Funfetti Chip Cookie Cake is made with new Funfetti chips topped with a homemade vanilla frosting and sprinkles. This is super easy to make and a perfect dessert for any occasion and every day!
Nestlé Toll House released new Funfetti Morsels this year. They're essentially delicious chips packed with vanilla frosting with colorful specks of Funfetti. You can bake them in cookies, cakes, and in this recipe a cookie cake! This Funfetti Chip Cookie Cake is topped with vanilla buttercream and OF COURSE, more sprinkles!
When I was younger, I loved those tubs of Pillsbury's Funfetti Frosting. These Funfetti Morsels taste like that, plus vanilla cake! Not to mention, these morsels are super colorful. It will make you feel like your birthday is EVERY DAY! Fill your cabinet with these chips and bake the rainbow! I've found them at my local Target and grocery store in the baking aisle. Bring on the baking!
Why you'll love this recipe:
Not only is this recipe easy to make, but it:
- Has a soft buttery inside and chewier as you eat out
- Tastes like vanilla cake in a giant cookie
- Perfect for birthdays, celebrations, and just about any occasion
- Super delicious!
Funfetti Chip Cookie Cake Ingredients
I use a base combination of shortening and butter. Shortening makes the cookie butter super tender and taller than cookies made with just butter. But, the butter helps crisp the edges and gives more flavor. The remaining ingredients are pretty standard for cookies and frosting.
The remaining ingredients can be found listed in the recipe card at the bottom of the post.
- Line and Pre-heat: Preheat the oven to 350F degrees. Line a 9-inch springform pan with aluminum foil. I used 4 pieces. 1 square for the bottom and then 3 smaller ones that I used on the side and then "locked-in" with the springform. Spray with non-stick spray. Set aside.
- Start the base: Cream together butter and shortening together with a stand mixer for roughly 1 minute.
- Next, add in brown sugar and granulated sugar and beat again. Scrap bowl the bowl as need.
- Add-in wet ingredients: Add in egg. Beat it together until everything is combined.
- Then, add in vanilla and milk and beat again.
- Add-in dry ingredients: Dump all the dry ingredients in and mix until just combined (it's okay if there's are a couple of streaks of flour).
- Add-in chips: Add the funfetti chips and gently fold into the cookie dough.
- Prepare the pan + bake: Press the dough into the prepared 9-inch springform pan. Bake for 20-25 minutes, until the edges start to brown and the top is golden. Cool in the pan on a cooling rack until completely cooled.
Frosting + Decorating Time:
- Beat the butter: until smooth.
- Mix: in sifted powder sugar in parts: sifting assures there are no lumps! I add in powdered sugar roughly ½ cup at a time.
- Add-in flavor: Stop, scrape down the sides, and add-in heavy cream and vanilla.
- Add frosting to a pastry bag with a decorating tip of your choice. I used an M1 baking tip.
- Decorate: Once you’re done and the cake is completely cooled. Remove from the springform pan and aluminum foil. Then, just pipe the frosting as you desire.
- Top with sprinkles. Then, slice it up and enjoy it!
- Instead of funfetti morsels try whatever chocolate chips you prefer or have on hand (milk, dark, semi-sweet, or white). You could even try chunks.
- Instead of vanilla buttercream try chocolate buttercream. Keep the recipe the same in the recipe card except use 1 & ¾ cup of powdered sugar + ¼ cup cocoa powder.
Funfetti Chip Cookie Cake Baking Tips
- Make sure to let the cookie cake cool completely before you frost it. It takes about 90 minutes - 2 hours roughly for my cookie cake to completely cool. But you can make this cookie cake the night before serving, let it cool completely overnight, and frost it the next day.
- If it begins to brown too quickly on top, place a piece of foil over it until it’s finished baking.
- Don’t have a piping bag or piping tips? Add the frosting to a ziplock bag, snip off the corner, and use it to pipe the frosting around the edges.
Looking for more cookie recipes?
- Chocolate Chunk Cookie Butter Bars
- The Cookie, my ultimate cookie recipe! Think brown butter, homemade maple toffee, dark chocolate chunks, and flaky sea salt!
Funfetti Chip Cookie Cake
- ¼ cup shortening room temperature
- 2 tbsp unsalted butter room temperature
- ⅜ cup granulated sugar
- ⅜ cup brown sugar dark, packed
- ½ tbsp vanilla extract
- 1 tbsp milk
- 1 egg
- ¼ tsp kosher salt
- ½ tsp baking soda
- ½ tsp baking powder
- 1 & ⅜ cup all-purpose flour
- 1 cup Funfetti Morsels
- ¼ cup rainbow sprinkles
- 1 stick butter unsalted and softened
- 1 and ½ cup powdered sugar sifted
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tbsp heavy cream
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a 9-inch spring form pan with aluminum foil and spray with nonstick spray. Set aside
- In a large bowl of stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, cream the softened butter and shortening about 1 minute on medium speed (until smooth). Then, add the sugar on medium speed until fluffy and light in color. Beat in egg, milk and vanilla. Scrape down the sides as needed.
- Add in all the dry ingredients and beat on low speed until just combined.
- Next, gently fold in the Funfetti chips using a rubber spatula.
- Press the cookie dough evenly into the prepared pan.
- Bake for 25 minutes or until the edges are browned.
- Allow the cake to cool in the pan on a wire rack to cool until room temperature before removing from the pan. When removing from the pan, make sure to carefully remove all the aluminum foil from the bottom and the sides.
Frosting + Decoration
- In a stand mixer, beat butter until smooth.
- Add in powdered sugar ½ cup at a time. Scrap the bowl as needed.
- Add in vanilla extra and heavy cream.
- Put frosting in a piping bag with pastry tip if your choice. I used a M1.
- Frost as you desired and top with sprinkles.
- Slice up and enjoy!