Did y’all ever put cookies and milk out for Santa, maybe you still do? Growing up it was one of the fun traditions I looked forward to. I wanted to put my own fun twist on the basic plate of cookies and milk by turning it into a cake. I’ve gotten so many messages asking me for my “Santa’s milk and Cookies” cake recipe, so here it is! I feel like Santa will leave you extra presents if you set this out for him on Christmas Eve!
This phenomenal photo was captured by Cara at CatcherInTheRyePhotography
As always, I hope this post inspires you to live beautahfully wherever you call home!
- 3 cup granulated sugar
- 1.5 cups vegetable oil
- 1.5 cups buttermilk
- 3 eggs
- 3/4 cup cocoa powder
- 3 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3 cup all-purpose flour
- 2 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup hot water
Preheat oven to 350F. Grease and flour 3, 9-inch cake pans; set aside.
In an electric mixer slowly sift together flour, sugar, soda, salt and cocoa. Add oil and combine till its forms a mixture like wet sand. Then add buttermilk, eggs and vanilla and combine thoroughly. then slowly add in the hot water and mix till combined. Pour into pans and bake 20-25 mins or until you can insert a toothpick or knife in the center and it comes out clean
- 2 cups (4 sticks) softened Butter
- 1 cup Brown Sugar
- 1 bag of Powdered Sugar
- 2 TBL Vanilla
- 4 tbsp – 1/4 cup Milk (for desired cons
- 2 cups of Mini Chocolate Chips
- Cream the brown sugar, powdered sugar and softened butter on low in a mixer.
- Add the vanilla and mix on medium speed until the frosting is creamy.
- Slowly add the milk until the frosting is the desired consistency.
- Add Mini Chocolate Chips to the bottom of the cake or incorporate the into the frosting itself
Ganache drip: 1 Cup Chocolate Chips and 1/2 cup heavy cream melted together until smooth
Chocolate Chip Cookies: You can make your own or use store bought
Milk glass and milk
- Allow cakes to fully cool, preferably in the freezer for at least 1 hour. This will allow them to set and be much easier to work with.
- Lay your first cake layer onto a cake stand or board and spread the frosting on top. I also crumbled up some of the cookies and sprinkled them in between each layer as well
- Repeat steps with the remaining layers
- frost cake with remaining frosting
- sprinkle the mini chocolate chips on the bottom half of the cake
- drip the chocolate ganache drip along the outer top rim of the cake
- top with the milk and cookies