A soft, buttery chocolate chip cookie cake, stuffed full of sprinkles and topped off with rich chocolate frosting.  This serves as a great alternative to traditional birthday cake!

Bird's eye view of a Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake with a slice ready to be taken out.

Hi everyone, Sam here from Sugar Spun Run, and I’m excited to share one of my new favorite dessert recipes with you today: A Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake!  Can you think of a better dessert than a giant, soft chocolate chip cookie, filled with sprinkles and topped off with chocolate frosting?

I can’t (but I’m also admittedly a bit of a chocolate chip cookie addict), and this cookie cake trumps even the best cookie recipe because there’s no scooping, no chilling, rolling, or slicing.  Just mix up the ingredients and spread them into a pan, slide it into the oven and you’re done! Well, minus the frosting.

Can I make this in a 9 inch pan?

I made this cookie cake in a 10″ springform pan, but if you have a deep 10″ cake pan that would work great, too.  You can also get away with using a 9″, but you’ll need to bake it a bit longer and the cookie cake will be a bit thicker (not a bad thing!).

The cookie will bake up with a soft, chewy, chocolaty center and a slightly crisped edge, so no matter which kind of cookie connoisseur you are (chewy or crispy), you’ll find something to love here.

Slice of chocolate chip cookie cake sitting on some wax paper.

I have a little bit of an obsession with using sprinkles in my recipes (like my Funfetti cake — sprinkles overload!), so of course I added a handful of bright, colorful sprinkles to this chocolate chip cookie cake.  You can absolutely skip them if you’d like, but why would you want to!?

Because no cake is complete without at least a little bit of frosting, I topped this one off with a rim of chocolate buttercream that’s sweet but not too sweet and accents the cookie cake perfectly. I only did one ring of frosting for these photos, but the recipe makes enough that you can do two.

When I served this cake to my family, I added extra frosting to the slices of the chocolate lovers in my family (which is just about everyone).

Enjoy! If you like this recipe you may also like Chocolate Chip Cookie Shots and  Chocolate Chip Shortbread Cookies.