Cookie Dough & Whipped Cream Chocolate Cake

What’s a better way to “”””celebrate”””” that Spring break is over and I have to go back to school than having cake? 

Just kidding, it was the bro bro’s birthday and the occasion called for cake. I’m actually crying because of the end of the holiday period… although now that I think about it, it might just be because of the fact that the cake is all gone.


Cookie Dough & Whipped Cream Chocolate Cake


And it’s a mighty delicious one (in case you couldn’t tell by the tittle – hello cookie dough and whipped cream? perfection), so it is a reason to hide in a dark corner and sob like it’s your job.

Ahhh if I get paid for sobbing though. I could totally afford my shoe addition that way!


Cookie Dough & Whipped Cream Chocolate Cake


Moving back to the cake. I hope the bro bro loves me now, because this beauty involved:

a) Some Friday midnight baking when I should have been out partying. Believe me when I tell you that I lead a 100% cake appreciation life hey.

b) A Saturday’s siesta that I didn’t took because I was battling with that buttercream (aka: trying not to eat it all with a spoon before frosting the cake. Man, that was hard business….)

c) And part of my Sunday morning, which should have been used to sleep in…….. and pancakes.


Cookie Dough & Whipped Cream Chocolate Cake


That being said, I hope I’m his favorite sister now. Which translates as “I hope that he buys me the pair of shoes I’ve been wanting for weeks”.



Cookie Dough & Whipped Cream Chocolate Cake


But it was all so so worth it guys. Every bit of effort was paid-off in the end, because this cake is a real winner. How wouldn’t it be though? We’re talking about homemade whipped cream layered between moist chocolate cake and then covered in sweet cookie dough so you bet this one is a game changer!


Cookie Dough & Whipped Cream Chocolate Cake


I could go on for hours talking about this cake, but being honest, the sooner you stop reading this, the sooner you can start stuffing your mouth with this cake. And you’d better start pronto, because there’s so much work involved here. 

Yes, layer cakes are scary. Buttercream freaks me out so much  because I always fear that it doesn’t turn out fine and I’m left with a bucket of tooth-achingly-sweet paste.

Don’t worry though! I used a recipe by Sally and if you’ve ever tried one, you know that they come out perfect 101% of the time, so no need for nightmares where I’m buried alive under tons of too sweet, slimy buttercream.


Cookie Dough & Whipped Cream Chocolate Cake


Nope, this one has the perfect texture and tastes like real cookie dough. Covering your cake. Which is kinda dangerous because you might want to eat it all by the spoon and forget about frosting the cake. 

Not that that thought has crossed my mind or something.

Layer cakes are also super difficult to assemble if you have the skills of a three-year-old (hello I DO), but if that’s the case, you can always go ahead and call it “a rustic cake”. Or a “super duper rustic one”, if you’re as untalented as yours truly.


Cookie Dough & Whipped Cream Chocolate Cake


Seriously, I’m supposed to be an adult in like 3 months. My 3-year-old behaviour should have been gone by now… Hey, I hope that the moment I turn 18, I magically develope some kind of supernatural powers so I’m able to frost cakes like this talented lady would.

And I also hope that the moment I turn 18, I get the shoes I like as a present.

Plus a slice of this cake too.

*wink wink*

Cookie Dough & Whipped Cream Chocolate Layer Cake
Serves 16
A fluffy whipped cream filling sandwiched between layers of moist chocolate cake and then covered in sweet cookie dough frosting. Heaven in your mouth? I'd say yes.
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  1. Make cake as directed. Pour batter into 2 small round pans and bake at 200ºC for 35-40 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. Chill overnight or freeze cakes before you cut them into layers.
  2. When they're chilled, cut into 3 layers (you might get 4, depending on size of your pan. Don't worry, there's enough filling and frosting to cover it all!) and set aside.
  3. Make cheesecake filling as directed.
  4. Spread a thick layer on top of two (or three if you're making 4 layers) of the cake rounds. Chill for 4-5 hours to the whipped cream sets.
  5. Assemble cake and set aside to chill for 1-2 hours.
  6. Make frosting following Sally's directions.
  7. Frost cake with a spatula. It won't be smooth because of the chocolate chips though!
  8. Chill cake for 3-4 hours.
  9. Let it warm a bit before eating because it's so much better that way!
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Life update: I’ve got like three weeks more of hectic exams before my graduation (still not have dress sigh sigh), which translates as three weeks of sleepless nights and campings in the library. I’m super sorry because I really enjoy blogging, but due to the circumstances, I’m forced to take it easier now because I need to get good grades and stuff (bad grades = bad job = no money for shoes), so I won’t post that often. And it will take me a bit loonger to coment on your blogs 🙁 I hope you understand it guys, but it’s the way that things are now! I’ll be back to normal once my pre-university exams are over (after the big party that I’ll throw, that is!!). Meanwhile, it’d be lovely if some of you could guest-post for me here. I know you’re busy like me, but if you really feel like doing so (and we read each other’s blogs and stuff), it would mean a world! Drop me an email or something if you’re interested and thanks for putting up with me!

Hope you had a nice Easter day!



  • Reply Monica April 21, 2014 at 2:12 am

    Cookie dough frosting! Wow! This is some birthday cake. I am sure your brother was thrilled. What a labor of love.

  • Reply cheri April 21, 2014 at 3:50 am

    What a lucky brother you have! beautiful!

  • Reply Alyssa April 21, 2014 at 3:56 am

    Rustic or not, this cake looks amazing, Consuelo! That cookie dough frosting. SWOON. Can you please make my birthday cake? Thanks. 🙂

    And good luck with your final push through exams! No worries, I think we all know you can’t quite answer an exam question with “I’ve found the perfect buttercream recipe”. 😉 Big celebrations for you once exams are over and done with!

  • Reply blahnikbaker April 21, 2014 at 5:09 am

    You and I have so many things in common girl! My Friday nights are sometime spent with flour and sugar and my show addiction needs a hedge fund of it’s own. Seriously. I’ve started sweet talking my way to a pair I want for my birthday in three months. Anywhooo this cake is amazing!! Just amazing!

  • Reply Marcie@flavorthemoments April 21, 2014 at 5:42 am

    I’d buy you that pair of shoes if you made this for me…really! This cake looks SO delicious, and you are one nice sister giving up your Friday night all for your brother, and for the sake of a great cake!

  • Reply josefinetm April 21, 2014 at 12:18 pm

    Oh My… Consuelo! This cake looks amazing!!! Cookie dough is the best thing ever! Wow. And the pictures are so so so so pretty!

  • Reply movita beaucoup April 21, 2014 at 12:51 pm

    I would like to dive into that cake FACE FIRST.

    {Good luck finishing up school!}

  • Reply Chris @ Shared Appetite April 21, 2014 at 1:43 pm

    Oh my goodness this cake looks amazing!!! Pinned 🙂

  • Reply Abbie @ Needs Salt April 21, 2014 at 2:04 pm

    This is like everything perfect, piled into one awesome gorgeous cake. I love this idea.

  • Reply Davida @The Healthy Maven April 21, 2014 at 3:01 pm

    Can’t go wrong with Sally!!! You have one lucky bro!

  • Reply Carmel Moments April 21, 2014 at 3:02 pm

    Ohhhh….You’ve got the cookie dough thing going too. Looks amazing! Too bad I can’t justify eating cookie dough for breakfast but I think I’m coming up with a plan. Stay tuned.;)
    Have a gorgeous Monday!

  • Reply steworastory April 21, 2014 at 4:05 pm

    Um, your brother is seriously lucky because this cake is ridiculous. In the best way. Sorry your break is over. 🙁 Hope you have a great Monday!

  • Reply Ashley | Spoonful of Flavor April 21, 2014 at 4:25 pm

    Beautiful pictures, Consuelo! And that cake!! I just want to dive into all that chocolate chip cookie dough goodness.

  • Reply Natalie @ Tastes Lovely April 21, 2014 at 4:48 pm

    If you made me this cake, I would buy you SO many shoes! Cookie dough is my favorite. This sounds so delicious!

  • Reply laurasmess April 21, 2014 at 4:59 pm

    This looks stunning Consuelo. Wow, cookie dough frosting? Amazing stuff! Haha… wow, turning 18 is awesome. I hope that you get all of the cake and shoes that you dream of! x

  • Reply Ashley April 21, 2014 at 6:01 pm

    Holy cow that frosting!! This cake looks fantastic! You had me immediately at cookie dough : )

  • Reply Helen @ Scrummy Lane April 21, 2014 at 6:27 pm

    Don’t worry, Consuelo, my layer cakes are super super rustic (well, I’ve only made one but that one was rustic to put it mildly). But anyway, I think this looks amazing … it is DEFINITELY worth that pair of birthday shoes from your bro!

  • Reply Mary Frances @ The Sweet {Tooth} Life April 21, 2014 at 8:44 pm

    Super duper rustic? I think these is gorgeous (MINE are super duper rustic haha! 🙂 Cookie dough, chocolate cake, and lovely layers – seriously in love with this cake.

  • Reply danguole April 21, 2014 at 9:04 pm

    Lucky brother you have! This looks so, so good. And I have definitely baked when I should have been partying. But I like baking more and I’m secretly 83 years old.

  • Reply Elizabeth @ April 21, 2014 at 10:24 pm

    Hey girl, thanks for the shout-out! Your brother is so super lucky to have you making this gorgeous cake for him, and I hope he knows that! Good luck with school work and exams, and I look forward to seeing you on the other side! 😉

    • Reply Consuelo April 21, 2014 at 10:29 pm

      No problem, I really meant it! 😉 And thanks!

  • Reply Laura's Culinary Adventures April 21, 2014 at 11:04 pm

    I think every occassion should be celebrated with cake! This chocolate chip cookie dough frosting looks to die for!

  • Reply Jess April 21, 2014 at 11:28 pm

    The cake looks divine- as I’ve just seen on Instagram! Love the idea of cookie dough icing- amazing! Good luck with your exams! 🙂

  • Reply Christin@SpicySouthernKitchen April 21, 2014 at 11:50 pm

    Your brother is very lucky you are his sister! This cake looks absolutely amazing!

  • Reply Cindy April 22, 2014 at 12:54 am

    Holy Moly!! That is one amazing looking cake. You are awesome for whipping that up for your brothers birthday. Definitely better to celebrate that over going back to school. Haha

  • Reply Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl April 22, 2014 at 2:45 am

    Oh goodness, your cake is so cute.. I just want to take it on a date.. and then kiss it good night! 🙂

  • Reply Shannon April 22, 2014 at 2:48 am

    This cake sounds & looks amazing. Also that cake stand, I swoon.
    I am no stranger to Friday and Saturday night baking when I should be out with friends. But hey, it gets the job done.

  • Reply Denise | Sweet Peas & Saffron April 22, 2014 at 4:26 am

    YUM! I have a bit of a ‘buttercream fear’ as well, but your’s looks to die for! Your brother is very lucky 🙂

  • Reply Erin | The Law Student's Wife April 22, 2014 at 4:44 am

    You are the best sister EVER. Take a deep breath and go kick some exam booty. We’ll be here when you get back <3

  • Reply anecdotesandapples April 22, 2014 at 5:24 am

    Goodness…and just when I thought I’d be happy with strawberries and a bite of chocolate for dessert….this looks heavenly! Good luck!

  • Reply Joanne April 22, 2014 at 1:22 pm

    To have both the end of spring break AND the devouring of this cake occur on the same day?! Now that is some serious sadness. So beautiful!!

  • Reply Jamie@Milk N Cookies April 22, 2014 at 1:51 pm

    Oh my — you mean I can eat cake and cookie dough at the same time AND topped with whipped cream??! This looks beyond delicious! I can certainly see why you’d be the favored sister after making your bro such a delicious looking cake.

  • Reply shashi @ April 22, 2014 at 4:15 pm

    Oh wow – Consuelo – this cake is fantastic! Cake+cookie dough+whipped cream=one happy happy belly! 🙂
    Your bro is a lucky chap indeed – P.S. Happy belated birthday to him!

  • Reply chantal April 22, 2014 at 4:16 pm

    Hi Consuelo,
    I’am chantal from Travelleing Papilles a discover your nice blog! Your cake look amazing and yummy.
    Your brother is so lucky!

    • Reply Consuelo April 22, 2014 at 11:58 pm

      Aw thanks you’re so sweet!

  • Reply Johlene April 22, 2014 at 9:58 pm

    I´m definitely using those little material flags on top idea. I´ve done bunting but this is so cute.. I just love it.. He must of loved the cake 🙂 xoxo
    ps. I absolutely love cookie dough!!

  • Reply ashley April 23, 2014 at 12:46 am

    This just screams out my name!!! I am a sucker for cookie dough anything!!

  • Reply Deb@ Cooking on the Front Burner April 23, 2014 at 12:47 am

    What a beautiful cake and the frosting looks divine! I’ll take a slice or two!

  • Reply Karen April 23, 2014 at 1:57 am

    Your bother should love you forever after you baked him that cake for his birthday…it looks great.

  • Reply Stacy | Wicked Good Kitchen April 23, 2014 at 3:27 am

    Off…the…chain, girl! I love the shabby toppers, too. Rustic cakes are the best tasting cakes I have learned in all of my years of baking. And, that bro bro of yours better love you! Sometimes baking at night really is calming. Thanks for sharing, my friend!

  • Reply tohercore April 23, 2014 at 6:15 am

    This cake looks amazing, as does your photography here (Im pretty sure I say that every post, but its true!) What a lucky brother you have 🙂 Good luck with all of your exams! Not long to go now x

  • Reply Kelly April 23, 2014 at 12:44 pm

    Oh my goodness,this cake looks amazing Consuelo! That cookie dough frosting is to die for – you’re so sweet for making this for your brother’s birthday 🙂 Good luck with studying and your exams 🙂

  • Reply bakerbynature April 23, 2014 at 1:40 pm

    This cake!!! This cake this cake this caaaaaake! Amazing!

  • Reply Christine @ Cooking with Cakes April 23, 2014 at 6:06 pm

    this looks FABULOUS. a chocolate cake covered in cookie dough? AND you put pretty blue flags on top? seriously don’t even need a fork for this bad boy!

  • Reply Jo @ The Contented Baker April 23, 2014 at 11:35 pm

    For sure, you are the best sister in the world for baking this beauty!! Wonderfully indulgent and I love the classy, original decorations ! 🙂

  • Reply Sara {Home is Where the Cookies Are} April 24, 2014 at 5:46 pm

    Cookie dough?? Yum!! Totally looks like a winner. MY guys would have been all over that thing!! Good luck with finals!!

  • Reply Gemma Gonzalez April 25, 2014 at 12:09 am

    Una tarta con la que se te hace la boca agua si o si! Vaya pinta que tiene…quiero un trozo!!!!
    Mucha suerte en tus exámenes y celébralo por todo lo alto! 🙂

  • Reply Mike @TheIronYou April 25, 2014 at 2:43 pm

    I want a cake, just like that, for my BD as welll!!!!!! 🙂

  • Reply Tina @ Tina's Chic Corner April 25, 2014 at 5:21 pm

    I need this cake in my life as soon as possible! Gosh, it looks delicious. And I’m in love with your photos. You always take lovely pictures, but today’s are extra amazing. 🙂

  • Reply Shikha la mode April 28, 2014 at 6:23 pm

    This looks MIGHT DELICIOUS for sure! I love the wooden skewers on top as well – where do you get them?

  • Reply Aimee / May 5, 2014 at 10:54 pm

    Your lack of partying and siestas have definitely paid off, in this instance! Thanks for introducing me to this cookie dough frosting, definitely trying this some time…

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  • Reply Amy May 9, 2014 at 8:11 pm

    omg, you must really love your brother…this cake looks freaking amazing!!! Not to mention gorgeous. I love the decorations you put on it. I need to make this ASAP

  • Reply Marilena February 1, 2015 at 2:27 pm

    Dear Consuelo,

    I made this cake today for my birthday tomorrow. IT IS SO INCREDIBLY AWESOME. I just struggeled with the creamcheese filling, because I mixed the warm gelatine with too much water and it was too hot, so my whipped cream became liquid again.. :’D but I was able to fix it somehow.. just learned something for the next cake! 😉

    Thank you so much for your great ideas, you are a true inspiration. I printed nearly all of your dessert-recipes. :’D I have to try them aaaaalll! 🙂 I do love your blog. Keep on creating masterpieces!

    Hugs and greetings from Germany,

    • Reply Consuelo February 1, 2015 at 8:23 pm

      Hello Marilena!!
      I’m so happy that you liked the cake! This comment made my day :’) Happy Birthday, by the way! I hope you have a wonderful day and enjoy your cake hehehe.
      Hugs to you too! xxxxxx

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