Remember those delicious cookie cakes you would get from the mall? The ones that were bigger than your face? The cookie cakes every kid seemed to have at least once for their birthday?! Now picture those amazing cookie cakes or the best one you have ever tasted. Now imagine tasting a cake that is ten times better! That's right, this Cookie Dough Banana Bread Cookie Cake is the most TASTY vegan, dairy free, gluten free cake I have ever tasted! It all starts with the GoNanas Cookie Dough Mix and is completed by a delicious vegan buttercream frosting. I remember loving the mall cookie cakes as a kid but alway scraping off all the bright blue icing, haha. Don’t worry this cake recipe has an incredible vegan frosting. I know you will want to lick up every last ounce of this delicious buttercream. With only a 25 minute bake time, you are so close to experiencing the nostalgia of cookie cakes in no time!
With the weekend upon us, I can’t think of a better time to give this Cookie Dough Banana Bread Cookie Cake a try! At least, for me, the weekend means that sweet treats are not just a want but a necessity! I’m ready to cozy up after a long week of work and watch Gilmore Girls as I dig into a slice or two or more of this cake! What are your weekend plans? Any parties, hangs, or girls nights coming up? Let's just say I know no one will turn down this gluten free, dairy free, vegan, scrumptious, cake! If you are hanging out solo this weekend, like me, no worries, you will have no trouble finishing off this magical gluten free cake all by yourself. ;)
Now that we've established that this cake is a MUST make ;) let's gather together the simple ingredients needed to make this masterpiece! For the cake you will for sure need a package of GoNanas Cookie Dough Mix. Along with the mix you need 1 1/2 cups almond flour, 1 tsp baking powder, pinch of salt, 3 medium bananas, 1 tsp vanilla extract, 2/3 cup cashew butter, 1/4 cup almond milk, and 1/4 cup chocolate chips (or how ever many your heart desires, no judgment here!). Once you've gathered everything for the cake, you will also need ingredients for the vegan buttercream! The simple ingredients needed are: 1/2 cup vegan butter, 1/2 cup vegan cream cheese, 1 1/2 cup RSF powdered sugar, 2-3 tbsp almond milk, 1 tsp vanilla extract, 1/2 tsp salt, and 1 tsp lemon juice. Do you have all of your ingredients?? Great! Let's get to baking!
Put on your favorite baking playlist, preheat your oven to 350F, and get ready to make the MOST delicious vegan cake you have ever eaten! Grease 2 round cake pans with nonstick spray and line the bottoms with parchment paper. This step will make cleaning up way easier! Once your pans are prepared, set them aside and start making the cake batter. Grab a bowl and mix together the mashed bananas, cashew butter, almond milk, and vanilla extract. Next, in a separate bowl, stir together GoNanas Cookie Dough Mix, almond flour, baking powder, and salt. Once both bowls are mixed well, fold the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients. Distribute the batter evenly between the two pans and top one with 1/4 cup chocolate chips. Pop the pans in the oven and bake for 25-30 minutes or until they are a light golden color.
While the cakes are baking, grab a mixer and beat together the cream cheese, vanilla extract, lemon juice, and almond milk. Next, beat in the sugar, salt, and milk until the frosting is thick and creamy. Let the cakes cool and then frost one layer of the cookie cake, top with the 2nd layer along with the remaining frosting! Tada! You have a Cookie Dough Cake of dreams!!