Cookies and Cream Frosting

This simple boxed cake mix is elevated with homemade Cookies and Cream Frosting and an elegant chocolate ganache!

This Pillsbury cake mix is elevated with creamy homemade Cookies and Cream Frosting and an elegant chocolate ganache! I’ve partnered with Pillsbury Baking on this post, to have a device-free evening and get the family involved in some sweet fun!

So Pillsbury challenged me to spend a “device free” evening with my family. Now, this really shouldn’t be as hard as it is. You learn very quickly how many times you actually look at your phone, when your phone isn’t available. In all honestly, my kids didn’t struggle at all…it was ME who had the hardest time!

HOWEVER, I prevailed…most certainly because there was frosting to distract me. Cookies and Cream frosting to be specific! Pillsbury sent us a box full of goodies to inspire us, so naturally our device-free evening was spent in the kitchen. We agreed on the Purely Simple Chocolate Cake which is AMAZING, by the way, with no preservatives, colors, or artificial flavors, and put a spin on it by making our own homemade frosting.

The cake baked up perfectly and the frosting was simple! My kiddo loved getting involved in the frosting process…

This simple boxed cake mix is elevated with homemade Cookies and Cream Frosting and an elegant chocolate ganache!

The frosting is an easy buttercream with crushed up chocolate sandwich cookies mixed right in…

This simple boxed cake mix is elevated with homemade Cookies and Cream Frosting and an elegant chocolate ganache!

Licking the spatula happens to be Max’s favorite part…

This simple boxed cake mix is elevated with homemade Cookies and Cream Frosting and an elegant chocolate ganache!

Once we got the cake frosted we decided to get a little fancy with a drippy chocolate ganache on top. Super rustic, but oh so elegant! You would never know an 11 year old made this cake!

This simple boxed cake mix is elevated with homemade Cookies and Cream Frosting and an elegant chocolate ganache!

And part of the evening was playing with this cute little instant camera…This simple boxed cake mix is elevated with homemade Cookies and Cream Frosting and an elegant chocolate ganache!If you don’t take a picture of the cake…did it ever exist?

And then of course we ate it!

This simple boxed cake mix is elevated with homemade Cookies and Cream Frosting and an elegant chocolate ganache!

Nothing better than conversation with your family and a slice of cake. When I get my kids involved in the kitchen it really sparks their creativity, which I love to see! Whether it’s coming up with recipes, or helping with the photography…it’s just so much fun to see.

Try it out…just one evening every so often, put your devices away and really enjoy each other…and a slice of cake!

Cookies and Cream Frosting
 
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Serves: 4 cups
Ingredients
  • 1 cup butter, room temperature
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 15 chocolate sandwich cookies, crushed
Instructions
  1. In the bowl of your stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment combine the butter and powdered sugar, mixing until smooth, scraping the sides of the bowl as necessary.
  2. Add in the vanilla and mix and continue mixing until smooth and creamy.
  3. Stir in the crushed cookies until evenly incorporated.
Notes
Frost cake immediately or store airtight, refrigerated for up to 7 days.

To make the chocolate ganache melt together 1½ cups chopped chocolate and 2 tablespoons whole milk. Cool slightly and pour on top of the cake slowly, letting it slowly drip down the sides of the cake.

*I partnered with Pillsbury Baking on this post, but all opinions are my own.

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11 Comments on "Cookies and Cream Frosting"

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Megan {Country Cleaver}
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We LOVED our Pillsbury tech free baking day!! Looks like you guys had blast! This frosting is out of this world!

Teija
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Max did a great job! One of these days, his wife is going to love you when he fixes her these goodies 😉 Putting this on my list. Having your French Dip sandwiches tonight for supper – started the crock pot this morning on low…..the house smelled SO good at noon…..

Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness
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Is it wrong that I want to eat a straight up bowl of this?! Looks SO GOOD.

Julianne @ Beyond Frosting
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What a fun way to enjoy a tech-free night. I could definitely convince my boyfriend to make me this cake too!

ColleenB.~Texas
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Your young man done a Wonderful job. Cake looks delicious. Max; You rock.
Keep up the good work and eat a slice of cake for me. :}

Shawn @ I Wash You Dry
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Oh my gosh, first of all – that frosting! I want to just eat it with a spoon! Second – that camera is so cute! Gotta get one!

Jocelyn @BruCrew Life
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We had so much fun on our Pillsbury tech free baking day too! Love that you son is right there making the cake for you! That’s awesome! And that frosting…who needs a phone around when you can be scooping frosting into your mouth!!!

Tina
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Our cake and buttercream frosting came out wonderful, but had trouble with ganache, even though I thought it was cool enough, it started to melt the butter in the cookies and cream frosting and blobbed off the sides instead of your pretty streams off the side. For the chocolate I used chips, should it have been something else? When the ganache was cooling, it really thickened up. Put the whole thing in the fridge to firm up and will take to party as is. It’s still going to taste awesome if it’s not as pretty as yours. Thanks!

Andre fosh@ Green kitchen
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Wow! This is a very yummy chocolate cake. Can i add a few Strawberry toppings?

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