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RECIPE: Cookie Dough Cake


Last Sunday we celebrated the 14th birthday of my sister. We had a super chilled Sunday, she had some friends over and in the evening we went for a Pizza in Italy. But there is no birthday feast without a good birthday cake. My sister wanted cookie dough, M&M,s, Pretzel, Chocolate, and and and. As you can guess I didn´t find a recipe that included all those things at one, so I tried to cut it down and asked her what she wanted the most and she answered COOKKIIIEEE DOOUUGGHHH! So

I used a recipe from Cupcake Jemma for some cookie dough cupcakes and made a cake out of it. Altough there are recipes for a cookie dough cake available, they usually have so much calories. Don´t get me wrong I think that you can treat yourself to a big piece of cake and don´t care about the calories, but my family hates cake that are really rich and heavy and have more butter in it than your local supermarket has on stock. That’s why I tried to reduce the amount of fat and sugar a little bit.  So if you search for a lovely cookie dough cake for the next birthday, then today is your lucky day!


You will need for a cake (22cm)OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

  • 6 eggs
  • 270g butter
  • 300g sugar
  • 375g flour
  • 125g chocolate chips
  • A pinch of salt
  • One pack of baking powder
  • 4 tbsp milk

For the cookie dough

  • 120g butter
  • 150g brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp plain yoghurt
  • 125g chocolate chips
  • 200g flour
  • a pinch od salt

For the buttercream

  • 1,5 l milk
  • 3 packs of vanilla sauce powder
  • 80g vanilla sugar
  • 250g butter



1.In a bowl bring 1,3 l milk and the vanilla sugar to boil. Mix the the remaining milk with the three packs of vanilla sauce powder. When the milk is boiling stir in the sauce powder mix and wait till it thickens up. Leave it to cool completley.

2.For the cookie dough cream all the ingredients together. Then spread the cookie dough on some cling film and cut it into 2cm big pieces and freeze it for a good 1,5 h.

3. Preheat your oven to 180C. For the sponge cream together the butter and sugar until it is pale and fluffy. Add the eggs gradually. In a seperate bowl, combine all the dry ingredients and then cream them to the butter-mix. Depending on how your mixture looks, you may add milk, more milk or less than proposed. Lastly add the frozen pieces of cookie dough, but leave 12 small pieces for decoration on top.Prepare a round tin (22cm) with butter or parchment paper and put the mixture in it. If you dont like cutting your cake, this cake is going to have four layers, so if you have the opportunity spread the mix into four tins. Bake them for 25mins. Leave them to cool.

4. Depending on how you baked your cake, cut your cake into four layers. For the buttercream the butter and the vanilla pudding has to have the exact same temperature. Cream the butter until it is really pale and really fluffy and then add the vanilla pudding spoon by spoon. It should have the same consistency as “normal” buttercream.

5. Now all you have to do is to assemble the cake, by putting the cream and layers on top of each and cover it in cream. If you want you can melt 100g of dark chocolate and spread it on top. Decorate it with your left over cookie dough.


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