Tasty Tuesday {Dreamy Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cake}

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I am a total wanna-be cook. I try so hard… but I’m just missing the cooking gene. Don’t get me wrong, my family is well fed, it’s just that it’s not my calling in life. I should definitely keep my day job if-you-know-what-I-mean. Now baking… that’s my thing! I LOVE to bake!

When I saw this recipe I had ideas popping all through my mind! Thanks to my “Book Worm Daughter” and her ideas we made a real winner! It’s decadent and the best of cake plus cookie dough… and just enough chocolate to make the chocolate lover happy too! Make this and feel like you are living a DREAM!


This is a total “Cheat recipe” I used a box cake mix and prepared glaze and I’m not ashamed to admit it… just don’t tell anyone okay?

See all the fun mixing going on! 

It turns into this glorious pretend chocolate chip cookie dough. No, this is not a dream… it tastes just like the real stuff!

Be careful! If there are little ones in your house be prepared to fight them off as they try to steal your “tools of the trade”. Or just do as I did and hand them over to them… it keeps them happy and busy so you can spread the love cookie dough filling. Then pour on the glaze! Voila! Dreamy Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cake! Enjoy!



Dreamy Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cake

by Heather Reese


For The Cake

  • 2 boxes of your favorite yellow boxed cake mix

For The Glaze

  • One container of your favorite glaze

For The Filling

  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 stick of butter
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ cups flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup mini chocolate chips
  • 3 tablespoons milk


For The Cake

Follow Instructions on box to bake

Bake in 2 separate pans to make layers

Allow cake to cool as you prepare the filling

For The Filling

Melt butter and add both sugars to the melted butter. Stir well and allow to cool.

Mix in salt, vanilla, flour and milk. Chill.

Beat heavy whipping cream until medium peaks form. Chill.

Add whipped cream to cookie dough mixture, carefully folding in. Add chocolate chips.

Assemble Cake

Add filling to the top of one layer of cake. Spread.

Add the second layer of cake on top of the filling.

Add glaze

Heather Reese
the authorHeather Reese
Heather Delaney Reese is the storyteller and photographer behind the lifestyle and family travel blog, It's a Lovely Life®! For the past decade, she has vacationed over 150 days a year with her family. She is a vegan, and loves being by the water, spending time with her children, husband, 2 Shih Tzus and Cat.


    • Yep, SOOO easy… that’s the best part! And it looks like it was super complicated to make 🙂

  • So…for the baking challenged Dad’s out there, if I leave my address below, when can I expect to receive my cake??? LOL!

    Chris (ABH)

    • LOL! My desserts are all “cheaters” aka… even a baking challenged Dad can make them!!!
      Thanks for stopping by!

  • Wow Heather… I need a new keyboard now. Baking is something I love doing, but there are days I prefer going the “cheating” root just so I can have something guaranteed yummy! Printing this off and so trying it. Back to my drooling I go!

  • I tried to make this I followed the recipe to the T and the cookie dough tastes nasty I don’t know what I did but it just doesn’t taste right. I was so excited that I had to bake it so now i have two cakes and nothing to put in it. 🙁

    • Sorry you don’t like it 🙁 everyone that’s made it has loved it. I’d recommend just adding frosting to your cake and eating it that way! Should taste great!

      • What could make it taste like flour that is all I taste I would really like to make it right just don’t know what to add to it to make it taste better.

  • Ohhh… wow, I think I may just need to make the fake cookie dough and freeze balls or.. just eat it. Yummmy! SFE

  • This sounds and looks yummy, may make this for my sons birthday party in a few months.

  • Wow, now this looks tasty! I love your cake pan! Found you at melt in your mouth monday!

  • Is it wrong that I want to profess my love for you? Yeah, too weird….I’ll just go for the cake…..I louuuvve it!
    I am 37 and STILL can’t resist a cake batter-covered mixing element.
    Found you via Flour Me With Love…see you around!

    • I like you Kim 🙂 I think there is nothing wrong with loving cake dough. In fact I think that makes you super cool!

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