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Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake for My Princess Cherlin

Today is my youngest daughter's 7th birthday...a day she has been anticipating since the start of 2012. Just like any other typical girl her age, she has been very excited and busy planning about it for months now --- from the food she wants to eat for breakfast, lunch and dinner and the treats she wants to bring to school for her classmates, down to how she wants her birthday party to be. As her mom, it's (of course) my job to make it all happen. :) Oh well, I'm glad that her wishes aren't out of this world! They are actually simple and attainable. She said all she wants is a Nintendo 3DS or an mp3 player...a cookie cake, and a princess themed party where she can invite her friends. She also requested that I prepare fried rice with sausage and egg for breakfast and pancit canton and egg rolls for dinner. For lunch, she asked that her dad and I bring her McDonald's Chicken Nuggets and french fries in school. 

Well, Mommy Tina got everything covered! :) Yesterday, while she was in school, I made her a chocolate chip cookie cake. This morning, she was so thrilled to see it and her birthday gift when she woke up. The breakfast I prepared for her also gave her so much delight. Can you see her big smile??? I know she seems more happier with the DS, but she told me she loved everything and I believe her. :)

During lunch, Ryan and I went to school to eat with Cherlin. She was really happy to have both of us there. It's usually just me so it's a big deal to have daddy this time. For dinner, we'll be having her requested pancit canton and egg rolls. That's pretty much her birthday celebration today...but on Saturday, she'll have her princess party, which she's really looking forward to! I made the personalized invitations and I was able to send them out last week...

I'm also done with her party giveaways...
Her pabitin and piƱata are ready too!
The pink and purple castle bounce house she requested has been booked and I'm done with almost all the decorations. All that's left to do is cooking and baking! Whewww! Kinda tiring...but it's all worth it! Seeing Cherlin's sweet smiles is more than enough to inspire me. And besides, the hubs will be helping me with the cooking part, so it's all good! 

I'll share with you more about her party next week. For now, here's the chocolate chip cookie cake that I made for her. I used a recipe I found at The only difference is that I added cream cheese in the mixture. It gives the cookie the cake texture that my family really loves! You can also make cookies with this recipe. Just scoop heaping tablespoons of the dough onto parchment paper lined baking sheets, and space them two inches apart.
 Check it out and help me wish my darling daughter a very happy birthday! ;)
Makes one 3/4"-thick, 14" diameter round cake
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 4 oz. cream cheese
  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
1. Preheat oven to 350F. Line a pan with parchment paper. (I used a 14" disposable pizza pan.) In a bowl, mix flour, salt, baking soda, and cream of tartar. In another bowl, beat butter and sugars together. Add eggs, vanilla and cream cheese.
2. Add dry ingredients to the batter and mix until well blended. Stir in chocolate chips.  
3. Spread dough into prepared pan. Bake for about 20 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack and allow to cool down completely. Decorate as desired. For the frosting, I used whipped cream cheese frosting. I just added a few drops of purple and pink icing coloring. . If you want to make regular sized cookies, scoop heaping tablespoons of the dough onto parchment paper lined baking sheets, space them two inches apart and bake them for 12 minutes.


  1. Happy Birthday to your dear girl! What a beautiful party she had. Your cake & decor is perfect!

  2. Happy birthday to Cherlin.

    I'm absolutely amazed at how you were able to take care of everything (those gift bags) look impressive.

    Also, the thought of actually having a homemade cookie cake has never occurred to me. For literally decades I've just thought they were things that came from malls.

    Very well done.

  3. Happy Birthday to your princess Cherlin, She is a cutie.
    She got great mom and dad. and you done everything very well. Loved the chocolate chip cookie cake. Cream cheese makes the cake really moist.

  4. Happy Birthday to your girl! She is gorgeous, Tina...very beautiful indeed! I love the Bday theme! Stunning photos and cake look amazing!

  5. Happy birthday to the little Princess! :)
    The cookie cake is such a lovely idea!

  6. Hi Ms. Tina,

    How did you make the icing for the cake? :)

    Thanks and happy birthday to your daughter too. :D

    1. Hi Rej! Thanks for asking that! I did forget to mention about the frosting. :) Anyway, I already added a link to the whipped cream cheese frosting I used. It's the same one I used for ube macapuno cake. I just added a few drops of pink and purple icing color.

  7. Oh you did a fantastic job! Happy birthday to Cherlin she looks so happy and excited!

  8. Happy birthday to your princess Cherlin, overy cutie and gorgous really. It is really awesome, how you celebrated her birthday. And Tina, amazing birthday cookie cake dear...

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  9. What a lucky girl Cherlin is to have you as her mom. Happy Birthday to her!

  10. She looks so sweet!!! My hearty birthday wishes to her!! and u have made such a delicious cake for her!!! congrats to u!!
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  11. Wishing your angel a very happy birthday. May she have a day and year ahead as beautiful as she is. And your cake is so awesome. I am sure your daughter had the best birthday ever!

  12. Hi Tina, happy belated Birthday to your pretty daughter. She is so cute and sweet.

    Your chocolate chip cake look excellent. Very cute decoration.

    Have a nice day ahead, regards.

  13. Beautiful cake for a beautiful girl! Happy birthday to your little princess!

  14. Happy birthday to ue princess... The cake looks so awesome.

  15. Happy Birthday to your Princess! The chocolate chip cookie is out of this world, will make it for my son, will be great surprise, he loves chocolate chip cookies :)

  16. Woooooooooooooooohhh!! I've never seen this giant cookie before! Happy Birthday Cherlin!!! Your mom is AWESOME. I am not sure if I do even half of what you do for your children's birthday. You continue to amaze me and you are such a great role model for all the moms. :)

    1. Ohhh, thanks for the kind words Nami! I'm so flattered! :)

  17. I have never heard of any child having so many wishes for his or her birthday, but most of all I have never heard about any mum who would make all these dreams come true. I hope your daughter realises what an wonderful mum she has!

    1. Thanks Sissi! I believe that's what moms are for --- turning their children's dream into reality! :)

  18. Belated Happy Birthday , Cherlin ! Your cake looks awesome as you ! Be good and make the parentals proud ! :D

  19. Happy belated birthday to Cherlin,I'm sure she's very happy with everything you done for her,what a beautiful birthday cake :)

  20. happy birthday to your princess cute little one and delicious cake

  21. you did an amazing job, that is one beautiful girl and she is one lucky girl to have you as a mom!