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Easter Chocolate Cookie Cake

Giant Easter Chocolate Cookie Cake

Take your Easter baking to the next level with this giant chocolate cookie cake! The soft-baked cookie is filled with chopped Maltesers, topped with Malteser Bunnies and decorated with a cute pastel buttercream border.
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 18 mins
Total Time 48 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Baking, Easter
Servings 12

Ingredients
  

Malteser Cookie Cake

  • 160 g Unsalted butter
  • 100 g White caster sugar
  • 150 g Light brown sugar
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 1 medium Whole egg At room temperature
  • 1 medium Egg yolk At room temperature
  • 280 g Self-raising flour
  • 0.5 tsp Salt
  • 120 g Maltesers

Decoration

  • 50 g Unsalted butter Soft at room temperature
  • 100 g Icing sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • Food colouring Pink / blue / green
  • 5 Malteser Mini Bunnies

Instructions
 

Start by making the chocolate cookie cake

  • Preheat the oven to 180°C and lightly butter a 9inch non-stick tart tin.
  • Place the butter in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave for 30-60 seconds until melted.
  • Add the white caster sugar and light brown sugar to the melted butter and mix together.
  • Add the whole egg, egg yolk and vanilla extract and mix until combined.
  • Add the flour and salt, and fold the mixture together until it forms a cookie dough.
  • Chop up the Maltesers and fold them into the cookie dough. Feel free to also add Malteser Bunnies if you can bring yourself to chop them up 😅
  • Transfer the cookie dough to the tart tin and press it out into an even layer.
  • Bake for 16-18 minutes. The outside of the cookie should be golden but the middle still pale in colour and slightly underbaked. Leave to cool completely in the baking tin for 1-2 hours.

Now make the buttercream

  • Beat the unsalted butter until super soft and really pale in colour.
  • Sift in the icing sugar, add the salt and beat together until the buttercream is smooth and creamy.
  • Divide the buttercream into two bowl, add a tiny drop of food colouring to each and mix through. Go steady with the food colouring to get a lovely Easter pastel colour.
  • Fit 2 piping bags with piping nozzles (use 2 different shaped nozzles for a cute mix-matched effect) and fill each bag with a buttercream.

Decorate the cookie cake

  • Carefully remove the cookie cake from the tart tin and place on a pretty plate or cake stand.
  • Decorate the middle of the cookie cake using the Malteser Mini Bunnies.
  • Pipe alternate buttercream dots around the edge of the cookie cake. Slice and serve!

Notes

Store your Easter Chocolate Cookie Cake at room temperature in an airtight container for up to 3 days. 
Keyword buttercream, Chocolate, Cookie cake, Cookie dough, maltesers