Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Peanut Butter Cookie Cake

I made this cake mainly because the idea of it tickled the heck out of me.  Who doesn't get a little giggly over a giant cookie cake?  It must be an inner child thing.  ;) 

It is quite rich, but worth the havoc it will create in a diet.  The peanut butter filling was so yummy.  Licking the bowl was all in the name of quality control!  That's my story....I'm sticking to it.

I'm a bit of a chocolate glaze fan...one of these days I might actually traditionally frost a cake.....naaaah.

Peanut Butter Cookie Cake

Cookie Layers:
1 cup tub margarine
1 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 cup creamy natural peanut butter
2 cups unbleached all purpose flour
2 tsp baking soda
12oz semi sweet chocolate chunks

Cream margarine and sugars together.  Mix in eggs and peanut butter.  Mix in flour and baking soda.  Fold in chocolate chunks.  Divide batter between 3 greased 9in rounds.  Spread the cookie dough out into an even layer.  Bake at 350 for 10 to 14 minutes.  Remove from pans and cool.

Filling:
8oz reduced fat cream cheese
14oz no fat sweetened condensed milk
12oz peanut butter chips
1/4 cup creamy natural peanut butter

Melt peanut butter chips in the microwave until smooth.  Set aside.  Blend together cream cheese, sweetened condensed milk, and peanut butter until smooth.  Mix in melted peanut butter chips.

Spread 1/3 of the peanut butter filling on top of a cooled cookie round.  Top with another cookie round and spread another 1/3 of the peanut butter filling.  Repeat with final round.

Chocolate Glaze:
14oz non fat sweetened condensed milk
6oz semi sweet chocolate chips
6oz milk chocolate chips
1 tsp vanilla

Mix all ingredients together in a bowl.  Microwave, stirring often, until mixture is melted and smooth.  Spoon the chocolate down the the top edge and sides of the cookie cake....spreading it with the back of the spoon to get an even coat on the sides.  Drizzle some of the chocolate across the top of the cake with a fork for a finished look.  Chill to set.

A look at the interior of the cookie cake:
Chocolate and peanut butter heaven....if you have a craving this will fix you right up.  It was hard to get a neat slice...I was hindered a bit by the chocolate chunks.

The cookie layers ended up with a slight depression in the center after they were done baking.  It was perfect to hold the peanut butter filling though....especially the top layer.

I added this to the Sweets for Saturday #5 over at Sweet as Sugar Cookies.  Such an amazing collection of treats there...I must go forth and drool a bit.  ;)

85 comments:

  1. Oh my, this is one flavor loaded cake, just scrumptious!!! It looks so inviting, where is my spoon?

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  2. That cake would be in SUCH bad shape if it were around me, I would devour that! haha

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  3. What in the WORLD?!?!? I couldn't hold myself back if this were on my kitchen counter! Wow!

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  4. Oh my goodness! This can't get any better! Peanut butter cookie and chocolate cake all rolled into one! My fantasy come true! And really, does all the non-fat, reduced fat stuff serve any purpose here?

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  5. Holy crud! Look at that!!!! I am so going to make this and probably end up eating the entire thing but I don't even care. It looks THAT good!!!!

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  6. This is gonna haunt me--I already know I'm going to dream about it tonight. Looks fantastic! Next time I have company (and thus won't eat it all myself) I'm so making this! :)

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  7. OMG!! This is the best thing I've seen all morning! This would be dangerous if left alone with me :)

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  8. Is this a real cake? It looks too good to be true! I may have gained weight just looking at it, but it's fabulous!

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  9. My two sons would be loving this cake since they are HUGE peanut butter fans. This is definitely a cake worth wrecking your diet over :o)

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  10. Oh my goodness, that is amazing looking cake..I am so drooling over keyboard!Yummmyyy

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  11. What a fabulous idea! It's gorgeous and decadent and I bet, so delicious.

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  12. A cookie cake? The actual layers are actul cookies...wow very cool!

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  13. Cookie in a cake? That sounds sooooo delicious!

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  14. This is simply wicked! Just looking st that creamy, moist, delicious interior almost makes me blush! Superb!

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  15. I want to live inside of that cake! All of that chocolate and peanut butter, yumm!

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  16. Oh my gosh that cake is fantastic! Where's my piece???

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  17. Isn't that just the best thing ever? Can't ever overdo the peanut butter. So delicious!

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  18. Oh my goodness!! That is the ultimate cookie cake ... wooooow! Drool!

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  19. Oh no I wish you hadn't post this. Peanut butter goodies taunt me and I have very little help eating peanut butter treats here at my house. Oh darn!

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  20. Dear god, this looks incredible! So rich and full of peanut buttery goodness... I love it!

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  21. omg..this cake is loaded with flavours and goodness! I bet it's addictive too.

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  22. Looks sinful, in a good way! PB and chocolate are my favorites. Thanks for sharing.

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  23. peanut butter? and cookies? peanut butter cookie cake?

    you have my vote! yum!

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  24. This looks like HEAVEN! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  25. You're awesome. How do you come up with this stuff? Genius!

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  26. goshhh.. You post many Chocolate and yummy looking these days... ppfff... I want that delish on my plate now! :))))))

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  27. MY GOSH. I swear everyone is making peanut butter themed desserts. I'm about to die here. This looks incredible!!

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  28. Ummm... Can there ever be enough peanut butter and chocolate??? With this recipe you have answered the question and I must make this immediately! I expect much applause when I do!!!

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  29. With me I think it's probably just a peanut butter thing. Love the stuff.

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  30. i can eat that for lunch .. dinner .. breakfast ..

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  31. Wow...just like a giant peanut butter cup!!! Yum! I might be inclined just to make the filling.......

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  32. cake looks wonderful lovely layering

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  33. Just look at those yummy layers! I love chocolate glaze too and i am always ready to pour it onto anything...hehe.

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  34. It's way too late at night to crave this yummy cookie cake. Wow this is a serious dessert! How could you know gobble this up quickly?

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  35. Oh my goodness! Just looks at those delightful layers :) Simply delicious!

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  36. This cake looks insane! and I want a piece! Thanks for posting this!

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  37. Wow! That looks so yummy! The picture of the cake looked awesome.....and then I scrolled to the second picture that shows the inside! OH MY!!

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  38. Mmmm - that is definitely not fair :)now I desperately need a piece of this gorgeous cake :) a huuuuge one if possible ;)

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  39. Both inside and outside it looks perfect for me.. maybe cause Im chocolate and peanut butter fan :D

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  40. Really, IS there anything better than peanut butter and chocolate? Not in my book. This looks great and I'm sure tastes even better! Clever girl!

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  42. Oh this looks so good and soooo wrong to eat but I can't help wanting it!

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  43. incredible. such a great idea.

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  44. OMG! What an amazing treat! Yes, I too want to climb inside ad work my way back out!

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  45. Wow, this cake is gorgeous...I love the picture of the layers...so so tempting :-)

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  46. these ingredients are quite the WOW factor amazing sounding filling here!

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  47. I'm eating lunch right now but all I want is this cake! I'm completely sold on the idea of a giant cookie cake too. :)

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  48. Oh WOW. This looks incredible. Cookie + Cake+ chocolate+peanutbutter = fantastic-ness. Thank you

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  49. I just gained 10 lbs reading this post... Haha! Looks sinfully decadent!! Which are wonderful qualities for a cake. ;-)

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  50. Oh, my! How fabulous and decadent! Peanut butter desserts usually don't tempt me, but I'd definitely have a slice or two of yours!!!

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  51. I have to try this! Chocolate and peanut butter is my favorite!! This looks fantastic! Oh my word, YUM!

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  52. I need a slice of this cake NOW! Looks amazing! :)

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  53. Holy deliciousness.. this looks amazing! I love peanut butter, I love cookies and I certainly love chocolate! Holy Moly..

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  54. I have to try this! Question...why the tub margarine and would butter change the texture? I'm going to get the ingredients today!!!

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  55. Butter will change the texture a bit...your cookie dough should be a little firmer....it's no problem to switch the ingredient though. I use tub margarine to cut down a bit on the saturated fats.

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  56. I absolutely need to make this...soon! So rich looking and amazing!

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  57. oh my this would be a treat to take to a potluck or to serve to my family thanks for sharing the recipe

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  58. Oh goodness, I'm drooling over this! How I would love to reach into my screen and grab a slice!
    Sounds wonderful!
    xx,
    Tammy

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  59. wow that cake looks huge! chocolate and pb is always a winning combo :)

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  60. This looks amazing!!! Wow!!
    Janis
    dinnertimeideas.blogspot

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  61. Man oh man does this look fantastic! I don't mind the nontraditional glaze frosting at all -- don't change a thing ;p. My boyfriend would wolf this down so fast as he is addicted to PB!

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  62. OH my, this looks very very sinful and delicious! and how very original!

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  63. You are crazy amazing! This cake is awesome! I must must make this as my children love peanut butter anything!

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  64. You should make your recipes, printable for all your fans!

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  65. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

    This looks incredible! My husband is not a fan of cake, but loves cookies; this would be perfect for him!!!

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  66. Peanut butter cookie and chocolate cake all rolled into one! OMG I could eat the whole cake all by myself.

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  67. Wow!!! That is some good lookin' cake!! I bet it tasted amazing!

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  68. i happened upon your blog from the linky on sweet as sugar cookies! looks delicious- i would love to try this. Holy cow the interior of that cake is heaven!

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  69. wow! very nice. very dangerous to have in the house too, but see i like those kinds of dangerous foods LOL

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  70. this looks. i gasped at the interior shot. wow. so yum! glad to have found your blog!
    -meg
    @ http://www.clutzycooking.blogspot.com
    @ http://www.myscribblednotebook.blogspot.com

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  71. Your desserts are really amazing and this one's no exception. It could make a peanut butter fan out of me!

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    Katie

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