I’d had my eye on making something with brown butter for a while, and there’d been a languishing packet of chocolate chip cookies in the cupboard that caught my eye. I decided to have a little experimentation with a cookie dough style cake. Ideas whirling, I settled on a vanilla cake made with the brown butter and full of chocolate chips, finished with a cookie dough frosting.
You might be thinking that it’s just a faff to brown butter to for a vanilla cake recipe, and yes you could make this with a regular sponge cake recipe if you prefer. However, you’ll love it even more if you take the time with the butter. With it’s nutty richness, the brown butter adds an extra depth to the cake complimenting the frosting and the whole cookie dough experience.