Candy Corn Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake

This Candy Corn Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake is perfect for a Halloween party or for baking with your kids. It’s easy to make, festive and who doesn’t like a giant chocolate cookie?

Candy Corn Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake
Candy Corn Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake

If it was ok to hand out homemade things to trick or treaters, I might even hand out slices of this cookie cake. I personally think it’d be much more fun than a 10th little bag of skittles. But alas, homemade things probably would be regarded quite skeptically and not eaten, unless it was a neighbor that knew me.

And I get it – if I had kids and some lady was giving out something and I didn’t know what was in it, I probably wouldn’t want them to eat it either. The fact is, there are some weird people out there who do not so nice things. Unfortunate, but true. Fortunately, I can share this recipe with you and you can make it! Yay!

Candy Corn Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake
Candy Corn Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake

Truth be told, we aren’t huge Halloween people right now. I liked it as a kid. My younger brother and I would always barter with each other for our favorites. If we got something we didn’t like and the other liked it, we had a very refined trading system. πŸ˜‰

And I imagine once we have kids, Halloween will be fun again, but for now it’d be just another reason to spend money on something like a costume. And if I were one of those super clever people that came up with awesome costume ideas, I might do it. But I’m not.

Instead, Jessie busts out her super girl costume and we hand out candy to the neighborhood kids. I do like giving candy to the kids. When it comes to sweets, I’m basically a big kid. I’ll gladly let you grab a handful (or two as long as I have enough candy) and pick out your favorites. I remember wanting to do that as a kid very well.

I usually tell a couple kids in our cul-de-sac to come by at the end of the night and get the rest of our candy. I just don’t need it sitting around. I have things like this cookie cake that I’m already feasting on. πŸ™‚

Candy Corn Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake
Candy Corn Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake

Speaking of the cookie cake – how do you feel about candy corn? Personally I’m a fan. It’s like compacted sugar. Why wouldn’t I be a fan? I also love the little pumpkin versions of candy corn. I actually think I like the pumpkins better, but they were a little large for putting in a cookie.

The cookie itself is a moist, chewy, super chocolatey cookie. It’s filled with chocolate chunks (you could also use chocolate chips) and candy corn. The candy corn is definitely chewy. I like the texture of it in the cookie, but you could leave it out and just decorate the cookie with it if you prefer. Either way it’ll be delicious and festive!

A note about cooking the cookie – it’ll be done after about 18-20 minutes of baking. It’ll probably still look a little undone in the center, and should be a little jiggly. But it’ll continue to bake and firm up as it cools. Trust me. You don’t want to cook it even longer and then end up with a dry cookie.

Candy Corn Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake

Candy Corn Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake

Yield: 9 inch cookie cake

Ingredients

Chocolate Cookie Cake
3/4 cup salted butter, room temperature
1/2 cup brown sugar, lightly packed
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
1/2 cup cocoa (I use Hershey's Special Dark)
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 -3/4 cup of chocolate chunks or chocolate chips
1/2 -3/4 cup candy corn

Chocolate Icing
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup shortening
2 cups powdered sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/4 cup cocoa
2 tbsp water (or milk)

Instructions

Chocolate Cookie Cake
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and prepare a 9 or 10 inch cake pan by placing parchment paper in the bottom of the pan and spraying the sides with a non stick spray.
2. Cream butter and sugars together until light and fluffy, about 3-4 minutes.
3. Mix in egg and vanilla extract.
4. Add flour, cocoa and baking soda and mix until combined.
5. Stir in chocolate chunks and candy corn. Dough will be thick and sticky.
6. Spread the dough evenly into the cake pan. Bake for 18-20 minutes. The center may still look a little undercooked but it will firm up and continue cooking as it cools.
7. Remove from oven and let cool completely in pan, then carefully remove.

Chocolate Icing
1. Beat the shortening and butter until smooth.
2. Add cocoa, vanilla and half of powdered sugar. Mix until combined.
3. Add 1-2 tbsp water.
4. Add the rest of the powdered sugar and mix until smooth. Add water to get the right consistency.
http://www.lifeloveandsugar.com/2014/10/06/candy-corn-chocolate-chip-cookie-cake/

Enjoy!

signature

You might also like:

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookie Sandwiches
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookie Sandwiches

Death by Chocolate Icebox Cake
Death by Chocolate Icebox Cake - layers of chocolate ganache, chocolate mousse and chocolate graham crackers! Easy and no bake!

Chocolate Pumpkin Cheesecake Cake
Pumpkin Chocolate Cheesecake Cake

Best Chocolate Cake
Best Chocolate Cake - incredibly moist and chocolatey!

Recipes from friends:
Candy Corn Poke Cake from Wine and Glue
Candy Corn Crunch from Diary of a Recipe Collector
Pumpkin Patch Candy Corn Brownie Pies from Crazy for Crust