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Milk and Cookies Layer Cake

Milk and Cookies Layer Cake - Chocolate chip studded vanilla cake with cookie dough filling then all covered in a rich vanilla frosting. Memories of childhood in one big slice of cake!
Course Desserts
Cuisine American
Prep Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Author Rob


Chocolate Chip Vanilla Cake

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

Chocolate Chip Frosting Ingredients

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

Vanilla Frosting Ingredients

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


  1. 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. Beat in the eggs, 1 at a time until combined after each egg. Beat in the vanilla extract

    4. Alternate adding flour mixture and milk, beginning and ending with flour and mix until well combined

    5. Divide the batter between the three pans and bake for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean

    6. Place cakes on wire rack to cool for 10 mins then turn out onto wire rack to cool completely

    Chocolate Chip Frosting Directions

    1. In a standing mixer, cream the brown sugar, powdered sugar and softened butter until combined. Beat in the vanilla extract

    2. Gradually beat in the flour until combined. Slowly beat in the milk until the consistency is what you like. Fold in the chocolate chips

    Vanilla Frosting Directions

    1. Using a standing mixer, beat together all ingredients until combined and smooth, about 5 minutes. Set aside

    Decorating Directions

    1. Using a cake leveler, cut the domes off the cake slices

    2. Place one cake slice onto a 12 inch round cake board

    3. Scoop out 1 1/2 cup of the chocolate chip frosting onto the cake slice and smooth evenly with a angled spatula

    3. Place the second cake slice onto the chocolate chip frosting

    4. Repeat steps with another 1 1/2 C chocolate chip frosting

    5. Place the last cake slice onto the second layer of chocolate chip cookie dough

    6. Scoop 2 C of vanilla frosting onto the top of the cake and smooth evenly with the angled spatula

    7. Frost the sides of the cake. 

    8. Scoop remaining frosting into the piping bag.  Pipe dollops of frosting onto the top of the cake

    9. Place a chocolate chip cookie into the frosting dollops