Chocolate chip cake layers with chocolate chip cookie dough and milk vanilla frosting.
So excited to finally get this cake on the blog! I wasn’t able to bake as much this week because I was out in Chicago and Philadelphia for most of it, working. (Not cake work, unfortunately. Oh, how I wish that was the case! This was for my other job, which is in media research – I moderate focus groups for television shows.) Anyway, I got back Thursday, stocked up on some ingredients and started baking.
This cake had obvious appeal to me because my other dessert love is a good chocolate chip cookie. I was also really intrigued by the milk frosting, which is made by boiling milk and flour over the stove, turning it into a custard-like consistency, and then adding it to whipped butter and caster sugar.
I wish I could say I loved the frosting, but in all honesty, I only liked it. I think part of my review might be tainted by the fact that I burnt TWO batches of the flour and milk because I made the mistake of trying to bake while both my kids were around – one of which is a 2-year-old, who thinks she can do anything and everything by herself. (Usually I bake while my son is at school and my daughter is napping, or after they’re both in bed.) So, almost immediately into making the frosting, I wasn’t a fan – simply because it was taking way longer than I had planned for. Luckily, on my third try, I finally got the flour and milk consistency right and started heading in a more positive direction.
The cake itself is really light and fluffy in texture and the taste resembles that of a white cake box mix. Make sure to use cake flour, and to sift it well. This step, along with eight egg whites and more than a cup of buttermilk, really helps to give you that perfect white cake texture (as long as you don’t over bake it!).
The boiled milk frosting definitely gives you the flavor of milk, and because it’s so light and fluffy, it complements the richer cookie dough filling nicely. It’s not a frosting I would use on just any cake, but it certainly is the perfect addition to this one.