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Double Chocolate Cake Mix Cookies

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Hey you! I made you something.

Double chocolate cake mix cookies on a baking pan.

How do you like my rickety old baking pan? My warped, blackened, scratched, baking pan that has been beaten to shreds by that mean ol’ Filipino oven?

You guys. I generally treat my kitchen gear with care. But one round of untimed oven-roasted squash was all it took to blacken this girl’s entire surface, throw her in the trash, and then dig her back out of the trash when I remembered that she is my only baking pan here.

Could I drive to the store and buy a new one? Well…

Don’t ask me stuff like that.

Not yet baked double chocolate cake mix cookies on a baking pan.

And now here we are today, just me and the world’s most beat-up piece of kitchen metal, makin’ cake mix cookies together in the world's hottest kitchen, six jumbo cookies at a time. With you. And I wouldn’t have it any other way, except I would take an air conditioner in the kitchen and I wouldn't mind a larger baking pan. But other than that.

I made these on a whim on yet another random hot night and fell in completely love. Fudgy like a brownie, soft like a cookie, and extra large. Loaded with white chocolate chips and completely saturated with rich chocolate flavor. Oh. My.

I adore them.

Double chocolate cake mix cookies stacked on each other.

And suddenly it’s the next night and there I am, just me and my beat-up pan, making the exact same cookies all over again, with extra white chocolate chips, recipe doubled because these are just begging to be eaten by and with friends.

Are cookies not the world’s best sharing food?

They just are.

Double chocolate cake mix cookies stacked on a baking pan.

Then there’s the whole cake mix thing. How and why people make cookies with a cake mix is a mystery to me, but I just did it and I’m now forever a believer. Of course, not for ALL cookies. Some things are non-negotiable.

But for these deep dark chewy soft chocolate heaven cookies, yes. I’ll do it and I’ll be happy about it. And you'll be really happy about it too, when they come out of your oven in about 5 minutes.

Double chocolate cake mix cookies stacked on a baking pan.

Happiness = jumbo fudgy double chocolate cookies.

And I am happy.

Double chocolate cake mix cookies stacked on each other.
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Double Chocolate Cake Mix Cookies


These double chocolate cake mix cookies are super easy to make and make for chewy, chocolatey cookies. Delicious and so simple!


  • ½ cup butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 packet instant coffee dissolved in 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 tablespoons oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 box chocolate cake mix
  • 1 ½ cup chocolate chips
  • 1 ½ cup white chocolate chips


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Beat the butter until smooth. Add the egg and beat again until incorporated. Add the coffee, oil, and vanilla and beat until combined.
  3. Add the cake mix in batches and beat slowly after each addition until just combined.
  4. Stir in the chocolate chips and white chocolate chips. Roll into balls and place on a baking sheet a few inches apart. Bake for 7-10 minutes, until the tops are just set (not wet-looking anymore), the cookies are evenly flattened, and they are starting to get cracks in them. If the cookies are done, they should come off the pan relatively easily with a spatula. If the cookies are not holding together, you probably need to bake them a little longer. Remove from the baking sheet and let cool for a few minutes before serving.


My Filipino oven does not allow me the luxury of exact temperatures (!!), so once again I am giving it my best guess in terms of time and temperature. The timing on this one is kind of important to get that soft, chewy texture, so make sure to look for the signs of doneness (flattened out, slightly cracked tops, cookie holding together, etc.) to get it right for your oven. ☺

  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Category: Dessert
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: double chocolate cookies, cookie recipe, chocolate cookies, cake mix cookies

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  1. Skillful Cook Logo

    I love your beat up baking pan – I know a lot of food bloggers who would pay a lot of money for that kind of prop 😉

    The photos in this post are awesome too Lindsay, these cookies look so good!

    1. Skillful Cook Logo

      Here’s the sad thing… I think it’s even too bent for pictures! But I’m planning to try at least. Maybe I can flatten it back out or something. I’ve always wanted to try pics with a charred pan, so hopefully I can get it to work!

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    They have similar cake mixes over there? Or can you buy the American stuff at absurd prices?

    These look amazing! I’d love to make them but making my own cake mix hasn’t really worked out and I can’t bring myself to pay $8 for some cake mix that costs $1 in the US. Big fat beautiful cookies. Yum!

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      I think it was Betty Crocker! And I can’t remember how much but I would not have paid 8 dollars! I only spend that (and more) on my rare and precious pecans. 🙂

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    I generally shy away from cake mixes, but these look so good, I definitely need to give it a chance. Also, you baking pan looks like every piece of equipment I owned prior to getting married. As long as the cookies taste good, why replace it?

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    I think I’m gonna sub the white chocolate chips for peanut butter chips!!! I can’t wait to try them!

  5. Skillful Cook Logo

    Those look incredibley perfectly chocolatey and fudgey. Like so good I need them today.

    I like a “used” looking pan but if it bothers you try putting a paste of baking soda and vinegar on it and let it sit for 30 minutes… It usually takes the black right off 😉

  6. Skillful Cook Logo

    Love the inclusion of your well used baking sheet! Totally adds a sense of reality to the photo series..

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    I follow your blog now for while and I really like this cookie. If it was not so late (Germany 23:00), I’d try them. Would you mind to tell me how much is a packet and a box?
    And i want to tell you, that i really like your kind of fotography. Really well done.

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    oh geeze louise look how freakin perfect these cookies are. just when i try to swear off cake mix, i see incredible PERFECT cookies just like this. Swear off cake mix in favor of made-from-scratch? i must be silly bc these are the prettiests, hugest, most perf chocolate cookies i’ve seen in awhile!! and i bake ALOT of cookies!! 🙂

    LOVE your baking pan! I kinda wish I had one all scratched up like that 🙂

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    I just made these and I cannot express how DELICIOUS they are! Seriously, LOVE LOVE LOVE them and they are perfect because I am meeting a good friend tomorrow and she LOVES chocolate! Wow! I did find that I needed to cook them a bit closer to 10-12 minutes in my oven. They are so super moist!

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    And just as I told myself I wasn’t going to be doing dessert for awhile these little babies popped up in my email. Thanks I guess? 🙂

  11. Skillful Cook Logo

    Do you have to use the coffee–I am not a coffee person.
    But these really look good!

    1. Skillful Cook Logo

      I was wondering if the coffee can be substituted (or omitted) as well.

      Maybe just add the water? Or sub. with milk? Add some cocoa powder?