A signature cake (a cookie one) #tocookbefore24

27 Dec 2015

You blink and Christmas has gone! I hope you all enjoyed the festivities and are gearing up towards the new year celebrations. I also hope you're not sick of indulging on food because do I have a treat for you today.

In this article, which served as the inspiration behind the #tocookbefore24 series, Adam Liaw suggests everyone should have a signature cake. This cookie cake, I have decided, is mine. Admittedly, I think you probably are supposed to have made something more than twice before it can become a signature dish but I don't care. I want this cake to be something I make over and over because it is INCREDIBLE. Each slice is a beautifully thick slab of gooey, crunchy, chocolatey cookie goodness. It's better than any cookie (or cake) I have ever had and it's so easy to make!

For a cookie cake, you will need:

170g butter
200g light brown sugar
2 eggs
2 teaspoon vanilla extract
250g plain flour
2 teaspoon cornflour
1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
230g chocolate chips

Pre-heat your oven to 170c and grease a cake pan or pie dish (approximately 9 inches). Whisk the butter until smooth (approximately 1 minute).

Add the brown sugar and whisk for a further minute.

Then add an egg, egg yolk and vanilla and beat until well combined.

In a separate bowl, combine the flour, cornflour, bicarbonate of soda and salt. Slowly mix into the rest of the ingredients until well combined.

Add 200g of the chocolate chips to the mixture.

Mix until they are well disbursed amongst the dough.

Press the dough evenly into the pan. Try not to eat it all now... but definitely have a spoonful.

Bake for 10 minutes, then cover loosely with foil and bake for a further 15 minutes, until golden brown.

Leave to cool for 5 minutes and then sprinkle your remaining chocolate chips on top.

Definitely eat a slice whilst still warm!

A note: the first time I made this, I used dark brown sugar which created a darker, more brownie-like cake. It was just as delicious so it's just down to personal preference!

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