A magical celebration Giant Spelt chocolate chip cookie cake, was a special request from one of my viewers for her birthday. After experimenting with my spelt chocolate chip cookie recipe a number of times, this recipe was perfected. Simple ingredients and I use my favourite white spelt flour, however, feel free to use regular plain flour. I finalised this recipe when visiting Sweden in 2021 and couldn't buy chocolate chips, instead I chopped up small chunks of 70% dark chocolate. Add you own twisted by adding in chopped nuts, sprinkles and top it with icing or frosting. Enjoy this served warm with ice cream or delicious cold with a cuppa tea or coffee the following day.

Takes = 10 minutes
Makes = one 20cm (8inch) large cookie to serve 8 to 10

Ingredients

  • Spelt Flour or Plain Flour –  240g (about 2 cups)
  • Baking Soda – 1/2 tsp
  • Unsalted Butter (room temperature) – 140g
  • Brown Sugar – 100g (about 1/2 cup)
  • Castor Sugar or White Sugar – 100g (about 1/2 cup)
  • Large Egg (beaten)  – 1
  • Salt – 1/8 tsp
  • Vanilla extract – 1/2 tsp
  • Chocolate Chips Dark or Milk – 100g  (almost 2/3 cup)

Method

Step 1
PREHEAT your oven to 170˚C fan, 190˚C. Scrunch a piece of baking paper and dampen with a little water. Squeeze out excess water, gently place the paper into a 20ccm (8 inch) round spring form tin. For a flatter cookie use a larger tin like a 23cm (9 or 10") cake tin

Step 2
CREAM the butter and sugars, until combined and slightly fluffy. Ideally use an electric mixer or handle held electric beaters. When in Sweden I had to do this by hand so my colour wasn't very pale. Add in beaten egg, then vanilla.

Step 3
WHISK flour, salt and baking soda together then slowly combine into the butter mixture. Then alternate and fold in the chocolate chips (leaving 2 tablespoons for the top)

Step 4
SPOON mixture into the round cake tin, and gently smooth the top. Press and scatter the remaining chocolate chips, and add anything extra to the top.

Step 5
BAKE for 22 to 25 minutes until the outside edges are golden brown and if a skewer, toothpick or spaghetti is inserted in the centre and comes out clean. Cool completely in the tin. Decorate if you'd like to be creative.