This recipe makes a perfect cookie cake. The cookie is soft, cuts perfectly and is delicious. Everyone loves it when I make it and it always goes FAST. I like to use an eggless cookie dough filling between the layers and drizzle melted chocolate on top. Replace the baking powder with baking soda and bake for 10 minutes to make the BEST super soft chocolate chip cookies.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake


  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 cups salted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 (3.4 ounce) packages instant french vanilla pudding mix
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1-2 cups chocolate chips (I use milk chocolate chips, but you can use whatever you like… semisweet, chunks, M&Ms)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour two 8 cake pans (bottom and sides), set aside. Sift together the flour and baking powder, set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and both sugars for 3-5 minutes, until light and fluffy. Beat in the instant pudding mix a little at a time until blended. Stir in the eggs and vanilla. Blend in the flour mixture. Finally, stir in the chocolate.
  3. Divide batter evenly between the prepared pans. Bake in preheated oven for 20-25 minutes. Cake will be done when toothpick inserted comes out clean. Be careful to not overbake.


Nickiscoot Says... 2009-09-15 07:43:15

I made this recently for my family as we were tending to a loved one with cancer. It was so decadent and rich. I never would have thought to use eggless cookie dough as separation in the place of icing. Oooohhhh it was incredible! Great comfort food.I made with M&M's I had on hand. Yum!

delilahmarie Says... 2009-10-02 11:23:44

Makes an impressive looking cookie cake! Nice and thick and a perfect soft, but not too soft consistency out of the oven. I hope my customer loves it.

M4sevens Says... 2009-10-12 12:34:19

What would you recommend for frosting?

srknepler Says... 2009-11-22 15:59:38

I used this recipe today to make large (1/2 cup scoop) cookies for my family. It was a huge hit, the cookies are soft and cake like and very delicious. I used white chocolate pudding mix instead of vanilla, because that is what I had here. I did make the soda substitution for the BP. It made 14 VERY large cookies.

jakey260505 Says... 2010-05-16 15:05:13

i live in northern ireland and would like to know what instant french vanilla pudding mix is thanks

southernindygrl Says... 2010-06-16 11:44:23

jakey- It's just a box of instant pudding you mix with cold milk. You buy it in the grocery store along with the other flavors of instant pudding in a box. Not sure if they sell it in northern ireland, but it's pretty popular here in the US and easy to make! Hope that helps.

secrowe Says... 2010-10-05 17:07:06

I used to work in a bakery that had amazing cookie cakes. While I remember the recipe, I signed a confidentiality statement saying I would not use their recipes. So when my nephew requested a cookie cake, I had to find a new recipe. This one is really good-maybe even better than the bakery's! And I love the cake-like texture!

CakeGalUK Says... 2011-01-07 02:26:28

Hi, quick question on this one - I am thinking about using it to do a 'shaped' cake. i.e. carved. Is it 'strong' enough for this, or is it really light and not so strong please?

karadaigle Says... 2011-04-19 06:32:18

This is may be a silly question but I was wondering do you mix the pudding mix with the milk before you put it in or do you put it in there dry?

SweetsSpot Says... 2011-06-01 10:23:18

<1>@karadaigle...The pudding is used in its dry form. Whenever it is specified as "instant pudding MIX" it should be used dry. Hope that helps...

chicklets0524 Says... 2011-07-09 17:08:39

Ok so silly question....this is a CAKE mix with chocolate chips mixed in? Is it cake like or cookie like? Also, how do you use an eggless cookie dough as a filling.....raw??? Has anyone ever baked say a chocolate cake and then used a "chewy" cookie for the filling.....but baked?

JennySilver Says... 2011-08-06 07:42:35

Does this cake need an icing? If so, any suggestions?

CookieJan Says... 2011-10-29 08:04:35

I've been been making a chocolate chip cookie cake for years...altho my recipe is slightly different. I use the chocolate chip cookie recipe on the back of the Nestle bag. I completely omit the white sugar and just use the instant french vanilla pudding and pie filling in its place. (I just use the small 3.4 oz box if I'm making a single batch). I also cook at high altitude (I live in CO) so I add the 2 tsp of water to my dough. I always double the vanilla extract and sprinkle in cinnamon. When I stack my layers to make the cake, I use cream cheese frosting in the middle. Over the top I drizzle melted chocolate - first i just melt choco chips and use my #3 tip and let it drip down sides. Then I switch to #2 tip and drizzle melted white chocolate over that. Then i switch back to the milk chocolate and #2 tip and drizzle just a little more over just the top to cut down on the stark white. Dip some strawberries in chocolate and place on top for a decadent look. I have done many of these for weddings, bdays, etc. To see pics, pls check out my flickr site at -

areinsbach Says... 2012-01-16 13:55:19

Will this recipe work with regular buttercream and tiered/stacked with decorations and fondant? Thinking about trying it out....possilby for a wedding? Let me know your thoughts. Thanks! I can't wait to try this out! ;)

CookieJan Says... 2012-02-25 20:53:26 friend has done this cake with fondant...everyone picked the fondant off their piece before eating it tho. but she was able to decorate, etc. Recently she made a tiered cake for her daughters bday. 2 stacked layers on the bottom and 2 smaller stacked layers on top (use support dowels). I have never tried using butter cream - not sure how it would taste with the choco chips? My friend and I have done 3 weddings using this cake...but no fondant. If you would like to see pics of those wedding cakes, see my link in the post above yours to my flickr site where I post my photos. Good luck if you decided to do a stacked wedding cake! I think it would make a beautiful wedding cake covered in fondant and decorated. :)

emilie0444 Says... 2012-07-19 11:00:49

I am making this for a work party that's tomorrow. Can I make this tonight or should I wake up early tomorrow? Also how do I store it if I make it tonight?? Thanks!!

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