Chocolate Funfetti Cookie Stack Cake

by Erin

What’s better than a cookie cake? A cookie stack cake made of chocolate funfetti cookies and cake batter buttercream for a party-ready dessert.

Chocolate Funfetti Cookie Stack Cake.
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Is there anything better than a cookie cake? How about a cookie STACK cake? Heck yes! You can make a cookie stack cake out of any cookie you prefer whether it be store bought or homemade but you will need about 4 dozen of whichever you choose.

I decided to make my own and went for a chocolate funfetti cookie, which is a chocolate cookie with mini cake truffles mixed in along with some white chocolate chips. The truffles I used were from Walgreens and but I’ve also seem them at Giant Eagle. Originally, I did not buy enough of the bites and that’s why I mixed in some white chocolate chips as well.

Alternatively, you could also just make them homemade.

Chocolate Funfetti Stacked Cookie Cake.

As the name suggests, the cookies are stacked in alternating layers with a cake batter buttercream in between each to make it all hold together. It’s then topped off with more frosting, an extra cookie for decoration, a few more mini truffles and lots of sprinkles.

Now when it comes to eating this cake, I know your first instinct is likely to pull off a cookie or two but don’t you dare! The beauty of all your hard work will be ruined if you do so (and actually this is what happened when I brought it to a party). Instead slice it just like you would a regular cake because all that frosting and layers of cookies are just begging to be sliced into.

What flavor cookie stack cake would you make?

Chocolate White Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake.

Chocolate Funfetti Cookie Stack Cake.


Yield: 1 cake or 5 dozen cookies Prep Time: Cooking Time:
Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat



  • 4-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 2 cups butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 cups dark brown sugar
  • 2 eggs and 2 egg yolks
  • 2 Tbsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups cupcake bites (or mini cake batter truffles), plus more for topping
  • 2 cups white chocolate chips, plus more for topping


  • 1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup vegetable shortening, room temperature
  • 1 cup white cake mix (dry and heat treated*)
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1-2 Tbsp milk
  • Sprinkles, if desired, plus more for topping


  1. In a large bowl, sift together flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt; set aside.
  2. In a very large bowl, beat together butter and sugars until creamy, about 2-3 minutes. Beat in eggs, yolks and vanilla until just incorporated. Gradually stir flour mixture into the butter mixture until combined. Stir in cupcake bites and white chocolate chips.
  3. Scoop into walnut-sized balls using a medium cookie scoop, place on a plate or tray, cover, and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes - 2 hours (overnight best). 
  4. When ready, preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mat, set aside.
  5. Place on prepared cookie sheets about 2 inches apart. Bake 8-10 minutes. Allow to cool for 5 minutes on cookie sheets before transferring to wire racks to cool completely.
  6. While the cookies cool, prepare the buttercream. In a large bowl, beat butter and shortening on medium speed until smooth. Turn mixer to low and slowly add in your powdered sugar and dry cake mix.
  7. Turn speed up to medium and beat for 1 minute until smooth. Add in milk and continue mixing until desired consistency is reached. Add sprinkles if using and transfer to a pastry bag fitted with a wide tip, or place in zip top bag and cut off the corner.
  8. To assemble the cookie cake, refer to diagram provided by Erica’s Sweet Tooth and follow these instructions: Start by arranging a circle of six cookies on your cake plate with one in the center (7 total). Pipe a thick ring of buttercream on that layer.
  9. Place the next layer of cookies on top, staggered from the layer below (refer to diagram for help). Leave the center cookie empty this time and fill that space with buttercream, as well as adding another ring of buttercream around the circle of cookies.
  10. Continue building layers until you run out of cookies or you reach desired height (I made 6 layers and used 42 cookies). Top with a mound of buttercream, one more cookie and sprinkle with cupcake bites, white chocolate chips, and sprinkles.
  11. Slice like a cake and serve!


*Raw eggs are not the only possible source of bacterial contamination, raw flour is also a culprit. Heat treat by heating in microwave to 160 degrees F – about 1 minute stirring every 15 seconds.

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Source: Cake assembly and idea from Erica’s Sweet Tooth. Cookies adapted from Chocolate Cookies ‘n’ Creme Cookies. Buttercream from Cookies & Cups.

Chocolate Funfetti Cookie Stack Cake 1

Post updated 5/22/2023, photos above and below are the originals.

Chocolate Funfetti Cookie Stack Cake 2
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alex June 25, 2013 - 11:05 pm

yes! would be so fun for July 4th!

Nessa June 23, 2013 - 12:16 pm

Love this idea! Want to make ASAP :)

Liz June 22, 2013 - 6:56 pm

Ahhh, my gosh, I need a birthday to celebrate ASAP because this looks to good not to make. Maybe I could just make it for 4th of July?!

spiffycookie June 23, 2013 - 10:29 am

I think it would look great with festive sprinkles and decorations. Little toothpick flags on top!

Kayle (The Cooking Actress) June 22, 2013 - 9:11 am


steph@stephsbitebybite June 21, 2013 - 5:58 pm

I think I just need a fork to go along with that whole plate!

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natalie@thesweetslife June 21, 2013 - 12:45 pm

I love the look of these stacked cakes!

Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel June 21, 2013 - 11:16 am

Oh em gee, this is seriously AWESOME!! I’m in love!

Zainab June 21, 2013 - 10:36 am

Oh WOW!! I love this!! And where do you start eating indeed??

Joanne June 21, 2013 - 10:31 am

Where does one even begin eating this!! I kind of want to dive in face first.

Kristina June 21, 2013 - 9:35 am

OMG. this is genius.


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