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Whole-Wheat Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake

Whew, that’s a title that takes a breath out of you! And it should, really, because it is darn delicious! I love it when I have a reason to bake (even though I don’t always need one). This time it was for a co-worker’s birthday. I had just recovered from the flu, so I didn’t want to leave the house for materials. So after using the thinking cap for a moment or two, I came up with the perfect idea–chocolate chip cookie cake. Perfect for celebration as a cake, but great because I always have ingredients to make cookies. To throw a healthy spin on it, I used whole-wheat flour and not much sugar at all. One of the best parts about this recipe is that it is super simple and easy!

Start with the dry...

Start with the dry…

Fold it all together

Fold it all together

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Nom nom nom

Nom nom nom

Whole-Wheat Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake

A healthier version of the cookie cake


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Prep Time
10 min

Cook Time
10 min

Prep Time
10 min

Cook Time
10 min

Ingredients
  1. 1 1/4 cups whole-wheat flour
  2. 1/2 tsp baking soda
  3. 1/4 tsp salt
  4. 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  5. 1/4 cup brown sugar
  6. 1 egg
  7. 1/2 cup butter
  8. 1 tsp vanilla extract
  9. 1/2 cup milk
  10. 1 cup chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F
  2. Mix together flour, baking soda, and salt in a small bowl
  3. Get a big bowl out and either a beater or your best whisking-arm
  4. Beat the butter and sugar together until creamed
  5. Continue to mix the egg, milk, and vanilla extract in
  6. Now, beat in the dry ingredients–flour, baking soda, and salt
  7. Finally, fold in the chocolate chips. Not with a beater but with a whisk or a spoon
  8. Spread the dough out on a 12-13″ baking sheet. Make it nice and even
  9. Put in for 8-12 minutes
  10. Take it out, let it cool, decorate (optional) and then serve!
Adapted from 100 Days of Real Food
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Next time you’re thinking of baking a cake, why not go the simple route! It’s easy and everyone will be complimenting your baking prowess. It’ll be between you and I that it wasn’t too tough to produce. 😉 Have fun with it, put decorations on it! You can also add nuts or raisins, whatever be your fancy. Let me know how the recipe turns out for you! And as always…stay hungry and fit!

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