Chocolate Chip Cookie Poke Cake

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The layers are my favorite part of this Chocolate Chip Cookie Poke Cake. This chocolate cake has a chocolate chip cookie crust, it’s filled with chocolate pudding and topped with a chocolate chip cookie mousse.

I am drooling over this Chocolate chip cookie poke cake! This chocolate cake has a chocolate chip cookie crust, it’s filled with chocolate pudding and topped with a chocolate chip cookie mousse.

Grab an extra large fork for this Chocolate chip cookie poke cake! This chocolate cake has a chocolate chip cookie crust, it’s filled with chocolate pudding and topped with a chocolate chip cookie mousse.

I’m sorry to tell you that I’ve been holding out on you with this Chocolate Chip Cookie Poke Cake. I first made this cake to test out on a coworkers’ birthday before 2016 even ended. Almost immediately after finishing the first slice, a few people went in for seconds.

This cake is similar to my Ultimate Oreo Poke Cake in that the chocolate cake is topped with a cookie-filled mousse. Only this time, instead of Oreos, we’re using chocolate chips cookies.

I am drooling over this Chocolate chip cookie poke cake! This chocolate cake has a chocolate chip cookie crust, it’s filled with chocolate pudding and topped with a chocolate chip cookie mousse.

For this cake, it starts with a chocolate cake that is lined with a chocolate chip cookie crust. It’s filled with chocolate pudding and topped with a chocolate chip cookie mousse. The topping is by far my favorite part! It is also one of the fillings I used in my No-Bake Brookie Icebox Cake, which is the one and only dessert I think I can’t live without.

The mousse is fairly simply and requires only a batch of homemade whipped cream and crushed cookies. I decided to add a little bit of gelatin to the mousse because it helps keep it a little more airy and whipped in texture.

Grab an extra large fork for this Chocolate chip cookie poke cake! This chocolate cake has a chocolate chip cookie crust, it’s filled with chocolate pudding and topped with a chocolate chip cookie mousse.

I hate to say it but I am not even sure I need the cake part for this dessert. Wait, what? Did I just say that?

The bottom of this cake is lined with chocolate chip cookies. The cookies soften in the cake mix, so they are easy to cut through and blend in nicely with the cake. I used Chips Ahoy, but anything similar would work.

I think it adds a nice surprise when you get a fork full of cake and there’s a cookie inside! I love the combination of textures with the spongy cake, the cold pudding and the airy mousse on top.

The layers are my favorite part of this Chocolate Chip Cookie Poke Cake. This chocolate cake has a chocolate chip cookie crust, it’s filled with chocolate pudding and topped with a chocolate chip cookie mousse.

I literally have to stop myself from going back for seconds eeer I mean thirds.

I’m no stranger to poke cake, at this point I’m probably making at least one a month but they are just too good not to share!

I am drooling over this Chocolate chip cookie poke cake! This chocolate cake has a chocolate chip cookie crust, it’s filled with chocolate pudding and topped with a chocolate chip cookie mousse.

When you work with as many people as I do, you have to keep bringing fresh desserts to the table!

Poke cakes are often my go-to dessert for work birthdays and potlucks. It usually a lot less effort than a layer cake or cupcakes, and I’ve never met a person who doesn’t love a poke cake..

Between the cake, the pudding filling and the mousse, you can’t go wrong. You can also find this recipe at Food Fanatic.

Grab an extra large fork for this Chocolate chip cookie poke cake! This chocolate cake has a chocolate chip cookie crust, it’s filled with chocolate pudding and topped with a chocolate chip cookie mousse.

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A slice of chocolate chip cookie poke cake, a chocolate cake with a chocolate chip cookie crust, chocolate pudding filling, and topped with a chocolate chip cookie mousse.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Poke Cake

  • Author: Beyond Frosting
  • Prep Time: 45 minutes
  • Cook Time: 22 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour and 7 minutes
  • Yield: 15 servings

Description

This chocolate cake has a chocolate chip cookie crust, is filled with chocolate pudding, and is topped with a chocolate chip cookie mousse.

Ingredients

For the Cake:

  • Family Size Bag Chocolate Chip Cookies, such as Chips Ahoy
  • 1 box Chocolate Cake Mix, plus ingredients from the box: water, oil, eggs

For the Filling:

  • 1 3.4 ounce box Instant Chocolate Pudding Mix
  • 2 cups Milk

For the Topping:

  • 1 tablespoon Water
  • 1 teaspoon Unflavored Gelatin
  • 1 3/4 cups Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 3/4 cup Powdered Sugar
  • 1518 Chocolate Chip Cookies, crushed
  • 2 tablespoons Hot Fudge Sauce

Instructions

For the Cake:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Spray the bottom of a 9-inch by 13-inch pan with cooking spray.
  2. Line the bottom of the pan with chocolate chip cookies.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, combine the cake mix with the ingredients listed on the box: water, oil and eggs.
  4. Beat the cake mix until it’s well combined. Pour the batter over top of the cookies.
  5. Bake at 350°F for 18-22 minutes until the cake is cooked all the way through. Test the cake for doneness by inserting a toothpick into the center of the cake. If the toothpick comes out clean, your cake is done.
  6. Allow the cake to cool for 20-30 minutes.
  7. Take a wooden spoon or another round object and poke holes over the top of the cake.
  8. In a small mixing bowl, combine the instant chocolate pudding with the milk and whisk together until the powdered mix is dissolved.
  9. Pour the liquid pudding mix over top of the cake, try to fill the holes with the pudding mix.
  10. Refrigerate the cake until the pudding is firm, about 10 minutes or so.

For the Topping:

  1. Wash and dry your mixing bowl. Place the mixing bowl and whisk attachment in the freezer for 5 to 10 minutes to chill while you are preparing the next steps.
  2. Place 1 tablespoon of cold water in a small dish. Sprinkle the gelatin over the cold water, trying to spread the powder evenly. Allow the gelatin to turn to a solid (about 2-3 minutes).
  3. Next, melt the solid gelatin in the microwave for 3-5 seconds until it turns back to a liquid. Watch it closely!
  4. Prepare the whipping cream. Pour the heavy whipping cream into the chilled bowl and use an electric mixer to beat the heavy cream on medium-high speed until the cream gets bubbly.
  5. Slowly add the powdered sugar and continue beating at high speed until peaks start to form.
  6. Slowly pour the liquid gelatin into the mixing bowl and continue mixing until stiff peaks form.
  7. In a large Ziploc bag, roughly chop and smash the cookies into small pieces/crumbs.
  8. Fold the smashed cookies into the prepared whipped cream, reserving about 1/2 cup or so for the garnish.
  9. Heat the hot fudge according to instructions on the box and drizzle over top of the cake.
  10. Finish it off by sprinkling the remaining cookies on top. This cake must be refrigerated.
Nutrition Information:
1/15 of recipe
297
14g
66mg
11g
0g
43g
0g
3g
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: chocolate chip cake

This recipe originally appeared on Food Fanatic.

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  1. Mike

    Would it be ok or better to make this cake the day before and let it sit in the refrigerator overnight or make it the day of. Thanks

  2. Stephanie

    Do you think I could do cookie dough all across the bottom instead of individual cookies? Perhaps line the bottom of the pan with the dough, bake for 10 minutes cool and then the rest of the recipe?

    1. Beyond Frosting

      Hi Stephanie! I LOVE that idea. I’ve never tried it so I am not sure how it will turn out. Do you want a baked cookie layer on the bottom or do you want cookie on the bottom?

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