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Friday, January 24, 2020

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Texas Sheet Cake

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!

piece of cookie dough sheet cake topped with icing and chocolate chips



        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.

sheet pan filled with chocolate chip cookie dough inspired cake with a square of cake missing

      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.


lifting first piece of sheet cake out of pan


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!

-MiMi



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 9x13" pan most are baked in a half sheet pan or jelly roll pan which is closer to 13x18".

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. 

piece of chocolate chip cookie dough sheet cake with white icing and chocolate chips on top


More fabulous Texas Style Sheet Cake recipes:

  • White Texas Sheet Cake this vanilla and almond version of a Texas sheet cake is perfect for wedding cake lovers. Add some sprinkles and it's dressed up for any occasion.
  • Lemon Texas Sheet Cake this one is just like the name implies. Lemon cake and lemon icing in easy to make party sized form.
  • Arnold Palmer Sheet Cake is a fun one! It's a sweet tea flavored Texas sheet cake with lemon icing poured over it.  So good! 


chocolate chip cookie dough cake, Texas sheet cake, easy cake for a crowd
dessert
American
https://youtu.be/wxN_BXlgOvQ
Yield: 24 servings
Author:

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Texas Sheet Cake

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Texas Sheet Cake

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!
prep time: 20 Mcook time: 40 Mtotal time: 60 M

ingredients:

  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 cups brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 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

instructions:

How to cook Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Texas Sheet Cake

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 F and grease a half sheet cake pan (roughly 13x18").
  2. Bring butter and water to a boil in a large saucepan.
  3. 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.
  4. Pour into prepared pan and bake for 22 about minutes or until done.
  5. Cool for about 20 minutes before frosting the cake.
  6. For the icing, bring the butter and milk to a boil in a large sauce pan.
  7. Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla extract and powdered sugar.
  8. 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.
Calories
358.13
Fat (grams)
16.80
Sat. Fat (grams)
10.21
Carbs (grams)
52.44
Fiber (grams)
1.03
Net carbs
51.40
Sugar (grams)
42.59
Protein (grams)
2.47
Sodium (milligrams)
246.20
Cholesterol (grams)
49.03
Created using The Recipes Generator



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!


60 comments:

  1. Oh, I have a sweet tooth and this page is full of some very yum looking desserts.
    Thanks for bringing them to Fridays Blog Booster Party #24
    Kathleen

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    1. I might have a slight sweet tooth too ;-) Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. YUM!!!!!! Another delicious recipe added to my to make soon list.

    Hugs,
    Linda

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    1. It's a good one, that is for sure! Not quite as healthy as the pumpkin ice cream though ;-) But you have to treat yourself sometimes!

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  3. Hi Carlee, this cake looks so good! Thanks for sharing these awesome recipes and your your visit today.
    Enjoy the weekend.
    Julie xo

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    1. Thanks! I hope you have a great weekend. I'm sure I'll be bringing a few of these to your place next week ;-)

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  4. Oh my.... definitely pinning this! I LOVE Texas sheet cakes, and this one looks phenomenal!

    Found you via Friday Blog Booster. :)

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    1. Thank you! We have been having so much fun making some variations on the Texas sheet cake this summer, but I think this one might be our favorite yet!

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  5. Hi Carlee, All your sheet cakes look seriously yummy, I want to make them all !We're huge Cookie Dough fans here, and it would make the perfect dessert for our first Fall weekend to enjoy! Thank you for sharing! Wishing you a fun weekend!

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    1. Thanks, Christine! We have definitely been on a sheet cake roll this summer!

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  6. This looks so stinkin' yummy! My family is a huge fan of anything sweet, but chocolate chip cookie dough is eaten so quickly, it's ridiculous! I know they'll love this!! YUMM!!

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    1. I hope you try it and love it!! I know it was a hit at our house!

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  7. YUM! I may or may not be drooling right now!

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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    1. This cake is certainly drool worthy! MiMi really knocked it out of the park. Thanks so much for hosting!

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  8. Hi Carlee, wow this sheet cake is something that my daughter would love!
    Thanks for sharing this awesome cake recipe at Cooking and Crafting with J & J.
    We hope to see you again.
    Julie

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    1. You'll have to let me know how she likes it if you try it. It was a smashing success with our family! Thanks so much for hosting and for stopping by!

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  9. You had me at chocolate chip. And cookie dough. And cake. This sounds and looks delicious! So drooling over here. ;) Pinning for sure! Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Merry Monday!

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    1. Amen! I love all of those things separately too, so I knew it would be a hit all together! Thanks for stopping by!

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  10. If I had more than one egg Id totally make this! This sounds and looks delicious :)

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    1. It is so good! You'll have to make it after your next grocery run!

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  11. Congratulations Carlee, this yummy post was in the TOP SIX most clicked (or licked) on Fridays Blog Booster Party #24. It will be FEATURED on Friday.
    Kathleen

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  12. Dang... This sounds great! The guys at work have been feeling left out lately on my baking. At least with a sheet cake, there is enough my husband won't mind when he loses half of it. Or will he? Lol... either way, I have to try this!

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    1. The guys will love this. If you husband misses the rest of the cake you can always make another! ;-)

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  13. Sounds so yummy! I'm a fan of just about anything with chocolate chips. :) Thanks for stopping by and sharing this recipe with us - you're featured this week on Five Friday Finds! I'm looking forward to checking out your recipe this week. :)

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    1. Thank you so much! I will be heading your way soon!!

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  14. This would not last long at my house! Yum! Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! This post has been pinned on the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! I love having you and can't wait to see you next week!

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    1. It didn't last long at ours either! It is always so much fun when you think of an idea and it actually comes together like you imagined it! Thanks so much for hosting!

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  15. You had me at Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough..........a weakness of mine.

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    1. Mine too! I can't keep my hands out of the stuff! This cake really hits the spot!

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  16. We love chocolate chip cookie dough, and I don't think this cake would last for long in my house!

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    1. I'm sure it won't! It is soooo good. Cookie dough is one of my absolute favorite flavors!

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  17. I'm a huge sheetcake fan and this sounds amazing. Thanks for bringing this to Throwback Thursday!

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    1. I love sheet cakes too! They are so easy and great for a crowd. This is our new favorite!

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  18. This looks delicious, Carlee! Gloria is a big fan of cookie dough anything. She's going to love this recipe. Pinned and Tweeted. Thanks for sharing at Snickerdoodle Sunday!

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  19. Carlee this looks so good! I'm a big fan of sheet cakes.. so easy! Thanks so much for linking up with us at You Link It We Make It!

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    1. Thank you! I love sheet cakes too! No worry about them coming out of the pan in one piece and I love that they come together in a saucepan. Thanks for hosting!

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    2. Yes! I need to make this again soon. Everyone enjoyed it so much that they still bring it up in conversation. This cake was a big hit!

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  20. Oh, this cake looks amazing! What a great idea to turn cookie dough flavor into a cake :). Thanks for sharing at You Link It, We Make It! Hope to see you back tomorrow, pinning!

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  21. This is sheer genius! I love cake, I love cookie dough, I KNOW I'd love cake that tastes like cookie dough!

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  22. Hi Carlee, I love brownies, but am not sure what cookie dough is. Well I do know, but I'm not sure how it's eaten. Is it just a mix of cookie dough before it's cooked? I do nibble dough when I make cookies or biscuits but I'm not sure how a bowl of raw dough would go down! I've probably got it all wrong. This sheet cake would go down well with me, but then again most things you create would!

    xx

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    1. You are right.... it's eaten in sneaky bites from the bowl as you make cookies. This has that kind of flavor, but in cake form so you don't have to be so sneaky! XX

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  23. Oh my gosh, this looks spectacular! I love, love, love me some cookie dough, so this is right up my alley :-) The pictures turned out gorgeous too Carlee!

    Hope you are having a great week!

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    1. Me too, cookie dough = happy!! Thanks so much, Jessica!

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    1. me too! It's one of my favorite guilty pleasures!

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  25. Wow! This looks scrumptious! Perfect for a summer treat!!!

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    1. Thanks, Liz! That means a lot coming from you!

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  26. Carlee, Girl! What are you doing to me??? I haven't had breakfast yet when I decided to pop by and see what you're up to in the kitchen. Now my stomach is growing! I would love a slice, or two, of this to go with my morning coffee. Who am I kidding? I would make this whole thing and then have it for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Is there anything better than chocolate chip cookie dough? UM... pairing with another favorite, sheet cake! YES!

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    1. You don't ever have to talk me into cake for breakfast! We could totally make one and have it for every meal of the day with no complaints. Thanks, Nikki!

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  27. This is a great sheet cake it looks delicious! Thanks so much for sharing this awesome post with us at Full Plate Thursday. Hope you are having a great day and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

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  28. sounds tasty and it's pretty! Thanks for sharing on the What's for Dinner link up!

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  29. You can serve me a bowl of cookie dough when I come to visit Lol. We all love cookie dough around here. It sounds like a cake we would all really enjoy and we are looking forward to trying it. It looks fantastic!! Thanks for sharing.

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    1. hehe! One big bowl of cookie dough and a couple of spoons coming right up!

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  30. I'm pretty sure that I could not resist a big piece of this cake. Right now would be great!

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