layered cookie cake with vanilla buttercream frosting

The BEST Chocolate Chip Cookie Layer Cake

  • Author: thebananadiaries
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 25
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 10 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baking


Inspired by Sally’s Baking Addiction

Chewy and decadent Chocolate Chip Cookie Layer Cake that no one will know is completely vegan and gluten free! Like eating a five-tiered bite of cookie dough and frosting, this vegan cookie cake is one for everyone to enjoy!



Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake:

  • 3 1/2 cups gluten free 1:1 baking flour
  • 1 cup vegan butter, softened to room temperature
  • 1 3/4 cup coconut sugar
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 2/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened coconut milk or almond milk with 2 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips

Vegan Vanilla Buttercream Frosting:

  • 1 cup vegan butter, softened to room temperature
  • 3 cups powdered sugar, sifted
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 34 tbsp coconut cream


Vegan Cookie Cake Layers:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350F and line 6″ springform cake pans with parchment paper and/or coconut or olive oil.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and baking soda. Set aside.
  3. In a medium bowl, beat together the coconut sugar, applesauce, vegan butter, and coconut milk mixed with ACV until well combined.
  4. Fold in the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients until it becomes one big sticky dough ball.
  5. Add in the chocolate chips and mix in until well combined.
  6. Divide the dough into 5 even sections, and depending on how many cake pans you have, press that many sections into the cake pans until it touches the edges of the cake pans.
  7. Bake for 23-25 minutes, checking with a toothpick to make sure they’re done.
  8. Let cool for 10 minutes before removing from the pans and repeat for the remaining dough.
  9. Let the cakes completely cool before frosting.

Vegan Vanilla Buttercream:

  1. When you’re ready to frost, beat the vegan butter in a large bowl until it begins to whip.
  2. Add in 1 cup of powdered sugar and continue beating.
  3. Slowly sift in the remaining powdered sugar until it becomes a thick buttercream frosting.
  4. Add in the vanilla extract and any additional coconut cream or milk until you reach the desired consistency.
  5. Place one cake as the bottom, frost that layer evenly, and continue stacking the cake layers up and frosting until you reach the top.
  6. Sprinkle with additional chocolate chips and enjoy!

Keywords: chocolate chip cookie layer cake, gluten free cookie cake, vegan cookie cake, cookie cake