The Best Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake Recipe

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This easy-to-make Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake Recipe is SO delicious! Topped with yummy chocolate ganache, this cookie cake makes the perfect dessert for kids parties, classrooms, and holidays!

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Indulge your sweet tooth with this decadent and irresistible chocolate cookie cake recipe! This rich chocolate cookie cake is topped with a luscious layer of smooth and creamy chocolate ganache, adding an extra layer of chocolatey goodness to every bite! The combination of the moist cookie cake and velvety ganache creates a truly unforgettable dessert that’s perfect for any occasion.

Dress up your cookie cake with any fun, themed sprinkles you desire to easily turn this into the perfect holiday dessert. We’ve added chocolate chunks and candies to our giant cookie cake! Kids will have a blast decorating their own cookie cake by choosing their favorite candies or colorful sprinkles to add to the magic! Serve yours up with some vanilla ice cream for a delicious alternative to traditional birthday cake.

With simple ingredients, in little to no time you’ll have the perfect after school snack for children, or a stunning dessert for any special occasion. Whether you’re hosting a birthday party or just want to treat yourself, this chocolate cookie cake is sure to satisfy your cravings and leave you wanting more.

So, gather your ingredients and get ready to indulge yourself in a little slice of chocolate heaven!


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First, preheat your oven to 350 degrees Farenheit.

Spray a 9” round cake pan with non-stick baking spray and line the bottom of the pan with parchment paper.

In a large bowl, beat together butter, brown sugar and granulated sugar until creamed well (about 2 minutes!).

Chocolate chip cookie cake recipe ingredients being combined in mixing bowl

Next, add the egg and vanilla into the butter mixture and beat until fully incorporated (about 30 seconds!).

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In a separate bowl, stir together your dry ingredients – flour, baking soda, cornstarch and salt. 

Add the flour mixture into the wet ingredients and beat just until flour is combined. Do not overmix!

Chocolate chips added to mixture for cookie cake recipe

Now, begin stirring in the chocolate chips.

NOTE*Do not use the electric mixer for this step!

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Place cookie cake batter into the prepared cake pan and spread in an even layer.

The easiest way to avoid batter from sticking to the spatula is to spray the spatula with a bit of non-stick baking spray so you can spread the batter evenly.

Baked cookie cake cooling on a pink table with candy pictured off in the corner and chocolate ganache topping

Bake in the oven for 28 to 30 minutes. The top should be a light golden brown, and the middle may sink slightly – this is normal!

Let the cake cool down in the prepared pan for 20 minutes before removing it.


How to Make Ganache Frosting

bowl of chocolate chips and bowl of cream

Gather your heavy whipping cream and chocolate chip ingredients to start making the ganache.

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To start, heat the heavy cream in a medium bowl in the microwave until boiling (about 1 minute), then immediately pour in the chocolate chips. Let the mixture sit for 5 minutes before stirring.

whippe chocolate ganache in a clear mixing bowl

Let the ganache chill in the fridge for 30 minutes before pouring over your cookie cake.   

NOTE – It’s important to let the ganache chill in the fridge for 30 minutes before adding to the cake and topping or else the chocolate bars will melt!

Pastel candies and chocolate chunks added to ganache topping of chocolate chip cookie cake

To finish, top your chocolate chip cookie cake with your favorite toppings! Chocolate bar chunks, themed sprinkles or candies of your choice will make great additions to your cookie cake. Enjoy with friends and family!


Frequently Asked Questions

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Yes, this chewy chocolate chip cookie cake can be frozen with or without the ganache topping! Wrap individual pieces well in food safe plastic wrap, then store them in a sealed food safe container in the freezer for up to 2 months. You can then bring it back to room temperature before serving this delicious treat! Yum!

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Store your cookie cake covered, and in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 days or in the fridge up to 5 days! If there’s even any left! 😉


Pastel candies and chocolate chunks added to ganache topping of chocolate chip cookie cake

The Best Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake Recipe

This easy-to-make Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake Recipe is SO delicious! Topped with yummy chocolate ganache, this cookie cake makes the perfect dessert for kids parties, classrooms, and holidays!
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Course: Dessert
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Active Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Yields: 12

What You’ll Need:

Cookie Cake Ingredients

Ganache Ingredients

Instructions:

Making the Cookie Cake

  • First, preheat your oven to 350 degrees Farenheit.
    Spray a 9” round cake pan with non-stick baking spray and line the bottom of the pan with parchment paper.
    In a large bowl, beat together butter, brown sugar and granulated sugar until creamed well (about 2 minutes!).
  • Next, add the egg and vanilla into the butter mixture and beat until fully incorporated (about 30 seconds!).
  • In a separate bowl, stir together your dry ingredients – flour, baking soda, cornstarch and salt.
    Add the flour mixture into the wet ingredients and beat just until flour is combined. Do not overmix!
  • Now, begin stirring in the chocolate chips.
    NOTE*– Do not use the electric mixer for this step!
  • Place cookie cake batter into the prepared cake pan and spread in an even layer.
    The easiest way to avoid batter from sticking to the spatula is to spray the spatula with a bit of non-stick baking spray so you can spread the batter evenly.
  • Bake in the oven for 28 to 30 minutes. The top should be a light golden brown, and the middle may sink slightly – this is normal!
    Let the cake cool down in the prepared pan for 20 minutes before removing it.

Making the Ganache

  • Gather your heavy whipping cream and chocolate chip ingredients to start making the ganache.
  • To start, heat the heavy cream in a medium bowl in the microwave until boiling (about 1 minute), then immediately pour in the chocolate chips. Let the mixture sit for 5 minutes before stirring.
  • Let the ganache chill in the fridge for 30 minutes before pouring over your cookie cake.   
    NOTE* – It’s important to let the ganache chill in the fridge for 30 minutes before adding to the cake and topping with chocolate bars or the chocolate bars will melt!
  • To finish, top your chocolate chip cookie cake with your favorite toppings! Chocolate bar chunks, themed sprinkles or candies of your choice will make great additions to your cookie cake. Enjoy with friends and family!
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Save this creamy chocolate frosting cookie cake recipe for the next time you’re entertaining friends or family members. Happy baking!

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