Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake

This is for all the Chocolate Chip Cookie LOVERS!!! Well I think that just about covers everyone… doesn’t it? Who doesn’t like chocolate chip cookies? Well if you don’t I wouldn’t TELL ANYONE, we will all think you are CRAZY!!! This fun cookie cake is easy and fun…..and DE-LICIOUS!

I just loved the look on my sons face when he caught the first look at this….he loves chocolate chip cookies and asked me to make some for him this week….and well TODAY just happens to be his birthday, so yesterday I baked up a double batch of Toll House cookies and began assembly on this beauty. Needless to say he thinks it is just about the BEST BIRTHDAY CAKE….EVER!

To assemble the cake I started with 8 cookies in a circle and one in the center, as I stacked and alternated with piping the icing in a ring on top of the circle of the cookie and completely covering the center cookies it allowed me to press the cookies into each other so they would stay in place and there would be icing falling in the spaces between the cookies. After two rows I used 7 cookies. You can certainly adjust this number of cookies depending on their sizes. You don’t have to worry about the spaces that don’ t have icing, with this many cookie and icing, every one will get plenty of yummy goodness.

I baked all my cookies using a two tablespoon scoop, they were about 3 inches each.

I think this icing worked out PERFECTLY, it was soft enough to drop between the cookies but was firm enough to hold up all the weight of the cookies with no problem.

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Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake
Creamy Buttercream Frosting
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup shortening
  • 5 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 8 drops white food coloring
  • ⅓ cup heavy cream
  1. Beat butter and shortening, add sugar, vanilla, coloring and cream and mix until smooth and creamy.
  2. Place in piping bag with a round tip. I used a 2A tip, it allowed just the right amount of frosting to come out without it piling up too high.
  3. Place cake in fridge overnight so the cookies soften with the frosting to make it easier to cut.
I made this cake a day ahead 6 dozen chocolate chip cookies baked crisp, so they hold up to the frosting. They will soften up when refrigerated. ¾ cup chocolate chips for top I used Nestlé Toll House Cookie Recipe for the cookies


I really can’t think of any day where this cake wouldn’t be perfect for.

Here is what the cake looked like when I sliced it.

Next time I make one I would spread the icing evenly across the layers so there were no gaps and to keep the layers more even.

slice of Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake @createdbydiane

Now that is a slice of cake!

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  1. 1

    Umm…. how do you serve this? Do you cut and serve on dessert plates or do you “pull it apart”? It looks great.

    • 2

      I will be cutting and serving it on plate and will update with a photo once it’s cut :) The cookies will soften with the icing on them and should be easy to cut.

    • 3

      I just updated the post with photos of the inside of the Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake if you wanted to see it sliced.

  2. 4

    I think this is a fabulous idea! I looked at the thumbnail in my reader and it looked strange, but when I saw the full size photo, it’s genius for a cookie lover! This would be an adorable groom’s cake using his favorite cookie or macarons in an ombre effect! Oh my!

  3. 5

    What cool idea. Beautiful presentation Diane.
    I love that you can just grab a cookie and go enjoy the party, without the plate and a fork.

  4. 6
    Jane George says:

    Would love to see a pic of it sliced and served. Thanks, love the idea.

  5. 8

    WOW this is my kind of cake!!! :)

  6. 9

    This is absolutely GORGEOUS!!!!

  7. 11

    So cute, Diane!! Happy birthday to your son!

  8. 12
    Michconnors says:

    Can’t wait to see a picture of it sliced!

  9. 14
    michconnors says:

    Thanks, it looks great! Did the cookies get soft like an icebox cake?

  10. 16

    Diane, thanks for posting the followup pictures. Really neat idea!

  11. 17

    Yum, this is my kind of cake!

  12. 18
    Jane George says:

    Thanks for the pictures of the cake sliced, looks like it works pretty well. Will be giving it a try.

  13. 19

    this is one brilliant cake! i love it!

  14. 20

    TELL THE TRUTH!!!! this is AMAZING Diane!

  15. 21

    I was wondering if you sliced sliced this bad boy or just snagged a cookie and now I know! I adore chocolate chip cookies and I’d inhale this cake!

  16. 22

    You really are evil! But I of course mean that in the best possible way. Now I want a cookie. Thanks for that!

  17. 23

    Wow, this is AMAZING! I am completely in awe of this cake. I hope your son had a great birthday, but with a cake like this, I’m sure he did! 😀

  18. 24

    You are not messing around, that is one amazing cake!!

  19. 25

    Drooooooool… I love all that oozy “mortar” holding this cake together. Fun!

  20. 26

    GIRRRRRRRRRL – I don’t know how you stay so skinny. If this cookie cake was sitting in my house, it would be GONE so fast! Yum!! Great post!

  21. 27

    SO this is completely brilliant!!

  22. 28

    Dude. This is my dream cake.

  23. 29

    What a great idea! It’s so different and very pretty too.


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