Pudgy Cake

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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118 Responses
  1. Lexi

    I am dieing to make and eat that cake RIGHT NOW! Unfortunately I've given up dessert for the entirety of Lent. I'm definitely going to use that egg free cookie dough recipe one time.

  2. Pink Little Cake

    LOL, America is fat because we don't work out. ups!! I forgot that I am not American! maybe that's why I do get bad comments and emails, spelling corrections, bad tutorials, missing steps in a cake, bad pictures, well who cares! they end up reading our blogs anyway, right?

    I have never eaten cookie dough, but it looks delicious in this cake, great idea Shelley.

  3. Patti

    Those spelling and grammar police(being nice here by using police) are the worst. Wait, on second thought, they may run a close second to the I-know-every-little-trivial-thing-and-I'm-gonna-make-sure-you-know-it people.
    Now onto that cake! OMG! I think you've come up with the perfect PMS food! I so need some of that right now! 😉
    I also want to add that I see nothing wrong with squishy abs…my 3 year old loves me that way. He calls it fluffy. "Mommy, I love you…you are fluffy." I love that boy. 🙂

  4. egbkid

    Oh my gosh, that is insane! It looks delicious, but i don't think i could eat something that sweet. Very creative, though!

  5. Abby

    This looks so good! I am pregnant and really miss eating unbaked cookie dough (I usually eat it despite the raw egg but for the litlte one have abstained!) Now I can go to town on this and blame the weight gain on the baby! I've got my plans for this weekend 😉

  6. Kristie Maynard

    Holy Stromboli!!! I think I added a little onto my hips just looking at that! Sure does look pretty tasty.
    And as for you making us fat. HA! Yep you come to my home and stuff it down my throat! Some people are idiots.

  7. Ashley @ Strawberry Sprinkles

    Wow I am sorry you had negative commenters. Sometimes you have to wonder they bother?? Oh well and trust me I live in Belgium thanks to the US military and yeah Americans are not the only ones who are fat. There are some massive Belgians waddling around the street (no offense to anyone) and Germans are not any better off. Every country has over weight people and that is alright. I don't judge. It irritates me when foreigners though think they can judge anyone.

    Love the pudge cake! The name also is freaking adorable.

  8. Linda V @ Bubble and Sweet

    Now were all loving the hater for inspiring this, it's kinda like the cake version of when Homer Simpson was allowed to design a car. Very cool.

  9. Kelli

    That's awesome! Way to embrace the hate! I totally can't. I recently got my first troll. And I cried. Anyway….
    I love, love, love stacking desserts! Cheesecake and brownies? Yes please! This thing looks amazing!

  10. Shannon

    OMG. That's awesome. When I scrolled down and saw the pic of the slice of cake with the brownie, cookie dough, cake and frosting, I seriously gasped. You rock!!

  11. Kailani Nicole

    I loved this post! And that cake I'm going to the store this afternoon and I have to make this ASAP. And I don't even have to say it's for the growing baby inside me I can say Hey I'm getting my pudge on 🙂

  12. Lauren at Keep It Sweet

    If you are going to be fat, THIS is the way to be fat… that looks amazing and I don't care how many calories it has. Cookie dough filling is heaven.

  13. bfe8a246-50be-11e0-8408-000bcdca4d7a

    The great thing about having haters is that it means you also have lovers!

    Thanks for sharing this!!

  14. Flavia

    Holy crap, now this is a serious dessert! I would love to try it, but sadly I think my entire daily caloric intake is in one slice xD May make it for the BF's work though for easter, just because it looks so slamming!

  15. Joanne

    I hate negative commenters. And love them at the same time. They are so invigorating. I guarantee that if everyone in America exercised more, then nothing you could make would make them fat. Trueness. but then again, I would gladly become fat for this cake. Hellz yeah.

  16. Tami B.

    Oh my gosh……….what else is there to say but YUM. And as for your hater- mind your own business and keep your negativity to yourself. There's more than enough of it in the world as it is!

  17. Amanda

    oh. my. god. i think i just died. that looks amazing! and totally worth the pudge! i have to make this. really soon.

    and i love how "you're the reason america is fat". um, yeah right. but i adore how you twist it around into something hilarious and a yummy dessert!

  18. Shauna

    Girl, I love you. Funny, irreverent and damn creative. Haters gonna hate, baby. You just do your thang.

    Also, the button on my pants just popped looking at those photos.

  19. Tonya

    oh no you didn't. Already have my pudge on. Need to get pudge off but then you post a recipe like this that just screams TRY ME! Looks delish!

  20. shelly8806

    Oh my gosh…This looks incredibly delicious! I'm trying to lose some baby fat, but I will not blame you for it still being there! haha whoever made that comment about you being the reason America is fat is so wrong it's funny…It's not like you are out there twisting our arms to make any of your recipes!

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