One of the most loved cookies gets a face lift with this moist and delicious Monster Cookie Cake. A fun delicious spin on a classic treat!
So I did it again. I made a cake, shocking right? Yeah that’s what I thought too. But that’s just what I do, cake is always on the brain in this house, its kinda just in my nature. I love cake,and if I could have it for every single meal I absolutely would.
But I know that is wrong (well sorta) and I really should enjoy everything in moderation and that’s what I try to do. But friends let me tell you something. That was so hard to do with this Monster Cookie Cake. Say what?!? You read that right MONSTER COOKIE CAKE.
So let me break it down for you. I was absolutely craving monster cookies, but I was kinda also craving a cake. I know hard decision right? Well I wondered if there was a way to combine the two…since I have a tendency to try to twist up some recipes…this girl found a way.
So this Monster Cookie Cake literally leaves nothing out from the original cookie. It has ALL the same flavors. You have a chocolate chip oatmeal cake. It is then layered with peanut butter frosting, crushed M&M’s and topped with a pile of oatmeal cookies and M&M’s. Oh and lets not forget it’s also decorated on the sides with more cookies.
So yeah, I think just by looking at the cake you can tell that it is of the monster cookie version, but once you take a big old bite…because you wont be able to help but take a big old bite, then you will really realize that this really does take like one of your favorite childhood cookies.
My kids absolutely adored this! But they grew up on my mom and myself always making them monster cookies because I mean what kid doesn’t like the kitchen sink of flavors into one handheld treat, amiright?
So friends!! If you want a fun, creative, deliciously and moist cake that is as tasty as it is a conversation starter, then this Monster Cookie Cake has to make an appearance SOMETIME in your household. Your kids will love you, I promise!
Monster Cookie Cake
- 2 cups boiling water
- 1 1/2 cup old fashioned oats
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 1/2 sticks butter , softened
- 3 eggs
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 cup mini chocolate chips
- M &M's (for decorating)
- Oatmeal Cookies (for decorating)
- Mini Oatmeal Cookies (for decorating)
- 1 cup butter
- 1 cup shortening
- 1 (16-18 oz) container peanut butter
- 5 cups powdered sugar
- 1/2 cup crushed M&M's
- Preheat oven to 350.
- Prepare 3 9" cake pans, set aside.
- In bowl pour your oats and then pour your water over them, stir and let sit for about 10 minute.
- Meanwhile in another bowl beat together your butter and sugars until light and fluffy.
- Add your eggs and vanilla and continue to beat until combined.
- In separate bowl mix together your flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt.
- Slowly add your dry ingredients into your wet until just combined.
- Beat in your oatmeal and then fold in your mini chocolate chips.
- Spread evenly between your prepared pans and bake for about 25 minutes or until golden and center is set, remove from oven and turn out onto cooling racks to cool completely.
- Meanwhile to make your frosting in large bowl beat together your butter, shortening and peanut butter until combined.
- Add in your powdered sugar slowly until desired consistency is reached.
- Once cakes are cooled to assemble; place 1 layer of your cake on a turntable and top with about 1/2 cup frosting and spread out to sides.
- Sprinkle with about 1/4 up of your crushed M&M's, add another layer of cake and repeat your frosting and crushed M&M's.
- Top with remaining layer of cake and stating from top add your frosting and frost down around sides until covered, reserving about 3/4 cup for decorating.
- Once cake is frosted, add your remaining frosting to piping bag fitted with an open star tip and pipe swirls around top.
- Add some crumbled oatmeal cookies and M&M's to top.
- Breaking your mini oatmeal cookies in half, add them to bottom of cake.
I am an experienced baker and my sister-in-law wanted to bake a cake together when I visited (she has never baked anything from scratch prior). We picked this recipe because it was relatively simple compared to some layer cakes I make. It turned out fantastic and I liked this cake more than I thought I would (I usually like more chocolate lol). It really was moist, delicious, and compared to some cakes, not that difficult to make. Everybody loved it. I will definitely make it again myself in the future.
Can I leave the oats out? Or do I need to replace with something else? Thanks!!
Sorry it’s taking me so Lon got rely, my comment system was down! I haven’t made without the oats as they act as a binder.
I love this cake!!! Thank you for blogging about it. Very Nice Article…
Wow!!! Pinning and sharing! I need an excuse to make it soon. 😀