Candy Corn Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake

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This Candy Corn Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake is perfect for a Halloween party or for baking with your kids. It’s easy to make, festive, and full of rich chocolate & chewy candy corn!

Can’t get enough candy corn? You’ll love this moist and delicious Candy Corn Poke Cake. You’re welcome!

Candy Corn Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake slice on a plate
Overhead view of a Candy Corn Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake

Candy Corn Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake

If it was ok to hand out homemade things to trick or treaters, I might even hand out slices of this cookie cake. I personally think it’d be much more fun than a 10th little bag of skittles. But alas, homemade things probably would be regarded quite skeptically and not eaten, unless it was a neighbor that knew me.

And I get it – if I had kids and some lady was giving out something and I didn’t know what was in it, I probably wouldn’t want them to eat it either. The fact is, there are some weird people out there who do not so nice things. Unfortunate, but true. Fortunately, I can share this recipe with you and you can make it! Yay!

Candy Corn Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake with a slice removed
Candy Corn Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake slice on a plate

Truth be told, we aren’t huge Halloween people right now. I liked it as a kid. My younger brother and I would always barter with each other for our favorites. If we got something we didn’t like and the other liked it, we had a very refined trading system. 😉

And I imagine once we have kids, Halloween will be fun again, but for now it’d be just another reason to spend money on something like a costume. And if I were one of those super clever people that came up with awesome costume ideas, I might do it. But I’m not.

Instead, Jessie busts out her super girl costume and we hand out candy to the neighborhood kids. I do like giving candy to the kids. When it comes to sweets, I’m basically a big kid. I’ll gladly let you grab a handful (or two as long as I have enough candy) and pick out your favorites. I remember wanting to do that as a kid very well.

I usually tell a couple kids in our cul-de-sac to come by at the end of the night and get the rest of our candy. I just don’t need it sitting around. I have things like this cookie cake that I’m already feasting on. 🙂

A Candy Corn Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake on a round piece of cardboard
Candy Corn Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake slice on a plate with a bite on a fork

Speaking of the cookie cake – how do you feel about candy corn? Personally I’m a fan. It’s like compacted sugar. Why wouldn’t I be a fan? I also love the little pumpkin versions of candy corn. I actually think I like the pumpkins better, but they were a little large for putting in a cookie.

The cookie itself is a moist, chewy, super chocolatey cookie. It’s filled with chocolate chunks (you could also use chocolate chips) and candy corn. The candy corn is definitely chewy. I like the texture of it in the cookie, but you could leave it out and just decorate the cookie with it if you prefer. Either way it’ll be delicious and festive!

A note about cooking the cookie – it’ll be done after about 18-20 minutes of baking. It’ll probably still look a little undone in the center, and should be a little jiggly. But it’ll continue to bake and firm up as it cools. Trust me. You don’t want to cook it even longer and then end up with a dry cookie.

Candy Corn Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake slice on a plate

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Candy Corn Chocolate Chip cookie Cake slice on yellow plate
Recipe

Candy Corn Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake

  • Author: Lindsay
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 18 minutes
  • Total Time: 38 minutes
  • Yield: 12-14 Servings 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American

Description

This Candy Corn Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake is perfect for a Halloween party or for baking with your kids. It’s easy to make, festive, and full of rich chocolate & chewy candy corn!


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Ingredients

CHOCOLATE COOKIE CAKE

  • 3/4 cup salted butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, lightly packed
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa (I use Hershey’s Special Dark)
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/23/4 cup of chocolate chunks or chocolate chips
  • 1/23/4 cup candy corn

CHOCOLATE ICING

  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 cup cocoa
  • 2 tbsp water (or milk)

Instructions

CHOCOLATE COOKIE CAKE:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and prepare a 9 or 10 inch cake pan by placing parchment paper in the bottom of the pan and spraying the sides with a non stick spray.
2. Cream butter and sugars together until light and fluffy, about 3-4 minutes.
3. Mix in egg and vanilla extract.
4. Add flour, cocoa and baking soda and mix until combined.
5. Stir in chocolate chunks and candy corn. Dough will be thick and sticky.
6. Spread the dough evenly into the cake pan. Bake for 18-20 minutes. The center may still look a little undercooked but it will firm up and continue cooking as it cools.
7. Remove from oven and let cool completely in pan, then carefully remove.

CHOCOLATE ICING:

1. Beat the shortening and butter until smooth.
2. Add cocoa, vanilla and half of powdered sugar. Mix until combined.
3. Add 1-2 tbsp water.
4. Add the rest of the powdered sugar and mix until smooth. Add water to get the right consistency.

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  1. Niki

    I know it’s a year later, but I just made this for a Halloween party this past weekend. WOW is all I have to say, so rich and yummy. I made the cake into bite size pieces, topped with a squeeze of icing and candy corn or candy pumpkin. So good. The icing was the best chocolate icing I’ve made.

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  4. Margy

    This looks FANTASTIC! For the icing, your instructions say to beat the butter and shortening, but there is no shortening listed in the ingredients. How much? What kind?

    1. lifeloveandsugar@gmail.com

      Sorry about that. I updated the recipe. It should be 1/4 cup butter and 1/4 cup shortening. Thanks Margy!

  5. Kathy

    Just finished making the cookie part and it looks fabulous! One question though, the directions for the frosting say to add the shortening and butter together, but there is no shortening amount on the ingredient list. Do I add it and how much please? I’ll let you know how the finished product turns out! Thanks a lot!

    1. lifeloveandsugar@gmail.com

      I’m glad the cookie turned out! Sorry for the confusion on the frosting, it’s been updated. It should be 1/4 cup of butter and 1/4 cup of shortening.

      1. Kathy

        Thanks for your response Lindsay!
        I am loving the look and taste of this cookie/cake! I baked mine for exactly 19 minutes. It looked very moist in the middle with edges slightly crusty. By morning the density was perfect. I was tempted to put it back in the oven initially. Glad I didn’t. Thanks so much for that hint and the awesome recipe!

  6. Kim

    Just a question… The directions for the icing say to beat the shortening and butter until smooth, but shortening is not listed in the ingredients. What should the direction be?

  7. Kelly Woodmansee

    I made this for my birthday “cake” a few days ago, and this recipe is TO DIE FOR! The only substitution I made was I used M&M’s instead of candy corn. But this cookie cake was seriously Ah-mazing! I had to send the leftovers home with family or I could have eaten the whole thing. Everyone loved this cookie cake!! Make it! Now!! You won’t be disappointed! Thanks for this recipe Lindsay!

  8. Eli

    This looks like a lovely baking project. 🙂 However, I feel the need to point out that the ‘Halloween Sadist’ who hands out poisoned or otherwise harmfully-tampered-with candy on Halloween is a myth, and has been for as long as the idea has existed. It started in the late period of the Industrial Revolution, when people started being afraid of pre-packaged foods like hard candies because they could no longer actually see and take into account all the ingredients that went into those foods – but all chemical analyses of such candies proved there were no poisonous substances in them. There have been exactly two instances of children dying from poisoning on Halloween – both were actually poisoned by their own families. One was 5-year-old Kevin Toston, in 1970, who ingested heroin from his uncle’s stash, and his family tried to protect the uncle from the authorities by claiming the fatal overdose was caused by Halloween candy. The second case, in 1974, was the death of Timothy O’Bryan, whose father murdered him to collect on insurance money by planting cyanide-laced Pixie Stix in his Halloween candies.

  9. Jess @ On Sugar Mountain

    I had a dream last night I was ordering cookies at a shop and couldn’t make up my mind…and then I see this cookie cake in my feed! It’s a sign. 😀 I must make it!

  10. Renee@Two+in+the+Kitchen

    This looks sensational!! I love all the chocolate and the candy corn addition is too cute!! Pinned! 🙂

  11. Julianne @ Beyond FRosting

    If a slice of this JUST so happens to make it in your suitcase, I would not be bummed. #justsaying

  12. Julia @ Sprinkled With Jules

    I wish we didn’t live in a world where it’s thought of as skeptical for giving out home made goods! But that’s the truth. This sounds great, except I have to say I hate candy corn! The cookie though, I’m loving the sound of a chocolate cookie cake!

    1. lifeloveandsugar@gmail.com

      I know, right? Bummer you don’t like candy corn – any Halloween candy would probably work. 🙂

  13. Amy @ Amy's Healthy Baking

    Aww, I would totally ring your doorbell on Halloween if you were handing out slices of this! Or, umm, literally any baked goodie you’ve posted on your blog… I’m such a sucker for homemade treats! And this cookie cake is absolutely gorgeous. The special dark cocoa makes the cake look almost black — so festive! Pinned!

  14. Julie+@+This+Gal+Cooks

    I’m not really a fan of candy corn by itself but I do like it in sweet treats and baked goods. This cookie cake looks AMAZING and would be so dangerous if it was at my house. Love this, Lindsay!

  15. Jaren (Diary of a Recipe Collector)

    I’m such a chocoholic and this calling my name! I agree there is just something about the candy pumpkins!

      1. Krystal

        Recipe was easy to follow, and cookie cake was so great! Very well balanced, even though I was nervous it would be overwhelmingly sweet. It was amazing!

  16. Mir

    Lindsday, I have to pin this. It’s too gorgeous not to. I want it on my Pinterest page now! And in my mouth later.
    I remember when people first freaked out about giving out treats that could be tainted. My mom handed out crayons. I was so mortified I wanted to crawl under the table and never come out!

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