet baking chocolate
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon corn syrup
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions


Make the Cake

  • Bake cake according to package directions. I used two 6″x3″ pans and had a little batter left over. You can also use two 9″ or two 8″ pans instead. Cool cakes completely.

Make the Filling

  • Beat heavy whipping cream using the whisk attachment until soft peaks form. Chill until ready to use.
  • Melt butter in a microwave-safe bowl. Pour into an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. While still hot, add both sugars and mix on low until combined. Let sit to cool for a few minutes.
  • Turn mixer on low. Mix in vanilla extract and flour. Stir in milk, 1 tablespoon at a time.
  • Stir 1 cup of whipped cream into cookie dough mixture (using the paddle attachment). Add more whipped cream if needed to reach your desired consistency. Stir in chocolate chips.

Make the Glaze

  • Place your chocolate, cream, butter, and corn syrup in a bowl and set it over a pan of boiling water (make sure the bottom of the bowl does not touch the water). 
  • Stir until the ingredients have melted together and are smooth. 
  • Remove from heat and stir in vanilla. Let cool to room temperature. 
  • Frost cake as desired. (This will frost the top only of a 6” round cake. If you want more, double the recipe.)

Assemble your Cake

  • Slice your layers in half. (I baked my cake in 6×3” rounds and sliced each in half to make a four-layer cake. You can do it that way, or leave it as two layers. Or whatever.) 
  • Top each layer with a healthy dose of cookie dough filling. 
  • Top the whole cake with chocolate glaze, or you can frost it with your favorite chocolate frosting. 

But beware – this is a rich cake. A little frosting goes a long way!

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