Dreamy Milk and Cookies Layer Cake

Indulge in the ultimate comfort dessert with our Dreamy Milk and Cookies Layer Cake. This decadent creation features layers of moist vanilla cake, creamy milk-flavored frosting, and crunchy chocolate chip cookie crumbles. Perfect for any celebration, this cake brings together the nostalgic flavors of milk and cookies in every slice.

Ingredients:

For the Cake:

  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup whole milk

For the Frosting:

  • 1 1/2 cups unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 5 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2-4 tbsp heavy cream

For the Cookie Crumbles:

  • 1 cup crushed chocolate chip cookies (store-bought or homemade)

Instructions:

  1. Preheat Oven and Prepare Pans:
    • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
    • Grease and flour three 8-inch round cake pans.
  2. Mix Dry Ingredients:
    • In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
  3. Cream Butter and Sugar:
    • In a large mixing bowl, beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 3-4 minutes.
  4. Add Eggs and Vanilla:
    • Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
    • Mix in the vanilla extract.
  5. Combine Wet and Dry Ingredients:
    • Alternately add the dry ingredients and milk to the butter mixture, beginning and ending with the dry ingredients. Mix until just combined.
  6. Bake the Cakes:
    • Divide the batter evenly between the prepared pans.
    • Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
    • Allow the cakes to cool in the pans for 10 minutes, then transfer to wire racks to cool completely.
  7. Prepare the Frosting:
    • In a large mixing bowl, beat the butter until creamy.
    • Gradually add the powdered sugar, one cup at a time, beating well after each addition.
    • Mix in the sweetened condensed milk and vanilla extract.
    • Add the heavy cream, one tablespoon at a time, until the frosting reaches a spreadable consistency.
  8. Assemble the Cake:
    • Place one cake layer on a serving plate and spread a generous amount of frosting on top.
    • Sprinkle a handful of crushed chocolate chip cookies over the frosting.
    • Repeat with the second layer.
    • Place the third cake layer on top and frost the entire cake.
  9. Decorate:
    • Press more crushed cookies onto the sides and top of the cake.
    • Optionally, decorate with whole chocolate chip cookies around the bottom edge and on top of the cake.
  10. Chill and Serve:
    • Refrigerate the cake for at least 30 minutes before slicing to set the frosting.
    • Serve chilled or at room temperature and enjoy your Dreamy Milk and Cookies Layer Cake!

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