Triple Chocolate Cookie Cake

This incredible Triple Chocolate Cookie Cake is made with a fudgy chocolate cookie base filled with M&M’s and topped with rich chocolate buttercream! It’s a chocoholic’s greatest weakness!

Triple Chocolate Cookie Cake

Triple Chocolate Cookie Cake

This Triple Chocolate Cookie Cake is seriously awesome and addictive! It might even be better than my regular Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake, Funfetti Cake Batter Cookie Cake and Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Cake. If nothing else, it’s some good competition.

Certainly there’s a cookie cake for everyone here!

But before we get too far into the cookie and can’t turn back, I want to share some exciting news. Today is the 1 year blogiversary for Life, Love and Sugar!

It’s hard to believe it’s been a year since my first posts (I posted 3 the first day so that it wouldn’t feel so empty 🙂 ). At the time, I hadn’t really narrowed down what I’d be blogging about. I was just starting to try and get pregnant so I thought I might have a little more of that mixed in but alas there’s no baby yet. And as time went on it became clear that food – mostly sweets with a little bit a savory mixed in – was what I wanted to do. I love all food, especially delicious treats, and it’s what you all seem to want too. What you want, you shall get!

Triple Chocolate Cookie Cake

And let’s be honest, you all are what makes this blog what it is. Without you wonderful readers, it’d be nothing.

So I want to send out a HUGE thank you to all of you who read, share, comment and make the recipes I post. Knowing you enjoy the recipes and find them great enough to share with people is what really makes my day and keeps me working to make the next best recipe.

Triple Chocolate Cookie Cake

The other super exciting news is that I am moving the blog from to a self hosted blog on It’s so close to being ready and I can’t wait! That’s part of why I’ve been a little MIA the past week or so – so much to do! Hopefully I can make it official this weekend.

Truthfully it may not look much different to you initially. As time goes on, I’d like to do more. But the initial thing I think you will love and I’m adding just for you is a much better printing ability. I’ve received a number of emails about how the print button now prints the whole post as well as comments, so once I officially make the switch, that won’t be a problem anymore. Yay!!

Triple Chocolate Cookie Cake

The only thing is that I may loose some of my wonderful followers. I’m trying to get all my email subscribers transferred over, but those of you who follow via wordpress will no longer see my new posts unless you subscribe via email or another method, such as Bloglovin or Facebook. I just wanted to give you all a heads up! I don’t want you to miss out!

So of course if makes sense that I’d celebrate a blogiversary and an exciting change with a cake! And not just any cake, but a triple chocolate cookie cake. It is FULL of dark chocolate, semi sweet chocolate chunks and milk chocolate M&Ms. Yum!

Triple Chocolate Cookie Cake

And like I said before, so moist, chewy and chocolatey with the perfect texture. I didn’t want to stop eating it. Really.

Plus, I love the pop of color from the M&Ms. So pretty and happy! It might even be as happy as the sprinkle filled Funfetti Cake Batter Cookie Cake. 🙂

So celebrate with me and make a cookie cake!

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Triple Chocolate Cookie Cake slice on wax paper

Triple Chocolate Cookie Cake

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


This incredible Triple Chocolate Cookie Cake is made with a fudgy chocolate cookie base filled with M&M’s and topped with rich chocolate buttercream! It’s a chocoholic’s greatest weakness!




  • 3/4 cup (168g) salted butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup (72g) dark brown sugar, lightly packed
  • 1/2 cup (104g) sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cups (163g) all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup (57g) cocoa (I use Hershey’s Special Dark)
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/23/4 cup of chocolate chunks
  • 1/2 cup M&Ms


  • 1/4 cup (56g) butter
  • 1/4 cup (48g) shortening
  • 1/4 cup (29g) cocoa
  • 2 cups (230g) powdered sugar
  • 23 tbsp (30-45ml) water



1. Cream butter and both sugars together until light and fluffy, about 3-4 minutes.
2. Mix in egg and vanilla extract.
3. Add flour, cocoa and baking soda and mix until combined.
4. Stir in chocolate chunks and M&MS. Dough will be thick and sticky.
5. Chill for at least 3 hours or overnight.
6. When ready to bake, preheat oven to 350 degrees.
7. Place a parchment circle in the bottom of a 9 inch cake pan to help the cookie not stick. Grease the sides.
8. Spread the dough out into the cake pan. Bake for 18-20 minutes.
9. Remove from oven and allow to cool completely in the pan, then carefully transfer to a serving plate.


1. Beat the shortening and butter until smooth.
2. Slowly add cocoa 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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Recipe rating

  1. H+H

    This is great! Didn’t use M&Ms or make the buttercream, but used this recipe to make double chocolate cookie bars. Freezing for 20 minutes also works instead of refrigerating for 3 hours. Would definitely make this again!

  2. Grace Alaimo

    I was pressed for time and so decided on this recipe for my husband B-Day. This was super easy and no fuss. It came out perfectly!! So decadent, we all loved it! My son always tells me I’m the best baker ever – all thanks to your recipes Lindsay:)

  3. Kate

    OMG this looks amazing! I requested this cake for my birthday and we haven’t cut into it yet, but it looks spectacular! I wish I could attach a picture! 12/10 would recommend.

  4. SylviaT

    Hi, love this blog!
    The cake tasted delicious, but the texture was very strange. I went back to look over the recipe to see if I had missed an ingredient, and noticed that brown sugar was listed in the ingredients, but it wasn’t specified in the recipe when the brown sugar should be added. Should I have creamed it in with the granulated sugar and the butter?

    1. Lindsay

      Glad to hear you enjoy it! You’ll want to add the brown sugar at the same time as the regular sugar and cream both with the butter.

  5. Mackenzie

    I doubled the recipe to make it in a 9×12 cake pan for my sons birthday tomorrow. It’s currently chilling and I’m wondering if the temp and cook time will differ since I’m not using a round pan and have double amount of batter. Any help would be appreciated! I don’t want to mess it up since I don’t have a backup plan! Thank you! 

  6. Lynn

    Made this recipe step by step and it was way under cooked and broke apart when taking it out of the pan. Was making this for a birthday and now I’m scrabbling to make something else.

  7. Kira

    HI! I tried to make this because it looked amazing — and while the finished product did TASTE amazing, it was somehow so oily that it completely fell apart! It wouldn’t set no matter what I did, and simply touching it was enough to coat my hands in grease. I think I may have had an issue with trying to convert the measurements over to grams.

    If you have some free time, I’d be very grateful for your help with this!

    I’m going to try a bunch more of your recipes later this week. 🙂

    1. Lindsay

      Hmmm, my initial thought was that maybe it didn’t bake long enough. But if you are using grams, that could definitely have something to do with it. I’ll add the metric conversions and see if that helps.

  8. shama

    Hi , I just love your website and have also tried the Triple chocolate cookie cake . I followed the recipe as mentioned above . My cake came out pretty good . Only thing , I could feel the sugar granules while eating . Did i do anything wrong or its normal . Or I should have used castor sugar instead of normal sugar .


      Hmm, that’s strange. I just use regular granulated sugar. The only thing I can think of is too make sure the butter and sugar are creamed together enough – the butter will get lighter in color as you beat it.

  9. Brenda Mask

    Lindsay I made your Triple Chocolate Cookie Cake and it received “fantastic” reviews. Thank you for sharing this recipe. I will be making it often I can tell.

  10. Beans


    I just wanna start by saying I love your site! I’ve been baking through quite a few recipes and I finally wanted to make a cookie cake so I came here (we can thank my dark chocolate craving for that).

    Anyhow, I followed this recipe to a T. At first I was hesitant to refrigerate but, because I do it with all my cookiedoughs I figured I would follow suit. After refrigerating, my dough came out quite tough and was really hard to evenly spread through the cakepan. It came out like most of cookie doughs do after refrigerating, which all bake fine but, making balls are much easier than spreading into a pan. I found myselfhaving to really knead and press the dough into the pan for it to lay evenly. What did I do wrong? Should I have put the dough into the cake pan first, and then refrigerated overnight?



      Well first, I’m so glad you enjoy the site and recipes!

      It doesn’t sound like you did anything wrong. The dough will be quite firm when it comes out of the fridge. If it’s hard to work with, let it sit out for about 15 minutes or so and it should soften and be easier to work with. I know some people have said they put the dough in the pan and then refrigerate it, so that would work too.

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  12. Alissa

    I REALLY would like this recipe….but it’s not showing for me. Is there anyway you can help me out? I have a fish fry benefit I’d like to make it for……

    Phil 4:6-7


      You should be able to see it now. I’m sorry about that, not sure what happened, but it’s fixed.

  13. Jenna

    This sounds like heaven!! I’m wondering how imperitave it is to refrigerate the dough for at least 3 hours when in a time crunch? Will it still turn out if not? Thanks for the recipe! 🙂


      Hi Jenna! Yes, it will still turnout just fine. I like to refrigerate it because I think the flavors and ingredients come together nicely, but it will still be great if you don’t.

  14. Olivia Novotny

    I made this for my mom’s birthday and it was delicious! They were skeptical at first, but we all loved it, nice break from the traditional chocolate cake. It is so rich and fudgey- like a brownie! Will definitely be trying some of your other cookie cake recipies.

  15. Cake.Happy

    I am wanting to make a 1/2 sheet cookie cake and noticed that most of your recipes are catered for 9″ rounds. Do you think I would need to double? Triple? the recipe to fit a 12″ x 18″ pan?

    Thank you & I LOVE your site!!


      Thank you! I’m so glad you like the recipes 🙂 I haven’t ever made it in a 12 x 18 pan, but I’d say triple at least depending on how thick you want it.

      1. Cake.Happy

        I tripled the recipe for a 12″ x 18″ pan and it turned out AMAZING and received numerous compliments. It was the perfect thickness, perfect texture, and just all over awesome flavor!

  16. Laure

    I’ve made your Funfetti Cake Batter White Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake and loved it! I want to make it and this one for my son’s birthday, but I either need to make the batter and freeze/refrigerate it 5 days in advance or I need to make the cookie cakes and freeze them for 5 days. Do you have a recommendation?


      I’d probably make the batter and refrigerate it early. If you’re unsure about keeping it that long, you could freeze the dough – that’d probably be better than freezing the baked cookie. I’m so glad you like the cookie cakes! 🙂

  17. Linda

    I love this receipe! If you agree I would like to translate and post it on my italian blog (linking your website address of course).
    You’ll have a lot of italian fans, I’m sure 😉

  18. Jess

    Looks awesome! Wondering if you know whether I could make it a day or two ahead of time? Would it keep well, do you think? I’d wait to frost it, obviously. Thanks! 🙂


      Hi Jess! You could make it a day or two in advance and it should be fine. Just keep it covered.

  19. Jamie @ Love Bakes Good Cakes

    Wow! What a cake 🙂 Thanks for linking up to All My Bloggy Friends – I’ll be sharing this on Facebook later today!

  20. Jutta@HungryLittleGirl

    Oh dear Lord, I want this cake right now so bad! Absolutely stunning!
    Thank you for sharing this at Wednesday Extravaganza – Hope to see you there again next week 🙂 This will be one of the features!

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  22. Julie @ This Gal Cooks

    Oh my gawd. These look so delicious! Pinning and sharing on Facebook and Twitter. Thanks for sharing at Marvelous Mondays!

  23. Erin @ Table for 7

    Congrats on your anniversary! The cookie cake looks divine..pinned it 🙂
    I would love if you could join my weekly linky party Share Your Stuff Tuesdays and share!
    You can find it here :
    Hope to see you there-

  24. sally @ sallys baking addiction

    You, my friend, are the cookie cake queen! I am loving this chocolate version! A very very very happy first blogiversary to you. CONGRATS!

  25. Renea (cupcake-n-bake)

    Wow! I’ve wanted to make a cookie cake for so long now, but I’ve been too scared to try. Maybe I’ll give this one a try, though. It looks delicious!

    I’d love for you to link up to my weekly link party, Manic Monday. Hope to see you there!

    Renea –

  26. Nancy @ gottagetbaked

    Happy first blogiversary, Lindsay! Isn’t it amazing how fast a year goes by and how much you’ve accomplished in that time? I love your blog – it’s gorgeous, I love reading your writing and everything you make is delicious. Especially this dark, decadent cookie cake. Whoa baby, does this look incredible! I’ve been wanting to make the switch to self hosted too but haven’t gotten around to it. I can’t wait to see your blog after you’ve switched over!


      Thank you, Nancy! It’s fun to see it grow! I actually switched it over this weekend, but the changes aren’t necessarily huge – mainly a different layout on the home page, improved printing. It’s nice to know I can add more and have more control as I go though. If you ever decide to make the switch and need help or anything, let me know! 🙂

  27. Tenns @ New Mama Diaries

    Such delicious looking cookie cakes and desserts! I’ve never even thought about doing a double chocolate chip cookie cake. Will definitely have to try it out.

  28. Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl

    This looks amazing, I love the dark colors it has! Amazing job, yum!

    And happy blog birthday! 🙂

  29. Laura@Baking In Pyjamas

    Congratulations on your 1st year (mine is fast approaching). You’ve a lovely blog and I can’t wait to see what your future posts will bring. This looks so delicious and dark, yum!

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