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Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake

A gigantic chocolate chip cookie cake perfect for birthdays or celebrations.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword chocolate chip cookie cake
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 22 minutes
Total Time 37 minutes
Servings 16
Author Melissa Stadler, Modern Honey

Ingredients

  • 12 Tablespoons Butter (softened)
  • 1 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/4 cup Sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 Egg Yolk
  • 2 teaspoons Vanilla
  • 1 3/4 cup Flour
  • 1 teaspoon Cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 1/2 cups Chocolate Chips

Chocolate Buttercream Frosting:

  • 1/2 cup Butter softened
  • 1/3 cup Cocoa Powder
  • 1 3/4 cup Powdered Sugar
  • 1-2 Tablespoons Cream or Milk

Vanilla Buttercream Frosting:

  • 1/2 cup Butter softened
  • 2 cups Powdered Sugar
  • 1-2 Tablespoons Cream or Milk
  • 2 teaspoons Vanilla

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray 8 or 9-inch cake pan or springform pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, cream butter, brown sugar, and sugar for 3-4 minutes scraping the sides of the bowl often, until light and creamy.
  3. Add egg, egg yolk, and vanilla. Mix for 1 minute.
  4. Stir in flour, cornstarch, baking soda, and salt, just until combined. Stir in chocolate chips.
  5. Spread cookie dough into cake pan.
  6. Bake for 20-26 minutes, depending on the depth of the pan. If using a large, thin pizza pan, reduce baking time for 15-18 minutes. If the cookie is browning too much, cover with foil halfway through baking time.
  7. Check for doneness by inserting a toothpick in the center of the baking pan. Set aside to cool.
  8. Once it is cooled, run a knife along the sides of the baking pan. Invert onto flat, larger serving platter or plate. May use a heavy object, such as a rolling pin, to bang on the bottom of the pan, once it is inverted to help release the cookie from the pan.
  9. To make frosting: cream butter for 2 minutes. Add cocoa powder (if making chocolate frosting), powdered sugar, vanilla, and cream.
  10. Using a cake decorator set, frost the cooled cookie, according to preference.
  11. Cut into wedges to serve.

Recipe Notes

-- If you are doing a lot of decorating, I would suggest doubling the frosting recipe to ensure you have enough.