It’s been a minute since I’ve been on here talking about cake. Why? My absence on the blog is on account of a handful of reasons. While I wish I could blame my delayed post entirely on the gorgeous weather outside, time spent with friends, eating on patios, playing with my pup Martha and decorating my new space, I’d be omitting some of the truth.
Week 30 is several days late because I wasn’t all that happy with the turnout and I’ve been dealing with a bout of waining inspiration. Rather than pushing myself to create an anecdote around a cake I really wasn’t jazzed about I’m going to keep this post short and sweet. And share with you how I transformed a cookie mix into a cookie cake.
The upside of this week’s recipe is that it started from cookie mix! I have a friend that work’s for Simple Mills and she shared some of their grain free mixes with me. I was pressed for time last weekend when I was trying to put together a cake to bring to my friends house, so I ended up tinkering with this mix and some ingredients I happened to have on hand.
Here’s the recipe:
Simple Mill's Grain Free Cookie Cake
1 Box Simple Mills Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix
1/4 c. browned butter
1/8 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. vanilla
3 Tbsp. Chameleon Cold Brew – Mocha
Follow preheat directions on box and line and grease a 10″ spring form pan with parchment paper.
Melt the butter until browned and set aside.
Mix the eggs, vanilla, baking powder and cold brew into the dry mix. Once the butter has cooled slightly, mix into dry mix as well. Stir all ingredients together until smooth.
Pour into the greased pan and bake for 25-30 minutes on the middle rack.
Allow to cool before serving.
I mentioned in the beginning that I was unexcited about this week’s cake. The cake itself was delicious and I brought it to a party where it was met with rave reviews; however, I was really disappointed with the photos. I knew this moment would come, as it does for most creatives, but instead of calling it quits, I’m using this week’s so called flop as motivation to make something that excites me creatively next week.
Final thoughts on Simple Mill’s Cookie Cake:
- 10/10 recommend trying this recipe.
- 10/10 don’t recommend photographing this recipe during a rain storm (or any time in general).