The great thing about Facebook are the birthday reminders. Not so great? They tell you on the day itself. Right about then I realize that I have to bake a cake in double quick time. Other times, it’s a gift or a request by someone in the family… and this happens all the time. What I’m sharing today is my Go To cake recipe.
I’m in love with the simplicity of this effort. The recipe demands pantry staples and with a quick whisk of ingredients you have a charming little cake in the oven, one I assure you tastes delicious. Another reason I go back to this recipe all the time is because I am yet to meet someone who will refuse a home-made chocolate cake. And this one is no-fuss, you don’t really need a fancy frosting. A drizzle of chocolate sauce or powdered sugar does makes for instant appeal.
- 1 cup butter
- ½ cup sugar
- ⅔ cup brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 cups flour, plus 4 tablespoons flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
- Preheat the oven to 350F
- In a medium bowl, mix flour, salt, baking soda, and cream of tartar. Set aside.
- In a large bowl cream butter and both the sugars
- Add eggs and vanilla.
- Add dry ingredients to the batter and mix until well blended.
- Stir in chocolate chips.
- Spread the dough in a lightly greased cake tin and bake for 20 minutes.
[Update 31st July: Also see M&M and Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake]
23 Responses to Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake
Wow. Simple and elegant. Bookmarked!!
This cake looks so amazing!
Sometimes simple is the most delicious. This cake really looks like a winner and has the bonus of being easy to prepare! Great post.
one word – WOW! saved and earmarked to make this one very soon!
thanks for sharing, An!
What a great idea! Love the simplicity of it and the drizzle is a perfect touch!
Love the uncomplicated ingredient list and stunning result. Beautiful drizzle, I’ll think of this cake next time I’m in a hurry and need to impress someone :)
That’s the one I want for MY birthday !
I love this. Simple is always best.
It’s gorgeous! Love the symmetrical drizzling! I seem incapable of drizzling ‘nicely’, ha ha, so I’m quite envious of your skills here! A great go-to cake… I see it in my future :) Thanks for sharing!
anu, this is BEAUTIFUL! how did you decorate this so exquisitely? seriously, i want a slice NOW!
Lucky the birthday person who received this cake! It’s a beauty and your chocolate drizzle is a work of art.
This is so gorgeous! Love it and the flavors sound delicious!
This is beautiful! I can imagine how awesome it tastes too. I always love scrambling to come up with a birthday cake last minute. I usually have all of the ingredients on hand for this though!
Simple = delicious. It is so so beautiful!
Lovely name and delightful cake!
Awesome blog, and yummy cake….!
I love your blog..tahnks for sharing this lovely recipe
Love the simplicity! I can’t wait to try this next time I have a random cake craving :)
Facebook birthday lists have saved me a few time from forgetting dear ones special day – whew! This cake look stunning, and I love the simpleness to it.
Delicious recipe! Simply delicious!
My birthday is December 10 btw. Need my address?:)
Very nice An and gorgeous drizzle.