Cookie Mix to Cake Mix

During one of our grocery trips we picked up a couple of Betty Crocker cookie mixes…Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies and White Chocolate Macadamia Cookies.  Both 20200415113217_IMG_1488are two of our favorites in this home.  The other night, my husband was looking into the pantry and said that he wishes we could make the cookie mix into a cake.  Luckily, for me, a simple Google search showed that I could grant wishes!

I’m a genie, y’all!  :)

I pulled the recipe from Just Keeping Busy.  I followed all of the instructions on her site, and folks, I made a cake out of a cookie mix!  You can find her post by clicking here.  I’ve outlined the instructions, below, as well for you.

Now, would I do this again?  No.  We determined that while it definitely results in a cake, 20200415115151_IMG_1498that we would rather have had this particular mix as cookies.  The chocolate chips sank to the bottom of the pan and stuck, and the end result left you wanting an icing on top of some sorts.  I, personally, just decided to skip the icing since it was going to be more of an oatmeal type cake with chocolate throughout.  I thought it might still be sweet.  If there are other cookie mixes out there that didn’t have heavy chocolate chips in them, and I was in a pinch and MUST have a cake for something, then yes, I might do it again.  For now, I’ll just hope to never buy a cookie mix when I need a cake mix.

If you give it a try, do let me know.  It’s a clever fix in the kitchen if needed in a pinch.  Enjoy!


Cookie Mix to Cake Mix


  • 1 Cookie Mix20200415114807_IMG_1494
  • 1 1/4 cup water (separated into 1/4 cups)
  • 2/3 cup oil
  • 3 eggs (will be added one at a time)
  1. Spray a 9×13 pan, and preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Start with your cookie mix in your mixer, and add the oil.
  3. Mix together and begin to add one egg at a time, generously mixing after each addition.
  4. 20200415115530_IMG_1502Here is where it got tricky in my kitchen.  You’re supposed to add the water a 1/4 cup at a time, until the mix gets to a cake batter consistency.  With the chosen cookie mix of mine, it didn’t show it’s texture very well, and almost ended up in a not so appealing form.  I do believe that a mix without added chunky ingredients may show it’s texture much better.  For this particular mix, I ended up only need 3/4 cup water.  I do think it would be more without the oats.
  5. Once to the right consistency, pour the batter into your greased pan.  I used an aluminum heart pan that was Maw-Maw’s.
  6. Bake for 35 minutes, or until the toothpick comes out clean when inserted in the center.  I ended up having to add an additional 10 minutes to mine.
  7. Once done, allow to cool, and icing it with your favorite icing if you’d like.  Enjoy!

20200415132349_IMG_1517I encourage you to check out the link to the original recipe to see all of her comments and then the comments of her readers as well.  I always find it helpful to read the comments sections of any recipe online.  It helps you see tried and true tricks that others have discovered.  Always a fun time!

Stay well out there, everyone!



Random cat finding of the day:  Jay sure knows how to throw some serious shade at Silent Bob.  However, it may be directed at me this time it seems.  What do you think?


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