This chocolate chip cookie cake recipe is everything you love about a chocolate chip cookie but in a cake! Each bite is a tender cake filled with the perfect amount of chocolate. Basically, it is heaven in every bite!

This chocolate chip cookie cake recipe is everything you love about a chocolate chip cookie but in a cake! Basically, it is heaven in every bite!

I’m going to be honest, I am not sure exactly what to call this recipe. One thing that I do know is that it is a bite of heaven in your mouth! I have come across recipes in many places that are something close to these and they’re called Congo Bars. I guess you could say these are similar, but with one major difference. 

There is not a TON of brown sugar in this chocolate chip cookie cake. Don’t get me wrong, there is a lot of brown sugar, just not what I would consider a ton! 😉 When you think of these bars, think chocolate chip cookie, but more cake-like. It is hard to put into words, but trust me – one bite and you will not be sorry!

It is so hard to beat the classic chocolate chip cookie. But this recipe definitely comes close. Choosing to take everything you love about chocolate chip cookies and making it into one cake is genius! It is so much easier than scooping out each cookie and trying to bake them to perfection. The hardest part of it all is deciding if you want a middle piece or an edge!

This chocolate chip cookie cake recipe is everything you love about a chocolate chip cookie but in a cake! Basically, it is heaven in every bite!
  • ½ cup unsalted butter; softened
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2¾ cup all purpose flour
  • 2½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 11.5 ounce package chocolate chips
  • 1 cup chopped pecans; optional
  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F (175 C). Grease a 13×9 baking pan.
  2. In a large bowl, beat the butter and sugars together until creamy. If you have a mixer, just keep it in the cupboard for this recipe. I think you produce a more moist ‘cookie-cake’ if you mix it the old fashioned way!
  3. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well between each addition. Don’t worry, it is supposed to be pretty thin. Stir in the vanilla.
  4. In a small mixing bowl, stir flour, baking powder, and salt until well combined.
  5. Slowly add flour mixture to the brown sugar mixture. It will get thick!
  6. Finally, add chocolate chips and pecans (if using).
  7. Dump (not pour since it’s so thick) into prepared pan. Spread mixture evenly around the pan with the back of your mixing spoon.
  8. Bake for 30 minutes or until the top is a beautiful golden brown. Pay close attention to the bake time so as not to overcook.
  9. Let cool completely or slightly if you like them warm! Cut. Serve. Enjoy!!

This recipe is so simple to change up the flavor by switching out the basic chocolate chips for something different! While I normally use milk chocolate chips, I have swapped out the chocolate chips for various other flavors and they have turned out great! You could easily swap them for peanut butter chips, white chocolate chips, dark chocolate chips, caramel chips or even cinnamon chips would be good!

This chocolate chip cookie cake recipe is everything you love about a chocolate chip cookie but in a cake! Basically, it is heaven in every bite!

For a chewy cookie cake, use one egg yolk and 2 eggs instead of 3 whole eggs. Combine the egg yolk and vanilla in step three as normal.

This chocolate chip cookie cake recipe is everything you love about a chocolate chip cookie but in a cake! Basically, it is heaven in every bite!

This chocolate chip cookie cake also makes a great birthday cake! Simply bake it on a pizza pan or in a springform pan and top it with buttercream frosting or your favorite frosting recipe. Chocolate frosting would be decadent! Line the bottom of the pan with parchment paper for easy cleanup! Keep in mind that you may need to adjust your bake time accordingly.

You might as well plan on doubling the recipe and topping one with frosting and making one as is!

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Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake Recipe

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This chocolate chip cookie cake recipe is everything you love about a chocolate chip cookie but in a cake! Basically, it is heaven in every bite!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Servings 16
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Calories 344
Author Eating on a Dime

Ingredients

  • ½ cup butter softened
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • cup all purpose flour
  • teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 pkg chocolate chips (11.5 oz.) I prefer milk chocolate
  • 1 cup chopped pecans optional

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 C). Grease 13×9 pan.
  • In a large bowl, mix softened butter and brown sugar together until creamy. If you have a mixer, just keep it in the cupboard for this recipe. I think you produce a more moist ‘cookie-cake’ if you mix it the old fashioned way! ?
  • Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well between each addition. Don’t worry, it is supposed to be pretty thin.
  • Stir in vanilla.
  • In a small mixing bowl, stir flour, baking powder, and salt until well combined.
  • Slowly add flour mixture to the brown sugar mixture. It will get thick!
  • Finally, add chocolate chips and pecans (if using).
  • Dump (not pour since it’s so thick) into prepared pan. Spread evenly around the pan with the back of your mixing spoon.
  • Bake for 30 minutes or until the top is a beautiful golden brown. Be careful not to overcook.
  • Let cool slightly. Cut. Serve. Enjoy!!

Nutrition Facts

Calories 344kcal, Carbohydrates 45g, Protein 5g, Fat 16g, Saturated Fat 7g, Cholesterol 49mg, Sodium 154mg, Potassium 144mg, Fiber 2g, Sugar 26g, Vitamin A 271IU, Vitamin C 1mg, Calcium 76mg, Iron 2mg

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