Cake Batter Chocolate Chip Cookies

by Erin

These cake batter chocolate chip cookies combines two of my favorite things into one. The flavor of cake batter melded into a warm chocolate chip cookie!

Cake Batter Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Cake batter in cookie form? Yes please.

This recipe is not to be confused with the sprinkle chocolate chip cookies. Although they are nearly identical, this recipe substitutes some of the flour and sugar for dry cake mix. Hence the “cake batter” in the name of these cookies!

(If you are lucky enough to find special edition cake batter flavored white chocolate chips, even better, but otherwise regular white chocolate work just fine.)

Funfetti Chocolate Chip Cookies

Sure enough, these were great cake batter tasting tasting cookies. I most recently served them at a neighborhood happy hour and everyone raved. Cleary they are worthy of saving some of the dough to take up space in your freezer for those emergency cookie moments. Such as every day life.

This recipe actually made me think of all kinds of cake batter flavored cookies that could be made (similar to my streak of different cake batter dips). What other cake would you like to see in cookie form?

Cake Mix Chocolate Chip Cookies
Cake Batter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Post updated 8/3/22, photo above is the original.

One year ago: Gluten-Free Bananas Foster Muffins

Two years ago: Cashew Chicken

Cake Batter Chocolate Chip Cookies


Yield: 2 dozen Prep Time: Cooking Time:
Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat


  • 1-1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/4 cup yellow or white boxed cake mix
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, melted and cooled
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg + 1 yolk, room temperature
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1-1/2 cups white chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup rainbow sprinkles


  1. Sift together the flour, cake mix, baking soda, and salt; set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, cream together the melted butter, brown sugar and white sugar until well blended (1-2 minutes). Beat in the vanilla, egg, and egg yolk until light and creamy. Mix in the sifted ingredients in three batches until just blended. Fold in the chips by hand followed by the sprinkles.
  3. Lightly coat a 1/4 measuring cup with non-stick cooking spray. Scoop cookie dough, roll into a ball that is slightly taller than wide, and place on a plate or tray. Cover tightly and chill for at least 2 hours, but overnight for best results*.
  4. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line cookie sheets with silicone baking mats (or parchment paper).
  5. Place cookie dough onto the prepared cookie sheets, about 3 inches apart.
  6. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until edges are barely golden (will look underbaked). Cool on baking sheets for 10 minutes before transferring to wire racks to cool completely. Store at room temperature in an airtight container.


*This step is highly suggested. The dough is fairly sticky, so chilling the dough is required in order to avoid the cookie from spreading too much.

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Source: Adapted from my Sprinkle Chocolate Chip Cookies and Sally’s Baking Addiction

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Stephanie @ Macaroni and Cheesecake February 24, 2013 - 3:01 pm

I’ve been dying to try these, so glad to know they are great!

Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes February 22, 2013 - 1:10 pm

I made these once and loved them!! Everyone loved the soft texture of them. Yours look delicious!

Jessica@AKitchenAddiction February 22, 2013 - 9:03 am

I would love to have a batch of these in the freezer to have on hand!

Aimee @ ShugarySweets February 22, 2013 - 6:05 am

Cookie emergency moments, love that! These look delicious Erin :)

Hope Cox @ ohmyfoodness February 21, 2013 - 7:22 pm

I’ve made these before. Cake mix seriously makes the BEST cookie dough. Tastes delish with some icing, too! :)

Liz February 21, 2013 - 6:53 pm

Oh, boy do these look yummy! My family would gobble these up!

Tracey February 21, 2013 - 5:52 pm

Haha, emergency cookie moments – yep, that’s pretty much every afternoon around 3 o’clock for me :) These are so fun!

sally @ sallys baking addiction February 21, 2013 - 2:40 pm

Sorry they didn’t stay as thick for you! They look wonderful though. I love this recipe so much!

spiffycookie February 21, 2013 - 3:13 pm

No worries, I am sure it was just the different pan

alex February 21, 2013 - 12:38 pm

I’d love to hear your cookie sheet review! I love using cake fun!

spiffycookie February 21, 2013 - 2:34 pm

I need to bake the same batch of cookies on all three. I keep just doing one at a time and it’s hard to make true comparisons. But I will work on that and post it!

Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar February 21, 2013 - 7:16 am

Mmm these sound so tasty!!

Lisa February 21, 2013 - 7:11 am

I’ve seen these before but always thought they couldn’t be better then “real” cookies. You may have finally pushed me to give them a chance!

Kelly @ Hidden Fruits and Veggies February 21, 2013 - 7:08 am

ohhhhh yum! These would be phenomenal with all white chocolate chips, and a biiiiiig glass of milk :)


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