Brownie Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cake
This decadent Brownie Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cake is layers of fudgy brownie, edible cookie dough, and a rich chocolate ganache, stacked together into an amazing brownie cake.
Today’s Brownie Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cake was a labor of love. Last year for his birthday my guy requested a cake that combined two of the things that he loves most, brownies and chocolate chips cookies. Well not so much the cookies (though he wouldn’t say no to those!) but more precisely chocolate chip cookie dough. He always tells this cute story of how his mom never wanted him to eat chocolate chip cookie dough because she said it would make him sick so when he got to high school he signed up for a Home Ec. class and the day he learned to make chocolate chip cookies he raced home and whipped up a big batch. His mom came in the kitchen and asked him if he wanted her to preheat the oven and he told her there was no need. Then he took the bowl of dough and headed up to his room where he ate the whole thing. That’s my guy! 🙂
Anyways, I’m getting off track. Because I love him, and it was his birthday after all, I came up with this amazing brownie chocolate chip cookie dough cake and I even added a layer of dark chocolate ganache on top because I’m just that nice. The cake itself was really easy to make. The brownie layers are just brownies baked in 9-inch round cake pans. I used a box mix but if you have a homemade brownie recipe you love you can certainly use that. The filling is no bake cookie dough which is so delicious you’re going to have to stop yourself from eating half of it before it makes it on to the cake. I used my favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe and removed the eggs from it. I replaced the moisture from the eggs with a little bit of milk and I added just enough to make it a little looser than cookie dough would usually be so it spread more like a frosting.
I didn’t want the chocolate-y goodness to end there. Birthdays are special! So I made a quick ganache and poured it over the top then sprinkled it with chunks of brownie. This cake is truly decadent and totally worth it if you have a chocolate lover in your life!
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Brownie Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cake
- 2 boxes Brownie mix, (this should be mix that makes 9x13 inch pan of brownies, that will make 2 9 inch rounds, if smaller double the amount of brownie boxes) + ingredients listed on box (or your favorite homemade brownie recipe!)
- 2 1/4 c Flour
- 1 tsp Salt
- 2 sticks Butter, , softened
- 3/4 c Sugar
- 3/4 c Brown sugar
- 1 tsp Vanilla extract
- 3 tbsp Milk
- 2 c Chocolate Morsels
- 2 c Dark chocolate, , finely chopped
- 1 c Heavy cream
- Mix the brownie batter up and pour it into 4 greased and parchment lined 9-inch round pans. Bake brownies following the instructions on the packaging for 8x8" brownie pan.
- While the brownies bake and cool make the no bake cookie dough.
- In a bowl mix together flour and salt.
- In a separate mixing bowl cream together the sugar, brown sugar, and butter.
- Add Vanilla extract.
- Slowly add the flour mixture a little at a time.
- Once fully combined add the milk a tablespoon at a time until the cookie dough is a consistency that is loose enough to spread.
- Fold in the chocolate chips.
- Heat the cream in the microwave until it begins to boil then pour over the chopped chocolate stirring until completely melted and smooth.
- Assemble the brownie cake starting with a layer of brownie, then spreading no bake cookie dough over it, brownie, cookie dough, brownie, and a last layer of cookie dough.
- Pour the ganache over the cookie dough and chop up the last brownie round and sprinkle over the top.
This looks so yummy. I am going to try it soon.
This looks amazing! Should the dark chocolate be baking chocolate or candy melts or chocolate chips? Thanks!
I use semi sweet chocolate chips to make my ganache most of the time but I also buy bars of chocolate and chop them up sometimes. Either works!
Thanks for posting this Recipe! I found it on pinterest a while back and saved it. I pulled it out in time for my husbands birthday, and am finishing it right now! Super fun recipe, and i’m sure my chocolate lover husband will love it too!
I hope he likes it as much as my guy did! 🙂
Making this for Easter dinner as I write! Loving this recipe! Thanks a ton!❤️❤️
I hope you love it as much as we did!
I love this recipe. I am making it this week for my friend to bring a smile to her face and warm her heart. Thank you
I hope she enjoys it!
looks fantastic.. making it for my husbands birthday this weekend.. if I make it the day before should it be stored in the fridge?
I would store it in the fridge but you don’t have to I know once we cut into the cake and had eaten most of it I I had it out on the counter (wrapped in plastic wrap) and it was fine.
Did you store in the refrigerator?
No I didn’t but it is fine if you do!
Can you use almond milk in place of the milk? TIA!
I haven’t tried it but I think that would work just fine. Hope you enjoy it!
Thanks so much for this tasty recipe. I needed a dessert for a post-funeral dinner and put this together as some grief/stress relief baking. Except I didn’t have all the ingredients. I was able to sub a few items and got so many compliments on it. It’s awesome.
I’m so glad you liked it and it was able to give you (and hopefully those who ate it) a little comfort.
Made this last night – an man oh man it’s rich! I found the three layers the recipe calls for to be excessive, so I made 2 and it is still a great size. I also spread the ganache on top of each layer of cookies dough.
I will change a few things next time, like instead of the dark chocolate (I used 50%), I’ll try a semi-sweet hoping the ganache won’t be as rich. (Also, half the ganache recipe. I have so much left over!)
I think this would also be amazing with a peanut butter cookie dough! Yum!
A great recipe when you need something next level! 🙂
LOL, it is definitely over the top and it took us, and many friends, to get through the whole thing. I think it would make an awesome mini cake…I might have to try that. LOVE the peanut butter cookie dough idea that may have to be for my birthday this year :). Thanks for taking the time to let us know what you think!
I found your recipe through Pinterest. It looks delicious. Thank you for sharing!
Very yummy cake. My staff at work loved it.
This was a HUGE HIT at my sons Boy Scout picnic!!! It was a labor of love for sure, but SO worth it!!! Yum!!
I’m so glad they liked it!!
Do you have the refrigerate the leftovers?
I didn’t refrigerate mine. There is a little milk in the cookie dough so some people might refrigerate it for that reason but mine was fine sitting out.
How long should I bake the brownie rounds?
Hi Jackie, you can bake the according the the package instructions. Follow the instructions for a metal pan (I’m assuming the cake pans are metal).
Do you have to use parchment paper to bake the brownies? Will they come out of the pan okay without parchment paper?
They should be fine without parchment paper. Just make sure you grease the pan.
I made this for my daughters birthday everyone loved it
I’m so glad it was a hit!
Do I use bakers dark chocolate or can I use Nestle’s dark chocolate morsels?
I used morsels. You can chop them a little before you pour the cream over them to help them melt a little faster.
When you say 150g sugar, do you literally just mean normal, plain sugar? Thanks.
Yes, white granulated sugar.
I made this for my family and it was delicious! I did use my own cookie recipe. I also put a thin layer of the cookie dough on a plate, then froze it, chopped the cookie dough to to pieces to decorate the top.
This looks amazing. Can you use any ganache frosting recipe….one that is thick enough and doesn’t run down the sides.
Any ganache recipe will work. I had to push it around to get the drips in the photo. This ganache in the recipe is pretty thick.
OMG this looks amazing! I’m making it for someone’s birthday tomorrow. Just wondering, if i have leftover cookie dough can i still bake it into cookies without any eggs in?
First of all, who has leftover cookie dough?! LOL I have to fight my family off to make sure I have enough for the cake! 😉 I think it might bake up a little hard since the eggs add the soft, chewiness to the dough but if you try it let me know!
The instructions say to bake the brownie batter in 3 cake pans, giving you three rounds; but instruction #11 refers to crumbling the last brownie round………that would be four. Something is missing.
You are totally right. Thank you so much for letting me know! It is divided between 4 pans. I just made the correction.
If baffles me that no one caught the error when making this??? Thank you, though for the clarification. I plan on making this for an office birthday celebration – they will love me 🙂
The instructions say to bake the brownie batter in 3 cake pans. However instruction #11 refers to breaking up a fourth brownie round……..something is missing.
Really! Nice, very delicious, as I tasted it just now. Thanks for posting this special cakes here. Yummy!!!
Looks delicious:) how many cups are the stick of butter you are using?
1/2 c each so 1 cup total
my grandson wants to make this for a cake auction at church Does it have to be refrigerated?
No, you do not have to refrigerate this cake.
I made this last weekend, major hit that someone actually wants to buy one from me. Thanks! It’s easy to make and delicious!
This was a huge hit when I made it for a high school band event. Impressive, decadent, and really simple to make. I’ll definitely do this one again!
I’m so glad you liked it!
How far in advance would you be able to make this?
Hi Linda, I wouldn’t make it more than 2 days in advance. Keep it wrapped in plastic wrap to help prevent the brownies from drying out. I would wait until the day of the event before putting the chocolate glaze on top.