Heart-Shaped Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake

Show someone you love them by making them a heart-shaped chocolate chip cookie cake from scratch. You can make this cookie cake recipe for Valentine’s Day or for a birthday!

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It’s that time of year again, where I’m sharing a heart shaped dessert and sharing with you our wonderful Good Cookie Food Bloggers’ Valentine’s Day event that benefits Cookies for Kids’ Cancer (C4KC).

For seven years now, I have been fundraising for this wonderful charity because childhood cancer is the #1 cause of death of children by disease in the US and because we need more pediatric cancer research money!

Good Cookie Food Bloggers' Valentine's Event

This is our third year for our V-Day event and I love love that these brands, OXO, Mediavine and Dixie Crystals are all matching funds raised up to $3000.

I do want to mention that I don’t make any money on this event…this is all volunteer for me and all of the money goes directly to C4KC! Be sure to scroll to the bottom of this post where you can see the full list of bloggers participating and links to their recipes!

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I also launched a shop and the first items for sale are Baked with Love t-shirts and tote bags. I’m donating all of the proceeds from these sales to C4KC too!

Hurry though, we the presale for these items go through the end of this week (Friday). We have to have enough orders in order to print the shirts and tote bags! Thank you for your huge support!

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Can you freeze chocolate chip cookie cake?

Yes, you can free a chocolate chip cookie cake! Just make sure it’s sealed and it taste just fine when you defrost it to eat later. It will be better if you cut it up first before freezing.

How to make chocolate chip cookie cake from scratch

Here’s how to make a chocolate chip cookie cake from scratch. It’s really easy. Just follow the steps and step by step photos below.

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Mix flour, salt, baking soda and ground cinnamon in a medium sized mixing bowl. Mix together and set aside.

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Pack the sugar when measuring, I use a teaspoon to pack it.

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Add butter, brown sugar and granulated sugar to a medium sized mixing bowl. Using an electric hand mixer, cream the butter and sugars together.

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Add vanilla extract and the egg…

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and continue mixing with the electric mixer.

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Add the dry ingredients in two batches and combine with a rubber spatula, don’t over mix.

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The dough is ready for the chocolate chips.

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Add 1/2 cup chocolate chips and stir into the cookie dough with a rubber spatula.

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Spray heart shaped cookie cake pan with baking spray.

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Pour cookie dough into the cookie cake pan.

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Spray an offset spatula with baking spray and spread the dough out.

You don’t have to spread it all the way to the edge because it will spread when it bakes. I add the remaining 1/4 cup of chocolate chips on top. Bake for 15 to 18 minutes.

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While the cookie cake is baking in the oven. Make the dark chocolate ganache frosting.

Add dark chocolate to a stainless steel mixing bowl.

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Melt butter in a small sauce pan on your stove at low heat. Once it has melted, turn the heat to medium. Watch the butter carefully (don’t allow it to brown), when it starts to bubbling, turn your timer to one minute. Allow the butter to bubble for about a minute.

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Then take the melted butter over the chocolate in the bowl. Let the chocolate sit for minutes, don’t stir it.

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After the five minutes, stir with a rubber spatula until it’s completely mixed together and all of the chocolate is melted.

Let the chocolate sit and cool completely and set, about 45 minutes.

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After the cookie cake has cooled. Place the chocolate frosting into a decorator bag and using a 1M tip, pipe stars on the edge of the cookie cake.

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I pipe some more frosting onto each piece after I cut it, before serving.

The cookie is super soft because I use more brown sugar than granulated sugar! It’s so so good! You’ll need this heart-shaped cookie cake pan to make this recipe. You can also use a round cake pan, just be sure to spray it thoroughly with baking spray.

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Recipe

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Cook Time: 18 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes (includes inactive time)

Heart-Shaped Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake Recipe

Ingredients:

Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake

  • 1 1/2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • pinch of ground cinnamon
  • 1 Stick (1/2 cup) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup plus 1/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips

Dark Chocolate Ganache Frosting

  • 8 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
  • 6 Tablespoons unsalted butter
  • sprinkles (optional)

Directions:

Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake

  1. Turn your oven on to 350 degrees F. Spray heart shaped cookie cake pan with baking spray.
  2. Mix flour, salt, baking soda and ground cinnamon in a medium sized mixing bowl. Mix together and set aside.
  3. Add butter, brown sugar and granulated sugar to a medium sized mixing bowl. Using an electric hand mixer, cream the butter and sugars together. Add vanilla extract and the egg and continue mixing.
  4. Add the dry ingredients in two batches and combine with a rubber spatula, don’t over mix.
  5. Add chocolate chips and stir into the cookie dough with a rubber spatula.
  6. Pour cookie dough into the cookie cake pan. Spray an offset spatula with baking spray and spread the dough out. You don’t have to spread it all the way to the edge because it will spread when it bakes.
  7. I add the remaining 1/4 cup of chocolate chips on top.
  8. Bake for 15 to 18 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of a couple of cookie cups comes out with crumbs.
  9. Remove from the oven and place the cookie cake on a cooling rack and allow to cool for 5 minutes before removing. Allow to completely cool before decorating and cutting.

Dark Chocolate Ganache Frosting

  1. Add dark chocolate to a stainless steel mixing bowl.
  2. Melt butter in a small sauce pan on your stove at low heat. Once it has melted, turn the heat to medium. Watch the butter carefully (don’t allow it to brown), when it starts to bubbling, turn your timer to one minute. Allow the butter to bubble for about a minute.
  3. Then take the melted butter over the chocolate in the bowl.
  4. Let the chocolate sit for minutes, don’t stir it. After the five minutes, stir with a rubber spatula until it’s completely mixed together and all of the chocolate is melted.
  5. Let the chocolate sit and cool completely and set, about 45 minutes.
  6. Add to a decorator bag with a star tip. Add swirls of chocolate ganache to the edge of the cookie cake. You can add sprinkles after adding the swirls if you want!

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