Our niece Kendra is staying with us for awhile this Summer, and she wanted to make a cake for her Uncle Gary who had been working in Texas and was coming home, it was a glad you are home cake!! We thought how about a chocolate cake with fudge frosting and chocolate chip cookie dough filling….I know right doesn’t that sound amazing! Here are the recipes we found for the cake, the frosting and the filling…Enjoy!
Chocolate Cake Mix
1 box of Pillsbury Devil’s Food cake mix
Make the cake according to box directions. You will either pour the batter in two 8-inch round cake pans or two 9-inch round cake pans, you choose, just check the cooking times on the box for whichever one you do choose. Once cake is baked set aside and let cool completely.
Fudge Frosting (brown eyed baker website)
I doubled this recipe, I like to have plenty of frosting on hand! The recipe below is the original recipe so just double the measurements of the ingredients if you want to double the recipe, easy breezy! Cooking time on stovetop remains the same.
2 cups powdered sugar
1 cup evaporated milk
2/3 cup semisweet chocolate chips
½ cup unsalted butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
Combine the powdered sugar, evaporated milk, chocolate chips and butter in a saucepan over medium high heat. Bring the mixture to a boil and cook for 8 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from the heat and stir in the vanilla extract. Original recipe calls for you to let the fudge cool for 30 minutes but that’s because its for an ice cream cake that then gets put in the freezer. So here is what I did. I transferred the frosting from the sauce pan to a big bowl and let cool for about 30 minutes. Then I put it in the fridge for another 30 minutes. Then I stirred it and put it in the freezer for about 20 minutes. While all this is happening you can be making the cookie dough filling and the chocolate chip cookie squares that are used for a topping on the cake. By that time the frosting is thick enough to frost the cakes with it.
Cookie Dough Filling (from Bite Me More website)
½ cup butter, softened (I use unsalted butter)
1 cup brown sugar( I use dark brown sugar)
¼ cup sugar
3 tablespoons milk
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 ¾ cups flour
½ teaspoon kosher salt (I use sea salt)
1 cup mini chocolate chips( I use ½ cup milk chocolate chips and ½ cup semi sweet chocolate chips)
Coat a 9 inch round cake pan with non-stick cooking spray and line the bottom with parchment paper. Using an electric mixer cream butter brown sugar and sugar on medium speed until light and fluffy. Add milk and vanilla mixing until combined. On low speed add flour and salt just enough to combine then stir in chocolate chips. Pat dough evenly in prepared pan and refrigerate until ready to assemble on cake.
Chocolate Chip Cookie Squares (to decorate top of cake, from Bite Me More website)
1 cup flour
¼ teaspoon kosher salt (I use sea salt)
1/8 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup brown sugar ( I use dark brown sugar)
1/3 cup butter, softened ( I use unsalted butter)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips (I use ½ cup milk chocolate chips and ½ cup semi sweet chocolate chips)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Coat a 9 inch square pan with non stick cooking spray and line bottom with parchment paper. In a small bowl stir together flour, salt andbaking soda. In an electric mixer cream together brown sugar and butter until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla until combined. Add flour mixture and chocolate chips to the mixer mixing on low speed just until the flour disappears. Spread the batter into prepared pan and bake for 25 minutes. Cool for 20 minutes before removing from pan. Once you do that cut them into small squares to use as topper for the cake.
To assemble the cake, get a cake plate put one layer of the cake and spread with fudge frosting all over the top and the sides. Next place the cookie dough on top of the layer you just frosted, then spread a little more frosting on top of the cookie dough. Then put the second layer of cake on top of the cookie dough filling and frost the rest of the cake with the fudge frosting and then place the the cookie squares on top however you would like! And then enjoy its very rich so you won’t need a big piece!!