The Ultimate Frosted Sugar Cookie Cake

LAST UPDATED: Oct 01, 2020 | PUBLISHED: Feb 09, 2019 | By: Julie Blanner

This easy to make frosted sugar cookie cake is a favorite amongst children and adults alike. A melt-in-your-mouth cake recipe for every occasion including Valentine’s Day, birthdays and holidays.

A heart shaped sugar cookie cake with frosting and sprinkles

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 just.one.square.

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.

You just need some pantry basics to make this amazing cake recipe!

Frosted Sugar Cookie Cake Ingredients

  • Butter – Salted or unsalted, your choice.
  • Vegetable Oil – In combination with butter, it gives this cake a melt in your mouth texture you just can’t resist.
  • Sugar – White granulated sugara.
  • Powdered Sugar – Also known as confectioner’s sugar, it makes this cake melt-in-your-mouth. Don’t have any? No problem! Simply put granulated sugar in a food processor and pulse until light and fluffy.
  • Vanilla Extract – Adds a hint of flavor.
  • Flour – All purpose, no need to sift.
  • Salt – Brings out all the other flavors in baking
  • Cream of Tartar
  • Baking Soda – The leavening agent.
  • Milk – Whatever you have on hand.

How To Make A Frosted Sugar Cookie Cake

It’s so quick and easy to make this celebration cake!

  1. Prep – Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease baking dish.
  2. Combine Wet Ingredients and Sugars – Combine butter, oil, sugars and vanilla until smooth. Blend in eggs.
  3. Add Dry Ingredients – Add flour, salt, cream of tarter and baking soda until blended in.
  4. Bake – Press dough into a greased pan. Bake 20 minutes*.
  5. Make Frosting – Combine butter, powdered sugar and milk until smooth.
  6. Frost Cake – Spread over cooled sugar cookie cake.
A decorated heart shaped cake on a marble work surface

What Do You Bake A Sugar Cookie Cake In?

You can make this cake in just about any baking dish – a couple pretty pie dishes, a sheet pan, pizza pan, tart pan, brownie pan or even Pyrex. J

ust 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.

I’ve received so many requests for this heart shaped tart dish, and I’m so thrilled to share that it’s finally available again. 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.

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. 

A frosted sugar cookie cake in a heart shaped pan

Decorating Your Sugar Cookie Cake

Feel free to decorate this cake however you like! For me, a few sprinkles and a pretty dish make this cake beautiful in all it’s imperfections (I’ve never excelled at frosting) and candles ready for birthday celebrations. But you can easily adapt the cake with colored icing and whatever add ons fit your celebrations!

Tips

  • 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. 
  • Let the cake completely cool before adding the frosting.
  • Bake the cake in a pre-heated oven for the best results.

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If you think this cake is fun, you’ll also love my easy Donut Cake! Or check out my incredible cookie butter cake for a dessert that is a surefire success at your next gathering!

thick chewy frosted sugar cookie cake with buttercream icing and sprinkles

Frosted Sugar Cookie Cake

Julie Blanner
This easy to make frosted sugar cookie cake is a favorite amongst children and adults alike. 
4.89 from 9 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 20
Calories 548 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tarter
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

frosting

Instructions
 

  • 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.

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. 

Nutrition

Calories:548kcalCarbohydrates:67gProtein:3gFat:30gSaturated Fat:20gCholesterol:65mgSodium:292mgPotassium:70mgSugar:45gVitamin A:595IUCalcium:16mgIron:1.4mg
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