Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Double Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cake. Really!

Sometimes blogging can get to be a bit much. Really, is anyone out there even reading this? When a mood like this strikes, there's simply only one thing you can do.

Bake a ridiculously indulgent cake.

Would you care for a slice (or two!) of my Double Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cake?

The frosting is chocolate chip cookie dough. It. Is. AMAZING. Why isn't this stuff used more often?

Oh, and if you answered 'no' to my cake offer, I really don't think LambAround is the right blog for you.

As mentioned before (homemade Chicken Mayonnaise, anyone?), Sexy Nerd and I aren't squeamish about eating raw eggs. Well, I guess Sexy Nerd might be, but I do the majority of the cooking around here so, yeah. For those of you who are Salmonella-phobes, I have something exciting to tell you. Everything you see in the photos above, from the moist chocolate cake to the ooey gooey cookie dough, is 100% egg-free! You can thank the lousy Albuquerque grocery stores and their exorbitant egg prices for that. $1.25 a dozen? Keep dreaming, Smith's and Albertsons!

The secret to yummy eggless baking is an ingredient that everyone should have in their kitchen - ground flax seed meal. This stuff is perfect mixed into oatmeal or blended into a smoothie. Best of all, if you combine 1 Tbsp of flax seed meal with 3 Tbsp of water, you'll find yourself with a nifty 1 egg substitute in just 2 minutes.

Aren't I so smart? I read that handy egg substitute tidbit right off the Bob's Red Mill package.

Double Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cake

(The raw cookie dough recipe is from Miss Lori Lange, aka Recipe Girl, who knocked my socks off at Camp Blogaway.)
  • Favorite Chocolate Boxed Cake Mix (I'm a Devil's Food and German Chocolate fan, myself.)
  • Whatever Ingredients Fancy Cake Mix Requires (Can you tell that I'm feeling very professional with my recipe writing at the moment?)
  • Cookie Dough Ingredients from Recipe Girl (I used regular chocolate chips instead of mini. You can cram more chocolate into every bite this way.)
  • Love (You know, because I'm so super serious right now. Methinks I've had too much sugar. Thank you, Double Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cake!)
1. Divide your cake batter into two round, 10 inch pans and bake according to the package directions. I only own one of these pans, so it took forever to make this cake. It was worth it.

2. Instead of pacing the kitchen while waiting for your yummy chocolate cakes to bake, use this time to mix up your cookie dough. Wondering if you'll have any extra after you've frosted your cakes? You will have just enough extra to cram several enormous, guilt-free spoonfuls of raw chocolate chip cookie dough into your salivating mouth. Isn't this recipe just the greatest?

3. Do not chill the cookie dough yet. It will be easiest to work with if it's soft.

4. Let your two cakes cool 100% before attempting to remove them from the pans. I was impatient and ended up with a giant cake doughnut the first time. Friends, you cannot spread cookie dough onto the center of a doughnut, no matter how hyper you are. You will just end up with a sticky countertop.

5. Take one of your cooled cakes and, approximately 1/2 an inch from the edge, press gently all the way around the cake to create a raised border. This will result in a well for your cookie dough. We want to keep it safe and sound.

 Why not just spread the cookie dough all the way to the edge? This is a 'Double' Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough cake. You only see cake on the sides before it's cut, so the lucky cake recipient is surprised to discover that there is more scrumptious cookie dough inside!

6. After filling your cake groove with cookie dough, plop (such a yummy word, right?) your second cooled cake directly on top. 

7. Frost the top of the second cake with your remaining cookie dough.

Can you tell there's more cookie dough inside?

 Surprise!

8. This is the hardest step. Stick your entire decorated cake into the fridge to cool before you serve it. Technically, you can eat it right this instant, but this cake tastes sooo much better when the cookie dough is chilled. Really, it's a night and day difference.

Hate to wait? Let's pass the time by drooling over my remaining cake photo shoot shots:

When it comes to a cake as decadent as this, who am I to reject any of the photos?

Sexy Nerd loves this cake. He says it tastes like a giant, melty cookie.

 Wowza!

Cake on the patio. Even our fancy stain makeover can't compete with the beauty that is Double Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cake.

*drool*

  This cake was my second time making Recipe Girl's cookie dough recipe. The first batch never made it onto a cake. Sexy Nerd was away on a business trip and I was the only person home. I have absolutely no idea where all that cookie dough went.

This cake lasted about a day. An entire day! Can you believe it?

We grow roses. We pig out on cake.

Suzanne at work said "Out of 100, this cake is 150". Suzanne is a tough nut to crack. That compliment is HUGE!

Kinda running out of smart-alecy things to say. In these photos, the crumbs drove me crazy!

 Mmmm...cake.

20 comments :

  1. new follower from blog hop would love a follow back http://adventuresfrugalmom.blogspot.com

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  2. Oh My Goodness, our sons are going to LOVE this!!! Shhhhhhh ;-p

    Saw that you 'joined' our blog. Welcome!! We are honored! hope you stay happy with us for a long time!

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  3. Holy shit! Can I abandon my daughter and run out for flax seed meal?

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  4. Somebody just told me about the flax seed meal and I wasn't quite sure what to think about that. You sold me....I guess I need to give it a try.

    This cake looks amazing!

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  5. I'm following from the blog hop and SO glad I stopped by!! This recipe looks amazing and I am bookmarking it now!
    MindfullyFrugalMom

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  6. Thanks. I'm making this for a weekend get-to-gether. Sounds like a sugar high for sure!

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  7. "Oh, and if you answered 'no' to my cake offer, I really don't think LambAround is the right blog for you.". HA! Well I said 'Yes'! It looks delish and I repinned to Pinterest to be sure that I do not forget. Thanks for sharing.

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  8. What a GREAT recipe! I would love it if you came over to Cast Party Wednesday and shared this recipe with us.
    Thanks,
    I hope to see you there!

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  9. This cake has done me in. One look and I was in love. Thanks for sharing this on Bake with Bizzy. You made my day.

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  10. I'm reading! :) this looks so amaZing and you blog is so cute!! Love all the pictures in the side

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  11. i am worried about raw eggs, especially since in my part of the world eggs are usually not refrigerated! thanks so much for sharing this recipe, looks amazing!

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  12. Wow! That looks absolutely sinful!! I'll have 2 pieces, please. Thank you so much for linking up!

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  13. Awesome! Making this one for my mans bd this weekend. Did you end up adding the flax seed/water mixture to the cookie dough recipe?
    Aloha and mahalo!

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  14. Drooooooolllllllllllll! This looks so awesome. Thanks for sharing; I'll definitely be making this one!

    Pinned on pinterest. :)

    Cheers,
    Tracy Screaming Sardine

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  15. I repinned this from Tracy (Screaming Sardine) This looks so good! I am so excited to try this out! Love your blog! So glad I am a follower!

    Have a great day!
    Kirsten

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  16. I can almost taste this and it IS delicious! This is definitely a guilty pleasure kind of cake. I would have to eat this sitting in my bed in the dark while the kids played the Wii in the living room. Maybe that's too much information...

    Anyway, thanks for sharing on Sweet Indulgences Sunday.

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  17. Oohhh, yum! I love cookie dough, so this sounds fantastic! Pinning now!

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  18. Wowza. That looks delicious! Great. I just realized I have NOTHING sweet to finish my lunch off with. :p

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  19. Hopped on over from SITS. The cake looks delicious! I will have to try the flax seed as a substitute for egg. I have always used soda water or mineral water plus a pinch or so of baking powder as an egg replacement. I'm new to blogging, so can you guess what I'm going to do next? That's right. Bake a cake!
    Love your blog!

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  20. Oh my goodness, what at awesome idea. I for sure need to try this. I wonder if you even need an egg at all since you are not cooking it.

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