Easter Cookie Cake #SpringSweetsWeek

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Isn’t this cake just so cute?

A thick, oversized chocolate cookie decorated with vanilla buttercream and topped off with the every-popular chocolate bunny. It’s a great cake for beginners because you can hide any cake imperfections with icing… and any icing imperfections with candy.

A giant chocolate chip cookie decorated with blue frosting, candy, and a chocolate bunny.

But, that’s not all – this bunny has a really fun surprise inside!

This is a super fun dessert for Easter. Everyone will get a kick out of the surprise and, even more, everyone loves a chocolate chip cookie!

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Ingredients

For the cookie cake:

  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

For the frosting:

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 5 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • Food coloring

To decorate:

  • Small, hallow chocolate bunny
  • Jellybeans
  • M&Ms
  • Foil-wrapped chocolate eggs

This recipe uses three different types of sugar – brown, white, and powdered – and I used Dixie Crystals for all of them! The brown and white sugars give the cookie sweetness while making it chewy. The powdered is perfect for making the buttercream frosting so smooth!

This cake can easily be customized by switching up the icing color and candy. It’s the perfect opportunity to use your favorites!

A giant chocolate chip cookie decorated with blue frosting, candy, and a chocolate bunny.

Directions

  • Preheat the oven to 350F degrees. Line a 9″ springform pan with parchment paper.
  • Using a stand mixer or hand mixer, cream together the butter, brown sugar and sugar on medium speed until fluffy and light in color. Mix in the egg and vanilla until combined.
  • In another bowl, whisk together the flour, cornstarch, baking soda and salt. Slowly mix the dry ingredients into the wet ingredient until it forms a cookie-like batter. Stir in chocolate chips.
  • Press the dough into the prepared pan and bake for 16-20 minutes or until the edges just start to turn brown. Let the cookie cool completely before removing it from the pan.
  • To make the buttercream, beat the butter until light and fluffy. Add the sugar 1 cup at a time and beat. Add in the vanilla, heavy cream, and food coloring. Beat until fully incorporated.
  • Cut a small opening in the bottom of the bunny and fill with jellybeans, M&Ms, and foil-wrapped eggs.
  • Spread a bit of frosting in the middle of the cooled cookie cake. Sit the bunny on the frosting the candy is sealed in.
  • Use the remaining frosting and candy to decorate.

The most fun surprise of this cake is that the bunny is stuffed full of candy like a pinata! Cutting a hole in the bottom allows you to fill it with small candies (and this would work for any hollow, shaped chocolate!)

Break it open with a knife or meat mallet. It’s such a fun, unexpected addition and a great way to split up the bunny among everyone to share!

A giant chocolate chip cookie decorated with blue frosting, candy, and a chocolate bunny. The bunny is cracked open to reveal more candy inside.

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Recipe

Easter Cookie Cake

Easter Cookie Cake

Yield: 8-10 Servings
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

Ingredients

For the cookie cake:

  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

For the frosting:

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 5 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • Food coloring

To decorate:

  • Small, hallow chocolate bunny
  • Jellybeans
  • M&Ms
  • Foil-wrapped chocolate eggs

Instructions

    1. Preheat the oven to 350F degrees. Line a 9″ springform pan with parchment paper.
    2. Using a stand mixer or hand mixer, cream together the butter, brown sugar and sugar on medium speed until fluffy and light in color. Mix in the egg and vanilla until combined.
    3. In another bowl, whisk together the flour, cornstarch, baking soda and salt. Slowly mix the dry ingredients into the wet ingredient until it forms a cookie-like batter. Stir in chocolate chips.
    4. Press the dough into the prepared pan and bake for 16-20 minutes or until the edges just start to turn brown. Let the cookie cool completely before removing it from the pan.
    5. To make the buttercream, beat the butter until light and fluffy. Add the sugar 1 cup at a time and beat. Add in the vanilla, heavy cream, and food coloring. Beat until fully incorporated.
    6. Cut a small opening in the bottom of the bunny and fill with jellybeans, M&Ms, and foil-wrapped eggs.
    7. Spread a bit of frosting in the middle of the cooled cookie cake. Sit the bunny on the frosting the candy is sealed in.
    8. Use the remaining frosting and candy to decorate.
A giant chocolate chip cookie decorated with blue frosting, candy, and a chocolate bunny.

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