Frosted Sugar Cookie Cake

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  • This easy to make frosted sugar cookie cake is a favorite amongst children and adults alike. 

    the best birthday cake and no need to decorate

    Every time I make this frosted sugar cookie cake, someone asks for the recipe. It’s thick, melt-in-your-mouth decadent texture combined with the best buttercream frosting is irresistible. I dare you to try to eat

    In fact, I can’t make this frosted sugar cookie cake to bring somewhere without making one for home as well. The girls {and Chris} cheer with joy, and I can’t help but indulge on a few bites as well.

    melt in your mouth frosted sugar cookie cake recipe

    You can make this frosted sugar cookie cake in just about any baking dish – a couple pretty pie dishes, a sheet pan, pizza pan, tart pan, brownie pan or even Pyrex. Just reduce baking time for thinner cakes and remember my secret to a really great cookie cake – always under bake. Under baking gives it that melt-in-your-mouth chewy texture that makes it memorable.

    thick frosted sugar cookie cake | easy birthday cake

    You’ll see my love for cookie cakes over the next couple weeks as we continue to celebrate a month of birthdays. They’re so delicious, kids and adults alike always enjoy them, but I love them because they’re quick, easy, foolproof and look beautiful without any effort.

    I’ve received so many requests for this heart shaped tart dish, but unfortunately it’s no longer available. You can get this darling heart pie dish here though and half the recipe. Of course you can use any pizza, cake or casserole dish as well.

    thick chewy frosted sugar cookie cake with buttercream icing and sprinkles

    A few sprinkles and a pretty dish make this frosted sugar cookie cake beautiful in all it’s imperfections {I’ve never excelled at frosting} and candle ready for birthday celebrations.

    Frosted Sugar Cookie Cake

    Prep Time 5 mins Cook Time 20 mins Total Time 25 mins
    Serves 20



    • 1 c butter, softened
    • 5 c powdered sugar
    • 1/4 c milk


    Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

    Combine butter, oil, sugars and vanilla until smooth. Blend in eggs.

    Add flour, salt, cream of tarter and baking soda until blended in.

    Press dough into a greased pan.

    Bake 20 minutes*.

    Combine butter, powdered sugar and milk until smooth.

    Spread over cooled sugar cookie cake.

    Recipe Notes

    Baking time will vary depending on the pan you use. Reduce baking time for thinner cookie cakes checking in at 15 minutes and increase for thicker cakes if you want them more done. 

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    You can find all of my cookie cake recipes here. Enjoy!

    entertaining expert and lifestyle blogger Julie Blanner



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