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. GrapeSugar

    Absolutely awesome, and you are just too funny! You go girl! I love the "in your face!" attitude of this cake :)I didn't know you were personally responsible for making America fat thought, who knew? You have some skills! LOL! The person who wrote to you was obviously just HUNGRY and cranky!

  2. naomi {@bakersroyale}

    Aside fronm being the reason America is fat – you are EVIL! HOLY cake that is serving full of utter goodness. And by that I mean forget the the plates, I'll have my serving as the cake in its entirety!

    Love it. Deliciousness all the way around!

  3. SweetSugarBelle

    So its it fault I'm fat!!! Shame on you for writing this recipe. Shame on you for making me read it forcing me to the store for the ingredients and paying for.them. not to mention making me.bake.it, lick each and and every spooon and blocking the door so I could not exercise afterward. And making me eat the second slice was just out of line. Shaking my head!

  4. The Sneaky Mommy

    I'm so glad for retweets…you are hilarious! This looks like something I've been craving! Who says you have to crave pickles when you're pregnant? Bring on the sugar! This is awesome!

  5. bridget {bake at 350}

    Can you put me into the "Appreciater" column? Because, you rock…and any cake called "Pudgy cake" is right up my alley!s

  6. Hilary P

    This cake looks amazing! Thanks so much for posting! This looks much better than the Thanksgiving pie cake which was a pumpkin, pecan and chocolate pie stacked on top of each other and iced like a cake. Talk about pudge!
    Keep up the awesome work!

  7. Kristan

    Oh girl…

    you should have SEEN a couple of the comments I got on my last post. Hellooooo…it's called your OWN blog and you can use it to say whatever mean stuff you want.

    This cake looks fattening. Which equals super yummy. Duh. I'd love a piece!!

  8. marla {Family Fresh Cooking}

    I LOVE that you went there!!! As much as I cringe when I get the not so kind comments – they do inspire me to do more & better. You rock this pudge cake girl. I will dream about this cake 🙂

  9. Amy

    I want the ability to make all of America fat. That's a cool superpower! That cake looks amazing. My son and I have decided to make it as soon as our kitchen remodel is done. Yum!

  10. Bright Angel

    OH my goodness!!! I am definitely going to have to make this one!!!! You are awesome… and I tell you what, I am all for squishy abs if I can eat this all the time!!! :o)

  11. Diane {Created by Diane}

    I am laughing so hard!!!!
    LOVE your cake 🙂
    I blogged about a cake I ate last year at a diner that was three layers….long story short was hoping to get it made last month….but it will be made soon.
    LOVE your combo!!! Laughing at the haters, I know the ones…yeah.. your the reason people are fat…what a laugh. I my self think it's all the calories people drink and don't think they count or the ones that are in the fast food lines EVERY night…no that couldn't be it, COULD IT? HA! Yes, I too get rilled up about said "haters"

    LOVE your cake "feerless Shelly" that's what I think you are feerless!!!! LOVE it and hope you are smiling from ear to ear with my LOVE – LOVE – LOVE comments!!!
    You're so sweet and I always enjoy reading your blog, but I'm sure you already knew that 🙂

  12. JHill

    (clearing throat)

    Did you ever know that you're my heeeee-rooooooooo?

    You're everything I would like to beeeeeee.

    Haters want to make your food illeeeeegal.

    'Cause you put the pudge above our jeeeeeeans.

  13. Saylorsmom

    Just you by yourself made the whole world fat huh? That is amazing. You must have super powers!! Love the post!!! Keep on baking girl!

  14. tmcc4

    Gosh I never knew how much "hate" food bloggers get till I started becoming obsessed with making new desserts and food (see how I put dessert first ) 😉 and man o man, people need to get a life already besides leaving such hate filled emails or comments..if you don't like something a blogger said then…MOVE ON! nobody is saying you have to read them or respond..and to get to the bottom of it..it's just FOOD!
    Sheesh all week I have been reading so much "hate" filled comments..Poor Brown Eyed Baker..poor Peabody..Gee whiz people, if food pisses you off..stop BLURPHING then!!!!
    I am making this for my card class tonight and my hubby, is like umm ya save me a slice please! 🙂
    Have a great Friday..

  15. foodlova

    People are the reason that they are fat, not the heavenly recipes you make on this site! People do have a choice to eat and make them, don't they?! I chose to make them and eat them and I am not fat – but not skinny either 😉
    ps your c&c fudge was the last thing I made before I delivered my baby girl. She wanted to come out and get some for herself!

  16. Raina

    You are too funny! I don't think you are responsible for making people fat, just for making our tummies really, really happy:) Without the occasional indulgence, life would be way too serious and boring. You are a genius when it comes to goodies. This looks amazing. Why don't the haters just stick a carrot up their…!

  17. Jocelyn

    haha! I totally LOVE this cake idea! You are awesome! Why do some people feel the need to rain on our parades? You keep posting those delicious pudge treats because I love to see what you have created!!!!

  18. The Addicted Baker

    Talk about a diet breaker. Who cares though, this looks amazing and delicious and everything in between.
    One trick for cookie dough, is instead of eggs use 2 tbsp of milk per egg. Works like a charm!

  19. Lilianna Grace

    Holy awesome! This cake is brilliant and the post that came along with it is hilarious. Props to you not letting someone's absurd comment get you down.

  20. Mindy

    Incredible! I had no idea cookie dough could be made w/o eggs. And I think the real reason America is fat is lack of moderation. If we all indulged occasionally it would be fine.

    Thanks for the great post!

  21. Les rêves d'une boulangère (Brittany)

    OH MY GOD. I don't think my mind can actually comprehend the level of deliciousness that's going on here. Triple layers?! Excellent post my friend! Embrace that power to make the USA fat 😉

  22. Jade

    You are amazing and I love you! I had no idea you were to blame for everyone in the world gaining weight. Foh should be ashamed of yourself. Ha7

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