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Looking for that show-stopping special occasion or any time dessert? Our Chocolate Chip Bundt Cake with Cookie Dough Frosting will become your favorite recipe!

Slice of chocolate chip bundt cake on a white plate with silver fork, light blue linen in the background, glass of milk and bundt cake on cake stand

I don’t think it’s any secret that I LOVE chocolate chip cookie dough… I also love cake, who doesn’t? So, I made this beauty: Chocolate Chip Bundt Cake and added cookie dough frosting as a fun twist!

Jeremy and Lily both went NUTS over this cake, and I know you will too! I mean, Lily is three, and she loves all things chocolate chip, can you blame her??

What I especially love about this recipe is it uses simple ingredients, find all the info in the recipe card below. I’m sure you already have everything on hand.

Plus, it’s just super cute. The slightly dense (think pound cake texture) yet moist cake is studded with chocolate chips.

Yes, of course, you can serve the cake as is but I think adding that extra special frosting is where it’s at and makes it an extra decadent cake.

Chocolate chips in the bundt cake and in the frosting? Talk about a chocolate lovers dream, think of it as a double chocolate chip cake!

Trust me on this one, this is the best Chocolate Chip Bundt Cake, just one taste and you’ll see.

Some of our other favorite chocolate chip recipes we have on our site include: Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Muffins, Chocolate Chip Cake, and Chocolate Chip Cookie Pie.

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WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS:

  • With simple ingredients, this comes together easily.
  • Makes a large cake to feed a crowd.
  • A fun and playful frosting makes it a stand-out dessert.

INGREDIENTS NEEDED (SCROLL TO THE BOTTOM OF THE POST FOR THE FULL RECIPE):

  • Unsalted butter, room temperature
  • Cream cheese, room temperature
  • Vegetable shortening
  • Granulated sugar
  • Light brown sugar 
  • Large eggs
  • All-purpose flour
  • Semisweet chocolate chips
  • Vanilla extract
  • Table salt
  • Milk
  • Mini chocolate chips
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HOW TO MAKE CHOCOLATE CHIP BUNDT CAKE:

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Spray a standard 10-inch, 12 cup bundt pan with baking cooking spray (like baker’s joy), set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, using an electric mixer (or a stand mixer with the paddle attachment), cream the butter, cream cheese, and shortening.
  3. Add the granulated and brown sugar, mix for 3 minutes until combined well.
  4. Add two of the eggs, and mix them in thoroughly. Next, add 1/3 of the flour, start on low speed so you don’t get flour everything and mix it in well, and scrape down the side as needed. Reserve 1 tablespoon of the flour in a small bowl.
  5. Repeat by adding 2 more eggs, and 1/3 of the flour until all of the ingredients are mixed in. Stir in the vanilla.
  6. Add the chocolate chips to the bowl with the reserved flour and toss until coated.
  7. Add the chocolate chips to the cake batter and fold them in.
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  1. Pour batter into the prepared bundt cake pan and smooth it out and bake for 1 hour to 1 hour and 15 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out mostly clean
  2. Let sit in the pan for 10 minutes to cool. Take out of the pan and let the cake cool completely on a wire rack.
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  1. While the cake is cooling, make the frosting. Place the flour on a parchment paper-lined sheet tray. Bake in a 350°F oven for 5 minutes, and cool completely on a cooling rack.
  2. Cream the butter and sugar with an electric mixer in a large bowl for 3 minutes. Add the vanilla and mix.
  3. Add the cooled flour and salt until combined, the mixture will be crumbly.
  4. Add in the milk and beat until fluffy. Fold in the chocolate chips.
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  1. Once the cooled cake is ready, add the frosting to the top, spread it all over the cake, slice, and serve.
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT THIS RECIPE:

CAN I USE DIFFERENT CHOCOLATE CHIPS?

Usually, I use semi-sweet chocolate chips to keep the overall cake not overly sweet. But you can use other varieties such as:

  • White chocolate chips
  • Dark chocolate chips
  • Milk chocolate chips

You can also try using peanut butter chips for a fun twist.

CAN I USE OTHER FROSTINGS?

I absolutely love the fun cookie dough frosting we have added to this recipe, but by all means, use whatever frosting or toppings you like! Here are some suggestions:

  • Fluffy buttercream frosting
  • Chocolate ganache
  • Melted peanut butter
  • Chocolate buttercream
  • Brown sugar frosting
  • White chocolate frosting
  • Cream cheese frosting or cream cheese glaze
  • Chocolate glaze

You can also add a dusting of powdered sugar or melted chocolate drizzle to the outside if you don’t want to make a glaze or frosting.

Upclose image of a slice of chocolate chip bundt cake coming out of the cake on a cake server, white cake stand

CAN THIS BE MADE AHEAD?

Yes, you can make the cake a day or two in advance and keep it sealed at room temperature.

Right before serving, add the frosting.

WHAT OTHER SUBSTITUTIONS CAN I USE?

Instead of using shortening, you can use all butter or all shortening for butter. However, I love to use butter because it makes a buttery chocolate chip bundt cake.

Use any type of milk for the frosting.

In place of milk, you can use half and half or heavy cream. Just watch for the consistency of the frosting, as you may need to add a little more since milk is thinner.

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HOW TO STORE:

Store leftovers at room temperature in an airtight container for up to 5 days. Best enjoyed at room temperature.

Freeze for up to 3 months.

Wrap leftover slices in plastic wrap and freezer-safe foil and place them in the freezer in a freezer-safe container. To thaw, place the dish in the fridge overnight or on the countertop until room temperature.

DANA’S TIPS AND TRICKS:

  • Tons of custom options, see my tips above on that.
  • Great for a make-ahead dessert.
  • This freezes well, see my tips above on how to store.
  • Use the cookie dough frosting recipe or add your favorite!
A bite taken out of a slice of chocolate chip bundt cake on a white plate with silver fork, glass of milk in the background, light blue linen, cookies, cookie crumbs, and chocolate chips scattered.

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5 from 4 votes

Chocolate Chip Bundt Cake Recipe (Cookie Dough Frosting)

Prep: 20 minutes
Cook: 1 hour 15 minutes
Looking for that show-stopping special occasion or any time dessert? Our Chocolate Chip Bundt Cake with Cookie Dough Frosting will become your favorite recipe!
Servings 12 servings

Ingredients
  

For the cake

For the frosting

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Spray a standard 10-inch, 12 cup bundt pan with baking cooking spray (like baker’s joy), set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, using an electric mixer (or a stand mixer with the paddle attachment), cream the butter, cream cheese, and shortening.
  • Add the granulated and brown sugar, mix for 3 minutes until combined well.
  • Add two of the eggs, and mix them in thoroughly. Next, add 1/3 of the flour, start on low speed so you don’t get flour everything and mix it in well, and scrape down the side as needed. Reserve 1 tablespoon of the flour in a small bowl.
  • Repeat by adding 2 more eggs, and 1/3 of the flour until all of the ingredients are mixed in. Stir in the vanilla.
  • Add the chocolate chips to the bowl with the reserved flour and toss until coated.
  • Add the chocolate chips to the cake batter and fold them in.
  • Pour batter into the prepared bundt cake pan and smooth it out and bake for 1 hour to 1 hour and 15 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out mostly clean.
  • Let sit in the pan for 10 minutes to cool. Take out of the pan and let the cake cool completely on a wire rack.
  • While the cake is cooling, make the frosting. Place the flour on a parchment paper-lined sheet tray. Bake in a 350°F oven for 5 minutes, and cool completely on a cooling rack.
  • Cream the butter and sugar with an electric mixer in a large bowl for 3 minutes. Add the vanilla and mix.
  • Add the cooled flour and salt until combined, the mixture will be crumbly.
  • Add in the milk and beat until fluffy. Fold in the chocolate chips.
  • Once the cooled cake is ready, add the frosting to the top, spread it all over the cake, slice, and serve.

Notes

  • Tons of custom options, see my tips above on that.
  • Great for a make-ahead dessert.
  • This freezes well, see my tips above on how to store.
  • Use the cookie dough frosting recipe or add your favorite!
Nutrition Disclaimer
Course Dessert
Cuisine American

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Originally posted: 2/23/2014

Updated: 2/2023

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28 Comments

  1. Your bundt cake was delicious sounding to begin with and then you covered it with yummy cookie dough, wow. Thanks for bringing this to foodie friday.

  2. Dana, this is looks decadent. I am loving the frosting recipe. I need to save this for my son’s birthday party in May. He’d love this.

    I’m stopping by from the Let’s Get Real Friday Link Party. Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing this with us. I hope you’ll join us again on Friday.

  3. Shania@FCCLA says:

    Can this recipe be made into a cupcake? I want to participate in a competition with a variation of it, but I wanted to know how many cupcakes you think it would make. That way I can budget my costs as far as ingredients and see what I have left for decorations and display pieces.

  4. This is probably not the answer you are looking for but I’m really not sure. Yes, it can be made into cupcakes but I don’t know how many. So sorry, I have never tried!

  5. I’m having trouble getting this to bake all the way through, anybody else?

  6. 5 stars
    I made the cake without the frosting for a friends birthday and it got raves. Thank you!!

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