Cookie Dough Chocolate Cake

For lovers of both chocolate brownies and cookie dough, this cake is a perfect match. A 3 layer chocolate brownie style cake iced with layers of raw chocolate chip cookie dough. Finally topped with a layer of chocolate ganache to produce a rich dense sweet cake. Add some crushed baked chocolate chip cookies over the ganache and the result is simply amazing. This is definitely a rich cake so you don’t need a large slice.

Ingredients
Chocolate Cake
• 1 1/2 cups Vegetable Oil
• 3 cups White Sugar
• 3 tsp Vanilla Essence
• 6 Eggs
• 1 1/2 cups Plain Flour
• 1 cup cocoa powder
• 3/4 tsp Baking Powder
• 1/4 tsp Salt
Cookie Dough Icing
• 1 cup Unsalted Butter
• 1/2 cup Caster Sugar
• 1 cup Brown Sugar firmly packed
• 2 tsp Vanilla Essence
• 2 1/4 cups Plain Flour
• 1/2 tsp Salt
• 1/3 cup Milk
• 1 cup Milk Chocolate Bits or mini chocolate chips
Chocolate Ganache
• 100 g dark chocolate
• 100 g Thickened Cream

Instructions
Chocolate Cake
1. Pre-heat oven to 180°C (fan forced) 2. Grease and line with baking paper three 20cm (8 inch) round springform baking pans.
3. In a large bowl, add sugar and vegetable oil and stir with a wooden spoon until combined fully.
4. Add eggs, one at a time, and continue using wooden spoon to mix through fully before adding the next egg.
5. Add vanilla essence and stir through.
6. In a separate bowl, mix and combine plain flour, cocoa powder, baking powder & salt.
7. Add the dry ingredients to the egg and sugar mixture. Add about 1/4 at a time and stir to mix through.
8. Pour mixture evenly into the 3 baking pans. Note: the easiest way to even the mixture is to weigh it. Just make sure you weigh the bowl first before adding any ingredients.
9. Bake in oven for 25-30 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean.
10. Remove from oven and allow to cool in pan for about 10 minutes before turning out onto a wire rack to cool completely.
Cookie Dough Icing
1. In a large bowl, add butter and using and electric mixer, beat until the butter is fluffy.
2. Add white sugar & brown sugar and beat on high until the mixture is pale and fluffy, (about 3-4 minutes).
3. Add vanilla essence and mix until combined.
4. With mixer on low to medium speed, gradually add the plain flour and mix until just combined.
5. Increase mixer to high speed and gradually add milk and continue beating until mixture is light and fluffy (about 3-4 minutes).
6. Using a wooden spoon or spatula, fold through chocolate bits.
Chocolate Ganache
1. On a hot plate, place a heatproof bowl over a saucepan half filled with water.
2. Add chocolate & thickened cream and stir until chocolate is melted and combined with cream to create a smooth mixture.
3. Remove from heat and allow to cool before adding to top of the cake.
Cake Assembly
1. Place first layer of the chocolate cake on a plate and spread cookie dough icing over the top.
2. Place next layer of cake on top and repeat process with cookie dough icing.
3. Place third layer on top.
4. Spread cookie dough icing between the layers to smooth out the side of the cake. Note: this is a naked cake so only smooth out the icing between the layers.
5. Spread chocolate ganache over the top of the cake and top with cookie dough crumbs. Note: if you have any cookie dough left over you can bake some cookies and use these to create the cookie dough crumbs for the top of the cake. If you wish to create a drip cake effect, then spread the chocolate ganache while the chocolate is still warm and will run down the sides of the cake.

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Cookie Dough Chocolate Cake

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