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Skip the bakery and learn How to Make Cookie Cake with Cake Mix at home. It is perfect for birthdays but easy enough for any day of the week.

Cake mix cookie cake decorated with chocolate frosting and sprinkles
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My kids always request this cake mix cookie recipe for the birthdays. It taste so much better than buying it at the store and it saves me money. They can easily choose their decorations to make it their own. Making desserts recipes at home is fun, easy and memories are made.

In a previous cake mix recipe, we used a chocolate cake mix to make Chocolate Butterscotch Cake Mix Cookie bars.  Those are so good.

Why This Recipe is a Must:

We really do love this easy cookie cake recipe and we do call it the best cookie cake recipe. It is so easy to make and very versatile. The flavor and texture is amazing and perfect for birthdays, holidays or just because.

Make someone feel special today with this simple ingredient cake mix cookie cake. You may also love to make this M&M Cookie Cake.

Ingredients:

Cake Mix cookie cake ingredients - butter, cake mix, eggs, chocolate chips, powdered sugar, cocoa powder,vanilla extract, milk, sprinkles

For the Cookie Cake: 

  • Butter (melted) 
  • Yellow Cake Mix
  • Eggs 
  • Chocolate Chips

For the Frosting: 

  • Powdered Sugar 
  • Cocoa Powder 
  • Unsalted Butter
  • Vanilla Extract 
  • Milk
  • Multi-Colored Sprinkles 

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Variations Ideas:

  • Change the Cake Mix – Feel free to change the cake mix to what you prefer. You can try this recipe with lemon cake mix, strawberry cake mix, red velvet, and vanilla cake mix. The options are endless.
  • Chocolate Chips – You can also change the chocolate chips to white chocolate chips, semi-sweet chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, or dark chocolate chips.
  • Frosting – Frost the cake with a cream cheese frosting or a buttercream frosting. Both are great options for this easy dessert recipe.

Step by Step Instructions:

  • Step 1 – Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Spray a 9 inch round cake pan with a non-stick baking spray.
Combining the cake mix cooking ingredients in a bowl

Step 2 – In a large mixing bowl, stir together the butter, cake mix and eggs until just combined. Stir in the chocolate chips.

Baked cake mix cookie cake in a pan

Step 3 – Press the cookie dough batter into the prepared pan. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until the edges are just starting to turn slightly golden brown.

Combining the frosting ingredients in a bowl with a hand mixer

Step 4 – Beat the butter with a hand held mixture until smooth. Then slowly add in the powdered sugar and cocoa powder.

Combining the frosting ingredients in a bowl with a hand mixer

Step 5 – Add in the vanilla extract and slowly add in the milk until creamy.

  • Step 6 – Pipe the frosting with a star tip onto the edges of the cookie cake and top with the sprinkles.  
  • Step 7 – Then the cake is ready to slice, serve and enjoy.

Recipe Tips:

  • Cooking Time – Be careful not to overcook. It’s better to under cook the cookie dough than over bake it as the cake will continue to cook as it cools.
  • Frosting Cake – Let the cake cool completely at room temperature before adding the frosting.
A slice of cake mix cookie cake on a plate

Serving Suggestions:

When serving this cake mix cookie cake, serve with a side of vanilla ice cream topped with whipped cream and more sprinkles.

Cake Mix cookie cake topped with chocolate frosting and sprinkles

Frequently Asked Questions:

How to Store Leftovers:

Store your leftover cookie cake in an airtight container. It will last about 3 days on the counter or in the fridge.

Can I Freeze?

If you want to make the cookie cake ahead of time, then leave it unfrosted and wrap in plastic wrap and foil. Store in the freeze for up to 3 months. When ready to serve, thaw in the refrigerator overnight then decorate it and enjoy.

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5 from 5 votes
How to make Cookie cake with Cake mix – the best Chocolate Chip cookie Cake recipe that you can make with a cake mix. My favorite of cake mix recipes.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Cool 5 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 12
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Calories 446

Ingredients

For the Cookie Cake: 

  • 1/2 cup butter (melted)
  • 1 Yellow Cake mix
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 Cup Chocolate Chips

For the Frosting: 

  • 1 1/2 cups powder sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 Tablespoons milk
  • 1/2 cup Multi-Colored Sprinkles 

Instructions

For the Cookie Cake: 

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Spray a 9 inch round cake pan with a non-stick baking spray.
  • In a large mixing bowl, stir together the butter, cake mix and eggs until just combined. 
  • Stir in the chocolate chips. 
  • Press the cookie dough batter into the prepared pan. 
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes or until the edges are just starting to turn slightly golden brown.  Be careful not to overcook. It’s better to under cook the cookie dough than over bake it as the cake will continue to cook as it cools.
  • Let the cake cool completely before adding the frosting.

For the Frosting: 

  • Beat the butter with a hand held mixture until smooth.  
  • Then slowly add in the powdered sugar and cocoa powder.
  • Add in the vanilla extract and slowly add in the milk until creamy.
  • Pipe the frosting with a star tip onto the edges of the cookie cake and top with the sprinkles.  
  • Then the cake is ready to slice, serve and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

This cake can be made in a 9 inch pie pan as well. 
Make sure not to over mix the cookie dough or the cookie cake will be tough.  
Store the leftovers covered at room temperature for up to 4 days.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 446kcal, Carbohydrates 56g, Protein 5g, Fat 24g, Saturated Fat 12g, Polyunsaturated Fat 3g, Monounsaturated Fat 7g, Trans Fat 0.5g, Cholesterol 63mg, Sodium 373mg, Potassium 242mg, Fiber 3g, Sugar 40g, Vitamin A 412IU, Calcium 76mg, Iron 3mg

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