Whole Wheat Cookie CakeSo I’ve still been busy taking care of a bunch of stuff for the wedding. The invitations arrived last weekend and I spent about 6 hours assembling and stuffing them. I’d like to say Nate helped. In his defense, he was working on his wedding video…and I’m a bit of a control freak so I probably would have ended up yelling at him anyway :)

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After my last few healthy posts, I figured you guys might be itching for something a little bad. While this recipe may fool you with “whole wheat” in the name, It has a decent amount of butter and chocolate.

That’s not to say that it doesn’t have its benefits. The whole wheat flour and coconut add a little fiber. And really, you should indulge now and then anyway.

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Nate was lacking on desserts in the apartment so I thought I’d do something nice. This is a cinch to mix up and will bake up in no time.

I was extremely sad that I didn’t have a little vanilla ice cream to eat with this when it was warm from the oven. But even so, it was outstanding- dense, gooey, everything you’d want in a giant cookie cake!

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I can’t take credit for this recipe. I got it off the site Bran Appetit. The recipe below makes a couple very small changes.

Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake

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VERY slightly adapted from Bran Appetit

Serves 16 (if you can stand to only eat a small piece)

8 oz. butter, softened, plus 2 Tbsp for buttering your pan
1 and 1/4 cups brown sugar
3/4 cup sugar
2 tsp vanilla extract
2 eggs
3 cups whole wheat flour
1 and 1/2 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 cup shredded unsweetened coconut

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9 inch springform pan.

Dump the 8 oz. of butter into a large bowl (stand mixer or other big bowl) and pour in the brown sugar and sugar. Beat together for 3-5 minutes until the mixture is light and fluffy.

Beat in the vanilla, then add the eggs, one at a time, to the butter and sugar mixture.

Pour the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt into the bowl and mix into the butter.

Once the dough has come together, add the chocolate chips and coconut and beat the mixture for another minute until the chips are mixed into the dough.

Dump your dough into your pan and press into an even layer.

Bake at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes until the top is golden and a toothpick comes out clean (or a little wet).

Let the cookie rest for at least 10 minutes before serving.



  1. Even though this technically is not healthy, it’s got to be a bit better than the usual version :) So I can feel less guilty eating the dough and sampling little slivers, right? It looks DELISH.

  2. I don’t think I’ve ever had the pleasure of trying a chocolate chip cookie cake and now I have to ask myself why… ;-). This looks like a seriously addictive treat and I hear you on the vanilla ice cream… next time! Hope all your wedding preps are going well Amy; I’m thinking of you!!

    • seriously, get on that, Kelly! ;) And thank you for the thoughts regarding the wedding…I think we’re down to the last details. Let’s hope I don’t have a nervous breakdown in the next month or two…

  3. thanks for linking – i’m so glad you liked the recipe! it’s one of our favorites.

  4. I would love to see the wedding invitations and the video – it all sounds very special. I love the look of this but I would agree with you – I’d love to enjoy it warm from the oven with some vanilla ice cream plonked on top xx

  5. Yes, I agree, everyone deserves a treat now and again! Especially in oversized chocolate chip cookie form. Swoon.

  6. Yesterday, 2.0 turned to me at the grocery store, threw his arms up in the air and exclaimed: … AND YOU HAVEN’T MADE COOKIES IN FOREVER! So, I guess dessert withdrawal is a thing. Poor Nate. I’d like to say, “poor 2.0,” but then I’d have to point out that despite the cookie draught, he’s had two batches of cupcakes and a honey gingerbread over the past two weeks… sigh.

  7. Oh my, a cake and cookies in one! I think I can die happy now. But I’m just not sure I’d have any restraint around this!

  8. It’s been three and a half years and I still vividly remember all the wedding stress. It’s all worth it when it comes together. Hope things work out well for you. I love that this cookie cake is whole wheat so I could eat the whole thing and feel good about it. :)

  9. I don’t think I could be trusted around this cookie cake….it looks delicious!! :D

  10. I was lucky enough to have a taste of Amy’s cookie cake. AMAZING!!

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