Pudgy Cake

Side view of Pudgy Cake decorated with chocolate chip cookies around the sides
Pillsbury Cake Redux.
This cake was inspired by a few different things…first and foremost by the cool Pillsbury products I received in the mail (that you can get too) AND by haters.
I have to admit to you, I kinda love haters.
I mean if you have people who take the time to write emails or oddball comments it means you’re important enough to them to take the time out of their day to let you know you spelled flour like “flower” or that a “snowflake actually has 8 points, not 6”.
Plus, I kinda get a chuckle when people get riled up, ya know?
Honestly, where would The Situation be if he didn’t have haters?
I can tell where he WOULDN’T be…on TV.
See, sometime haters are the fuel that pushes you forward.
Don’t get me wrong, I certainly am not going to make a career based on my rock solid abs.
But I CAN make a career making abs across the world squishy.
So this cake was inspired by a super cool person out there who said that I am the reason America is fat.

 I love that I have that power. Mwah-ha-ha-ha!


So if you’re looking to get your pudge on this is for you.
Be warned, though, it’s hard core.
Like the Hustler of desserts.
Not NC-17…this is Triple X.
There’s cake, there’s brownie, there’s cookie dough, there’s vanilla frosting, there’s chocolate frosting, there are chocolate chip cookies…Gah!
It’s kinda like that weird Turducken thing people make on Thanksgiving…but with none of the same stuff…and WAY better


Get Your Pudge On



  • Pillsbury Brownie Mix, baked according to package directions
  • Funfetti Cake. Bake cake in 2 8″ round pans. You will only need one layer for this recipe. Freeze the other layer for another time.

Egg Free Cookie Dough

  • 1 c. butter, softened
  • 1 c. packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 c. granulated sugar
  • 4 Tbsp. milk
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 t. salt
  • 2 c. all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2c. mini semi-sweet chocolate chips

Vanilla Butter cream


  1. Bake Brownie according to package directions in a 8″ round cake pan. Allow it to cool completely.
  2. Bake your Pillsbury Funfetti cake in 8″ round pans. Cool completely
  3. (You will use only one of these for this cake…freeze the other layer or make cake pops)

Egg Free Cookie Dough

  1. Combine first 5 ingredients in a mixing bowl and cream together. Add flour and stir until combined. Stir in chocolate chips.

Cake assembly

  1. Spread cookie dough on top of brownie layer
  2. Top your cookie dough with your funfetti layer.
  3. Frost the entire cake with vanilla frosting.

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Bake your layers..your brownie and your cake.
ake you cookie dough filling and spread it on top of your brownie layer…
(I had a little dough leftover for my “kids” to eat)

Top your cookie dough with your funfetti layer.

Now stand back and smile lovingly at what you have just created. That’s an important step.
Frost the entire cake with vanilla frosting.
You can use my recipe, or your own favorite.
I baked some chocolate chip cookies to add to the side for decoration and also used the Pillsbury No Fuss Frosting in Decadent Chocolate Fudge to pipe some embellishments.
Ta-da!! People will be happy that you made this.  Believe.
Don’t hate…appreciate


Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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Oct 9, 2012 1:05 pm

For years I’ve been told my love is fattening and dang it, I take pride in it! I love making yummy noms for my boyfriend, friends, and family ^_^ . My fiance lost his almost-6pk abs the first year we were together. Not only did I warn him but so did my father (who says I’m just like my mother) and close friend warned him to beware my fattening love lol. He sooo didn’t listen XD

Fiona Luke
Sep 3, 2012 10:46 am

Bahahaha! You’re making America fat? I love it! I must have missed the post where you hog-tied all of America to a chair and force-fed them one of your delicious concoctions. I’m Canadian, so I’m safe I guess. Phew. I just popped over to your site after my weekly drool-fest at ConfessionsofaCookbookQueen. I am now following both of you, which will significantly cut down on my productivity at work. But I have to read your posts there because I can’t jump up from my desk and immediately make what I see. The way I see it, this is the only… Read more »

Always Hungry
Jul 22, 2012 12:12 pm

That is absolutely the most beautiful thing I have ever seen!! I am staring at it in awe lol you are truly brilliant 🙂

Apr 10, 2012 7:44 pm

This is quite possibly the GREATEST thing I’ve seen on the internet in a while! thank you!

Apr 10, 2012 7:42 pm

This is quite possibly the GREATEST thing I’ve seen on the internet in a while. thank you!

Apr 5, 2012 6:39 pm

Made this cake and mine looks no where near as nice as yours does. HOpe it tastes as good.

Jan 28, 2012 10:20 am

This is sooo awesome hehe. I just love your blog. Im going to try to make this today the only thing Im going to do different is use Chocolate Frosting b.c I have some leftover in my fridge and its just going to waste if I dont use it 🙂 So Im doing a good thing by making this to make sure the poor frosting doesnt go to waste. You are helping save the planet with your recipies now 🙂

Nov 18, 2011 5:10 pm

I would never in a million years eat that. But, I will continue to stare at it, and drool profusely.

Sep 28, 2011 9:27 pm

OMG this is my kinda cake. store bought. and everything in one. LOVE

Sep 27, 2011 2:04 pm


I made it!


And it was just as intense and swoon-worthy as you promised! Thank you so much for the recipe and inspiration!

Aug 4, 2011 1:47 pm

I stumbled upon this cake and just had to make it for some sort of occasion! I made it for my mom’s birthday and it was a huge hit! I think I am still riding that sugar high:) Thanks for the fun recipes. Creative people, like yourself, make life more fun, enjoyable and delicious!

Jul 7, 2011 3:24 pm

Oh, my goodness. This is like the birthday version of the Cherpumple!
I feel fatter and spottier just looking at it.

Jun 3, 2011 5:41 pm

I'm totally late to the party, but I think you're a genius for creating this cake. I LOVE to bake (and eat what I bake). So, when I was "borderline gestational diabetic" during my pregnancy, my doctor told me I couldn't have sugar. Since then (I'm now 40 weeks, 1 day pregnant), I dream of sweets. And I have printed this recipe out, because the minute I feel up to baking again after this baby is born, THIS is what I'm making! And I doubt I'll share.

May 29, 2011 11:10 pm

Made this cake for a party of 30 somthings and it went over like gangbusters! Everyone LOVED it! Thx so much!

Raven's Rascals
May 21, 2011 6:32 am

Thanks for this recipe. I just made it for our Friday night group and it was delicious! Of course I made it 9×13 size so it was extra pudgy. :o)

Shelly Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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