Recipe: Ooey Gooey Cake Cookie

May 8, 2014

Don’t worry, you didn’t read the blog title wrong. Today’s recipe is simultaneously a cake and a cookie because it’s a cookie make out of a cake mix (get it). This recipe is hands down one of my favorite because it’s super easy to do. And I’m not even exaggerating when I say that most people I serve this to has a hard time eating just one.

This recipe, one of Paula Deen’s, originally calls for a chocolate cake mix. But I found that you can pretty much use any cake mix you want. I’ve done it with Devil’s Food, Red Velvet, and even Vanilla with an added pink food coloring for a baby shower. I’m making today’s cookie for a wedding shower, so I thought I’d leave it plain white for that “bride-y” feel.

Ready to make a batch of your own? Read on to find out how easy it is to make these mega delicious cookies.


  • 1 (8-ounce) brick cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 stick butter, at room temperature
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 18-ounce box moist cake mix (you can use any kind like chocolate, yellow, or red velvet)
  • Confectioners’ sugar, for dusting
  • White chocolate disc for decoration (optional)


  • In a large bowl with an electric mixer, cream the cream cheese and butter until smooth. Beat in the egg. Then beat in the vanilla extract.
  • Beat in the cake mix.
  • Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours to firm up so that you can roll the batter into balls.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Roll the chilled batter into tablespoon sized balls and then roll them in confectioner’s sugar.
  • Place on an ungreased cookie sheet, 2 inches apart. Bake 12-14 minutes.
  • Optional: while cookie is still warm, press a white chocolate disc to the top of cookie as decoration.

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  • Alexandra Aimee May 8, 2014 at 1:01 am

    These look amazing!! I have to find a way to de-gluten them….

    — Alex at Cashmere Kangaroo

  • Manasi May 8, 2014 at 1:04 am

    Looks delicious!

  • Deborah May 8, 2014 at 2:35 am

    This sounds so easy. I just stocked up on several cake mixes on sale one was a german chocolate but I forgot to buy coconut. I think it sounds perfect to try in this recipe. Thanks

  • Margaret Dallospedale May 8, 2014 at 5:05 am

    OMG It seems delicious!!!
    This recipe is amazing, I’ll love to try it
    Your blog is amazing
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  • Nicky May 8, 2014 at 6:39 am

    Fantastic recipe!
    Ciao ciao

  • Pilar Ayuso May 8, 2014 at 7:00 am

    Yummy yummy!! I’ll try it tonight and I hope have a great breakfast tomorrow!! Kisses darling!!

  • Mira May 8, 2014 at 7:48 am

    I would have eaten more than one that’s for sure!! Looks super yummy and easy to do. I have to try it :D

    xx Mira

  • Patti May 8, 2014 at 9:01 am

    Just so happens that cakes and cookies are my favs…so WIN!

  • Marisa Ferreira May 8, 2014 at 9:13 am

    Ahh, now I feel like eating cookies!

  • aimee fauci May 8, 2014 at 9:58 am

    Oh wow.. these look nice and soft.. the perfect cookie/ cake! <Must pin!

  • Monique May 8, 2014 at 1:10 pm

    This sounds lovely :) The cookies look delicious.

  • pop champagne May 8, 2014 at 1:39 pm

    ohh that looks delicious! a cookie and a cake- combination of my 2 fav things. love this idea!

  • Emma May 8, 2014 at 1:49 pm

    Love this!
Emma| With A City Dream

  • Ashley May 8, 2014 at 2:20 pm

    Oh my WORD these look heavenly! :)


  • Diana May 8, 2014 at 8:20 pm

    Looks yummy! Thanks for the visit.

  • TJ May 8, 2014 at 8:24 pm

    Oh gosh, I will literally make these every night! SO delicious!!
    xo TJ

  • Marlen May 8, 2014 at 10:27 pm

    Gita, you are absolutely killing me! I’m trying to fit into shorts and you’re posting irresistible cookies that i WILL have to bake, haha. yum yum yum!

    xo marlen
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  • Sonia May 8, 2014 at 11:48 pm

    Ok this is some revolutionary shit right here! You can’t begin to understand how excited I am about these cookies. Cake mix! The possibilities are endless! Thanks for sharing this!