Confetti Cookie Dough Cake

July 14, 2016

How to Make Cookie Dough Cake

Moving can be hard. Not only do you have to figure out how to navigate a new city, but you also have to figure out how to make new friends - and that can be intimidating. So when a new family moved in down the street, I decided I was going to welcome them to the neighborhood the best way I know how - with a cake.

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The family had two little kids, so I thought my favorite Cookie Dough Confetti Cake would be the perfect "Welcome To The Neighborhood" treat. This epic cake does require a good amount of butter because it is covered in delicious buttercream and piled high with chocolate chip cookie dough - so I teamed up with LAND O LAKES® to make this the best cake possible.

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I'm not going to lie...I'm kind of a butter snob. But when you are a baker like me (and you use SO MUCH BUTTER), you kind of have to be - and LAND O LAKES® is by far my favorite brand. I don't know how they do it, but their butter makes a huge difference in the final product.

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The cake was a huge hit! Not only were my new neighbors very excited about the cake, they were also so thankful that I took the time to come over and introduce myself. Sometimes it is the smallest gesture that is the most appreciated - and I guess showing up with a cake never hurts.

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Confetti Cookie Dough Cake

Confetti Cookie Dough Cake | Sprinkles For Breakfast



  • 2 cups LAND O LAKES Unsalted Butter, room temperature
  • 4 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 2 lbs. powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons milk
  • Blue food coloring


  • 2 eggs + 1 egg white
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 3 cups cake flour, sifted
  • 1 3/4 cups sugar
  • 1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 12 tablespoons LAND O LAKES Unsalted Butter, room temperature

Cookie Dough

  • 2 cups flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup LAND O LAKES Unsalted Butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups mini chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup sprinkles


for the cake:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare three 8" cake pans with pam and parchment.
  2. In a medium bowl combine eggs, egg white and the vanilla. Set aside.
  3. In a bowl with an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, combine dry ingredients and mix on a low speed for 30 seconds.
  4. Add butter and milk. Mix on a low speed until just combined. Increase to medium speed and mix for 1-2 minutes.
  5. Scrape down the sides of the bowl and add egg mixture in 2 separate batches. Beat on medium speed until it is just combined.
  6. Divide batter into three cake pans. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  7. Let cakes cool on wire racks until completely cool.

for the buttercream:

  1. In a mixer fitted with a whisk attachment, combine butter and cream cheese. Mix until light and fluffy. About 3 minutes.
  2. Slowly add powdered sugar on a low speed.
  3. Add milk and vanilla extract.
  4. Mix until light and fluffy.

for the cookie dough:

  1. In a mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, combine butter and sugars until light and fluffy.
  2. Add vanilla extract.
  3. Add flour and salt. Mix until combined.
  4. Stir in mini chocolate chips and sprinkles.
  5. Set aside 1/3 of the dough for the cake filling. Use remaining 2/3 to roll into small balls for the topping.

Comments (3)

Brenda B

09/04/16 09:24 PM

Looks like an awesome cake....Please explain how to use 1/3 of cookie dough that is set aside for cake filling. Thanks.

Lindsay Nathanson

09/05/16 03:17 AM

Of course! I broke it up into little tiny pieces and then just scattered it all over the icing. To make the small pieces, you can either crumble the dough in your hand, or just form a large ball and pull off a little bit at a time. I hope that helps!


09/01/16 06:24 PM

Awesome Cake! Quick question, your recipe says 2 eggs, and 1 egg white. But your description says just egg whites, little confused.

Lindsay Nathanson

09/01/16 09:11 PM

Sorry about that! It's 2 eggs + 1 egg white!


07/28/16 07:06 PM

OH wow this is a cake I will eat entirely! For a cookie dough lover, its hard to resist, thanks for the recipe!

Lindsay Nathanson

07/29/16 03:58 PM

I'm so glad you like it! It's one of my favorites!

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