Kitchen Fun With My 3 Sons

Milk and Cookies Cake

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This Milk and Cookies Cake is a decadent dessert loaded with chocolate chips and rich vanilla.

Before I share this recipe, let me quickly point you toward some of our favorite, cute as they can be, foods for the kiddos. Every day is a good day to treat your little ones to something fun (and healthy) to eat. The Peachy Parrot is a great one, as is the how-to to make Humpty-Dumpty Fell Off a Sandwich.

This Milk and Cookies Cake is a decadent dessert loaded with chocolate chips and rich vanilla. 

Milk and Cookies Cake

This cake will take a little longer to make than some others we’ve shared, but it’s not hard at all. The cake itself is pretty straightforward and the batter will be separated into 3 pans for a 3-layer work of yummy art.

You’ll need plenty of chocolate chips so go crazy in the baking aisle! You’ll also need powdered sugar, brown sugar, and real vanilla extract.

This Milk and Cookies Cake is a decadent dessert loaded with chocolate chips and rich vanilla. 

Whole Milk vs. Low Fat

When you’re baking, use whole milk if you can. Recipes that call for it won’t have the same texture at all if you use something like 1% or 2% instead.

That said, I should tell you that some people swear there is no difference in moisture and texture in a baked good when you use something other than whole milk. What’s your stance? Personally, I prefer using whole milk.

This Milk and Cookies Cake is a decadent dessert loaded with chocolate chips and rich vanilla. 

Stand Mixers

There are always lots of questions about whether you can use a hand mixer instead of a stand mixer. After all, stand mixers are not cheap. If you’re not someone who does a lot of baking, it may not be an investment you’re ready to make.

So the answer is yes, you can use your hand mixer rather than a stand mixer.

When you fire up a stand mixer, you can walk away from it and work on other parts of your recipe. Obviously, a hand mixer doesn’t have that benefit. So, use what you have!

This Milk and Cookies Cake is a decadent dessert loaded with chocolate chips and rich vanilla. 

Milk and Cookies Cake

Ingredients

Ingredients

Chocolate chip vanilla cake

Ingredients

  • 4 1/2 C flour
  • 4 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 1/2 C unsalted sweet cream butter softened
  • 3 C sugar
  • 6 large eggs
  • 3 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 2 C whole milk
  • 3 C semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 3 9 inch round cake pans
  • 1 cake leveler
  • 1 12 inch cake board

Chocolate chip frosting ingredients

  • 1 C unsalted sweet cream butter softened
  • 3/4 C light brown sugar
  • 1 C powdered sugar
  • 1 C flour
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 C whole milk
  • 1 C mini chocolate chips

Vanilla Frosting Ingredients

  • 2 C unsalted sweet cream butter softened
  • 5 C powdered sugar
  • 2 tbsp pure vanilla extract
  • 5-8 tbsp heavy whipping cream
  • 1 piping bag with a star tip
  • Chocolate chip cookies

Instructions

Cake Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350, spray cake pan with baking spray. Set aside
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk flour, baking powder, and salt until well combined. Set aside.
  3. Using a standing mixer, cream butter and sugar until fluffy.
  4. Beat in the eggs, 1 at a time until combined after each egg
  5. Beat in the vanilla extract
  6. Alternate adding flour mixture and milk, beginning and ending with flour and mix until well combined
  7. Divide the batter between the three pans and bake for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean
  8. Place cakes on wire rack to cool for 10mins then turn out onto wire rack to cool completely

Chocolate Chip frosting

  1. In a standing mixer, cream the brown sugar, powdered sugar and softened butter until combined
  2. Beat in the vanilla extract
  3. Gradually beat in the flour until combined
  4. Slowly beat in the milk until the consistency is what you like
  5. Fold in the chocolate chips

Vanilla frosting

  1. Using a standing mixer, beat together all ingredients until combined and smooth, about 5 minutes
  2. Set aside
  3. Decorating directions
  4. Using a cake leveler, cut the domes off the cake slices
  5. Place one cake slice onto a 12 inch round cake board
  6. Scoop out 1 1/2 C of the chocolate chip frosting onto the cake slice and smooth evenly with a angled spatula
  7. Place the second cake slice onto the chocolate chip frosting
  8. Repeat steps with another 1 1/2 C chocolate chip frosting
  9. Place the last cake slice onto the second layer of chocolate chip cookie dough
  10. Scoop 2 C of vanilla frosting onto the top of the cake and smooth evenly with the angled spatula
  11. Frost the sides of the cake
  12. Scoop remaining frosting into the piping bag
  13. Pipe dollops of frosting onto the top of the cake
  14. Place a chocolate chip cookie into the frosting dollops
  15. Enjoy with a large glass of milk!
This Milk and Cookies Cake is a decadent dessert loaded with chocolate chips and rich vanilla. 

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