Baking has always been one of my favourite hobbies and one particular occasion that I look forward to the most is making my husband’s birthday cake. Garrett loves to turn it into a kind of baking challenge by coming up with interesting flavour combinations and really specific requests regarding cake density and icing consistency. Over the last five birthdays I’ve made him Toasted Coconut Vanilla Cake, Cookie Dough Ice Cream Pie, Peppermint White Chocolate Cake and my personal favourite Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie.
This year he asked for a super decadent Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cake. The layers were a dense golden vanilla cake, with a chocolate chip cookie dough filling (same egg-free dough I used for my Homemade Cookie Dough Ice Cream) and a thick Vanilla Buttercream Frosting covered in mini chocolate chips. I’ll admit that this is a rich cake, but he loved it.
I started by making all the pieces – two 9″ vanilla cake layers, chocolate chip cookie dough (no eggs!) and vanilla frosting.
Makes two 9″ cake layers · Adapted from The Cake Boss
- 2 cups sugar
- 4 eggs
- 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup milk
- 3/4 cup vegetable oil
- 2-1/4 tsp baking powder
- 1-1/2 tsp vanilla