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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’ve compiled 21 cake mix recipes from our top fans and they delivered!
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We’re sharing the recipe + 20 great ideas to mix it up from our Facebook fans. Enjoy!

  • 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)
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  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.


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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

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


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.

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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.


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.

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

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Got Ideas For Cake Mix Cookies?

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

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For the lazy cookie cake mix recipes listed here, we use a 9x13 inch cake pan (large rectangle). This is by far the most popular size for cake mix cookie cakes and is the quintessential size for parties and large gatherings or an over-indulgent sweet-tooth appetite of your family ;) You can typically expect to get anywhere in between 12 and 20 slices of cookie cake from most of these recipes. We’ve found doing 5 cuts by 3 cuts will give you 15 reasonable sized portions which is plenty. It will also depend on the occasion. If you are hosting a larger party or gathering, you can make your slices much smaller than the recommended amount above. You can easily get 25 cake mix cookies by making 5 cuts by 5 cuts.

12 Slices: Cut the width side into 3 sections and the length-side into 4 equal parts.

15 Slices: Cut the width side into 3 sections and the length-side into 5 equal parts.

20 Slices: Cut the width side into 4 sections and the length-side into 5 equal parts.

25 Slices: Cut the width side into 5 sections and the length-side into 5 equal parts.

Making two more cuts lengthwise in this image would yield 15 cookies.

Making two more cuts lengthwise in this image would yield 15 cookies.

It all comes down to texture and volume. The biggest difference between a cookie and a cake is the cookie is usually denser and baked to give more texture and in some cases more crunch. On the flip side, a cake has more of a bread-like texture dessert. Cakes have their roots in bread-making, but in today’s versions, cakes are usually much lighter and definitely sweeter than breads. Interestingly, the ingredients for both cakes and cookies are very similar. In both, you’ll need flour, sugar, eggs, butter, liquid, baking soda, and baking powder. The difference comes from the ratios of each ingredient which heavily dictates the texture and volume. Because of these differences in ingredient ratios, cake batter is generally much more runny and smooth than cake batter.

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Where does this leave cake mix cookies? It depends on what you add. There have been times when some cake mix recipe variations come out very much like a cake, but about 90% of the recipes we’ve come across, the finished result is much closer to a cookie than a cake. Most cake mix cookie batters are stickier than normal cookie dough recipes, yet thicker than 

Hey, do you have a baking cookie problem? All right, well, lots of people do. Can we talk frankly about it for a minute? What’s going to happen if your cookie problem continues? What if you can’t help it and it continues to be a thorn in your side?

Now, that’s pretty bleak. But, I want to ask you something else. What would happen if we got this handled? What would your life be like if you could make the most delicious cookies with half the ingredients half the time and half the effort? What would your life be like if you didn’t hesitate or feel anxious every time that recipe rested on the counter-top staring back at you? What would your life be like if you stopped worrying if your neighbors liked your cookies and instead KNEW they loved them?

So, all you need to do is check out our monster recipe list of the best cake mix cookie recipes you can find on the web. We got you covered.

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