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Moving can be hard. Not only do you have to figure out how to navigate a new city, but you also have to figure out how to make new friends - and that can be intimidating. So when a new family moved in down the street, I decided I was going to welcome them to the neighborhood the best way I know how - with a cake.

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The family had two little kids, so I thought my favorite Cookie Dough Confetti Cake would be the perfect "Welcome To The Neighborhood" treat. This epic cake does require a good amount of butter because it is covered in delicious buttercream and piled high with chocolate chip cookie dough - so I teamed up with LAND O LAKES® to make this the best cake possible.

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I'm not going to lie...I'm kind of a butter snob. But when you are a baker like me (and you use SO MUCH BUTTER), you kind of have to be - and LAND O LAKES® is by far my favorite brand. I don't know how they do it, but their butter makes a huge difference in the final product.

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The cake was a huge hit! Not only were my new neighbors very excited about the cake, they were also so thankful that I took the time to come over and introduce myself. Sometimes it is the smallest gesture that is the most appreciated - and I guess showing up with a cake never hurts.

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Confetti Cookie Dough Cake


Confetti Cookie Dough Cake | Sprinkles For Breakfast

Ingredients

Cake

  • 2 eggs + 1 egg white
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 3 cups cake flour, sifted
  • 1 3/4 cups sugar
  • 1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 12 tablespoons LAND O LAKES Unsalted Butter, room temperature

Buttercream

  • 2 cups LAND O LAKES Unsalted Butter, room temperature
  • 4 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 2 lbs. powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons milk
  • Blue food coloring

Cookie Dough

  • 2 cups flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup LAND O LAKES Unsalted Butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups mini chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup sprinkles

Directions

for the cake:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare three 8" cake pans with pam and parchment.
  2. In a medium bowl combine eggs, egg white and the vanilla. Set aside.
  3. In a bowl with an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, combine dry ingredients and mix on a low speed for 30 seconds.
  4. Add butter and milk. Mix on a low speed until just combined. Increase to medium speed and mix for 1-2 minutes.
  5. Scrape down the sides of the bowl and add egg mixture in 2 separate batches. Beat on medium speed until it is just combined.
  6. Divide batter into three cake pans. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  7. Let cakes cool on wire racks until completely cool.

for the buttercream:

  1. In a mixer fitted with a whisk attachment, combine butter and cream cheese. Mix until light and fluffy. About 3 minutes.
  2. Slowly add powdered sugar on a low speed.
  3. Add milk and vanilla extract.
  4. Mix until light and fluffy.

for the cookie dough:

  1. In a mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, combine butter and sugars until light and fluffy.
  2. Add vanilla extract.
  3. Add flour and salt. Mix until combined.
  4. Stir in mini chocolate chips and sprinkles.
  5. Set aside 1/3 of the dough for the cake filling. Use remaining 2/3 to roll into small balls for the topping.

assembly:

  1. Once cakes are cool, take them out of the pans, and place one layer onto a cake plate. Using an offset spatula, spread 3/4 cup of frosting on the cake. Crumble cookie dough, and mini chocolate chips in the middle of the cake.
  2. Add the second layer and repeat.
  3. Turn the third layer upside down (so the bottom is face up) and gently place it on top of the first layer.
  4. Use the remaining frosting to frost the rest of the cake. Start with a generous amount on the top and work your way to the sides.
  5. Place an upside down cake pan in the middle of a baking sheet. Place the cake on top of the cake pan.
  6. Cover the sides of the cake in sprinkles and mini chocolate chips.
  7. Add cookie dough balls to the top of the cake.

*One 8" cake




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meet the author



Lindsay Nathanson - Baker and Author

I might be the only person in the history of the world that has ever been grounded from baking. That's right. When I was a teen, it wasn't the computer, or the phone or the tv that got taken away. For me, it was the unsalted butter.


Comments (9)



Ann

We are traveling for my niece's birthday celebration but I still want to make her this amazing cake. It seems like I could make it ahead of time and assemble it later. Is there anything I absolutely have to make the day of? Or any other tips?


Lindsay Nathanson

You will be just fine making everything ahead of time! And then, just assemble the day of!


Lacey

Do you store this cake in the fridge or on the counter?


Lindsay Nathanson

Hi Lacey! I usually keep it in the fridge until a few hours before serving!


Lindsay

Hello! Can you bake all the cakes in the oven at the same time? Or do you bake one at a time? Thanks!


Lindsay Nathanson

As long as there is room in the oven, you can bake them all at the same time! Halfway through the baking time, I suggest rotating the pans around. Bring the ones closest to the back to the front and vice versa. Let me know if yo have any more questions!


Natalie

My Niece LOve Cookie Dough & Confetti So I will Be Making The Cake , Cupcakes & Brownies For Her Birthday thanks For The Recipe


Lindsay Nathanson

That sounds amazing!! Have fun!


Jaden

this looks like an awesome recipe! i cant wait to try it. i was wondering if you could add the driections to assemble the cake? i want to make sure that do it the way you did it because yours looks perfect!


Lindsay Nathanson

Hi Jaden! I am so glad you like this cake! I will add the assembly process to the recipe asap!


Alicia

Is it really 2 pounds of powdered sugar?? Just making sure


Lindsay Nathanson

Yep! 2 lbs of sugar is correct!


Brenda B

Looks like an awesome cake....Please explain how to use 1/3 of cookie dough that is set aside for cake filling. Thanks.


Lindsay Nathanson

Of course! I broke it up into little tiny pieces and then just scattered it all over the icing. To make the small pieces, you can either crumble the dough in your hand, or just form a large ball and pull off a little bit at a time. I hope that helps!


Candice

Awesome Cake! Quick question, your recipe says 2 eggs, and 1 egg white. But your description says just egg whites, little confused.


Lindsay Nathanson

Sorry about that! It's 2 eggs + 1 egg white!


Cait

OH wow this is a cake I will eat entirely! For a cookie dough lover, its hard to resist, thanks for the recipe!
-Cait
www.curiouscait.com


Lindsay Nathanson

I'm so glad you like it! It's one of my favorites!