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Chocolate Chip Cookie Butter Snack Cake

Chocolate Chip Cookie Butter Snack Cake is a simple cake with wonderful flavor!

Chocolate Chip slices of Cookie Butter Snack Cake on a white and beige plate

There’s something to be said for a simple cake that’s all about sweet snacking. That’s what we have here with this Chocolate Chip Cookie Butter Snack Cake.

When I say that this is a simple cake, I not only mean that it’s easy to make but that it’s also a celebration of simple flavors. Specifically, I’m talking about the flavor that comes from the addition of cookie butter, a spread made from spiced cookies. The spices from the cookie butter are all you need to add a lovely flavor to this cake.

overhead view of Chocolate Chip Cookie Butter Snack Cake on parchment paper on a wire rack

In addition to that wonderful cookie butter flavor, there’s a good dose of chocolate chips here, too. They provide a bit of richness to go along with this flavorful cake.

If you like, you can substitute some toasted nuts for some of those chocolate chips for a little different flavor experience.

Tips for Success

  • Measure accurately. Use a kitchen scale if possible. Otherwise, spoon and sweep when you measure the dry ingredients and sugar.
  • Use a light-colored pan. Dark pans tend to over-bake the outside edges and bottom.
  • Not familiar with cookie butter? It’s a spread made from sweet, spiced cookies. Look for it alongside other spreads like peanut butter.
  • Don’t over-mix. The cake should be soft yet sturdy. Mixing too much can lead to a tough, dense crumb. If you mix the batter just until you see a few streaks of flour remaining, it will finish mixing when you stir in the chocolate chips.
  • Keep it simple. Just a dusting of confectioners’ sugar on top is all you need to top this cake. For an even simpler snack cake, skip that additional sugar and just enjoy the cake as is.
overhead view of Chocolate Chip Cookie Butter Snack Cake on a white and beige plate and on a wire rack

Cakes don’t always have to be elaborate affairs. While there are plenty of times for a beautiful, fancy cake, there are far more times where a simple cake perfectly fits the bill. This Chocolate Chip Cookie Butter Snack Cake is just the kind of cake to enjoy for a sweet snack most any time of day!

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Chocolate Chip Cookie Butter Snack Cake

Yield 16 2-inch servings
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes

Chocolate Chip Cookie Butter Snack Cake features wonderful flavors in a simple cake made for snacking!

overhead view of Chocolate Chip Cookie Butter Snack Cake on parchment paper on a wire rack

Ingredients

  • 1 & 1/2 cups (180g) all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup (113g) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup (140g) cookie butter
  • 1/2 cup (100g) firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup (50g) granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup (118ml) milk
  • 1 cup (170g) semisweet chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line an 8-inch square baking pan with parchment paper so that it overhangs on two opposite sides. Grease the lining and any exposed pan.
  2. Whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
  3. Using an electric mixer on medium speed, beat the butter, brown sugar, and sugar until light and fluffy. Mix in the cookie butter.
  4. Add the eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Mix in the vanilla.
  5. Reduce mixer speed to low. Add the flour mixture in three portions, alternating with two portions of the milk. Mix just until combined or a few streaks of flour remain.
  6. Stir in the chocolate chips.
  7. Transfer the batter to the prepared pan, and spread evenly.
  8. Bake 35 to 40 minutes, or until the edges and top are browned, and a pick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  9. Cool completely in the pan on a wire rack before serving.

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    2 Comments on “Chocolate Chip Cookie Butter Snack Cake”

  1. Can I double this recipe and put in a 13×9 pan to make more of this delicious treat!!  Thank you

    • Hi, Diane. Doubling it would be about the right amount of batter for a 9×13. You may need to give it a few more minutes of baking time to get the center thoroughly baked, but otherwise you shouldn’t have to make changes.

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