Rating: 3.61 stars
462 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 119
  • 4 star values: 132
  • 3 star values: 142
  • 2 star values: 51
  • 1 star values: 18

The cake starts out sturdy but softens overnight in the fridge. At that point, it can be sliced into pieces like a traditional cake.

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Whisk 3 cups cream and the mascarpone in a chilled bowl until soft peaks form. Add sugar and whiskey. Whisk until medium-stiff peaks form. Refrigerate until ready to use (or up to 3 hours).

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  • Arrange 9 cookies in a circle (with cookies touching) on a cake stand or a plate. Place 2 cookies in center. Carefully spread 1 cup cream mixture evenly over cookies, leaving a slight border. Repeat to form 7 more layers, ending with cookies (you'll have a few cookies left over). Refrigerate, lightly draped with plastic wrap, overnight.

  • Whisk remaining cup cream until soft peaks form. Spread over top of cake just before serving. Garnish with chocolate shavings.

Reviews (15)

462 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 119
  • 4 star values: 132
  • 3 star values: 142
  • 2 star values: 51
  • 1 star values: 18
Rating: 5 stars
05/10/2019
I love this recipe! Tastes like a chocolate chip cookie ice cream cake. Delicious, easy and fun. I do use my own cookie recipe, as I live at high altitude, but follow everything else.
Rating: 5 stars
03/23/2018
I use my Ghirardelli Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe, along w/my own little adds/take aways, and then used the instructions on the layered mixture to make the cake. It came out perfectly. I let it set overnight and it cut just like a cake. It was delicious.
Rating: Unrated
01/25/2015
The cake tastes amazing! The only thing I have to say negative is that mine did not look pretty at all! The cookie base she provides makes really flat cookies. So assembling the cake is not hard, but it doesn't come out looking very pretty....
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Rating: Unrated
07/19/2014
Anybody make this is in a rectangle shape? I want to make this for my daughters birthday but I need to feed 20 people. Just wonder if like a 9x13 will hold up in the fridge without tipping over.
Rating: Unrated
07/19/2014
I made this cake for my sister-in-law's birthday a few months ago. It was delicious and beautiful! When you slice it the layers look so fancy. Everyone was impressed with the details and it tasted amazing. My only comment is that the whipped cream on top is not necessary. After baking so many cookies ou really don't need to add an extra step. Just use the marscapone mixture on the top.
Rating: Unrated
04/19/2014
Fantastic! Impressive presentation! Very easy to make. My daughter and had a great time making this for Easter. Surprisingly light!
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Rating: Unrated
04/18/2014
Decadent! A great make-ahead dessert. Makes a great presentation and so good. This is a "keeper".
Rating: 5 stars
10/08/2013
This was amazing. My husband said he wanted a birthday cake that tasted like chocolate chip cookie dough, and this fit the bill.
Rating: 5 stars
07/12/2013
Delicious and a total crowd pleaser. I also recommend that you bake the cookies yourself. I bought two giant tubs of cookie dough from Costco and used that. Everyone loved it.
Rating: Unrated
03/02/2013
narges nouh
Rating: Unrated
07/22/2012
Made this cake twice, once for a birthday and then for a graduation party. It was a big hit both times! In fact, people actually wanted to lick the platter at the grad party when it was all gone!! I would recommend making the cookies (made mine from a box) rather than buying ready-made cookies. The ready-made cookies didn't get as soft as the cookies I baked.
Rating: Unrated
07/11/2012
Detta borde jag prova!!
Rating: Unrated
05/18/2012
I have made this cake many times. In fact it is my "go to" special dessert. It is always impressive and a hit when I make it. In fact, I am making now. Family and friends are always requesting it!
Rating: Unrated
12/05/2011
Made this cake and it turned out fabulous. It is now the requested cake for birthdays and other special occasions. Easy to make with a huge payoff!
Rating: Unrated
09/10/2011
This cake turned out very very well. It was a big hit with the kids and adults alike. Delicious!