Hello!

  • Serves 8
  • 80 minutes
  • Difficulty Medium
  • 14 Ingredients
  • Love
By

34 Comments

Donna Hay: My boys have been such troopers recently and with home schooling almost done I’ve decided to use two of their favourites to bake them a cookies and cream layer cake and treat them to something a little extra special. Cookies and cream have collided with their favourite chocolate bar KitKat making a double yum layer.


Ingredients (serves 8)

  • 1½ cups (375ml) water
  • 175g unsalted butter, chopped
  • ½ cup (50g) Nestlé Bakers’ Choice Cocoa, sifted
  • 3 cups (450g) plain (all-purpose) flour, sifted
  • 1½ teaspoons bicarbonate of (baking) soda, sifted
  • 3 cups (660g) caster (superfine) sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • ½ cup (125ml) sour cream
  • 1½ teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 375g cream cheese, chopped
  • ½ cup sugar mixture, sifted
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 500ml thickened cream
  • 1 x 170g KitKat Double Cookies and Cream, coarsely chopped

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 160ºC (325ºF).
  2. Place the water, butter and cocoa in a medium saucepan over medium heat and stir until the butter is melted.
  3. Place the flour, bicarbonate of soda and sugar in a bowl, add the cocoa mixture and whisk to combine. Add the eggs, sour cream and vanilla and whisk to combine.
  4. Divide the mixture between 2 x 20cm round lightly greased cake tins lined with non-stick baking paper. Bake for 60 minutes or until cooked when tested with a skewer. Allow to cool in the tins for 10 minutes before turning out onto wire racks to cool completely.
  5. To make the frosting, place the cream cheese, vanilla and the icing sugar in an electric mixer and beat for 6 minutes or until light and fluffy. Add the cream and beat for a further 30-45 seconds or until thick. Remove ¼ of the mixture. Add the KitKat Double Cookies and Cream into remaining mixture and fold through.
  6. Trim the tops from the cakes and slice in half horizontally. Place one cake layer on a plate and spread with ¼ of the KitKat cookies and cream icing. Repeat with remaining layers and finish with the plain icing on top of the cake.

This recipe shared and powered by

  • Delicious! I would so much to have a slice now, together with a nice cup of coffee.

    Reply

  • Looks amazing thanks for sharing your recipe

    Reply

  • Wow looks so decadent … next afternoon tea with my besties I’m going to make this

    Reply

  • This looks amazing, i love Donna Hay recipes.

    Reply

  • This looks so deliciously creamy and indulgent!

    Reply

  • Donna Hay knows how to make a devine cake.

    Reply

  • wow. Donna Hays is magic. Love the look of this beautiful cake.

    Reply

  • this looks so tasty. i will give it a try

    Reply

  • Thank you for sharing this I love Donna hays recipes

    Reply

  • Yum! Love anything sweet by Donna Hay!

    Reply

  • Donna Hay makes simplicity looks extravagant – another amazing cake.

    Reply

  • That looks amazing… i like the flavours combination

    Reply

  • Looks amazing, thanks for sharing the recipe

    Reply

  • My daughter is always asking if she can make a layer cake

    Reply

  • What a great looking cake. I bet your boys were thrilled with this!

    Reply

Post a comment
Like Facebook page

LIKE MoM on Facebook

Please enter your comment below
Would you like to include a photo?
No picture uploaded yet.
Please wait to see your image preview here before hitting the submit button.
Your MoM account

Lost your password?

Enter your email and a password below to post your comment and join MoM:

You May Like

Loading…

Looks like this may be blocked by you browser or content filtering.

↥ Back to top

Thanks For Your Star Rating!

Would you like to add a written rating or just a star rating?

Write A Rating Just A Star Rating
Join