If you like chocolate chip cookies, then you’ll love this gluten-free Giant Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake with Whipped Cream Frosting!
A new four year old.
This past week we celebrated my fourth child’s fourth birthday. Even though she’s not a carb-lover, when I asked her if she wanted cake she said yes.
Last year I made her a watermelon cake, which was a huge hit, since she loves watermelon. But this year she asked for a chocolate chip cookie cake!
I’d never tried baking a cookie cake, or pizza cookie, or anything like that, but I have made cookie bars before, so I figured it couldn’t be that different. For my inspiration, I used my friend Brianna’s giant chocolate chip cookie recipe from her delicious book The Essential Gluten-Free Cookie Guide. (If you want a little preview of her book, check out my Bacon Cookies post!)
Giant Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake
This Giant Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake is ridiculously easy to make. You basically just make a double batch of chocolate chip cookies, bake them in cake pans, and slap the giant cookies together with frosting. And the whipping cream frosting is sooo delish.
After all my slaving away (kidding, it really is a super easy cake) my little anti-carb child scraped off all the frosting, took two bites, and said she was done.
Sigh. Some days you just can’t win.
Don’t let her reaction fool you though, this cake really is delicious! My hubby and I ate all the leftovers at nap time. 😉
All the birthdays.
If you’re on the lookout for more birthday-friendly treats, check out these other family favorites!
- Honey-Sweetened, Grain-Free Strawberry Shortcake
- Gluten-Free Summer Squash Chocolate Sheet Cake
- Paleo Dark Chocolate Cupcakes with Chocolate Frosting
- Gluten & Dairy-Free Hummingbird Cake
- Chocolate Cream Angel Food Cake
- Gluten-Free Honey Orange Cupcakes
- Vegan Chocolate Applesauce Cake
- Personal Pan Carrot Cake
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Giant Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake
Free from gluten.
- 1/2 c. sour cream
- 1/2 c. butter, melted
- 3/4 c. evaporated cane juice, or coconut sugar
- 1 T. molasses
- 4 eggs
- 1 T. vanilla (I like to use my homemade extract)
- 1 1/2 t. guar gum
- 1 t. baking powder (I make my own – it’s easy!)
- 1 c. brown rice flour *
- 1 c. sorghum flour *
- 1/2 c. tapioca starch *
- 1/2 c. arrowroot powder *
- 1 c. chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 and line two 8-inch cake pans with parchment paper.
In large bowl, place the sour cream. Melt the butter and pour over sour cream. Stir to melt the sour cream, then beat in the sugar and molasses. Add in the eggs and vanilla.
Add all the dry ingredients over the wet ones and mix until combined. Stir in chocolate chips.
Spread half the dough into each prepared pan. Bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted in the middle of the cakes.
Dump giant cookies onto cooling racks and cool completely.
Prepare Whipping Cream Frosting (recipe below), and frost the top of the first cookie. Place the second cookie on top and frost the top of it as well as the sides of the cake.
You can substitute 3 cups of your favorite gluten-free flour blend for the asterisked (*) ingredients. I like these gluten-free flour blends:
- Krusteaz Gluten-Free All Purpose Flour
- Bob’s Red Mill Gluten-Free All Purpose Baking Flour
- Gluten-Free Mama’s Almond Flour Blend
- Pamela’s Gluten-Free All Purpose Flour
Please note that if your flour blend contains xanthan or guar gum, you can leave this ingredient out of the recipe, as well. 🙂
Whipped Cream Frosting
Free from grain, gluten and eggs.
- 1/2 pint whipping cream
- 2 T. evaporated cane juice or coconut sugar (or honey)
- 1 t. vanilla extract
- Place a metallic, glass, or ceramic bowl in the freezer, along with hand beaters.
- When bowl and beaters are chilled (and cookies are completely cooled), pour the cream, sweetener, and vanilla into the chilled bowl and beat on high until it forms stiff-ish peaks.
- Frost cookies.
Apparently my son enjoyed the cake, even if his little sister didn’t. 😉 At least someone appreciates me! Haha!
Cookie cake–what a fun idea! I also like the whipped cream frosting. It’s so much better than one with a ton of sugar in it.
Yes, it’s hard to find frostings that don’t contain cups and cups of powdered sugar. 🙁 Whipping cream frosting has been my go-to for a few years now. My family loves it!
great recipe and giveaway!
This looks delicious! I have a birthday coming up next month and this would be perfect for my celebration! 🙂
Thanks, Marie! I hope you get a chance to enjoy it!
Love that cake and it looks like the kids did too!
They did, Linda! 😉
So delicious looking! Thanks for sharing on Tasty Tuesday’s!
Glad to share, Dina! 🙂
LOL oh no! She is so cute though! Happy Birthday to her. Beautiful cake and I bet it was delicious. I love that you and your husband enjoyed it during nap time.
Haha! Yeah… I think she’s cute, too. 😉
That cake looks so fun and delicious! Are those your kiddos? Too cute.
Thanks, Chrystal! Yes, those are two out of five. 😉
I LOVE even the NAME of this cake!! So yummy!!!
Haha! Thanks, Megan! 😉
What a great cake recipe!
Thanks, Chandice! 🙂
You just combined two of my favorite things: cookies and cake! This sounds so yummy.
Haha! Thanks, Jenna! 🙂
Now this is one happy happy birthday treat!
😉 Thanks, Rebecca.
WOW – the joy on his face shows just how delicious this recipe must be!!!!
Hah! Yeah… 😉
Wow this looks yummy! I love the ingredients too – pure health. Looks like your child sure loved it. Thanks for sharing on Real Food Fridays. Pinned & tweeted!
Thanks, Marla! My kids did love it, so did I… 😉 Thanks for pinning and tweeting!
It looks so delicious!
Thanks, Bethany! 🙂
Happy belated birthday to your daughter. That cake looks so yummy!
Thank you, Valerie! 🙂
I have a few kids around here who appreciate your just sharing this recipe with me! Not one but two giant chocolate chip cookies.. you’re officially my hero! Thanks for linking up with us at You Link It We Make It! -Kim @ knockitoffkim.com
Haha! You’re welcome. 😉
Wow, what a cake! Thanks so much for sharing with the Let’s Get Real party.
Glad to share, Gaye! Thank you so much for stopping by! 🙂
This looks so yummy! I’ve never thought about baking chocolate chip cookies in a cake pan and turning them into a cake! So fun! Thanks for linking up with our Merry Monday party.
Thanks, Emily! 🙂 Glad to share.
This looks delicious! Whipped cream frosting is such a fun idea for frosting too.
Thanks so much, Carolyn! It’s definitely a favorite at this house. 😉 I hope you get to enjoy it, too!