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Chocolate Cookie Butter Cake

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Cooling Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 35 minutes
Servings 12 people
Close up photo of a layer cake with chocolate ganache dripping over the edge.

Cookie Butter Cake is made with a dense chocolate cake layered with cookie butter frosting and a rich chocolate ganache.



  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and line and grease two 9 or 8-inch round cake pans with parchment paper and cooking spray and set aside. Click for the step-by-step photo instructions for >>> lining round pans with parchment paper.
  • Combine the sugar, flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl or stand mixer fitted with a whisk attachment and mix together.
  • Beat in the eggs, buttermilk, coffee, oil, and vanilla and beat on medium speed for 2 minutes, the batter is going to be very thin.
  • Evenly divide the batter between the two pans and bake the cakes for 40 to 45 minutes until a toothpick comes clean from the center.
  • Cool in pans for at least 10 minutes and loosen from sides of pan before transferring to a cooling rack to cool completely. I like to use Bake Even Strips (affiliate link) for a nice and evenly baked cake. But if your cakes dome, you'll need to gently slice the tops of the cake off so they are level before assembling.
  • Prepare the Cookie Butter Frosting according to the recipe instructions.
  • Add frosting to the top of one layer of cake and then top with the second layer. Then apply a thin crumb coat of the frosting to the entire cake and place in the fridge for 20 minutes or the freezer for 5 minutes.
  • Frost the recipe of the cake, reserving about 1 cup of frosting for the topping.
  • Prepare the ganache according to the recipe instruction. Allow the ganache to cool and thicken a bit before spreading over the top of the cake and gently working it over the edge of the cake.
  • Once the ganache is on, pipe the remaining frosting onto the top of the cake and top with chocolate sprinkles or other toppings, if desired.


Calories: 316kcal | Carbohydrates: 52g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 44mg | Sodium: 393mg | Potassium: 187mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 34g | Vitamin A: 99IU | Calcium: 53mg | Iron: 2mg

Find it online: www.sugarandsoul.co/chocolate-cookie-butter-cake/