everything but the kitchen sink birthday cake bar

by purelytwins

The best recipes are the flexible kind.

We love it when we can throw together some recipes to create a masterpiece.  Baking is supposed to look like a fun, sugary mess right?

The other day we were discussing what we wanted to make for our birthday cake. Since that is a huge priority 😉  Between two huge sweet lovers we couldn’t decide on just one recipe. Michelle wanted cookie cake and Lori wanted chocolate, lots of chocolate. We both wanted something creamy. 

Oh what to do?!?

You make everything but the kitchen sink kind of cake! It’s sure to hit any craving as it’s got layers of cookie cake, brownies, creamy frosting, cereal, more cookies and chocolate! And sprinkles! We are all about sprinkle cakes lately.

Really you just need a few basic things to make this kitchen sink cake. What you decide for your layers is really up to you. It is a great way to build your own customized cake just for YOU! In our case, for the two of us. Make any combination you want and start layering. Are you ready to make a mess in the kitchen? Good, we are too!

Everything but the kitchen sink gluten-free vegan birthday cake bar.

Now that’s a birthday cake! Our birthday cake — well tomorrow we will be enjoying this gem. 

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One hell of a birthday cake, too!

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Layers and layers of pure heaven.

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By far one of our best birthday cakes!

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Each layer brings its own flavor and texture to the final cake.

All our favs in one recipe. Brilliant idea!

We can’t wait to enjoy this cake tomorrow for our special day!  Since we are celebrating all month long we went ahead and sampled this cake 😉 You know to make sure it was BIRTHDAY worthy!


everything but the kitchen sink birthday cake bars

A fun way to enjoy birthday cake. A gluten-free vegan layered everything but the kitchen sink cake with layers of cookies, brownies, frosting, cereal and chocolate. The ultimate birthday cake!

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: makes an 8 inch cake 1x


bottom layer

middle layer

cream layer

top layer

chocolate sauce

  • 23 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 4 tablespoons raw cacao powder or cocoa
  • few drops of liquid stevia

optional toppings

  • sprinkles


  1. Gather all the ingredients for each recipe.
  2. Make soft coconut flour chocolate chip cookies but instead of cookies press into a 8 inch pan to make a cookie cake.
  3. Next make flourless brownies and pour batter on top of cookies.
  4. Bake in 350 degree oven for about 25-30 minutes.
  5. Remove from heat.
  6. While cake is cooling make cashew frosting and cocoa puffs.
  7. Stir in cocoa puffs or any cereal of your liking into frosting.
  8. Spread frosting onto cake.
  9. Next make protein graham cracker cookies, follow directions from cookbook
  10. Press graham cracker cookies on top of cashew frosting. You can use this cashew dip as frosting as an option.
  11. Let sit for a few minutes until cake is completely cooled.
  12. Make chocolate sauce.
  13. Cut cake into slices and drizzle each one with chocolate sauce.
  14. Sprinkle with sprinkles if desired.


  • Serving Size: makes about 8-10 slices

Grab your fork or spoon and let’s eat some birthday cake.


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Brittany @ Delights and Delectables April 25, 2014 - 9:15 am

oh my yum!!! Can you all make MY bday dessert this year??? 😉 xoxo

purelytwins April 25, 2014 - 1:21 pm

Brittany we would love to 🙂

Am April 25, 2014 - 9:33 am

This is such a cool idea!!! I haven’t ever really been a good decision maker, so I love this 🙂 Happy early birthday!!

purelytwins April 25, 2014 - 1:22 pm

Am thank you!

Liz @ I Heart Vegetables April 25, 2014 - 10:06 am

Oh my goodness, that looks AMAZINGLY delicious!

purelytwins April 25, 2014 - 1:22 pm

Thank you Liz

Jojo @ RunFastEatLots April 25, 2014 - 10:23 am

My birthday is jan 19. Just so ya know 😉

purelytwins April 25, 2014 - 1:22 pm

Jojo 😉 xoxo we will remember that

Nafise January 19, 2015 - 12:44 am

Happy birthday jojo! Enjoy your day :-*

georgia April 25, 2014 - 12:51 pm

Cookies and brownies and frosting in a cake!!! This looks like such a great birthday combination 😀

purelytwins April 25, 2014 - 1:26 pm

Thanks Georgia.

Sarah Gardner April 25, 2014 - 2:51 pm

Happy birthday! Thank you both for all you do! And thanks for the Vitamix Giveaway!

purelytwins April 25, 2014 - 5:02 pm

thank you Sarah!

Michelle April 25, 2014 - 7:50 pm

That looks FANTASTIC. Uh, yeah chiming in with everyone else…if you’d like to send that over..my bday is in May!! Hehe:) Amazing as always ladies!

Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table April 25, 2014 - 11:17 pm

This is genius! Will you please make my cake this year? 🙂

purelytwins April 26, 2014 - 9:18 am

yes, would love that!

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Michele @paleorunningmomma April 26, 2014 - 7:04 pm

That looks so perfect. What a cool idea although not sure if I could pull it off 🙂

purelytwins April 27, 2014 - 8:17 am

Oh Michele you could 😉

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What kind of sprinkles are you using?

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We use India Tree sprinkles.

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