Giant Funfetti Cookie Dough Cake

Giant Funfetti Cookie Dough Cake
This most epic cake consists of vanilla and chocolate cookie layers with vanilla and choc chip cake layers, wrapped in strawberry frosting and more.
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Cuisine: American
Recipe type: Dessert
Ingredients
  • Vanilla Cookie Layer (makes one 8” cake)
  • 200g unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 125g unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 90g granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 470 g dark chocolate chips
  • 110g packed brown sugar
  • Chocolate Cookie Layer (makes one 8” cake)
  • 200g unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 125g unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 90g granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 470 g white chocolate chips
  • 110g packed brown sugar
  • ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • Vanilla Cake Layer (makes two 8” cakes)
  • 429g all-purpose flour
  • 265g brown sugar
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 375ml of milk
  • 125ml vegetable oil
  • 125g unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 tbsp Greek yogurt (can substitute with sour cream)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup dark choc chips
  • Devils Food Chocolate Layer (makes two 8” cakes)
  • 100g cocoa powder
  • 350g all-purpose flour
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 500g caster sugar (yes this is the correct amount)
  • 350g unsalted butter, softened
  • 4 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 350ml milk
  • 1 cup white choc chips
  • 1 cup milk choc chips
  • Cookie Dough (any leftovers can be frozen)
  • 125g choc chips (milk, dark or white) for cookie dough
  • 60g soften butter
  • 85g brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 100g plain flour
  • ½ cup milk (you might not need all of the milk)
  • Frosting (you’ll need 4 batches of this recipe. It’s a big cake remember? lol)
  • 200g egg whites
  • 250g caster sugar
  • ½ tsp cream of tartar
  • 450g unsalted butter (very soft)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 tbsp molasses
  • 10 drops pink food gel
  • 4 tsp strawberries and cream essence (or any flavouring you like)
  • Extra Stuff
  • Chocolate sauce
  • Funfetti sprinkles
  • Store bought cookies for top
  • Mini choc chips
  • Simple syrup (brought to a boil and cooled)
  • 200g water
  • 200g sugar
Instructions
  1. Please note. This recipe will need to be split up into two days at least to allow the cakes and cookie layers to cool completely overnight.
  2. Vanilla and Chocolate cookie layers
  3. Preheat the oven to 180°C. Spray two 8” cake tins with oil and line with baking paper. Set aside.
  4. Beat the butter, brown sugar and granulated sugar until smooth, about 2 minutes. Add the egg, milk and vanilla and mix on low speed until blended.
  5. Add dark choc chips, mix. Then add half flour, baking soda and salt for the vanilla cookie and the same for the chocolate cookie including the cocoa powder. Mix until well combined.
  6. Add ⅔ of each cookie dough into prepare cake tins and patt down flat using clean hands. Bake for 30 min. Allow to chill before taking out of the cake tin.
  7. Vanilla Cake Layer
  8. Preheat a fan-forced oven to 160C (320F) or 180C (356F) for a conventional oven. Spray two 8” cake tins with oil spray and line the bottom with baking paper.
  9. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, add the flour, baking powder, caster sugar and salt. Turn mixer on low speed and allow it to mix for a couple minutes to help everything combine well (alternatively you may do this by sifting the ingredients together). Add the softened butter and mix until it resembles a fine sand like texture.
  10. Add the milk, oil, Greek yogurt, eggs and vanilla extract into the bowl with the dry ingredients and mix on medium speed until no dry ingredients are visible. Scrape down the bowl, add choc chips and fold in. The Greek yogirt is optional and helps keep the cake moist.
  11. Fill cake tins with batter.
  12. Bake for 30 min or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Allow the tins to cool for 2 min and then carefully flip the cake tins over on to a cooling wrack to cool completely before using.
  13. Using a large serrated knife, carefully trim the top off each layer of cake to make even and flat layers. Try to aim to get them all the same height. An easy way to do this is to find the lowest height of the cake, place a skewer or toothpick next to that point and mark it. As you go around each side of the cake cutting it, use the marked skewer to make sure each cut is at the same height.
  14. Chocolate Cake layer
  15. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, add the flour, bicarb soda, caster sugar and salt. Turn mixer on low speed and allow it to mix for a couple minutes to help everything combine well (alternatively you may do this by sifting the ingredients together). Add the softened butter and mix until it resembles a fine sand like texture.
  16. Add the milk and eggs into the bowl with the dry ingredients and mix on medium speed until no dry ingredients are visible. Scrape down the bowl, add choc chips and fold in.
  17. Fill cake tins with batter.
  18. Bake for 30 min or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Allow the tins to cool for 2 min and then carefully flip the cake tins over on to a cooling rack to cool completely before using.
  19. Using a large serrated knife, carefully trim the top off each layer of cake to make even and flat layers. Try to aim to get them all the same height. An easy way to do this is to find the lowest height of the cake, place a skewer or toothpick next to that point and mark it. As you go around each side of the cake cutting it, use the marked skewer to make sure each cut is at the same height.
  20. Cookie Dough
  21. Cream butter and sugar until it becomes pale and creamy. Stir in vanilla and milk. Mix in choc chips. Add salt and half of flour. Mix. Repeat with the rest of the flour. and flour, add more milk if needed. Place in the fridge to chill for one hour. Roll about 1 tsp sized balls and then flatten slightly. Chill in the fridge until ready to use.
  22. Frosting
  23. To frost this mega giant cake, you’ll need four batches of my Swiss meringue buttercream. You can find the recipe on my website. You’ll want to flavour 2 batches with molasses. Add enough molasses so that you can taste it. It gives the frosting a brown sugar flavour. You are of course free to flavour it with anything you like, but the brown sugar flavour reflects the flavours found in a cookie.
  24. Flavour the last two batches with strawberries and cream essence and add pink colour. Mix both until well combined.
  25. Crumb Coat
  26. To prepare crumb coat layer, add a dab of molasses frosting onto an 8” cake board or flat serving plate. Add first the chocolate cookie layer. Using a piping or zip lock bag to add frosting onto the cookie layer. Use a small offset spatula to flatten the frosting while spinning the cake. Add little blobs of cookie dough on top.
  27. Next add the vanilla cookie. Repeat the process, adding the chocolate cake, Drizzle with simple syrup. This helps keep your cake moist. Add frosting and cookie dough. Repeat the process with the vanilla cake, followed by chocolate, finishing with the vanilla cake.
  28. Add a blob of the molasses frosting on top and use an offset spatula to smoothen out. Use the offset spatula to smoothen out the frosting on the sides of the cake starting from the bottom and working your way up to the top. Making sure you use the frosting to fill the gaps in between the layers.
  29. Go around the cake with a cake scraper to get rid of any excess frosting. It should only be a thin layer. Chill for at least 1-2 hours.
  30. To add pink layer add frosting into a large piping bag and frost around the cake, starting from the bottom, working your way to the top. Frost the top as well.
  31. Use the cake scraper to go around the cake and smoothen the frosting around the sides and the top as demonstrated in the video.
  32. Chill for 1 hour. While the cake is chilling roll the
  33. Add sprinkles down the bottom of the cake. Then add mini choc chips followed by mini cookie dough cookies.
  34. Drizzle the top with chocolate sauce which is slightly warmed to make it drizzle easily. Make sure it’s not hot though. Add little blobs of frosting on the top perimeter of the cake using a Wilton 8B piping tip.
  35. Add little cookie dough cookies on top of every second blob of frosting and a choc chip cookie on the rest of the blobs. Add more choc chip cookies in the middle.

Watch the recipe video here:

Giant Funfetti Cookie Dough Cake

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Posted by Tastemade on Tuesday, April 10, 2018

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