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Brownie Layer Cake with Cookie Dough Frosting

4 from 47 votes
If you love cookies and brownies, I have the ultimate Brownie Layer Cake with Cookie Dough Frosting that is rich, decadent and impressive!

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Brownie Layer Cake with Cookie Dough Frosting

4 from 47 votes
If you love cookies and brownies, I have the ultimate Brownie Layer Cake with Cookie Dough Frosting that is rich, decadent and impressive!
Author: Gemma Stafford
Servings: 1
Prep Time 50 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 30 mins
Total Time 2 hrs 20 mins
If you love cookies and brownies, I have the ultimate Brownie Layer Cake with Cookie Dough Frosting that is rich, decadent and impressive!
Author: Gemma Stafford
Servings: 1

Ingredients

  • Brownie Recipe
  • 1 ¾ cups (9oz/265g) all-purpose flour
  • 1 ½ teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons dark unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 16 ½ oz (465g) dark chocolate, coarsely chopped
  • 1 ½ cup (12oz/337g) unsalted butter
  • 2 ¼ cups (18oz/ 510g) granulated sugar
  • ¾ cups (6oz/168g) packed light brown sugar
  • 7 eggs at room temperature
  • 3 tsp vanilla extract
  • Cookie Dough Frosting Recipe
  • 1 cup (8 oz/225g) cream cheese, softened
  • 10 Tbsp (5oz/150g) butter, softened
  • 1 ⅓ cup brown sugar
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 4 Tbsp. milk , more if needed to reach desired consistency
  • 1 cup flour
  • 6 cups powdered sugar , more if needed to reach desired consistency
  • 1 ⅓ cup mini chocolate chips
  • Ganache
  • 8 oz/225g bittersweet chocolate ( 72 %)
  • 1 cup heavy cream

Instructions

  • To make the Brownies: Preheat the oven to 350oF (180oC). Butter and line a 9” springform or cake tin.
  • Put the chocolate and butter in a large bowl and set it over a saucepan of simmering water or place in the microwave. Stirring occasionally, until the chocolate and butter are completely melted and smooth. Remove from the heat and set aside to cool a little.
  • Add the sugars. Whisk until completely combined. The mixture should be room temperature.
  • Whisk the eggs and vanilla in a jug together. Add a little of the eggs to the chocolate mixture and whisk until combined. Add the remaining eggs and whisk until combined. Do not overbeat the batter at this stage or your brownies will be cakey.
  • Sift the flour, salt and cocoa over the chocolate mixture. Using a rubber spatula (not a whisk), fold the flour mixture into the chocolate until just a bit of the flour mixture is visible.
  • Pour the batter into your lined and buttered. Bake in the center of the oven on a tray for 1 hour 20 minutes. This is a very heavy brownie and does need quite some time to cook.
  • There should be still a jiggle in the center of the cake, that says it fudgy in the middle.
  • Let the brownies cool completely before cutting. It can be made up to 2 days in advance or it can be frozen beforehand also.
  • To make the cookie dough frosting: Cream softened cream cheese and butter together in a large bowl.
  • Add brown sugar and vanilla and evenly beat together.
  • Add powdered sugar and whisk to evenly incorporate until smooth. (If you need to add a little milk to thin it, feel free to do so. I prefer my frosting thick so I never needed to)
  • Next add in the milk, flour and mini chocolate chips.
  • Wrap the frosting and set it in the fridge for about 15 minutes. It thickens up pretty nicely and make it easier to work with.
  • You can also make it up to 2 days in advance and lake it out of the fridge 45 minutes before you want to use it to soften.
  • To make the ganache: Heat the cream in a heavy bottom saucepan. When it reaches a simmer, take it off the heat and pour it over the chopped chocolate. Let it sit there for 3-4 minutes on the chocolate and then whisk until the chocolate has melted.
  • Drizzle the ganache over the chocolate cake. It it drip over the sides. This is an easy way to decorate a cake.

 

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taraprincess
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taraprincess
1 month ago

I love this recipe!!!!

KatjaSuvajac
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KatjaSuvajac
1 month ago

Hello Gemma!

I have made this cake for my husband’s birthday (as this was the cake he choose). It was really delicious, everyone loved it! The only “down side” of the cake is that it is sooo filling, you cannot eat more than one tiny piece. Really an amazing, rich, goey cake, awesome!

Jim
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Jim
4 months ago

In your video it looks like dark brown sugar and the recipe calls for light brown sugar.?

Angie
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Angie
5 months ago

The frosting really requires 6cups of sugar? I was trying it iut and found it too sweet, and i wasnt even halfway thru with the sugar. First time to bake though so a bit clueless ????

Pamela
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Pamela
6 months ago

Hi Gemma, is it ok to use salted butter?
Thank you!

JAN KING
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JAN KING
6 months ago

7 eggs = how many ounces please ?

Ariene
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Ariene
8 months ago

Hi Gemma,
I’d love to try this recipe! I’m just wondering which flour I can use instead of wheat flour (because of the gluten), as the consistency of the dough will probably change quite a bit. Do you have an idea?
Thanks!

Momma Of Two
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8 months ago

Hello Gemma! Can I use Bittersweet or Semisweet Chocolate in place of Dark Chocolate?

Foram Kotak
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Foram Kotak
1 year ago

Hi Gemma,

With what ingredient can we replace eggs in any baking recepie and by what quantity? And would it be effective? Since I have many vegetarian friends who prefers eggless bakes.

Thank you! Have a great day!

Ella
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Ella
1 year ago

Hi 🙂

Can You tell me the measurements for the frosting in grams?
Thank you very much
Ella

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