April 30, 2016

Candy Lovers Chocolate Filled Cookie Cake

My little sweetie's 1st birthday was this month and as usual we celebrated all month long!
To end Stella's birthday month I made this Candy Lovers Cookie Cake for all of us to enjoy.
It's soft and chewy and filled with all our favorite chocolate candies. We chose to fill it with M&M's, chocolate chips, Snickers and Hershey Bars but the options are endless! If you love cookies and chocolate you have got to try this easy dessert!
 Happy Birthday Stella Rose!
 Stella's first bite of cake.
 She was unsure at first but then she dug right in!
Yay! Another kid with a sweet tooth like her parents!

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 tsp cornstarch
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg plus 1 egg yolk, at room temperature
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup semi sweet chocolate chips,{go all out and use caramel filled}
  • 1/2 cup M&M's plus 2 tbsp for topping
  • 1 cup assorted chocolate candy, chopped {I used a Hershey's bar and Snickers}
  • 1/4 cup mini Oreos, chopped plus 2 crushed Oreos for topping
  • Frosting, for decorating {optional}

Directions:


  1. Preheat 350 degrees.
  2. Spray {or butter} a 9 inch round cake pan or pie plate with non stick spray.
  3. Cream butter and brown sugar together in a large mixing bowl on medium speed.
  4. Add egg and egg yolk then vanilla.
  5. In a separate large bowl add flour, cornstarch, baking soda, and salt. Mix well.
  6. With the mixer on low speed, slowly add the flour mixture until fully combined. The dough will be thick.
  7. Add the chopped candy and Oreos, reserving 2 tbsp M&M and crushed Oreos for topping.
  8. Gently stir until combined then spread evenly into the pan.
  9. Press remaining 2 tbsp M&M's on top of the cake.
  10. Bake for 18-20 minutes until cooked through.
  11. Cool slightly then remove onto a cooking rack to cool completely.
  12. Optional: once cooled add decorative frosting around the edges and sprinkle with crushed Oreos. 
  13. Slice and serve and enjoy this Chocolate Lovers Cookie Cake!

Spray or butter a 9 inch cake pan or pie plate.
In a large bowl add flour, cornstarch, baking soda, and salt. 
Mix well and set aside.
Add brown sugar and softened butter to a large mixing bowl.
Cream butter and brown sugar together on medium speed.
Once smooth add vanilla.
Now add egg and egg yolk.
Mix until well combined then with the mixer on low speed, slowly add the flour mixture until incorporated. The dough will be thick.
Now it's time for the good stuff!
Stir in chopped candy and chocolate gently by hand.
I use 1/2 cup M&Ms.
Then 1/2 cup chopped Hershey's Bar.
I had to add 1/2 cup of my favorite chopped Snickers candy.
Add it all to the bowl and gently stir together.
Of course I couldn't forget chopped mini Oreos, about 1/4 cup.
Lastly, 1/2 cup chocolate chips, any kind you want but I like semi sweet.
Spread evenly into the pan.
Press remaining 2 tbsp M&M's on top of the cake.
Bake for 18-20 minutes until cooked through.
Cool slightly then remove onto a cooking rack to cool completely.
Optional: once cooled add decorative frosting around the edges and sprinkle with crushed Oreos. 
I like to use this Cupcake Icing for quick and easy decorating! 
Slice and serve. 
I hope you enjoy this Chocolate Lovers Cookie Cake!
 If you love cookies and chocolate you have got to try this easy dessert!
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