The ultimate gluten-free vegan birthday cake brownie cookie dough cake!
Brownie Cookie Cake with Cookie Dough Frosting (gluten-free and vegan)
Need I say more?
I know many of you were waiting for this recipe, but as you can tell I had a lot of pictures to go through and gather my thoughts on how to organize them. I appreciate you all waiting, I promise it was worth it!
Bottom Layer – Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake
Top Layer – Fudgy Brownies
Frosting – Raw Cookie Dough Cashew Frosting
Gluten-free and vegan chocolate brownie cookie cake with raw cookie dough frosting!!
Now onto making the cake.
It might look difficult but promise it is really easy to make.
Making this cake was actually a lot of fun for me, and I hope it will be fun for you too! And plus, you can sample everything as you make it too. Well at least I did….that is the best part about making things in the kitchen –> sampling your work, right?
Probably the hardest thing about making this brownie cookie cake was flipping it out of the glass baking dish onto the cake stand! I used a large cutting board to flip cake out of baking dish. And then flipped it from the cutting board back to the cake stand very carefully!!!
And cross your fingers it does break!!
I had success thanks to my sister Jen for helping me out.
Inspiration for this cake came from our gluten free chocolate cookie cookie cake recipe.
Substitutions for the brownies:
Can use any gluten free flour blend for the 1 1/4 cups flour for the coconut, brown rice, mesquite, arrowroot, and amaranth.
If do not have pumpkin puree can use sweet potato puree. Applesauce would not really work here, too runny.
As the cake bakes, time to make raw cookie dough!
The key ingredient – coconut butter!
Make sure you take a spoonful or two…for fuel to keep going 😉
I followed this chocolate chip truffle recipe just made a few changes:
1. used cashews instead of pumpkin seeds as I did not have any on hand
2. used Enjoy Life chocolate chips as I did not have any cacao nibs on hand (which reminds me I need to order some!)
3. and I put the chips in the batter instead of on the outside
Now for the cashew frosting! If you cannot have cashews, use this coconut frosting instead.
Again feel free to lick the blender clean. haha Lori and I do this a lot.
This brownie cookie cake with cashew cookie dough frosting will be come your favorite cake to make for any celebration. My whole family enjoyed it! It did not last long, guess I need to make it again.
And I cannot wait for you all to enjoy the cake too!
This cake was rich, dense, and moist. Your tastebuds will be infused with chocolate mixed with a little sweetness. The raw cashew cookie dough frosting just makes the whole cake complete.
I enjoyed each layer all together, as some members of my family ate layer by layer.
How do you eat layered cakes?
Now quickly go to your kitchen and make this cake!
And I will be over shortly to eat it 😉