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.
I made this for my Goddaughters graduation dessert because she hates cake but loves brownies and cookies. It was a big hit. I’m making it again today for our July 4th dessert. Thanks for sharing this recipe.
So glad you liked it. It is a favorite at my house!!
Made this a while back when I found it on Pinterest
My grandson just requested it for his birthday cake ????????
This comment made my day!
Should you refrigerate the cake if making the night before serving? Thanks!
Hi Michelle, I made mine the night before and did not refrigerate it. I just kept it in a covered cake carrier. I know some people feel differently about it since there is some milk in the cookie dough filling. It’s up to you. I did refrigerate my leftovers though.
Hi kat – i was wondering if you had the receipe with measurements in grams. Thanks
No, we do not but here is a link to a conversion chart. https://www.convert-me.com/en/convert/cooking/
can almond flour be used instead of wheat flour
I’m not sure if it would be the right consistency. If you try it please let us know if it works.
Hiya found this online and looking at making this for my other half for his birthday can i ask what the “c” means bake some ingredients?
The c stands for cup
This sounds perfect for my granddaughter’s 7th birthday party! Is the flour self-rising or plain?
Hi Martha, it is all-purpose flour
Hi. Great recipe. I was wondering the nutrition facts of the cake. Thanks. I’m doing a project, I’d appreciate if you’d reply as soon as possible!
This looks super delicious! My kids would think I am amazing if I made this! I can’t believe how awesome this is brownie chocolate chip cookie dough cake.
I’m making this for my son’s 10th birthday party on Saturday. He loves brownies and edible cookie dough! Can’t wait to try it.
He is going to love it!!
This looks delicious! I have a question about the chocolate. Is the dark chocolate (chopped) a bar?
I used a bar of dark chocolate but you could also use dark chocolate chips, just make sure they are finely chopped so they melt smoothly.
I’m sure it will taste delicious but mine has totally fell apart. So upsetting! Probably should’ve included some cool down steps because I think mine was still too hot to assemble. Very bummed! But still going to serve because my daughter hates cakes.
Made a version of this for a friends birthday. She absolutely loved it. Thanks for the inspiration.
So glad she liked it!
Can you make the cookie dough ahead of time and freeze? If so, how would be the best way to freeze it and thaw it?
You can freeze it in an airtight container. I would recommend thawing it in the refrigerator and then giving a good stir or whip before layering it. If it’s too hard try re-whipping it before layering it or it will tear the cake layers.
Raw (unbaked) flour should NOT be consumed due to Ecoli concerns!
Hi Lara, if you’re concerned you can spread the flour of a baking sheet and bake at 350 degrees F for 5 minutes. Then let cool before using.
very !!!!! sweet ! fun to make, but difficult to eat !
Which kind of brownie mix did you used?
I usually use Duncan Hines but you can use any brownie mix you like, even a homemade recipe if you prefer.
My daughter is in love with this cake/recipe!! Not to mention all of the birthday party company!! She is now turning 14..and we are traveling for her birthday. My daughter says, “ mom..I only want that brownie cookie cake”!! Lol!! The things we do out of love to accommodate!! Thanks so much for sharing this recipe! It is now a traditional birthday cake for my daughter..who by the way ..is not fond of cakes!
Is the butter salted or un salted butter?
It should be unsalted but if you only have salted you can use that and just skip the added salt in the recipe.
Made this for my birthday today. So tasty & pretty and will definitely be making it again!
Cuz I live in TX where it’s blazing hot & humid, my cookie dough still wasn’t spreadable even after adding a lot of milk. I ended up cutting out a parchment circle, pressed the cookie dough onto it, then transferred on top of brownie. This worked perfectly & kept me from destroying the brownie layers.
Husband LOVED this for his birthday cake. I think it was the highlight of his party for him, haha. I used four ghirardelli boxes cooked in four 9″ round cake pans. I made the cookie dough vegan with dairy free margarine and almond milk. Instead of a ganache I made vegan peanut butter caramel sauce. It was extremely decadent and well loved! Thanks for a fantastic idea for a man who looooves sweet things 😉
This looks delicious. Can you make this- assemble it, wrap it and freeze it? I need to make for someone but I will be out of town for the Birthday party. Was thinking I would tell them to thaw in the refrigerator overnight and then on counter to get to room temperature before serving.
Yes you could make this ahead of time and freeze it. Just wrap it well in plastic wrap and then a layer of aluminum foil to prevent freezer burn. You’ll definitely need to let it thaw just the way you described but it should be delicious!