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.


5 from 4 votes
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 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. 

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes


I double this recipe for this cake. 

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  • Lisa says:

    I have tried a few of your recipes. All have been wonderful!!! I never knew homemade was so easy! The lemon bars were amazing gluten free. My mom loved them. And I made the lemon cupcakes with strawberry frosting with my homemade strawberry jelly. Wow!! And then the chocolate cake with the King Arthur black cocoa. OMG!

    • Patti Chapman says:

      lemon bars? and cupcakes with strawberry-how did i miss that 🙁 sad face-I agree with you-wonderful easy to make recipes!! but seriously now 🙂 i need those recipes 🙂

  • Gloria J. Boles says:

    Love to read and try your recipes. I bake for a coffee shop and always looking for new recipes. Thanks for sharing yours.

  • Robin says:

    Love your recipes

  • Wanda Atchison says:

    OMG these recipes look fantastic and I can’t wait to try them. Thank you so much.

  • Geralin Altenburg says:

    Won’t let me print the cake recipe.

  • Jan says:

    Where is the print button for the cake?

  • Doah says:

    How did you make the chocolate syrup?

  • Mary jane o.lacbain says:

    The cake looks very delicious and mouth watering.just would like to ask, is it alright to eat raw flour? I am referring with the dough.just want to clarify.thanks.

    • Amanda says:

      I talk about it in the beginning of my post. 🙂

  • Jessica says:

    I live in South Texas and I never heard of GOOP. What is it?

    • Sally says:

      It’s her personal ‘no stick’ pan prep. I have not made it yet, but my sister in law uses it all the time! She always has it in her frig ready and LOVES it. The recipe is on the website.

  • Bev says:

    This looks wonderful! What size Brownie mixes do you use? The ones for 8″ or 13×9″ size mix? Thank you.

  • Brad says:

    Where is the recipe for the brwnie cake?

  • Jean says:

    I just want to take the time to say THANK YOU!! I love baking for my family and friends. You help me with new recipes. I needed to make a dessert for a mother’s day party that my friend is having and I wanted something different.

  • Amber C says:

    For anyone that is worried about consuming raw flour. Place the flour on a shallow baking pan and pop it in a 350 degree oven for 5 minutes and that will kill off any possible bacteria that could be on it. Let it cool and then use as directed.

  • Sharon says:

    Would like to print out cake recipe.

  • Carol Meinders says:

    Love all these scrumptious recipes!!

  • Laurie says:

    So amazing. Trying to figure out how I can pretend anything here is on my diet. I am going to make this chocolate chip cookie dough recipe for a company BBQ. I expect it will be a huge hit.

  • Chris says:

    The icing was amazing and easy to make. Will definitely do this again.

  • Judie Eaton says:

    Looks fabulous I am going to try this cake. Could you re post your recipe for lemon bars and cupcakes with strawberries.
    Thank you…

  • Diane T. says:

    I love your recipes! They are THE best when I want to make something special. Just one point…on this recipe, it should say, “1 1/2 cups of mini chips” are needed.

  • Mariah Hinton says:

    I believe this brownie cake will be my next baking conquest. I’m in a baking mood past week or so. Hubby has enjoyed this a lot. LOL. How do I get the recipe for the pie?

  • Judy Milligan says:

    The brownie cake recipe- icing recipe, is it really flour you use in icing mix instead of powdered sugar? I e never heard of this! Please reply heather or not. I would hate to waste time, money, and taste to a typo error.

    • Amanda says:

      The recipe is correct as written.

  • Dawn says:

    hi. Your recipes look mouthwatering good. Someone posted the brownie cookie dough cake on Facebook and I want to print out the recipes. There’s one button that says print and it does absolutely nothing. Is there a way you could send me a printable copy? Thank you so much!

  • Sharon Harkavy says:

    The amount of frosting you are putting on the cake in the video looks more like a cup to me for each layer not the 1/2 cup the recipe calls for. I would like to know if the frosting recipe needs to be doubled to frost this. Also, what temperature and length of time do you bake these layers?

  • Beth says:

    The frosting tastes pasted…how do you not get a paste flavor?

  • Phyllis Locelace says:

    Looks great

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