Chocolate Fudge Cake Mix Cookies

Chocolate fudge cake mix, turned into soft, chocolatey cookies instead!  Cake mix cookies are easy to make, are made in one bowl and just a few ingredients are needed to make these.  After making (and loving) my previous cake mix cookies, I decided to make a chocolate cake mix variety, but add a special ingredient to make these extra fudgy!

Chocolate cookies can be tricky to bake, because it is easy to over bake, resulting in dry cookies (sad face).  Follow the directions in this recipe, and I promise you soft chocolate cookie success!  For my cookies, I bought the fudgiest chocolate cake mix I could find.

Adding thick chocolate fudge sundae sauce to these cookies is what makes these cookies soft and fudgy…so don’t leave it out!

Chocolate Fudge Cake Mix Cookies

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Serves: 24 Cooking Time: 7-minutes


  • 1 box chocolate cake mix (I used Betty Crocker 15.25-ounce Triple Chocolate Fudge Cake Mix)
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 2 eggs, room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons thick, chocolate fudge sundae sauce (I used Hershey's in the jar)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (I used Vain Ugandan Vanilla extracted in Vodka)
  • 1/2 teaspoon butter extract
  • Chocolate sprinkles



Preheat oven to 350-degrees. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.


In a large bowl, add the bag of dry cake mix and mix in the oil. Stir in the eggs, fudge sauce, vanilla extract and butter extract into the bowl. Stir until ingredients are incorporated.


Use a standard sized cookie scoop to drop cookie dough balls into a bowl of sprinkles. Roll dough balls in the sprinkles and place on the prepared cookie sheet. Bake cookies in 350-degree oven for 7-minutes. Remove cookies from the oven and let set on the cookie sheet for several minutes before transferring cookies to a wire rack to finish cooking. Repeat process with the second cookie sheet.


Store cookies in an airtight container at room temperature. Cookies stay soft and fresh for several days.

I had some leftover buttercream frosting from some cupcakes I had just made, so I plopped a dollop of frosting in between two of these cookies.  It was like a super soft Oreo cookie!  You could always use some store-bought frosting if you wanted to make cookie sandwiches too.  Yum 🙂



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  • Reply
    Kelsie | the itsy-bitsy kitchen
    November 17, 2017 at 5:47 AM

    YES to cake mix cookies! These sound delicious, Kelly! Have a great weekend 🙂

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      November 18, 2017 at 6:33 AM

      Hahahah LOVE it!! Have a great weekend 🙂 XOXO

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    November 17, 2017 at 12:30 PM

    I love how you make cookies out of cake mixes. I also love sprinkles and I love frosting so I will add that dollop of frosting in the center. This sounds like a bit of heaven!

    • Reply
      November 18, 2017 at 6:35 AM

      Thanks Amy! Cake mix cookies are so quick and easy! And sooooo good. This would be a fun recipe to make with the kids (or grandkids)!!

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    November 17, 2017 at 1:44 PM

    Thanks for this chocolate cookies made with cake mix I will try it soon sounds good I have been waiting for this recipe love your cake mix cookies can’t wait to try these

    • Reply
      November 18, 2017 at 6:35 AM

      Awesome Judy! I can’t wait to hear what you think!!! XOXO

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    Maria Doss
    November 17, 2017 at 3:50 PM

    Cake mix and fudge sauce made into the cookies? Whoa!!! They look so perfect as well. Have a great weekend Kelly:)

    • Reply
      November 18, 2017 at 6:36 AM

      Thanks Maria! I figured “go big or go home” when it came to the chocolate flavor in these cookies hehehe. Have a great weekend too 🙂 XOXO

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    November 17, 2017 at 6:01 PM

    These looks so good! I’ve been looking for a good cake mix cookie recipe! Pinned.

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      November 18, 2017 at 6:37 AM

      Thanks Karen!! If you make them, you will have to come back and tell me what you think! XOXO

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    November 19, 2017 at 8:12 AM

    I love cake mix cookies! So simple and quick! These fudgey chocolate cookies look amazing! Love the idea of adding fudge sauce to the cookie dough!

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      November 23, 2017 at 8:27 AM

      Thanks Deepika! The fudge sauce just takes these cookies to the next level 🙂

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    Kim | The Baking ChocolaTess
    November 20, 2017 at 5:49 PM

    Ya had me when I saw the picture of those luscious looking chocolate cookies! Love the idea of frosting in between. I would pick chocolate and it would remind me of those Little Debbie Fudge Rounds. I would eat them all Kelly!! (You know this!!!) Happy Thanksgiving my sweet, sweet friend!!! xoxo

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      November 23, 2017 at 8:29 AM

      Oooooh good idea Kim! Can’t go wrong with chocolate and chocolate on chocolate!!! Have a Happy Thanksgiving! XOXO 🙂

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    heather (delicious not gorgeous)
    November 21, 2017 at 1:41 PM

    you add fudge to these cookies?! YES YES YES. my cousin used to make lemon cake mix cookies, but i’ve never had chocolate ones before!

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      November 23, 2017 at 8:30 AM

      Thanks Heather! The fudge sauce helps so that these chocolate cookies won’t be dry! Plus how could chocolate fudge ever be wrong?! Hehehehe XOXO

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    November 21, 2017 at 11:30 PM

    I know it is crazy,but I have never made cookies out of cake mixes before…this I have got to try, it looks so great and with the fudge sauce even better. Absolutely love it!

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      November 23, 2017 at 8:31 AM

      Thanks girl! I just made cake mix cookies for the first time a few months ago, and they were AMAZING. Plus super easy. So you definitely have to try it! XOXO

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    Shannon @loveatfirstbento
    November 23, 2017 at 1:57 PM

    Oh man, these look so good! I think I’d easily devour a whole pan! I’ve never tried making cookies from boxed cake mix before, but I must say this recipe has me intrigued! As does the idea of “soft oreos” 😀

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      November 23, 2017 at 2:09 PM

      Thanks Shannon! They definitely reminded me of soft Oreo’s! Especially when I added the frosting in the middle. Have a Happy Thanksgiving!! XOXO 🙂

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