Triple Chocolate Cookie Cake!

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A Super Chocolatey Two Layer Cookie Cake made out of Two Giant Triple Chocolate Cookies with Vanilla Buttercream Frosting!


The other week I posted my M&M Cookie Bars recipe and they were such a massive hit – Like, so many of you had made them on the same day I posted the recipe, and this continues to happen every single day.

However, when it was one of my closest friends birthdays recently, I knew I had to make her something AMAZING and delicious that would be a little ‘next level’… Hello Giant Triple Chocolate Cookie Cake.



I used the recipe for my M&M Cookie Bars as it was just such a success and was just SO delicious I couldn’t actually cope, and added in some Milk Chocolate Chips and White Chocolate Chips to make it even more chocolatey and delicious.

Some people may say that the chocolate chips are not necessary, but I like the difference between the normal chocolate chips and the M&M’s. They create a different texture and flavour and just make it heavenly.



As it was my friends birthday, I wanted to make the treat look like a cake so I simply doubled the M&M Cookie Bars recipe, and split between two 8″/20cm tins and baked for a bit longer.

They ended up sinking a little in the middle, but I guess its because its such a large cookie that that is often the case, and it ended up being the perfect little area for the buttercream to be on the bottom layer, and just looked delicious on the top. Like seriously, just look at all those bright and colourful M&Ms just there in the cookie… YUMMY.

I seriously hope you guys love this beauty as much as I and the birthday girl did… enjoy!


Triple Chocolate Cookie Cake!

A Super Chocolatey Two Layer Cookie Cake made out of Two Giant Triple Chocolate Cookies with Vanilla Buttercream Frosting!
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Category: Cake
Type: Cookies
Keyword: Cookies, Triple Chocolate
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Decorating Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 15 People
Author: Jane's Patisserie


Giant Cookies

  • 400 g Plain Flour
  • 100 g Cocoa Powder
  • 2 tsp Bicarbonate of Soda
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 2 tbsp Cornflour
  • 230 g Unsalted Butter/Stork
  • 110 g Granulated Sugar
  • 270 g Light Brown Sugar
  • 2 Medium Eggs
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 150 g Milk Chocolate Chips
  • 150 g White Chocolate Chips
  • 300 g Chocolate M&Ms


  • 150 g Unsalted Butter
  • 300 g Icing Sugar
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract


  • Preheat your oven to 190C/170C Fan and line Two 8″ Circle Cake Tins with parchment paper, and leave to the side for now.
  • Whisk/Mix the Plain Flour, Cocoa Powder, Bicarbonate, Salt and Cornflour together so its evenly distributed – leave to the side.
  • In a larger bowl, melt the butter. Add in the two sugars, and whisk for about 2 minutes so the sugar starts to dissolve and the mixture is smooth. Add in the Egg and the Vanilla, and whisk again briefly till smooth.
  • Add in the Dry Ingredients, the two different chocolate chips, the M&M’s, and mix with a spatula till a thick cookie dough is formed.
  • Press the mixture into the bottom of the two different tins – I weighed it out so they were the same as it made baking them easier and more even.
  • Bake in the oven for 25 minutes, until the top of the cookie bake looks ‘dry’ and a skewer comes out basically clean, bar a few crumbs. (Can take up to 30-35 minutes depending on your oven and the mix)
  • Leave the cookies to cool in their tins for about 10 minutes, then leave to cool fully on a wire rack.
  • In a stand mixer, beat your butter for a couple of minutes till really smooth and supple. Add in the Icing sugar 1/2 at a time and fully beat in before you add the other half.
  • Add in the Vanilla Extract and beat the buttercream for about 4-5 minutes until smooth and fluffy. If you think its still a little stiff, add in a couple of tbsps of whole milk, or boiling water and beat till you have the texture you want.
  • On top of your favourite cookie, pipe little ‘stars’ of buttercream frosting around the edge and sprinkle on some cute sprinkles (like you can see in the pictures).
  • Spread or pipe the rest of the frosting on top of the other cookie. Put the better cookie with the frosting stars on top and you’re done! Enjoy!


  • This delicious recipe is based on a recipe by Crunchy Creamy Sweetwhich I have adapted to grams, and swapped up slightly from my M&M Cookie Bars post to create a double layer cookie cake.
  • I used oodles of Chocolate M&Ms in this recipe, and the colour on them stayed perfect even after baking, but I’m sure it would work with the Crunchy M&M’s, the Peanut M&M’s, or even smarties for example, and you could just use all chocolate chips, or all M&Ms if you wish – but as I explained earlier on, I liked the mixture.
  • This amazing Cookie Cake will last for 3 days after baking, but I won’t be surprised if it lasts less than a day.
Nutrition Facts
Triple Chocolate Cookie Cake!
Amount Per Serving
Calories 588 Calories from Fat 252
% Daily Value*
Fat 28g43%
Saturated Fat 17g106%
Cholesterol 83mg28%
Sodium 358mg16%
Potassium 198mg6%
Carbohydrates 83g28%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 57g63%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 691IU14%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 69mg7%
Iron 3mg17%
* These are only estimates and can vary dependant on brands of ingredients and serving sizes.


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  • Molly
    August 7, 2020 at 8:37 am

    How do you recommend storing this after it’s baked. Tried it before but it got eaten the day I made it.

    • Jane's Patisserie
      August 7, 2020 at 9:43 am

      Just room temperature in a cake tin or something like that! xx

  • Maria
    June 19, 2020 at 9:01 am

    Giving this a go for fathers day on sunday! May be a silly question – would times differ if i cooked each layer seperately? I only have one tin haha!

    • Jane's Patisserie
      June 19, 2020 at 7:37 pm

      It should be the same – however, I don’t recommend letting the mix sit for more than a few minutes generally, but especially because of the melted chocolate. You’ll want to only mix in the chocolate just before baking so it doesn’t solidify x

  • Sophie
    April 24, 2020 at 5:45 pm

    Amazing! I made this for my birthday and everyone including myself genuinely think it is better than Millie’s cookie. I’ve now been requested to make it for my brother’s birthday! Thank you xx

  • Jodie
    March 6, 2019 at 4:39 pm

    Do you know if it is freezable prior to the frosting stage of course?

  • Jen Lamb
    November 6, 2018 at 9:44 am

    Hi Jane,
    This looks amazing and im making this for my sisters birthday tomorrow…she’ll be 23 but loves cookies, so thought this would be a fun cake for her to have!!! She doesnt know im making her a cake, so it will be a lovely surprise for her! You’re recipes are amazing and so lovely, thank you for sharing them with us!

    Love, Jen xx

  • Nikki Huxley
    April 26, 2018 at 9:27 pm

    made this for my son’s went down a treat. Thank you. x

  • Ann
    October 3, 2016 at 10:04 pm

    This looks amazing. It’s my daughter’s birthday soon and she doesn’t like sponge cake so this will be just perfect!

    • Jane's Patisserie
      October 4, 2016 at 8:44 am

      Haha yes! It’s the perfect alternative to actual cake!

  • silvia
    October 3, 2016 at 5:57 pm

    This looks perfect for my daughter’s next birthday party!!! Mmmmm can’t wait to give it a try!

  • daydreamer254
    October 3, 2016 at 8:38 am


    This looks SO YUMMY!!!!!


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