If you can’t decide between cookie or cake, try this Chocolate Chip Cookie Snack Cake! It has the texture of a cake-like cookie but serves up like a cake.
Calling all cookie lovers….Have I got a cake for you today!
I often crave chocolate chip cookies, but I also often don’t want to stand and roll or scoop cookies all afternoon. That’s where this cookie cake comes in handy!
This cake isn’t your traditional light and fluffy cake. It’s more like a cookie. And we think you’ll love it.
I call this a snack cake because you make it in an 8×8 baking pan. This makes it a small cake that is perfect for an afternoon or after school snack when you might be craving something a little sweet!
If you don’t have an 8×8 baking pan, you can use a 9×13 baking pan, but you’ll have to bake for less time. The result will be thinner, more like cookie bars rather than a “cake”.
You can add chocolate chips to cake batter, but you may find in some cases they sink. If a cake batter is really light, the heavy chocolate chips sink to the bottom. You need a thick cake batter in order to hold the chips in place.
This cookie cake has a thick cookie like batter so the chocolate chips and nuts don’t have any problem baking suspended in the batter.
You’ll need just one bowl to mix up this easy cake. We find it easiest to use a a hand mixer so the butter and sugar get well creamed.
What frosting is best for a cookie cake? We think chocolate! If you want to take the easy route, buy your favorite brand of store bought chocolate frosting from the store. This is what we often do for this cake.
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If you peek into the oven during baking and your cake looks too brown, simply place a piece of foil over the top of the cake and finish baking. This should prevent the top of the cake from getting any browner while the cake finishes baking.
This cake is best eaten the day you make it. If you have any leftovers, place them in an airtight container and store at room temperature. Warm any leftovers in the microwave before serving again to soften the cake.