Cake Batter Chocolate Chip Cookies

These Cake Batter Chocolate Chip Cookies are a delicious, quick treat. They are perfect for a classroom party, as a gift for neighbors, or to treat your kids after a long day at school.

These are the easiest cookies I have ever made!  We love the sweet taste from the cake batter (I am one of those people that would lick the bowl and beaters after my mom would make a cake). This is definitely a good recipe to keep on hand when you need a quick treat!

How to Make Cake Batter Chocolate Chip Cookies:

The number one reason we love these cookies…well, besides how tasty they are…is how easy they are to make.  Did we mention there are only 5 ingredients?

First, preheat your oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

In a medium bowl, stir together the dry cake mix and baking powder. Add eggs and oil, then mix until well blended.  You may need to use your hands to really mix it well if it’s still crumbly.

Add chocolate chips or your choice of additions. Drop by rounded spoonfuls onto cookie sheets.

Bake for 10 minutes in the preheated oven.  Allow cookies to cool on baking sheets for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

What are cake mix cookies?

These Cake Batter Chocolate Chip Cookies are a cake mix cookie.  That simply means that we use a cake mix to make our dough, rather than a “from scratch” approach.  It makes for a quick recipe that is just as delicious.

Keep a yellow cake mix in your pantry, some chocolate chips in the freezer, and you’ll always have what you need to make this yummy treat.

Tips for making cake mix cookies

When making these Cake Batter Chocolate Chip Cookies, or any cake mix cookie, do not prepare the cake mix according to the package directions.  The dry cake mix is added to this recipe to form a thick dough.

Roll them into small, even balls. That way they will all cook evenly and some won’t burn while others are still doughy.

Related recipe: Want to make a non-cake mix chocolate chip cookie? Try our Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe.

Alternative Mix-ins:

Everyone loves chocolate chips, and it’s something I always have a supply of in my freezer, but if you want to mix things up a bit, try some of these alternative mix-ins:

  • Mini M&Ms
  • Chocolate toffee bits
  • Chopped pecans
  • Rainbow sprinkles

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Serves: 24

Cake Batter Chocolate Chip Cookies

10 minPrep Time

8 minCook Time

18 minTotal Time

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  • 1 (18.25 oz.) box cake mix (yellow or other flavor, as desired)
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. In a medium bowl, stir together the cake mix and baking powder. Add eggs and oil, then mix until well blended.
  3. Stir in chocolate chips, or your choice of additions. Drop by rounded spoonfuls onto cookie sheets.
  4. Bake for 10 minutes in the preheated oven.  Allow cookies to cool on baking sheets for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.


ovo vegetarian
seafood free
treenut free
sesame free
mustard free



165 cal


8 g


24 g


1 g
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(Recipe from Stephanie Cooks)

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34 Responses to “Cake Batter Chocolate Chip Cookies”

  1. Anonymous
    I just made these with a yellow cake mix and added chocolate and peanut butter morsels (with the help of my 2 boys, ages 9 and 6). They were super easy, even for someone that cooks most entrees in the microwave. They seem homemade, from scratch! Even my hubby, who has worked as a professional sous chef, agreed! I cannot wait to try more recipes!
  2. We made these for Christmas Eve and Christmas family celebrations this past weekend. My husband made a red velvet and chocolate chip batch of cookies and I made yellow cake and M&Ms...both were equally tasty! The red velvet didn't taste like red velvet if you're wondering. We wished we had white choc chips for them. Also, I chilled my dough/batter before baking (my hubby did not) and it didn't make a difference in how it turned out. You do need to make sure you space it out enough...they are good size cookies if you use a small scoop size.
  3. These cookies are awesome! I've made 3 different versions so far and they keep getting better and better! Tried Butter Golden + chocolate chips, Mint Chocolate + chocolate chips, & Butter Pecan + pecans & chocolate chips. I gave credit where credit is due on my blog:
  4. I just made a version of these cookies using Betty Crocker's Triple Chocolate Fudge cake mix. I shouldn't have been surprised to see cake mixes have reduced in size along with everything else at the grocery store. The box I bought was 15.25 oz. So I used 1/3 cup of oil instead of 1/2 cup and the 2 eggs as called for, but I probably could have used the full 1/2 cup oil. My dough was quite thick. I also added 1 cup Andes Peppermint Crunch baking chips and 1 cup mini semi-sweet chips. Using a 1 tablespoon cookie scoop, I got 40 cookies from this batch and they are DELICIOUS!!! I was a bit skeptical going in but I am sold on this idea! Do you think I could sub 1/2 cup of butter for the oil?
  5. Rebecca
    I made these cookies last night with my daughters and they were fab. I was looking for a recipe that was easy but still would taste good and I found it. I posted on my Facebook page and instantly people were asking where I got it from. Being a busy mother of 4 beautiful children I don't have a lot of time to read tons of directions just to bake cookies. This recipe is truly a life saver when time is not on your side. I used yellow cake mix by Duncan Hines, they came out so moist.
    • Hi AnGela. While almost every cake recipe calls for the basic ingredients of baking powder and baking soda, most brownie recipes do not. Cake recipes also call for about twice the amount of flour than brownies and a significantly less amount cocoa. So a brownie mix may not work the same as a cake mix in this recipe. Hope this helps!

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