This Keto Cookie Cake recipe makes a giant chocolate chip cookie cake topped with a heavenly vanilla cream cheese frosting. This low-carb chocolate chip cookie cake is perfect for birthday parties or any other occasion. This recipe is suitable for those following a keto, low-carb, Atkins, Banting, grain-free, or gluten-free diet.

Overhead photo of slice of Keto cookie cake being lifted with a pie cutter

The recipe

This recipe is the ultimate chocolate chip cookie on steroids. This rich and filling cake is packed with melted chocolate chunks. To top it off, this low-carb chocolate chip cookie cake is frosted with a heavenly keto-friendly, vanilla frosting that only takes five minutes to make! Not only is this keto cake perfect for birthdays and celebrations, it’s also so simple to make, that it’s the perfect thing to brighten up the average day. 

To make this recipe even simpler, you can omit the frosting and indulge in this delicious treat straight out of the oven – at its peak of melty chocolatey goodness. Pair it with our Keto-friendly hot chocolate recipe for the epitome of comfort food.  

The inspiration

Growing up, I remember cookie cakes being a staple at my friends’ birthday parties. Even though cookie cakes were much thinner than a regular cake, they were equally as rich and decadent. So I loved them just as much, if not even more than the traditional cake.

To create this recipe, I used our low-carb skillet cookie recipe as a base. To transform it into a chocolate chip cookie for this recipe, I omited the pecans and doubled the recipe to create a thicker cookie. For the frosting, I created a very simple recipe, using cream cheese as a base. To create that silky light texture, I added a little bit of butter and sour cream. Both of these are some of my favorite “secret ingredients” to help low carb frosting shine.

Slice of Keto cookie cake being lifted with a pie cutter

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What is a cookie cake?

So you’ve heard of cookies and you’ve heard of cake, but what exactly is a cookie cake? Well, I’m glad you asked! A cookie cake is essentially a massive cookie prepared in a cake pan. They tend to be thicker than the traditional cookie but thinner than a cake.

 

In addition to the cookie base, they’re often lightly frosted around the perimeter. They’re a popular choice at children’s birthday parties and other gatherings. If you’re a cookie fan like us, you’re definitely going to love this one.

 

Close up photo of flower-shaped frosting dotted with sprinkles along the perimeter of the cookie cake

How to make low-carb baked goods taste better

While certain inventions like almond and erythritol sweeteners have been life-changing in opening up the possibilities for low-carb desserts, sometime low-carb desserts can still lack a little something to keep it from tasting just like the real thing.

 

In this recipe, we use a special ingredient to make this cookie cake taste even more decadent–maple flavoring. This flavoring helps emulate the rich brown sugar taste that makes cookies so rich and decadent. You’ll be surprised at just how much of a difference it makes. While it can be a little tricky to find in stores, I highly recommend purchasing it online if possible. You’ll thank me later. 

 

Can you eat cookies on a keto diet?

Yes and no. While you can definitely make keto-friendly variations of your favorite cookies, most store-bought or “regular” cookies tend to contain a lot of carbs. These carbs are from the added sugar as well as the flour used.

 

Thankfully, it’s easy to make keto-friendly cookies at home by making a few simple changes. If you want to learn how to make more low-carb or keto cookies, check our our section below about other keto-friendly cookie recipes. 

 

Overhead photo of slice of Keto cookie cake being lifted with a pie cutter

 

How to make a low carb cookie cake

There’s two easy ways to make this cookie cake- by hand or by using a food processor. Of course, using the food processor speeds up the process significantly, but since I’ve just moved into a new place, I didn’t have one on hand, so I did everything by hand.

 

For the by-hand method , you first need to whisk together all the dry ingredients. The next step is to cut in the butter. First cutting the butter into small pieces will make this process so much easier. A pastry cutter can also be life saving during this process but a large fork also works for this process.

 

Cut the butter into the dry ingredients until it reaches coarse crumbs. Now most of the heavy work is over! Now you simply have to stir in the remaining wet ingredients, add the chocolate chips, and then transfer the dough to a greased cake pan.

 

The method for making this delicious Keto cookie cake with a food processor is even simpler! First, quickly blend all the dry ingredients together. If using a food processor, all of the wet ingredients can be added at the same time and then simply blend until the mixture forms a cookie dough. Finally, add the chopped chocolate and blend just until combined. Be sure to not over blend or else your cookie cake we turn into a chocolate cookie rather than chocolate chip!

 

Vertical photo of the left half of the cooke cake with beaters with frosting in the background

 

How to prevent cookie cake from sticking to the pan

The easiest way to do this is by using a springform pan and then greasing it with butter or an oil of choice. If using a regular cake pan, a nearly fool-proof technique is to first line the pan using parchment paper and then grease the parchment with your oil of choice. Parchment paper is a very non-stick and oven-safe material so it should prevent any disastrous sticking incidences.

 

Other keto-friendly cookie recipes

Looking for more easy low-carb cookie recipes? We’ve got you covered! One of our personal favorites, especially during the holiday season, are our Low-Carb Pecan Shortbread Cookies. They’re perfect to decorate with frosting to make adorable frosted snowflakes or other designs.

 

If you’re a chocolate fanatic like us, you’re going to adore this recipe for Keto-friendly Double Chocolate Chip Cookies. With the fall season quickly approaching these Keto Cinnamon Shortbread cookies are the perfect comfort treat. If you love ginger like us, be sure to try this Keto Ginger Cookie Recipe from Two Sleevers.

Slice of Keto cookie cake being lifted with a pie cutter.
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Keto Cookie Cake

This Keto Cookie Cake recipe makes a giant chocolate chip cookie cake topped with a heavenly vanilla cream cheese frosting. This low-carb chocolate chip cookie cake is perfect for birthday parties or any other occasion. This recipe is suitable for those following a Keto, low-carb, Atkins, Banting, grain-free, or gluten-free diet.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword almond flour, chocolate chip cookie cake, easy cookie recipe, keto cookie recipe
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 17 minutes
Total Time 32 minutes
Servings 12 people
Calories 258 kcal
Author Harper

Ingredients

Cookie Mixture

  • 2 cups almond flour finely ground
  • 1/2 cup granulated stevia erythritol blend sweetener
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 4 tbsp. butter cold and cut into smaller pieces
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp maple flavoring
  • 3 oz. low-carb dark chocolate chopped into coarse chunks

Frosting Mixture

  • 3 oz. cream cheese room temperature
  • 1 tbsp. butter room temperature
  • 1 tbsp. sour cream
  • 2 tsp. stevia erythritol blend sweetener powdered
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract

Instructions

Cookie Mixture

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease a nine-inch springform cake pan with butter or oil of choice.

    Overhead photo of buttered cake pan.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together almond flour, sweetener, baking soda, and salt until combined.

    Process photo after all the dry ingredients have been mixed together.
  3. Next, using a pastry cutter or a fork, cut the butter into the dry ingredients until the mixture reaches coarse crumbs.

    Process photo of cut butter added into dry ingredients forming a coarse crumb texture.
  4. Next, stir in the eggs and vanilla until the mixture reaches a dough-like consistency.

    Process photo with wet ingredients added into the dough and formed into a ball.
  5. Finally, stir in the chocolate chunks until evenly incorporated into the dough.

    Process photo of chocolate chips added into the ball-shaped cookie dough.
  6. Transfer dough to prepared pan and spread so that the surface is . Place in preheated oven and bake for 18-22 minutes or until the cake's edges become golden and the surface bounces bake slightly to the touch. Let cool completely before frosting.

    Process photo of baked cookie cake with slightly golden edges.

Frosting Mixture

  1. In a small bowl, using a hand mixer, blend cream cheese and butter until smooth.

    Process photo of cream cheese and butter mixed together to form smooth dough.
  2. Next, add sour cream, sweetener, and vanilla extract and blend until thouroughly combined. Taste and adjust sweetness, if desired.

    Process photo of completed frosting.
  3. Once the cake is fully cooled, frost as desired.

    Final process photo of cookie cake with frosting along the perimeter.
Nutrition Facts
Keto Cookie Cake
Amount Per Serving (1 slice)
Calories 258 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Fat 20g31%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 64mg21%
Sodium 218mg9%
Potassium 32mg1%
Carbohydrates 7.5g3%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 53%1%
Vitamin C 1%1%
Calcium 4%0%
Iron 3%17%
Net Carbs 3g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.