Vegan Birthday Cookie Cake

This vegan birthday cookie cake is the ultimate fun, special occasion treat! A rich and gooey cookie cake topped with chocolate fudge frosting and sprinkles. Totally gluten free and naturally sweetened!

Vegan Birthday Cookie Cake

While cake is my favorite type of dessert, I love the whole concept of a cookie cake. Mostly because someone just decided one day, I want cookies, but not just a normal little chocolate chip cookie, one the size of a freaking cake.

I have a feeling this person and I would’ve been great friends.

Vegan Birthday Cookie Cake

This vegan birthday cookie cake is what I made my husband for his birthday dessert. I also made him these cute little PB&J cheesecakes, which I posted on his actual birthday. Ever since I started blogging, he’s gotten two birthday desserts every year – one that’ll be posted on his birthday, but that I make a couple weeks prior, and one that he’ll EAT on his actual birthday. I know other bloggers get this – it takes some time to put a recipe, photos, and finally a post together, so I could never bake him something and post it immediately! Joe’s never upset about double the birthday desserts, obviously.

Vegan Birthday Cookie Cake

I’m so happy he requested a cookie cake, because it came out so much better than I even expected! It’s similar to my skillet cookie recipe, but a little less gooey so that it holds up like a cake when removed from a pan. I tweaked that recipe a bit, using oat flour as the base here. This gives a slightly more dense and chewy texture, like what you’d want in a chewy cookie!

Vegan Birthday Cookie Cake

To the oat flour, we’ll add date paste for sweetness, applesauce for more moisture, and almond milk to bring it together. Fold in some vegan chocolate chips, and your cookie cake is ready to bake. Easy peasy, per usual.

Vegan Birthday Cookie Cake

This vegan birthday cookie cake bakes for about 30 minutes. While it’s baking and cooling, make some irresistible vegan chocolate fudge frosting. I use this recipe and cut it in half, and it was the perfect amount to pipe these cute little rosettes on top, with plenty left over to spread on your slice, because more is more when it comes to frosting.

I found some naturally colored vegan sprinkles at the store, because I needed to give it some birthday flair! They’re purely for aesthetics though, so feel free to leave them out 🙂

Vegan Birthday Cookie Cake

This vegan birthday cookie cake is sweet, rich, and so fun. Perfect for a birthday celebration!

Have a happy, healthy day!

Vegan Birthday Cookie Cake

If you try this recipe, let me know how it goes/what you think! Take a picture and tag me @beamingbanana on Instagram. Happy baking!

Vegan Birthday Cookie Cake

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour

Yield: 1 layer cookie cake

Ingredients

  • Cookie Cake:
  • 3 c whole grain gluten free rolled oats, ground into flour
  • 1 1/2 c date paste - I use 15 large medjool dates, blended with 1 c hot water then measure out 1 c paste
  • 1/2 c unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/2 c almond milk
  • 1/2 c vegan chocolate chips
  • Chocolate Fudge Frosting:
  • 1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 10 medjool dates
  • 1/4 c cocoa powder
  • 1 c almond milk

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the oat flour, date paste, applesauce, and almond milk into a thick dough.
  3. Fold in the chocolate chips, then pour the batter into a nonstick or parchment lined circular cake pan.
  4. Bake the cookie cake for 30 minutes.
  5. To make the frosting, combine all ingredients in the food processor and process until totally smooth - you may have to stop and scrape down the sides to make sure everything is incorporated.
  6. Pipe or spread the frosting onto the cooled cake, and top with vegan sprinkles if desired!
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Vegan Birthday Cookie Cake