It’s a constant dilemma when it comes to picking your sweet treat… cookie or cake, right? We firmly believe that life is too short to be missing out, so we’re here to show you how to have your cookies and your cakes and eat them both!
1) The Jammie Dodger
You just can’t beat a Jammie Dodger- sticky sweet strawberry jam between two delicious buttery biscuits. The only way the classic biscuit can be improved upon is by adding it to a cake! To recreate it in cake form, interlace vanilla sponge with layers of jam and buttercream in-between, before adding a few of the biscuits themselves on top for decoration. If you’re looking for inspiration, check out our incredible Jammie Dodger Fault Line Cake, guaranteed to make you swoon!
Another great way to combine a Jammie Dodger into a cake is with cupcakes. Simply scoop a small hole in the top of the cooked cupcake and fill it with jam, before adding a cake ‘lid’ back on top. Once you’ve topped your cake with icing or buttercream, use a mini Jammie Dodger for a cute (and tasty) decoration. View our Cupcake Cake collection for some inspiration.
2) The Oreo
The first question we have to ask here is how do you eat yours?! Are you an all-in-one-go type of person, or do you pull it apart and enjoy the creamy filling first? Whichever way you go about it, we have you sorted when it comes to turning the delicious chocolate and cream cookie into a cake of dreams. To recreate the classic cake at home, simply bake two chocolate sponge cakes, before adding a creamy layer of buttercream in between. For the outer icing, try adding crushed Oreos to provide a delicious cookie flavour buttercream!
Did you know Oreos are also vegan? This makes them a great option if you (or your guests) are vegan. We’ve created an incredible Vegan Oreo Milkshake Cake which is guaranteed to blow away vegans (and non-vegans) alike.
3) The Classic Chocolate Chip Cookie
Potentially the most popular of all the cookies, you can’t go wrong with a chocolate chip cookie. To recreate it in cake form, try adding chocolate chips to your vanilla sponge, and sprinkling crushed cookies on top for that delicious cookie flavour. If you’re a real cookie monster, however, you’ll want to consider our Cookie Monster Fault Line Cake. Not only is it decorated in delicious buttercream, but it's topped with chocolate chip cookies and cookies and cream chocolate shards.
4) The Jaffa Cake
Arguably not a cookie and already a cake, we still can’t resist the idea of a giant Jaffa Cake! To mimic the chocolate orange flavours, try baking chocolate sponge and covering it in chocolate orange buttercream. If you really want to go for it, you can even add a layer of orange marmalade on top of the cake before coating it in chocolate ganache. We’ve combined the Jaffa Cake with chocolate orange segments and chocolate orange in our incredible three layer cake.
5) The Lotus
The simple caramelised Lotus biscuit is always a winner, particularly dunked in a cup of tea! To imitate the delicious caramel flavour in cake form, try using brown sugar in the cake mixture. For bonus points, add a dollop of the Lotus spread to the buttercream and top the cake with a mixture of whole and crushed biscuits. You’ll get more than you bargained for with our version of the Lotus cake. Our Biscuit Binge Cake is not only filled with Lotus buttercream but topped with all your favourite biscuits, including Custard Creams and Bourbons!
6) The Macaroon
The poshest biscuit to have with your cup of tea has to be the elegant macaroon or French Macaron, so you can only imagine how elegant it is in cake form! The amazing thing about recreating the macaroon is that they come in so many flavours, so you have lots of flexibility when it comes to cake flavours. We like to pick all our favourite flavours and combine them in a Pastel Pixie Rainbow Cake. To recreate it at home, try adding food colouring to the buttercream, with a different colour for each layer of the cake, creating a gorgeous rainbow when you slice into it. To finish it off, top it with all your favourite macaroons… et voila!