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Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake Recipe

If you don’t want to choose between cookies or cake – then don’t! Make this Cookie Cake from scratch, it’s perfect for any occasion!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword chocolate chip cake, chocolate chip cookie, chocolate frosting, cookie cake, rainbow sprinkles
Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 22 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 7 minutes
Servings 10 servings
Calories 317kcal
Author Dorothy Kern
Cost $10

Ingredients

For the Cookie:

  • ½ cup (113g) unsalted butter, melted
  • cup (67g) granulated sugar
  • ½ cup (100g) packed brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 ½ cups (186g) all-purpose flour
  • 1 ½ cups (275g) chocolate chips

For the Frosting:

  • 4 tablespoons (57g) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup (113g) powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons (10g) unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • 1-2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream or milk

Instructions

Cookie:

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a 9-inch round cake pan with foil and spray with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Place melted butter in a large bowl (or bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment). Add granulated sugar and brown sugar and mix on low speed until the mixture is smooth. Mix in egg and vanilla extract and mix on medium speed until combined.
  • Mix in salt and baking soda, then slowly mix in flour and mix just until the batter is smooth and comes together. Be sure to scrape the sides of the bowl during mixing. Slowly mix in chocolate chips.
  • Press batter into prepared pan. Bake for about 21-25 minutes or until the cookie is just slightly golden brown on top and a toothpick comes out clean from the center. Let cool before frosting.

Frosting:

  • Add butter to a large bowl and beat until smooth with a hand mixer. Add powdered sugar, cocoa and salt and mix until crumbly, them mix in vanilla extract.
  • Add 1 tablespoon milk or heavy cream and mix until smooth, adding more cream as needed for piping consistency.
  • To assemble the cookie cake: place frosting in a piping bag fitted with a large star tip and pipe swirls around the edges. Add sprinkles and serve.
  • Store in an airtight container for up to 3 days or freeze unfrosted cake for up to a month.

Notes

Tip: Use any color sprinkles for any birthday or occasion! I especially love making this for the holidays using red and green sprinkles.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 317kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 54mg | Sodium: 242mg | Potassium: 62mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 29g | Vitamin A: 458IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 1mg