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Golden Cake with Chocolate Chip Cookie Layer

Servings: 15
You can please chocolate, cookie and cake lovers alike with this simple cake that has chewy chocolate chip cookies baked inside.

1 package yellow cake mix
1 cup milk
1/2 cup butter or margarine, melted
3 eggs
1 package or box chocolate chip cookie mix
1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 egg
1 can store-bought ready-made chocolate frosting

1. Heat oven to 350ºF (180ºC). Generously grease bottom only of rectangular pan, 13x9x2 inches, with shortening; lightly flour.

2. Beat cake mix, milk, melted butter and 3 eggs in large bowl with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds; beat on medium speed 2 minutes. Pour into pan.

3. Make cookie mix as directed on package using softened butter and 1 egg. Drop dough by teaspoonfuls evenly over batter in pan.

4. Bake 50 to 55 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Run knife around side of pan to loosen cake. Cool completely, about 1 hour. Spread the ready-made chocolate frosting over top of cake. Store loosely covered at room temperature.

Makes 15 servings.

If you want ice cream with your cake and cookies, skip the frosting and serve with spoonfuls of ice cream and chocolate syrup for an indulgent treat.

Date: June 4, 2003