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Cookie dough frosted chocolate cake is twice the dessert fun

This cake is all about the frosting. I had a hard time dragging myself away from the bowl because I wanted to eat it all before I iced the cake.

When my husband got home he looked at me and said, “what is that delicious-looking cake in the kitchen?” He ended up eating a giant slice and and I ended up scraping off a big bite of the frosting. What can I say, I’m a sucker for cookie dough. This cake is a total indulgence and totally worth it. I mean, it’s dark chocolate cake topped with a homemade cookie dough frosting.

Cookie dough frosted chocolate cake

Cookie dough frosted chocolate cake recipe

Adapted from Fat Girl Trapped in a Skinny Body

Yield 1 cake and 2 cups frosting


For cake

  • 1 (15.25 ounce) box dark chocolate cake mix
  • 1 (3.4 ounce) chocolate pudding mix
  • 3 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup coffee, room temperature

For frosting

  • 3/4 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste
  • 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup whole milk
  • 1 cup mini chocolate chips


For cake

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and spray two 9-inch round cake tins or two 9 x 9-inch square dishes with nonstick spray; set aside.
  2. In the bowl of an electric mixer add all ingredients and mix for 2 minutes until completely combined.
  3. Divide equally between prepared dishes and bake for 25 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean when tested.
  4. Once cooked let cool and then remove from the baking tin.
  5. Put half the frosting on top of one cake, top with other cake and then smooth remaining frosting on the top cake.

For frosting

  1. In the bowl of an electric mixer add brown sugar and butter. Mix until creamed and fluffy.
  2. Mix in vanilla bean paste.
  3. Add in flour and mix to combine. The mixture will look a little crumbly.
  4. Slowly pour in the milk while the mixer is running on medium low speed.
  5. Mix until fully combined and fluffy. Fold in chocolate chips.
  6. If the frosting is too thick simply add a little more milk.

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