For a delicious treat this Valentines Day, give this confetti cookie cake a go. It’s a delicious, homemade confetti cookie cake filled with chocolate chips and topped with fun, festive confetti sprinkles and decorated with rich, chocolate frosting.
I love making sweet treats for family and friends, especially when Valentines Day rolls around. Food is my love language, after all. One of my favorite things to make is cookies, so I decided to take a classic cookie, enlarge it, and decorate it with festive sprinkles and chocolate frosting for a Valentines Day treat to make everyone I love smile. Once you make it, you’ll be smiling, too!
Why You’ll Love This Confetti Cookie Cake Recipe
- It uses basic kitchen staples, and you’ll have most, if not all of them in your kitchen already.
- It uses a basic chocolate chip cookie dough that’s so delicious.
- The heart shape and chocolate frosting are the perfect combo for Valentines Day.
- Everyone loves cookies!
This recipe only uses simple, basic baking ingredients. Anything you don’t have on hand is readily available at your local grocery store. The stars of the show are below, but you can find the complete ingredient list along with amounts in the recipe card at the end of the post.
- Butter, softened
- Light brown sugar
- Egg yolks
- Semi-sweet chocolate chips, I used Ghirardelli for this recipe
- Powdered sugar
- Cocoa powder, either regular or Dutch style (dark)
- Heavy whipping cream
- Valentines Day sprinkles ,this one has a nice variety
- Full recipe below in recipe card
How to Make This Confetti Cookie Cake
Making this delicious cookie cake is so easy. It uses basic cookie dough and chocolate frosting recipes so even beginners can make it with ease.
Step 1: Prep
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and spray a 9-inch, heart-shaped cake pan with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside.
Step 2: Combine the Dry Cookie Ingredients
Whisk the flour, baking soda, and salt together in a large bowl.
Step 3: Combine the Wet Cookie Ingredients
In another bowl, beat the butter and sugars together until light and fluffy. Then, beat in the eggs and vanilla until combined.
Step 4: Finish the Cookie Dough
Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet, beating until the dough forms. Then, fold in 1 1/2 cups of the chocolate chips and 3/4 cup of the Valentines Day sprinkles.
Step 5: Bake
Press the dough evenly into the prepared cake pan and sprinkle the remaining chocolate chips and sprinkles on top. Bake for 25 to 309 minutes or until the edges are set and start to turn a light golden brown.
Step 6: Cool
Remove the baked cookie cake from the oven and allow it to cool completely.
Step 7: Make the Frosting
While the cake cools, beat the butter, powdered sugar, cocoa powder,(Whisk the cocoa powder and powdered sugar before adding to the butter to break up any clumps), heavy whipping cream, and vanilla in a stand mixer until combined.
Step 8: Frost the Cookies
Remove the cookie cake from the pan and place it onto a cake board. Then, using a piping bag with a large star tip, pipe large dollops of the chocolate frosting around the edge of the cookie. (If using a Ziplock bag, push frosting down to one end and snip off the tip. Add more sprinkles and enjoy with a glass of milk!
- Change up this cookie by using semi-sweet, milk, or dark chocolate chips.
- Change around the sprinkles for any occasion or no occasion at all!
- You can use store-bought chocolate frosting if you prefer.
- Add cocoa powder to the cookie dough to make a chocolate chocolate chip heart cookie cake.
If you love chocolate chip cookies, you need to try these brown butter chocolate chip cookies!
- Measuring cups and spoons
- Stand or hand mixer
- Round or heart-shaped cake pan
- Nonstick spray
- Piping bag with a large star tip or a Ziplock bag
- Be sure your butter is fully softened when making both the cookie dough and the frosting to ensure there are no raw bits of butter in either.
- For proper measuring, gently spoon your flour into the measuring cup and level with the flat of a knife. This prevents packing and using too much flour.
- Be sure your cookie is fully cooled before adding the frosting.
Where do chocolate chip cookies come from?
It should come as no surprise that chocolate chip cookies were first made at, you guessed it, the Toll House restaurant in Whitman, Massachusetts in the 1930s.
Why is my frosting melty?
If your frosting seems like it’s sliding on the cookie cake, then the cookie was probably too warm when you added the frosting. Anything you frost should be completely cooled to prevent the frosting from melting.
Are cookie cakes made the same as cookies?
They sure are. A cookie cake is simply cookie dough made in a bigger amount to fit the desired pan shape.
Do you love making sweet Valentines Day treats? Then, try these other tasty recipes.
Ready to make this recipe? Remember to print the recipe card below or pin this recipe so you can find it later!
Confetti Cookie Cake
Here's a fun to make confetti cookie cake that is so delicious and easy to make too.
- 1 1/2 cups unsalted butter, softened
- 1 1/2 cups light brown sugar, lightly packed
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 2 egg yolks
- 1 1/2 tbsp vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp fine sea or kosher salt
- 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
- 3/4 to 1 cup assorted sprinkles, for this cake I used Valentine colors
Luscious chocolate frosting
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
- 2 cups powdered sugar, or confectioners sugar, whisk to break up any clumps
- 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder, whisk to break up any clumps
- 3 tbsp heavy cream
- 1 tbsp vanilla extract
- 1/4 to 1/3 cup assorted sprinkles, I used Valentine colors for this cake
1.Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray a 9 in heart shape cake pan or 9 inch round pan with baking or cooking spray, set aside.
2.Using a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt.
3.In another large bowl, beat the butter, sugar, and brown sugar until light and fluffy.
4.Beat in the eggs and vanilla until combined.
5.Gradually beat in the dry ingredients until combined and a dough forms
6.Fold in 1 1⁄2 C chocolate chips and 3/4 C Valentine’s Day sprinkles
7.Press the cookie dough into the cake pan.
8.Sprinkle the remaining chocolate chips and sprinkles on top.
9.Bake in the oven for 25-30 minutes or until the edges are set and start to turn a light golden.
10.Remove from oven and allow to cool completely on a wire rack. Then, when just about cooled use a butter knife to go around the edges of the pan. Finish cooling until ready to frost.
11.While cake is cooling, make the frosting. Using a stand or hand held mixer, beat the butter, powdered sugar, cocoa powder, heavy whipping cream, and vanilla until combined.
12.Scoop the frosting into a piping bag or Ziplock bag and set aside.
13.Remove the cookie cake from the pan and place onto the cake board.
14.If using a Ziplock bag, cut a small slit off one side. Pipe dollops all around the edge of the cookie cake.
15.Sprinkle some sprinkles on top
Cut into slices and serve, enjoy!
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