Birthday Surprises: Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake

February 22, 2012

{Hydrangeas courtesy of husband}
Birthdays around here are celebrated by getting to have all of your favorite foods for the day.
Gabe’s birthday had to be postponed this year since it was the same day as my grandpa’s funeral🙁  So this weekend I got to baking. Wanted to share one of my favorite desserts with you.
Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake:
1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 stick butter, unsalted, softened
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1 cup light brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 large egg
Icing (optional)
Preheat the oven to 350°F.
Whisk the flour, baking powder and salt together in a medium bowl and set aside.
Using a hand mixer, cream the butter, light brown sugar, and vanilla extract on medium speed, about 1 minute.
Add the egg, blend on medium speed for 30 seconds.
Add the dry ingredients and combine on low speed until just a few dry streaks remain.
Add the chocolate chips and hand mix with spatula.
Scrape the batter into a greased and lined 9-inch round cake pan.
Press the batter into a smooth and even layer in the pan. Bake until lightly golden and puffy around the edges (insert knife at center to make sure the middle is done), approx. 20 minutes.
Cool for 10 minutes and then run a knife around the edge of the pan to release the cake.
Cool before turning the cake out of the pan and onto a large plate.
I used a cake deco kit to add icing drops on the top for that birthday cake look and feel. 
Slice and eat that bad boy!
Hope you enjoy!
(recipe adapted from this original recipe)
*Kind of ironic I am posting this on the first day of Lent, as Gabe and I are giving up sweets! Sigh…

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  • That looks sooo tasty, and the photos are beautiful.

  • This looks so yummy! I haven’t had a cookie cake since I was in middle school – it sounds SO good to me right now! And beautiful flowers!

    Way to go on giving up sweets for Lent! I’ve done that before and it is HARD! But you can do it! 🙂

  • These are beautiful images and a delish looking cake! Will have to make after lent;) Happy Birthday Gabe!

  • Happy belated birthday! What a wonderful present.

  • OH totally making this! Yummmmmm. Love cookie cakes!

  • I love this! Every year my parents would let us request whatever we wanted to eat for our birthday dinners. When my brother was younger he requested meat loaf. Hehe nothing says happy birthday like ground beer in rectangular form, frosted with ketchup.:)

  • That cake looks so yummy!

  • Birthdays look like a real treat at your house 🙂

  • chocolate chip cookie cake?!!! kill me now. YUM!

  • chocolate chip cookie cake?!!! kill me now. YUM!

  • Oh my, YUM! Thanks for sharing the recipe! 🙂

  • Yummy! I’m sure Gabe sure enjoyed it! Happy Belated birthday to him!

  • yum! love the flowers too!

  • I seem to have missed your birthday!
    It looks like you celebrated properly though 🙂

  • And I just read the post more thoroughly and realized it is not, in fact your birthday. I’m not a morning person…
    Happy belated to Gabe though

    and I’m so sorry to hear about your grandfather <3

  • i was just about to say, i’m giving up sweets for lent! Glad i’m not the only one being tortured by looking at these yummy treats!

  • these are gorgeous!!

    drop by allister bee soon!

  • Hydrangeas are one of my favourite flowers! I want to make space in my garden soon to plant this gorgeous flower. In South Africa, we also call it Christmas Roses 😉

  • Love your pretty pictures here – the feel is just great – not to mention all the delicious goodies … xx

  • That cookie cake looks delicious!! Now I need an excuse to make one 🙂

  • This is going to be bookmarked for sure! You know how I adore anything chocolate chip! And I need a lesson in food photography. haha. I’m worse than terrible.

  • YUM! This looks so delicious and goes so perfectly with the hydrangeas!

    Hope Gabe had a wonderful time celebrating his birthday 🙂


  • I’d like to be Gabe for a day;-)

  • Oh my goodness looks yummy! Ah good luck on abstaining from sweets. So hard for me.

  • Hydrangeas are one of my favourite flowers! These are lovely shots!
    Emma xx

  • That cake looks amazing! And the flowers are just beautiful =)

  • very sorry for your grandpa!
    lovely photos

  • aw.
    everything is so yummy and beautiful!!!

  • Sorry to hear about your grandpa 🙁
    Lovely pictures and Yummy cookie cake!

  • Ooh, I love cookie cakes!! Reminds me of being a kid 🙂
    And hydrangeas are my all time favorite flower…I think they are so delicate and beautiful. Looks like a wonderful birthday celebration!

  • I’m sorry to hear about your grandfather Anna.

    I like the feel of this whole thing. It is very classy and festive. Yummy cake 🙂

  • Yum! Every year Blake wants a cookie cake (it’s his favorite) and his Bday is coming up in March so I’ll definitely have to try this recipe! 🙂

  • How marvelous and your photos are so nice too, thanks!

  • I have to remember that cake! How clever and delicious 🙂

  • Seriously can’t go wrong with anything chocolate chip cookie! Love the simple presentation.

    Nook & Sea

  • This looks like the best cake EVER!!!!!

  • That looks so yummy! I bet the little man loved it!

  • I can’t wait to try this! I’ve been looking for a recipe for a yummy cookie cake for a while now. Love they hydrangeas too!…. sweet hubby!

  • Anna not only this recipe looks delicious but the pictures are so GORGEOUS!!! Love hydrangeas.

  • Anna not only this recipe looks delicious but the pictures are so GORGEOUS!!! Love hydrangeas.

  • This looks amazing!! I wish I could eat this whole thing 🙂 Good for you for giving up sweets!

  • yuuuummy!! And those Hydrangeas are pretty pretty, what a lovely birthday!

  • Happy belated bday to Gabe!! Love the hydrangeas.. they are my fave and the cake looks yummy! xo

  • Yum! what a lucky boy. Happy birthday to your baby boy…well former baby I suppose.

  • That looks so delicious! You are a better woman than I giving up sweets!! And I love, love your photos. 🙂

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