The Ultimate Frosted Sugar Cookie Cake

LAST UPDATED: Feb 11, 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.

To Make This Frosted Sugar Cookie Cake You Will Need:

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

  • Butter
  • Vegetable oil
  • Sugar
  • Powdered sugar: Also known as confectioner’s sugar.
  • Vanilla extract: Pure is preferable over imitation.
  • Flour
  • Salt
  • Cream of tarter
  • Baking Soda
  • Milk

How To Make A Frosted Sugar Cookie Cake

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

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Combine butter, oil, sugars and vanilla until smooth. Blend in eggs.
  3. Add flour, salt, cream of tarter and baking soda until blended in.
  4. Press dough into a greased pan.
  5. Bake 20 minutes*.
  6. Combine butter, powdered sugar and milk until smooth.
  7. 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. 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.

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.

An Easy To Make Occassion 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. 

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!

Top Tips To Make This Frosted Sugar Cookie Cake

  • 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

This easy to make frosted sugar cookie cake is a favorite amongst children and adults alike. 
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings (hover to scale): 20
Calories: 548kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 c butter softened
  • 1 c vegetable oil
  • 1 c sugar
  • 1 c powdered sugar
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 1/2 c flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cream of tarter
  • 1 tsp baking soda

frosting

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

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: 548kcal | Carbohydrates: 67g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 20g | Cholesterol: 65mg | Sodium: 292mg | Potassium: 70mg | Sugar: 45g | Vitamin A: 595IU | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 1.4mg
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