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Chocolate Cake Mix Cookies

Chocolate cake mix cookies made with just 4 ingredients. This easy dessert does not disappoint! All you need is just 20 minutes to whip up a batch of delicious chocolatey cookies. 

stacked chocolate cake mix cookies

These easy chocolate cookies are the latest way that I’m loving cake mix!

We love to make cake mix blueberry muffins and cake mix cookies in our house.

All you need to make chocolate cake mix cookies is a box of your favorite cake mix, oil, eggs, and chocolate chips.

Cake mix chocolate chip cookies are similar to this recipe, but using yellow cake mix! And so are these Cake Mix Christmas Cookies.

Whenever I’m craving cake batter I make a batch of these easy funfetti cake mix cookies.

cake mix, eggs, oil, and chocolate chips

The batter comes together in just 5 minutes and you’re ready to bake!

I call these cheater cookies, because they are really almost too easy for how good they taste. 

How to make cookies from cake mix 

Add cake mix, eggs, and oil to a large mixing bowl. 

I used Duncan Hines Dark Chocolate fudge cake mix. 

Use beaters to mix until a batter forms (this will not take long).

Fold in your chocolate chips until combined. 

Drop by spoonfuls onto a baking sheet, or roll into balls if you want perfectly shaped cookies.

Me personally, I’m team as long as they’re cookies they are delicious, so I don’t bother with perfect little balls. 

Either way they are going to taste amazing!

Bake the cookies at 350 degrees for 12 – 15 minutes.

stacked chocolate cake mix cookies

You can tell the cookies are almost done when they puff up a significant amount, around 2 – 3 minutes later they will flatten back down, and the tops will look cooked.

This is when you remove them from the oven (for me it was right at 15 minutes, but the time may vary based on your oven).

The inside is fudgy and cakey, while the outside has those perfect crispy edges.

These simple chocolate cake mix cookies are perfect for kids to help make, and a time saving hack for when you need a dessert to serve fast!

Everyone will love them. 

Don’t have brownie mix but craving brownies? Try these cake mix brownies! I used the same dark chocolate fudge cake mix for this recipe. 

stacked chocolate cake mix cookies

More cake mix recipes

Looking for more easy and family favorite cake mix recipes? 

Cake mix banana bread is so simple, fluffy, and tastes like a million bucks. 

For the softest peanut butter cookies, try these cake mix peanut butter cookies.

For quick and tasty muffins, try these cake mix pumpkin muffins.

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cookie with a bite taken out

Another fall favorite is this super simple cake mix pumpkin bread!

Cake mix cookie bars are another favorite easy dessert that require only four ingredients!

White Cake Mix Cookies are an easy M&M cookie recipe!

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stacked chocolate cake mix cookies

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stacked chocolate cake mix cookies

Chocolate Cake Mix Cookies

Yield: 24 cookies
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Easy 4 ingredient chocolate cake mix cookies are a yummy dessert that everyone will love!


  • 15 oz box of chocolate cake mix
  • 2 eggs
  • ⅓ cup olive oil or vegetable oil
  • 1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips


  1. Add the chocolate cake mix, oil, and eggs to a mixing bowl and beat until batter forms. Fold in the chocolate chips
  2. Drop by spoonfuls onto a baking sheet, then roll the dough into balls
  3. Bake at 350 degrees for 12 - 15 minutes, until cookies flatten and tops look done
  4. Use a rubber spatula to round the edges of the cookies immediately after taking them out of the oven if you want that perfectly round shape
  5. Transfer the cookies to a cooling rack to cool after 2-3 minutes
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 24 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 136Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 16mgSodium: 143mgCarbohydrates: 19gFiber: 1gSugar: 11gProtein: 2g

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Thursday 10th of March 2022

Very good and easy.

Tiffany Mahe

Thursday 7th of October 2021

I followed your directions but it doesn't say anything about water. And now I have a mix that is way too dry to do anything with.


Friday 15th of December 2023

@Aimee, thanks for that report. Very helpful to me. Always looking for ways to cut fat and calories and make something indulgent a little healthier!


Saturday 12th of March 2022

@Tiffany Mahe, I followed the recipe exactly, except I substituted the oil with applesauce, and they turned out absolutely perfect. I’m making them again with white chocolate chips instead right now.

Joy Shull

Saturday 9th of October 2021

The recipe does not call for water, only the ingredients listed in the ingredients section on this page, not on the box of cake mix.


Monday 7th of September 2020

Can you make these into bars? And if so, how long would bake them?

Joy Shull

Friday 11th of September 2020

You could use this cake mix cookie bars recipe, except use chocolate cake mix instead.

Judy Swann

Saturday 29th of February 2020

You used olive oil. Would it work to use canola oil? Thank you Judy Swann.

Joy Shull

Monday 2nd of March 2020


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