7 Decadent Desserts You Won’t Believe Were Made with a Cake Mix

Cookie Dough Cake

Chocolate Chip CakeCookie Dough Cake: Make It With a Cake Mix!

1 box white cake mix

3 eggs

½ cup melted butter, cooled

¾ cup buttermilk or milk

¾ cup sour cream

1/3 cup brown sugar

1 tablespoon vanilla extract

1 cup mini chocolate chips

Cookie Dough Frosting

2 cup butter, softened

2/3 cup brown sugar

3 teaspoon vanilla extract

2/3 cup flour

1 teaspoon salt

5–6 cups powdered sugar

2/3 cup mini chocolate chips, for filling


1 ½ cups mini chocolate chips 

8 chocolate chip cookies

1/3 cup crushed chocolate chip cookies 

1.   Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease three 8-inch pans. (You can make this cake with only two layers; see baking time below.) I like to line the bottoms of my pans with foil or parchment for easy removal.

2.   Sift cake mix into a small bowl; set aside.

3.   In a large bowl, use a whisk to combine eggs, melted butter, buttermilk, sour cream, brown sugar, and vanilla extract until smooth.

4.   Stir in cake mix and 1 cup mini chocolate chips.

5.   Divide batter evenly between prepared pans and use a spatula to spread the batter evenly. Bake for 17–22 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. (If you are making only two layers, bake for 20–25 minutes.)

6.   Let cake cool completely.

7.   Cookie Dough Frosting: In a large bowl, beat butter and brown sugar for 2 minutes. Add vanilla extract, flour, and salt; beat again. Gradually add powdered sugar until frosting reaches the desired consistency.

8.   Remove about 2 cups of frosting to use between cake layers; stir the ⅔ cup mini chocolate chips into the 2 cups frosting.

9.   To assemble the cake, stack layers, frosting between each with the frosting/chocolate chip mixture. Top with the final layer of cake and cover the cake with the rest of the frosting. (Save a little frosting to pipe decorations on top of the finished cake, if desired.)

10.  Use mini chocolate chips to cover the sides of the cake; decorate the top with piped frosting, cookies, and crushed cookies.

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