Chocolate Chip Cookie Layer Cake Recipe -
Chocolate Chip Cookie Layer Cake Recipe
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Chocolate Chip Cookie Layer Cake

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"I first made this cake for my brother's birthday. He doesn't care for normal cake, and his favorite sweet is chocolate chip cookies, so he (and all the rest of the family) loved this. He has asked for it every birthday since. One time when I served it to ten people and there was leftovers, I caught my dad eating it for breakfast the next morning! All lovers of chocolate chip cookies must try it! Serve with vanilla ice cream."

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Original recipe makes 16 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    30 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins

    1 hr 45 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease 3 large baking sheets. Cut three 10-inch rounds of parchment paper and set each round on each baking sheet.
  2. Beat 1 cup butter, brown sugar, and white sugar together in a bowl using an electric mixer until fluffy and smooth. Mix eggs, 2 teaspoons vanilla extract, baking soda, and salt into creamed butter until just combined; stir in flour until dough is just combined. Fold chocolate chips into dough.
  3. Divide dough into 3 parts; press 1 part onto each parchment round.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven until cookie rounds are browned and crisp around the edges and set in the middle, 15 to 20 minutes. Remove from oven and cool completely.
  5. Stir melted butter, milk, and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract together in a bowl. Beat confectioners' sugar and cocoa powder together in a separate bowl until evenly combined. Beat butter mixture into cocoa mixture until frosting is smooth and thickened.
  6. Peel parchment paper off the bottom of each cookie round. Set aside the prettiest round to be used for the top layer. Spread 1/2 the frosting onto 1 cookie round and top with a second cookie round. Spread remaining frosting onto second cookie round and top with the third cookie round.
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  • Cook's Note:
  • Be sure to let the cookies cool completely. I like to make them the day before.

Reviews More Reviews

Most Helpful Positive Review
Apr 30, 2014

My Husband loved this very rich chocolate cookie cake. I used 3 nine inch cake pans, added parchment paper, then sprayed the pans. It was very easy to remove the cookie layers. After adding some frosting to the two layers, I still had some frosting left over.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Oct 09, 2014

So sorry, but I had a horrid time with this ... #1) It's insanely sweet. #2) and perhaps I shouldn't give it a 2 rating because I did do as others suggested and baked in cake pans - maybe that was the problem, but: I let cake cool in pan 20", then turned the first one out - it was still warm and gooey and completely fell apart - that's when I saw the submitters note about making it a day ahead of time, but by then it was too late and I had to getterdone. I popped the other 2 into the freezer to chill - waited another 20 minutes, and then turned them out. Although perfectly cool to the touch, they immediately began to sink and crack, so presentation was soooo sad (grin). On the plus side, they DO taste exactly like soft chocolate chip cookies. But (as mentioned above) they are just SO sweet - nobody could finish even the smallest sliver...I'm so sorry - lovely concept. Having said all that, I *do* think this would be great to make ahead of time (since batter makes 3) and then decorate and serve *individually* like those cookie-cake bakeries you see in the mall. Final note: someone mentioned not to overcook ... perhaps I was too careful with that as well - with final layer, I went the full 20 minutes then pulled ... that was the best layer of the three.


11 Ratings

May 27, 2014

I wasn't sure what to expect texture wise for this cake. I couldn't tell if it would be more like a cookie or a cake. The answer is it is a little of both. It is like a huge layered soft amazing chocolate chip cookie. I made this for my daughter's 8th birthday and everybody raved about it and several people asked to take pieces home. The only change I made was to use different chocolate icing since I had some made already that needed used up. I will DEFINITELY be making this again!

May 23, 2014

This recipe is THE BOMB!!! Perfect!! My daughter turned 16 and couldnt figure out what to make her because she doesnt eat cake! This fit the bill!! I didnt use the frosting part I ended up making her a chocolate chip cookie ice cream cake! Turns out nice and chewy and so soft at the same time! Delicious!! If I could give this recipe 10 stars I would!!!

May 09, 2014

I made this after my son asked for a cookie cake. It was a hit and super easy. I used a different icing and it was great.

Aug 29, 2014

The cookie/cake was fabulous. It's a cookie, no it's a cake. It's both. The icing was too sweet for my office colleagues who thought it would have been perfect without icing.

Aug 16, 2014

I made this cake twice now. Amazing! I always say I am better at cookie than baking, but with this everyone thinks it's done by an actual bakery! I plan on using apples in the fall with a caramel icing! So good!

Jul 15, 2014

I neeeded a birthday cake for a coworker who loves choc chip cookies so I tried this. It was really good! I did what another reviewer suggested and used 3 9in round cake pans. I just sprayed them well with cooking spray. The layers were even and came out easily after a little help in getting them loose. Do not overbake this cake. As soon as it looks as if the batter will harden when taken out from the oven.


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  • Calories
  • 549 kcal
  • 27%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 81.9 g
  • 26%
  • Cholesterol
  • 69 mg
  • 23%
  • Fat
  • 25 g
  • 39%
  • Fiber
  • 3.1 g
  • 12%
  • Protein
  • 5.2 g
  • 10%
  • Sodium
  • 292 mg
  • 12%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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