Irish Capookie

Happy Pi Day everyone!  Or pie day for all you non-math nerds.  🙂  Today is officially the 1 year mark to my wedding.  It’s weird to finally be all like, “it’s one year away.”  Until now I’ve been ahead of the game and all the wedding timelines, and now I’m in them for real.  To put my mind at ease, I made pie.  And not just any pie.  The craziest most wonderfully smushed together pie I knew of – a Capookie.  More on that in a second.  Let’s have some food porn.

Irish Capookie - when a pie cake, pie, and cookie have a love child.

Irish Capookie - when a pie cake, pie, and cookie have a love child.

That’s the stuff.   So…I’m sure your brain just has a “cah-what-a?” moment.  Ca-poo-kee.  Say it with me.  Capookie.  This devilishly decadent dessert is the brilliant creation of Hayley from The Domestic Rebel.  She’s basically dessert Macgyver in case you didn’t know, and she wears the most badass glasses ever.  All of them.  This dessert is the love child of a cake, pie, and cookie = Ca+p+ookie.  Tah Dah.  Check it.

Irish Capookie - when a pie cake, pie, and cookie have a love child.

Since St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner I dyed my cookie green and threw in some booze for good measure.  I planned on being very VERY happy eating my slice of capookie this year.  But really, who could resist a big bite of chocolaty happiness.  I made my capookie from scratch, but Hayley shows you how to make it way easier on her original post (think semi-homemade)

Irish Capookie - when a pie cake, pie, and cookie have a love child.

Once you scope out my recipe, you are not going to want to miss any of the Pi Day Pie Party action going on today!

Pi Day Pie Party GraphicTo celebrate the one year mark to the big day I decided to throw a pie party with a big ass group of other bloggers.  Okay, I may be using this as a covert way to get ideas for the pie table I’m planning to have at the wedding.  But who better to trust my taste buds to than some of my favorite bloggers?  Grab your fork and let’s make some pie!

Irish Capookie - when a pie cake, pie, and cookie have a love child.

Irish Capookie

Julie Espy {White Lights on Wednesday} Inspired by Hayley of The Domestic Rebel Chocolate Stout Cake from Rosie of Sweetapolita
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Total Time 3 hours 25 minutes
Servings 1 Capookie, about 8 servings


  • 1/2 batch Rob's Perfect Pie Crust
  • 1/2 batch My Favorite Chocolate Chip Cookies
  • Green food coloring

Chocolate Stout Cake:

  • 3/4 cup Guinness or your favorite stout - like Samuel Smith Oatmeal Stout
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 1/8 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teapsoon salt
  • 1 1/2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup sour cream

Bailey's Buttercream:

  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 tablespoons Bailey's Irish Cream
  • Chocolate jimmies for garnish


Pie Crust:

  1. Prepare dough according to recipe directions. {You could use store-bought dough too.} Roll out the pie dough to a large enough circle to fit a 9" deep-dish pie plate. Carefully place the pie dough into the pie dish and fit dough to dish being careful not to crack dough. Trim dough edges to plate. Set aside in fridge.

Cookie Dough:

  1. Prepare cookie according to recipe, but add 6 drops green food coloring to dough before adding chocolate chips. Mix in coloring by hand. Add more food coloring until desired green is reached, and then mix in chocolate chips. Transfer cookie dough to prepared pie dish. Spread cookie dough in bottom of dish evenly. The cookie dough should fill about 1/3 of the pie plate. It's okay to remove some cookie dough from the pie if needed - I did. Place back in refrigerator.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Chocolate Stout Cake:

  1. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine butter and Guinness. Cook until butter is melted. Add in cocoa powder and whisk to combine. Remove from heat. Transfer to a bowl and cool in the fridge for at least 10 minutes.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt; set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, cream together sour cream and eggs. Add chocolate mixture to sour cream mixture. Mix to combine. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients. Mix until just combined.
  4. Pour cake batter on top of cookie dough until pie dish is about 2/3 full. There will be extra cake batter. Feel free to make mini cupcakes for the kids or your friends. They'll love you.
  5. Bake capookie for 45 minutes. If the capookie is not fully cooked at this time, increase heat to 400 degrees F and cook for about another 10 minutes, until middle is set and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  6. Remove capookie from oven and let cool completely.

Bailey's Buttercream:

  1. In a large bowl, cream together powdered sugar, butter, vanilla, and Bailey's until smooth and fluffy - about 2 minutes.
  2. Spread buttercream evenly over capookie. Sprinkle with chocolate jimmies if desired. But seriously, who wouldn't want to add sprinkles?

Recipe Notes

The cookie and cake layers of my capookie kind of melded together along the edges, abut there were distinct layers in the middle. This thing is kind of amazing!

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  1. says

    Whaaat! This looks amazing! Acceptable for breakfast? Silly question. Of course it is! And happy one year til your wedding! Thats pretty awesome!

  2. says

    WOW Julie – This looks amazing! I’ve never made a capookie – but I think I absolutely have to make this one. Thanks so much for throwing such a great Pi Party and the official wedding countdown has begun!

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