I absolutely love baking, but being a single twenty-something who’s circle of friends aren’t local, I never have anyone to bake for. However, I’m starting to form relationships with some people at work and as I’m sure most people know, free food goes fast in offices. So I figured, why not start baking for them? I used to do it for my old coworkers all the time and they loved every morsel of it.
One cake I’ve become famous for is my Speckled Cookie Cake. It’s a two-layer chocolate cake with crushed cookies, a cream cheese center, and whipped cream icing. Absolutely delightful!
Chocolate Cookie Cake w/ Whipped Topping
1 box of chocolate cake mix
2 tubs of whipped topping
1 block of cream cheese
1 Tblsp of vanilla extract
1 package of chocolate sandwich cookies
*This is a two layer cake with frosting on top and in the middle.
1: Prepare the chocolate cake according to box directions (remember you want two layers.)
2: While baking, prepare your cream cheese mixture for the center. Simply crush half of the package of sandwich cookies; this can be a coarse crush. Use a mixer to combine the crushed cookies into the cream cheese and vanilla extract. Fold one tub of whipped topping into the cream cheese/cookie mixture. Cool until spreadable but firm.
3: Once the cake layers are baked, allow them to cool completely. This can’t be a rush job, or your icing mixtures will definitely melt.
4: Spread the cooled cream cheese mixture between the cake layers. Allow to chill some more while you prepare the other icing mixture.
5: For the outside icing mixture, you want the cookies to have a finer crush. Fold the finely crushed cookies into the remaining tub of whipped topping. The mix should have a speckled look.
6: Spread the whipped topping onto the cooled layered cake. The icing will not be smooth, but it will have a very cool rustic look to it.
I hope you, your co-workers, friends, and family all enjoy it; I know I never get any complaints, except when it’s gone!
That’s it for me, until next time…