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Cake Mix Lazy Cookie Cake 21 Ways

This recipe is easy and can be made 100 different ways (or more!).  We’re sharing the recipe + 20 great ideas to mix it up from our Facebook fans. Enjoy!

Lazy Cookie Cake


  • 1 box yellow or white cake mix (we like Butter Cake)
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 5 Tbsp melted butter
  • 2 cups chocolate chips (we like M&M’s, or dark chocolate chips with white chocolate chips)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Mix together all ingredients and spread into a greased 9×13 pan.
  3. Bake for 20 minutes.


Lazy Cookie Cake: So easy!


21 + Ways to Make Lazy Cookie Cake

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21+ Ways to Make Lazy Cookie Cake


Double Chocolate Red Velvet Lazy Cookie Cake

Here’s our latest take on Lazy Cookie Cake! Perfect for Valentine’s Day or Christmas!

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Ideas and Variations from our Facebook Fans

  • Black and White: How about trying a chocolate cake mix, the 2 eggs and 5 Tbs butter. Then add white chocolate chips and macadamia (chopped) nuts to the mix.  — Judee
  • More Butter: I made this last night. It was awesome! My girlfriend liked it too! I did use the whole stick of butter, though. I’m sure Paula Deen would approve of that move!!  — Zack
  • Golden Buttery Cake Mix: I’ve done this recipe at least 3 times since I saw it. Sooooo good. I find it’s better with the golden buttery cake mix. Stays moist for longer.  — Trish
  • Cookie Cake Sandwiches: I made this but used 2 small pizza pans to make cookie cake. After I cooked them I removed the cookies from the pans and covered one cookie with ice cream. Then I topped that with the other cookie and put it in the freezer. When I served it I drizzled chocolate syrup over the top. It was delicious.  — Kelly
  • Funfetti + Smashed Bananas: I’ve made these a few times with different cake mixes. I did a funfetti cake mix smashed banana and chocolate chips! And another one with chocolate cake mix and the mini Reese pieces baking chips and both were DELICIOUS!!! And one of the easiest things EVER! My kids love them.  — Pam
  • Red Velvet: Try red velvet cake mix and white chocolate chip.  — Mom K.
  • Peanut Butter: Yellow cake mix, peanut butter chips and milk chocolate frosting.  — Mary
  • Pumpkin: I make pumpkin muffins/bread with 2 boxes spice cake mix and 1 can Libby’s easy pumpkin pie can pumpkin.  — Tina
  • More Eggs: I made it tonight used 3 eggs turned out great!  — Krystal
  • German Chocolate: I vote for German chocolate cake add coconut and pecans.  — Terry F.
  • Gluten Free: Yay! Easy to make with Betty Crocker Gluten Free cake mix. Win for gluten intolerant vs. Yummy desserts!  — Shannon G.
  • Get Crazy: I’m thinking of triple chocolate with chocolate cake mix white chocolate chips and then chocolate chips also you could do spice with butterscotch chips OMG you could do a yellow cake mix with bananas and white chocolate chips!  — Elaine G.
  • Spice Cake: Spice cake mix and butterscotch chips!!  — Linda C.
  • More Chocolate: Absolutely decadent! When it came out of the oven, I poured another half cup, I think, of chocolate chips on top. They melted rather quickly and I had a delicious frosting for my cookie cake.  — Krystal S.
  • Add Cherries: I added bing cherries and was a huge hit. Needs to back closer to 30 minutes.  — Lisa H.
  • Lemon: Try lemon cake mix with crushed lemon drops and 1/4 tsp. lemon extract.  — Dian T.
  • Caramel Pecan: I’m thinking of caramel chips and pecans as well with the chocolate chips  — Tracy V.
  • Hint of Orange: use a teaspoon of orange extract, change to white morsels and add macadamias for some delicious blondies.  — Karen C.
  • Marshmallows: Chocolate mix, with chocolate chips bake until almost done cover with marshmallows return to oven until marshmallows plump. Soften chocolate frosting and pour over. Let cool.  — Lisa B.

Cookie Bar Variation from Maura C.

If you want a cookie bar instead of cake, these are awesome too:

  • 1 Package yellow cake mix
  • 1 1/2 sticks butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cups sugar
  • Chocolate chips

Melt butter, mix ingredients together with chocolate chips and press into cookie sheet. Bake at 350. For 10 minutes.

I’ve made them with triple chocolate fudge cake as well! Always have ingredients on hand for my 15 year old and his friends

Lazy Cookie Cake 21 Ways

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Leave a comment and tell us how you’d mix this cake up!


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  1. Rosemary 02/13/2017 at 7:51 am

    You need to have a print button to get the recipes

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  3. may 11/28/2016 at 8:06 pm

    hi. can you make these into cookies by dropping the dough by tbs. onto a cookie sheet? i would like to make cookies and give out in tins for the holidays. More convenient than the bars for gift giving.

  4. Rhana 04/23/2016 at 9:03 am

    Strawberry cake mix with vanilla chips.

  5. Mary 03/07/2016 at 2:39 pm

    Can you tell me if this recipe calls for mixing the ingredients by hand or by using an electric mixer?

    • Allison Cahalane 03/27/2016 at 2:35 am

      Hi Mary
      Mix all the ingredients by hand, no need to use a mixer.


  6. Sheila 02/15/2016 at 9:00 am

    In place of butter use 8 oz of cool whip. I even used non fat and once sugar free and the cookies were great. On the Marshmallow cookies put them under the broiler for a few minutes -roasted Marshmallow on chocolate. I sprinkle confectionery sugar on my red velvet.

  7. Ellie 02/15/2016 at 6:27 am

    I like to use chopped up candy bars: reeces and heath are the best and its super cheap normally 3 of the snack size bars is all it takes.

  8. Farah 02/15/2016 at 1:59 am

    Do u have to use shop bought cake mix or can u use ur own homemade one and add all extra ingredients?

  9. Krista 02/14/2016 at 8:01 am

    My Family loves Lazy Cookie cake!!! We have made it with many different cake mixes. One of my favorites is pumpkin cake mix with pumpkin chocolate chips! My younger 2 daughters love the funfetti/rainbow chip cake mix with m & m’s! My oldest daughter & my husband’s favorite is dark chocolate cake mix with dark chocolate chips 🙂 Love reading everyone’s ideas we have to try the ice cream cookie cake 1!!!

  10. Billy Ayers 01/18/2016 at 2:19 pm

    I’ve made the cake mix lazy cookie recipe twice. Mine is not getting done in 20 minutes at 350. What could I possibly doing wrong?

    • Donald 02/15/2016 at 8:40 am

      Middle of the oven,took 30 minutes approximately

  11. Sabrina B 11/18/2015 at 12:29 pm

    I bet this would be good if you used Lemon Cake mix and White Chocolate chips. 🙂

    • Sandy 12/03/2015 at 6:29 pm

      so do you also put in what the ingredients is called for on the cake box or ONLY put in what is listed here (eggs, butter an chocolate chips or what item you like)? Just wasn’t sure if I followed the cake box directions an then add more eggs, butter, etc

  12. Aquamdax Daes 03/04/2015 at 9:55 am

    sugar free: use the sugar free cake mix, dark chocolate chips and add 5 min to the cooking time (total 25 min)

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  14. jane nash 02/23/2015 at 7:21 am

    I made my cake mix with chocolate fudge cake mix and mint chips.It turned out great . Every one wanted the recipe.

  15. mari 02/05/2015 at 7:05 am

    Do you make the cake mix first? & then add all the other ingredients?

    • Jody A. 02/05/2015 at 7:30 am

      No, just the cake mix and the other ingredients in the recipe. I caught myself.

      • Mary 03/07/2016 at 12:03 pm

        Do you mix all ingredients by hand or use an electric mixer? If electric mixer, I would think add the chocolate chips after and mix those in by hand.

  16. Jody A. 02/05/2015 at 6:52 am

    Great ideas. Thank you mine turned out great!!! Going to try a different one.

  17. Jenetta Penner 02/02/2015 at 9:13 pm

    Love these ideas! Glad you shared them all here.

  18. Jennifer Spurr 02/02/2015 at 8:11 pm

    i use a strawberry cake mix and white chocolate chips

  19. Barbara 02/02/2015 at 4:36 pm

    I started this recipe and realized all I had in cabinet was a brownie mix! It came out awesome!