This chocolate chip cookie dough sheet cake takes the one of my favorite guilty pleasures and turns it into a Texas style sheet cake. You are going to love it!
Texas sheet cakes are always a great way to feed a crowd. The batter comes together quickly and a warm icing gets poured over when you are finished.
Chocolate may be the original flavor, but you don’t have to limit yourself to that. This cookie dough inspired version is delicious and perfect for so many kinds of gatherings.
Get out your saucepan and whisk out, that’s all it takes to make this delicious treat. It will be perfect for your parties, BBQs, potlucks and more!
With our big game gathering coming up, I have been going through my Texas sheet cake recipes. They are such a fun and easy way to feed a crowd.
Because we are having quite a few people over and I have a lot of items I’d like to make, I thought a sheet cake would make a perfect dessert. They come together quickly and there’s not much fuss to them.
MiMi went on a sheet cake making roll in the early days of this site, so there are a lot of fun and creative recipes to choose from. I stumbled upon this chocolate chip cookie dough inspired version and I thought it was a perfect time to spiff up the post a bit and share it with you again.
So now in addition to a video showing you the whole process, there is a brand new printable recipe card for your convenience. But in case you really liked the original post, here is what MiMi had to say about the recipe in 2015:
Maw-Maw and Paw-Paw were coming for a visit on Labor Day weekend. The guys were in charge of manning the grill and smoker for the weekend.
I was the dessert committee. I wanted to try making a homemade chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream.
Since I have been excited about creating new Texas sheet cake recipes I thought it would be fun to make a chocolate chip cookie dough flavored sheet cake. I am especially proud of this one.
It took a lot of thought to come up with the perfect recipe. I did not want this to be like a cookie but rather a cake that tastes like cookie dough.
Cookie dough and brownie batter are two of my favorite things. It doesn’t seem right to serve a bowl of cookie dough to your guests, so this cake was the best alternative.
To top it off, I came up with a cookie dough flavored icing. You will not believe how good this is.
IF YOU LIKE CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE DOUGH, YOU SHOULD TRY THIS!
A note from Carlee:
MiMi is right to be proud of this one. It was a fun idea and she did great on the execution.
Despite the fact we were all full from a delicious dinner, nobody had a problem finishing their portion. My sisters were both happy to take some home with them as well!
MiMi’s rules on what makes it a “Texas” sheet cake
You know they say they do everything bigger in Texas, so the bigger pan is a start of what makes a cake a Texas sheet cake. Rather than being baked in a 9×13″ pan most are baked in a half sheet pan or jelly roll pan which is closer to 13×18″.
In addition to their larger size, MiMi thinks the cooking method is what makes Texas vs. not. For her to consider to consider it a Texas sheet cake, the batter must be made in a saucepan.
The beauty of the saucepan method is how easy it is. The butter melts so there is no need for softening it first.
Plus you don’t need a mixer to bring it all together. It is quick and easy to just stir with a whisk.
The icing is very similar. It is super easy because it is also made in a saucepan on the stove top.
You do want to make sure to use a whisk here to keep from getting powdered sugar lumps. But once the frosting is ready you just pour it over the warm cake.
That takes away the pressure of having to smooth on a nice looking frosting. It basically does it for you!
Top with sprinkles or chocolate chips and you have a nice cake! If you have a sheet pan with a lid, you are in really good shape to take the cake wherever it needs to go.
Love this recipe? Give it a ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ review in the recipe card below!
- 1 cup butter
- 1 cup water
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 2 large eggs, beaten
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips. frozen
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1/4 cup milk
- 4 1/2 cups powdered sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- Preheat the oven to 375°F and grease a 13x18x1 half sheet cake pan.
- Bring butter and water to a boil in a large saucepan.
- Remove from heat and stir in the remaining ingredients excluding the chocolate chips. Let the batter cool for a few minutes, then stir in frozen chips.
- Pour into prepared pan and bake for 22 about minutes or until done.
- Cool for about 20 minutes before frosting the cake.
- For the icing, bring the butter and milk to a boil in a large sauce pan.
- Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla extract and powdered sugar.
- Spread warm icing over warm cake. Let cool for a couple of minutes and then sprinkle with the remaining chocolate chips. Let cool completely before serving.
As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases. Please view my disclosure page for more information.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 358Total Fat: 17gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 49mgSodium: 246mgCarbohydrates: 52gFiber: 1gSugar: 43gProtein: 2g
All nutritional information is estimated and will depend on the exact ingredients you use.