Chocolate Chip Cake with Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Frosting

Love Chocolate Chip Cookies?  Then you will love this easy Chocolate Chip Cake topped with a creamy Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Frosting

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I have an obsession with chocolate chips. From the classic cookie to other sweet treats with chocolate chips, I’m completely hooked.

I have a Pinterest board full of drool worthy chocolate chip desserts that make me weak in the knees. Just looking at all the goodies pinned makes me want to pour a tall glass of cold milk.

In the midst of all my fall apple and pumpkin desserts I have been baking I wanted to change things up, and what better than a Chocolate Chip Cake topped with a creamy Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Frosting you will want to just lick with a spoon.

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I love simple desserts that don’t require a lot of fuss. This Chocolate Chip Cake is one of those desserts. I like to bake cakes, including this in an 8 inch cake pan.  An 8 inch cake is the perfect size cake for a weeknight dessert.  If I make a bigger cake, that only leaves room for temptation with leftovers.  Then I find myself at midnight sitting in the kitchen in the dark, fork in hand digging into the cake.  We’ve all been there, right?  This is an easy, peasy, I’m in the mood for chocolate chip but don’t want to make cookies kind of cake. 

The cake taste just like one big chocolate chip cookie, but in cake form.  And the frosting.  Oh my, the frosting.  Let me just say, you may want to double it because you will find yourself eating half of it before you even frost the cake. 

Go ahead, pour yourself a glass of milk and curl up with a piece of this moist and delicious cake.  I promise, you will love it! 

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What you need
All-purpose flour
Instant vanilla pudding mix  (the secret ingredient that really makes this yummy.)
Light brown sugar
Sugar
Baking powder
Salt
Butter
Milk
Sour cream
Egg
Vanilla Extract
Confectioners sugar
Semi-sweet chocolate chips

Step one:  In a large bowl mix flour, pudding mix, sugars, baking powder and salt.

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Step two:  In a small bowl mix butter, milk, sour cream, egg and vanilla extractStir into dry ingredients. 

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Step three:  Stir in chocolate chips.

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Step four:  Pour into an 8-inch baking pan and bake at 350 degrees for 40-45 minutes.  Cool completely.

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Step five: Using an electric mixer, mix butter and sugar until combined.  Stir in vanilla and milk 1 tablespoon at a time until consistency is creamy.  If you add too much milk, add a little confectioners sugar to thicken the frosting.  Stir in chocolate chips.  Don’t you just want to eat this frosting with a spoon? 

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Step six:  Frost cake and enjoy.

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Chocolate Chip Cake with Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Frosting

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 12 servings 1x

Ingredients

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  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3.4oz. box vanilla instant pudding mix
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted and cooled
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Frosting

  • 6 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups confectioners sugar
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 12 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease an 8-inch baking pan (square or round) with cooking spray and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl mix flour, dry pudding mix, sugars, baking powder and salt.
  3. In a small bowl mix milk, butter, sour cream, egg and vanilla extract.
  4. While stirring stir wet ingredients into dry ingredients until blended.
  5. Stir in chocolate chips.
  6. Pour into prepared baking pan and bake for 40-45 minutes until cake tester comes out clean.
  7. Cool in pan on a wire rack completely before frosting.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Frosting.

  1. Mix butter and sugars until combined.
  2. Stir in vanilla extract and milk 1 tablespoon at a time until creamy. If consistency becomes too thin, add in a little more confectioners sugar.
  3. Stir in chocolate chips.
  4. Frost cake.

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25 Comments

  1. I have a little bit of an obsession with chocolate chips, too! Unless you call “snacking” on the (multiple) bags through out the baking pantry every time I pass it NOT an obsession…I don’t know what else you’d call it! This sweet treat is divine!

  2. This is delicious! My family of 4 polished it off in less than 2 days. The cake is so good I would eat in plain but I really, really love this frosting! Thanks for the recipe. I, too, love an 8×8 cake!

    1. Hi Susan! I am so glad to hear you enjoyed this yummy cake! If you liked this cake, you should try the Cinnamon Roll Cake that I just featured as well. It is also made in an 8×8. Thanks so much for letting me know.

  3. Would it be okay to leave out the sour cream? Where I live, there is no sour cream (or if I wanted to make my own, there’s no buttermilk either).

  4. Do you think this frosting would be good on chocolate cupcakes? And is there any specific storing instructions? If I make it at night for the next day, should I refrigerate?

  5. I came across this recipe on Pinterest and made it for myself for my birthday. I thought I had everything on hand but when I went to make it I realized I only had chocolate pudding, not vanilla. I went ahead and subbed it, and this dessert was DIVINE! I would like to try it again with the vanilla pudding, but in case anyone was wondering, it’s fabulous with chocolate as well! Love, love, love the frosting, too. Thanks for a great recipe!

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