Loaded Cookie Birthday Cake

Loaded Cookie Birthday Cake

It’s Bea’s special day today, 11 times over.  This year, she said she wanted a giant “cookie cake” with tons of different mix-ins. Her wish was our command.

Loaded Cookie Birthday Cake

Author: Roseanne Carrara, The Lunchbox Season

Ingredients

Cookie Cake

  • c butter unsalted, room temperature
  • 1 1/2 c brown sugar
  • 1 tbs molasses
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tbs vanilla
  • 2 2/3 c all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 1/2 c mixins [we used mini m&ms milk and dark chocolate chips, butterscotch chips and peanut-butter mini chips]

Quick Buttercream for Piping

  • 1 c butter
  • 1 tbs vanilla
  • 3-5 c icing sugar sifted
  • 3-5 tbs milk or cream
  • food colouring

Instructions

Cookie Cake

  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • Butter or spray a 10.5-in round cake pan or the equivalent.
  • Line bottom with parchment if desired.
  • In a mixer or by hand, beat butter until spreadable.
  • Beat in sugar and molasses until fluffy.
  • Beat in egg and vanilla.
  • In a small bowl, combine dry ingredients except mixins.
  • Beat dry ingredients into wet.
  • Quickly add mixins to the cookie dough.
  • Spread dough into prepared pan.
  • Bake for 27-32 minutes, until cookie cake is set but neither firm nor soft in the middle.
  • Cool cookie cake completely in pan (or serve slightly warm).
  • Serve on a plate or in the pan.
  • Top with a bit of buttercream.

Quick Buttercream for Piping

  • In a mixer, whip the butter on high for a moment.
  • Add the vanilla and combine.
  • Add about 3c of the sugar slowly.
  • Add milk by the tablespoon until Buttercream becomes a good consistency for piping.
  • Add additional sugar if buttercream becomes too thin.
  • Add food colouring.
  • Place into a piping bag and pipe on top of cookie cake.

Loaded Cookie Cake

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