Brownie Cookie Dough Cake

filed under: Chocolate Cakes on May 26, 2017

Is there anything better than brownies and chocolate chip cookie covered in decadent chocolate syrup? This (surprisingly easy!) Brownie Cookie Dough Cake is sure to be a show-stopper! If you love cake, be sure to visit my 50 Best Cake Recipes in the World!

Brownie Cookie Dough Cake

Brownie Cookie Dough Cake

To make this cake you will need:

2 boxes of Brownie Mix (or you can triple this homemade brownie recipe)

cookie dough frosting (below)

4 cups chocolate chips (can be milk or semi-sweet chocolate)

1 cup mini chocolate chips

small offset spatula

cake stand

How to make a Brownie Cookie Dough Cake

How to Make Brownie Cookie Dough Cake

Begin by preparing brownie mixes according to box directions. (Or making from-scratch brownies.) Place 2 cups of brownie batter into each 8-inch round cake pan, three pans total. (To prepare the pans I generously coated them with GOOP, then placed a parchment circle in the bottom, then added more GOOP.)

Allow brownies to cool then remove from pan.

While the brownie is baking, prepare Cookie Dough Frosting.

Easy Brownie Cookie Dough Cake

How to Assemble a Brownie Cookie Dough Cake

Place 1 layer of brownie on the cake stand. Cover with about 1/2 cup of cookie dough frosting using a small offset spatula. Sprinkle 1/2 cup of mini chocolate chips on top. Add next layer of brownie, cover with 1/2 cup cookie dough frosting, then 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips. Place the final layer of brownie on top and cover the entire cake with remaining cookie dough frosting.

Now press chocolate chips into the sides and top of the cake. Fill in as much as possible.

Drizzle 1 cup of chocolate syrup (you can also use chocolate ganache) over the entire cake. Chill until ready to serve.


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Brownie layer cake covered in cookie dough frosting with chocolate syrup drizzled over top on a rustic wooden cake stand.
Cookie Dough Frosting
Prep Time
10 mins
Total Time
10 mins

Is there anything better than brownies and chocolate chip cookie covered in decadent chocolate syrup? This (surprisingly easy!) Brownie Cookie Dough Cake is sure to be a show-stopper!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Brownie Cookie Dough Cake
Servings: 12
Author: Amanda Rettke
  • 1 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 cup (2 sticks or 226g) butter, at room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour*
  • 2 tsp. McCormick® Vanilla Extract
  • 1 cup whole milk
  1. Beat brown sugar and butter together in a stand mixer (or hand-held mixer) on medium speed until smooth and creamy.
  2. Add in flour and vanilla extract into creamed butter until fully combined.
  3. With the mixer on low speed, and in milk a little at a time until fully incorporated.
  4. For the Brownie Cookie Dough Cake the mini chocolate chips will be added on top of the frosting. You can also add 1 cup of mini chocolate chips directly into the frosting.

  5. IF YOU DON'T WANT TO USE FLOUR out of the bag, just place it on a baking sheet in an even layer and bake at 350 for 10 minutes. 

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Recipe Notes


I double this recipe for this cake. 

*If you would like you can place the flour on a cookie sheet and bake for 5-10 minutes at 350°F before making frosting.

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  • Mary H LUECK says:

    Well to be honest I haven’t cut into the cake. It is for my daughter-in-law’s birthday tonight.
    What’s not to love about brownies. I however was a little dubious about the frosting, but she had specifically ask for it so followed through. Can’t stop eating the frosting as am spreading it on.

  • Nancy says:

    Can’t figure out what I did wrong, the icing was very runny. I checked and double checked the ingredients. I didn’t even add all the milk, and I added a little more flour. It still slid off the sides of the cake. I even refrigerated it before I put it on. Never had this happen before, and I have been baking for many years.

  • ELIZABETH says:

    Looks very yummy. How to do a ganache?

  • Amanda says:

    Should I make this on the day it will be served or can I make it a day prior? If so, should I refrigerate it?

  • Mike says:

    I will try this. I will leave out the chocolate chips between the layers and melt them with some butter and spread that on in its place. Also, lose the chips on the rest of the cake and pool melted choc. in its place

  • shae gray says:

    made it today but icing very runny but I chucked it in the frige for half and hour and it was harder but did not end up being runny anymore

  • Christina says:

    Made as instructed and it was absolutely 💯% delicious and a beauty to drool over!