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

Source: Martha Stewart Living, July 2011
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  • pammat
    18 MAY, 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!
    • sherikinler
      17 MAY, 2018
      Do you know if after sitting overnight it could be frozen for later use? Making to take to lake and thought if frozen would stay cold til get there
  • lisan4kids
    23 MAR, 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.
  • Evan N Myranda Bryan
    25 JAN, 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....
  • Erin 1030
    19 JUL, 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.
  • SarahGator
    19 JUL, 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.
  • BlueEyedDoc
    19 APR, 2014
    Fantastic! Impressive presentation! Very easy to make. My daughter and had a great time making this for Easter. Surprisingly light!
  • ElaineNYnFL
    18 APR, 2014
    Decadent! A great make-ahead dessert. Makes a great presentation and so good. This is a "keeper".
  • kvnsgrl
    8 OCT, 2013
    This was amazing. My husband said he wanted a birthday cake that tasted like chocolate chip cookie dough, and this fit the bill.
  • Love_Z
    12 JUL, 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.
  • Narges Nouh
    2 MAR, 2013
    narges nouh

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