Last week was my son, David’s birthday.
When David was a child his favorite birthday cake was one of those chocolate chip pizza cakes that you bought at the mall. They don’t sell those cookies at the mall anymore, so I was forced to live up to my New Year’s resolution of improving my baking skills. And, as you can tell by the following picture, it is a good thing I have 12 months to practice. But, as homely as this cake looked, it was received with a smile and a thanks. And, it did taste pretty darn good.
1 cup of butter softened
3/4 cup white sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar (I used light brown)
1 8oz package cream cheese softened
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 large eggs
2 and 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon of salt
2 cups of chocolate chips
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees
Line a 14 inch pizza pan with parchment paper, leaving a generous overlap at the sides
Cream together the butter, brown sugar and white sugar
Add the cream cheese, vanilla, and the eggs one at a time
Combine the flour, baking soda, and salt
Add the flour mixture gradually to the cream mixture
Fold in the chocolate chips
Press into the pizza pan leaving an inch border empty for expansion of the dough when baked
Bake for 20 to 25 minutes
Move to a prepared pizza box (I saved. one from dinner delivery the other night)
Decorate or not
Thanks for taking the time to read and stay tuned for further adventures in baking.