Sunday, September 26, 2010

Chocolate chip cookie cake

No it's not a giant cookie... it's a cookie in the shape of a cake! It's between a giant chocolate chip cookie and a cake! It has the texture of a cookie and the appearance of a cake.

I had been meaning to make this for some time now, because I knew it would be something I would thoroughly enjoy. Actually, I came across this recipe at Lemonpi a while ago.... and it was a success!

This cookie cake is slightly crisp on the edges, but soft and chewy on the inside, with a rich aroma of brown sugar and smooth semisweet chocolate chips that melt in your mouth.

The beauty in this treat which, I cannot decide whether to categorize as cake or cookie, is the texture. 
I baked mine in a tart pan with a removable base because I don’t have a 10-inch round cake pan. It made it easy to remove the cookie cake when cooled. 

1 stick (113g) butter
1 1/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips (58%-62% cacao)
1 cup plain flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup light brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
1 large egg

Preheat the oven to 175ºC.

Whisk the flour, baking powder and salt together in a medium bowl and set aside. Using a stand mixer or a hand mixer, cream the butter, light brown sugar, and vanilla and almond extracts on medium speed until well combined, about 1 minute. Increase the mixer speed to high and beat for 15 seconds. Stop the mixer, scrape down the sides of the bowl, and 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 mix for a few seconds until combined.

Scrape the batter into a greased and lined 10-inch round cake tin. Press the batter into a smooth and even layer in the pan. Bake until lightly golden and puffy around the edges (the center should still feel quite soft), 18 – 22 minutes. Cool for 10 minutes and then run a paring knife around the edge of the pan to release the cake. Cool for at least 4 hours before turning the cake out of the pan and onto a large plate.

Cookie géante aux pépites de chocolat

113 g de beuure
1 1/4 tasse de pépites de chocolat (58%-62% cacao)
110 g de farine
1 1/2 càc de levure chimique
1/4 càc de sel
200 g de sucre roux
1 càc d'extrait de vanille
1/2 càc d'extrait d'amande
1 œuf

Préchauffez le four à 175ºC.

Mélangez la farine, la levure et le sel dans un saladier. Réservez.
Battez le beurre avec le sucre, l'extrait de vanille et d'amande à vitesse moyenne environ 1 mn.
Battez 15 secondes à haute vitesse. Ajoutez l'œuf et battez à moyenne vitesse pour 30 secondes.
Ajoutez le mélange farine et mixez à vitesse lente. Ajoutez les pépites de chocolat et mélangez à la spatule quelques secondes jusqu'à ce que le mélange soit homogène.

Versez la préparation dans un moule beurré de 25 cm. Bien étalez la préparation en une couche lisse et unifome. Enfournez 18 à 22 mn jusqu'à ce que les bords soient dorés (le centre doit rester assez tendre). 
Laissez refroidir 10 mn puis passez un couteau sur les bords pour le démouler.
Laissez refroidir au moins 4 heures avant de transférer le gâteau dans une assiette.

Adapted from Lemonpi


  1. That is something I'll have to try soon! So irresistible.



  2. wow, this looks awesome!

    have a nice time!

  3. This recipe looks great. I'll add it to my to do list :)

  4. I love it!! Now all I need is a big glass of cold milk! Thank you for sharing:)

  5. Wow, a cookie-cake! I love this idea and how you baked it in a tart pan. Thanks for sharing, I'd love a slice with some tea right about now.

  6. Cookie, cake--either way, it looks great!

  7. Ah, I love this! What can be better than a big cookie-cake hybrid?

  8. Oh Chicho this looks marvelous! What an absolutely grand recipe! Yummy!

  9. très sympa cette couche bien fine, un gâteau concentré en saveurs !

  10. Chicho
    I am totally seduced by this giant cookie-cake and the taste of it! I could make this and it would be gone within hours. What a wonderful idea, thanks!

  11. Chicho this looks delicious. My daughters would really love this.

    have a great week

  12. Yum, yum! That chocolate cookie cake looks amazing!

  13. I wish I had a slice right now!

  14. i adore lemonpi. I used this as the base of a pie once topped with chocolate pudding and meringues. though you need to prescore the cookie bottom.

  15. great timing! my sister wants one of these for her birthday and this looks delicious!

  16. My favorite chocolate chip cookies are crisp on the outside and soft and chewy on the inside, just like this cookie cake! What a great idea!

  17. Oh Boy! That is probably the most perfect combination evaaaaar. Looks so good, it gave me a huge chocolate craving.

  18. That's it! I need your address...I'm coming over. Do you have milk???

  19. I'm completely in love with this cookie cake! I think if I made it, I probably won't even bother to slice it, just bite straight into the whole cookie. LOL. This recipe brings out the child in me! Thanks for sharing.

  20. Love it! Much easier and faster than making individual cookies, too.

  21. Girl.... I'm loving this recipe!!!

  22. Lovely, what a great idea for a giant cake made out of a cookie! Oh do tell me, where did you find chocolate chips??? I have been searching for such a long time for them... heck I'd even take a trip to Paris if I have to just to get them!

  23. Lovely, nice post and will put this on my list of things to try out :)

  24. Jenn, you can find them at Intermarché or Carrefour, under the brand Vahiné.
    Hehe you made me laugh :)

  25. i think i could eat the whole cake on my own. it looks delicious!

  26. This is similar to the big pan blondie I make and love it! But I think baking and serving it this way is so much prettier.

  27. This looks much easier than baking dozens of cookies and a lot more fun! Perfectly browned too.

  28. Love the edges on this beautiful treat. Good job!

  29. I love this giant cookie, it looks like one of my favorite dessert Pizookie, it's a cookie in a pizza pan.

    Congrats on making Top 9

  30. Congrats on the Top 9! Delicious looking cookie-cake - wish I had a piece now with a giant glass of milk!

  31. I audibly gasped at the gorgeous and awesomely huge cookie on my screen and the baby in my belly did a little leap too. Love this!

  32. Looks irresistible! A perfect combination of cake and cookie.

  33. Hi Chicho,

    Thnks for yr visit and compliments: yr blog is really lovely.

  34. Woooo!! This looks awesome. First time to your blog. Looks great!!

  35. All I can say is mmmmm! My little ones would love this but I would end up eating more than half!!

  36. This is such an amazing cookie. Delightful, and I must try the recipe.

  37. Looks delicious - the only thing than cookies are gigantic cookies!

  38. Now this is something I can definitely get on board with! Would it be horrible if I ate the entire cookie myself? After all, it *is* only one cookie.

  39. So its in a 175 degree oven???