This incredible almond flour chocolate chip cookie cake is gluten free, and everything a giant chocolate chip cookie should be: chewy, sweet, with a hint of salt, loaded with rich chocolate chips, and totally obsession worthy. Say HELLO to your new favorite cookie cake!
You guys, I’ve found it: an incredible gluten free almond flour chocolate chip cookie cake to put pretty much all other gluten free desserts to shame. Seriously, I cannot get over this cake. It can also be made without any dairy. It bakes up by some kind of baking magic voo doo. It has no butter or oil in it. It’s baking sorcery. And it’s totally DELICIOUS.
But I digress. Let’s start with the backstory; i.e., exactly how we got here:
For our first night of Passover Seder this year, I was looking for a gluten free dessert that I knew my kids would love. I’ve been working hard to be resourceful and to not waste food, so when I bake, I want to be sure the resulting dessert will be a winner. If you celebrate Passover, or have ever been to a seder, you’ll know that Passover approved desserts are usually … well … lackluster. Gluten free desserts are tricky. Kosher for Passover desserts – those without dairy – are even trickier.
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I started wracking my brain for something a bit outside of the box, and then it hit me: I had remembered seeing a post by Molly Yeh on her Instagram feed awhile back sharing an almond flour and hazelnut chocolate chip cookie she made for Passover. I went scrolling and found her recipe. The ingredients had me a bit skeptical; for starters, how can a cookie cake have NO butter? No oil? And no gluten? But I read comment after comment from bakers sharing their amazement with the cookie cake, so I decided to take the plunge.
Only it’s me.
And I can’t leave well enough alone.
So I tweaked. And tweaked again. And the tweaking resulted in exactly the kind of cookie cake I want to eat for the rest of my life.
Forget that it’s gluten free. Forget that it’s dairy free. Forget that it’s Kosher for Passover.
THIS is your chocolate chip cookie cake recipe for life.
Incredible Almond Flour Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake
This almond flour chocolate chip cookie cake is everything a giant chocolate chip cookie – turned cake – should be; chewy, salty and sweet, decadently good. It’s everything good about a perfect cookie cake, minus the flour.
When you add in almond extract to the mix, the result tastes like a cross between incredible, chewy, chocolate-y cookie cake and marzipan. ZOMG, You guys, I love marzipan.
If marzipan is not your thing, just use all vanilla extract and you’ll just have a perfect gluten free chocolate chip cookie cake.
This incredible chocolate chip cookie cake is also REALLY easy to make. It’s a total no-fuss, simple recipe with just a few ingredients.
Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake Ingredients:
- blanched almond flour
- light brown sugar
- kosher salt
- baking soda (though you can skip it!)
- vanilla extract
- almond extract
- chocolate chips
What You’ll Need to Make the Cookie Cake:
two bowls, or one bowl and one stand mixer with bowl attachment
measuring cups and measuring spoons
8″ or 9″ cake pan (I like using a springform baking pan for this!)
Cake Icing Decorating Tool, if frosting the cake – (For less than $8, this Wilton Dessert Decorator Plus Cake Decorating Cake Icing Tool is AMAZING and so versatile! It makes all of my frosting creations look ten times better.)
Dairy-Free Chocolate Chips
We use Enjoy Life chocolate chunks and chips; they’re gluten-free, dairy-free, nut-free, and soy-free, and totally delicious. They also bake incredibly well. Even Target carries them!
Trader Joe’s brand of semi-sweet chocolate chips also happen to be vegan (just double check the label to be sure you’re getting the right kind), as are Guittard.
Cookie Cake Toppings
This chocolate chip cookie cake is 100% delicious completely on it’s own. If you want to go wild you have a few cookie cake topping options:
(1) Decorate with Buttercream Frosting. We use this dairy-free buttercream frosting recipe and its delish. (Store bought frosting works great too!)
(2) Top/drizzle with vanilla glaze. To make a simple glaze: mix together 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar and 3 tablespoons dairy-free milk in a small bowl. You can also add 1 teaspoon of vanilla. Be sure to stir well to get out any lumps from the powdered sugar. Drizzle icing over your cookie cake and allow to cool completely so that the glaze sets.
(3) Sift some powdered sugar over your cookie cake.
(4) Serve the cookie cake warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
Or, you know, just stand at the counter cutting skinny slices off and nibbling at it straight from the pan when the kids aren’t looking.
*To make a simple glaze: mix together 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar and 3 tablespoons dairy-free milk in a small bowl. You can also add 1 teaspoon of vanilla. Be sure to stir well to get out any lumps from the powdered sugar. Drizzle icing over your cookie cake and allow to cool completely so that the glaze sets. Adapted via My Name is Yeh
Almond Flour Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake
*To make a simple glaze: mix together 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar and 3 tablespoons dairy-free milk in a small bowl. You can also add 1 teaspoon of vanilla. Be sure to stir well to get out any lumps from the powdered sugar. Drizzle icing over your cookie cake and allow to cool completely so that the glaze sets.
Adapted via My Name is Yeh
Guys, make this almond flour chocolate chip cookie cake. You will be obsessed. Promise.
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If you make your own amazing almond flour chocolate chip cookie cake, be sure to tag me on social media (@glitterinclexi) so I can live vicariously through all of your sweet creations! Plus, I’d love to hear how yours turn out (and if you’re just as obsessed as we are!)