If you are looking for a unique and fun cake to make, or recipes using chocolate chips, I have the perfect one for you!
This recipe for chocolate chip cake is out of this world! It is perfect for your next party or get together.
It’s layered and it’ decadent. It is a chocolate chip vanilla cake with layers of chocolate chip icing and topped with a vanilla icing.
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It gets rave reviews from my family. I think your family will love it too!
I am going to show you how easy this is to create.
First, let’s gather up your ingredients. We have broken everything down below.
Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake Ingredients:
These are the things you will need to make the cake mix itself.
- 4 1/2 cups of all purpose flour
- 4 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1 1/2 tsp kosher salt
- 1 1/2 cups unsalted sweet cream butter, at room temperature
- 3 cups granulated sugar
- 6 large eggs
- 3 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 2 cups whole milk
- 3 cups semi sweet chocolate chips
- 3 (9 inch) round cake pans
- 1 cake leveler
- 1 (12 inch) cake board
Ingredients for Chocolate Chip Icing
These are the things you will need to make the chocolate chip frosting. This frosting is used in between the layers of the cake.
- 1 cup unsalted sweet cream butter, softened at room temperature
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- 1/2 tsp kosher salt
- 1/4 cup whole milk
- 1 cup mini chocolate chips
Ingredients for Vanilla Icing
Here are the things you will need for the vanilla icing. This is the icing that is used on the outside of the cake.
- 2 cups unsalted sweet cream butter, softened at room temperature
- 5 cups powdered sugar
- 2 tbsp pure vanilla extract
- 5-8 tbsp heavy whipping cream
- 1 piping bag with a star tip
- Chocolate chip cookies
How to Make a Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake
First you want to preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Spray the cake pan with cooking spray. I love this one. Then set it aside.
In a medium bowl whisk together the dry ingredients; flour, baking powder and salt until well combined. Then set it aside.
Beat in the eggs, 1 at a time until combined well.
Now, mix in the vanilla extract.
Now you want to alternate adding flour mixture and milk until all is added and well combined.
Gently fold in the chocolate chips using a rubber spatula.
Now it’s time to add it to the pans. Divvy the batter into three round cake pans.
Once they are done remove them from the oven and let them cool in a baking rack.
What I like to do is let them cool in the pan for 15-20 minutes before removing from pans.
Now let’s ice them.
How to Make Chocolate Chip Icing
In your standing mixer on medium speed, cream the brown sugar, powdered sugar and softened butter until well mixed.
Add in the vanilla extract and continue on medium speed.
Now you want to gradually beat in the flour until well mixed.
Slowly beat in the milk until the consistency is thick but spreadable.
Finally fold in the chocolate chips using a rubber spatula.
How to Make Vanilla Icing
Using your standing mixer again, beat together all ingredients until combined, smooth and spreadable.
This will take about five minutes using medium speed.
How to Decorate a Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake
Using a cake leveler, cut the domes off of each round cake.
Frost it with another one and a half cups of chocolate chip icing.
Place the last cake slice on top of the layer you just iced.
This time you want to use the vanilla icing. Use about two cups worth and frost the top of the cake until it is smooth using an angled spatula.
Now you can frost the sides of the cake. Using a rotating cake turntable might be helpful.
For fun add a chocolate chip cookie into the frosting dollops.
Enjoy with a huge scoop of your favorite ice cream with a slice of the chocolate chip cookie cake!