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Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cake

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cake

A birthday cake worthy of a party of its own! Using cookie crumbs creates cookie dough-like nuggets within the cake once it's baked. It's topped with fluffy chocolate buttercream frosting for a final flourish. 

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45 min
Prep Time
1 hr 35 min
Total Time



1 (15.25- to 16.5-ounce) package white cake mix

1 1/4 cups water

1/3 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, melted

3 large Land O Lakes® Eggs

3 cups coarsely crumbled chocolate chip cookies


6 ounces bittersweet chocolate, melted, cooled

3/4 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened

1 tablespoon vanilla extract

3 1/2 cups powdered sugar

1/3 cup Land O Lakes® Heavy Whipping Cream

1/8 teaspoon salt


Whole or crumbled chocolate chip cookies, if desired

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Heat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour 2 (8-inch) round cake pans. Set aside.

  2. STEP 2

    Combine cake mix, water, 1/3 cup melted butter, and eggs in bowl; beat at medium speed until well mixed. Stir in 3 cups cookie crumbles.

  3. STEP 3

    Divide batter evenly between prepared pans. Bake 27-31 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes. Remove from pans to cooling rack. Cool completely.

  4. STEP 4

    While cake is cooling, combine melted chocolate, 3/4 cup butter and 1 tablespoon vanilla in bowl; beat at medium speed until creamy. Add powdered sugar, salt, and enough whipping cream for desired spreading consistency, beating at low speed until well mixed. Beat on high 1 minute or until light and fluffy.

  5. STEP 5

    Place 1 cake layer onto serving plate, bottom-side up. Frost top of cake with 1 cup frosting. Place remaining cake layer over frosting, bottom-side down.  Frost top and sides of cake. Decorate with remaining cookies as desired.

Nutrition (1 serving)

670 Calories
32 Fat (g)
100 Cholesterol (mg)
540 Sodium (mg)
85 Carbohydrates (g)
0 Dietary Fiber
6 Protein (g)
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