Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake. (Gluten/Grain/Egg/Dairy/Sugar Free. Paleo & Vegan)

Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake. (Gluten/Grain/Egg/Dairy/Sugar Free. Paleo & Vegan)

How many times have you walked past the big cookie cakes in the mall and thought: "I'll probably never get to eat one of those again." I know I have! That thought was silly. I have for you today a cookie cake that is crazy simple to throw together and it is DELICIOUS. Just check out some of the reviews from my original chocolate chunk recipe.. people rave!

Forget spending hours making a big fancy cake.. people will thrilled with this simple to make giant cookie. Best part, they will NEVER know just how healthy it is (or that its free of so many allergens.) Bring it to your next birthday party, graduation, baby shower, housewarming party or summer bar-b-q!

Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake


  • 4 packed cups of blanched almond flour
  • 1 cup of truvia baking blend (or other granulated sugar of choice!)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 6 Tablespoons butter (dairy or nondairy)
  • 2 Tablespoon vanilla Extract
  • 4 Tablespoons milk (Dairy or Nondairy)
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips (Regular or Allergen free. See notes below for sugar free)
  • 2 Teaspoons baking powder (I use double acting)

Frosting (Optional):

  • 6 Tablespoons butter (dairy or nondairy)
  • 1 1/4 cup powdered sugar (see directions below to make sugar free)
  • 1/4 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 Tablespoons shortening (I use spectrum )
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 12 inch wide circular pizza tray with parchment paper.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine all of the ingredients and mix until a dough forms. (add the chocolate chips last)
  3. Spread the dough evenly onto the pizza tray into a 1/2-1/4 inch thick layer. (making it roughly 12 inches wide) (Note: If the dough sticks to your hands, give your hands a quick rinse, lightly oil your hands and the dough will no longer continue to stick)
  4. Bake for 21-25 minutes until lightly golden brown.
  5. For the Frosting (optional): Mix all ingredients with a hand mixer and then chill until firm. Use a pastry bag (or a zip loc bag with a corner cut out) to make fun designs on your cookie cake!

Substitution notes:

  • Instead of blanched almond flour feel free to use another homemade nut or seed flour. Sunflower seed flour reacts to baking soda and powder and turns green if you surpass a certain amount of baking powder per cup of flour. (I don’t know what this exact amount is and will be toying with this in the future.) This is something to be aware of if you try using homemade sunflower seed flour. If your cookies turn green- then try using less baking powder in the recipe than I have called for.
  • To make your own Nut or Seed flour: simply run the nut or seed in a high powdered blender or coffee grinder until you have a super fine flour. (If the flour is course- the recipe might not work as well.)
  • Coconut flour or any of the starchy grain based flours will NOT work in this recipe.
  • The cup of granulated sugar can be ANY variety. Cane, Sucanat, Coconut Palm Sugar. To make this recipe SUGAR FREE use xylitol or erythritol (Or use Truvia as I did!) . Just make sure whichever sugar you use is granulated not liquid.
  • For the Milk: you can use any variety: Cows Milk, Goats Milk, Almond Milk, Coconut Milk, Soy Milk or Rice milk. Use what you have on hand. If you have none- you can just use water instead.
  • For the chocolate chips I used Enjoy Life as they are free of many allergens. However, if you need to also avoid sugar I recommend using a bar or two of Simply Light sugar free/ dairy free dark chocolate. Just chop it into chunks! These bars generally can be found at Trader Joes and Whole Foods.
  • You can make your frosting sugar free by pulsing truvia, xylitol (or other granulated sugar of choice) in a high powered blender or coffee grinder until powdered. Use it in exchange for regular powdered sugar. (Note: Coconut Palm Sugar, and Sucanat can also be used to make powdered sugar, just note that your frosting will end up more of a caramel flavor and color.)


Brittany Angell

30 comments | Leave your own

  1. Jae

    We have an almond allergy. Do you know if gluten free all purpose flour will work the same?

    1. Val

      Hi Jae,

      She did say that any nut or seed flour would work in this recipe. Just use coffee grinder or high powered blender to grind the nuts/seeds and measure cup for cup in this recipe. As she said, be careful for sunflower seed flour (as it reacts with baking soda and may turn green). All purpose gf would most likely not work. It is extremely different than nut flour, and the ratios are completely different (in my experience). Good luck!

      1. Jae

        Thanks, Val! I appreciate the tip! I was hoping it would work for convenience. πŸ™‚

  2. Karina

    Can we use ghee for butter? If so, same amount listed? Thanks

  3. Michele

    Told my kids this afternoon that you would be posting this recipe later and so they are going to be extremely happy that it is now posted. We love your chocolate chunk cookies and I figured it was the same recipe but it will be nice to have this one in hand so I don’t have to think about it. πŸ™‚ Thanks for creating recipes for those of us that like to bake but don’t have the time to experiment.

  4. Joann

    I think you recently did a chocolate cake, made it already it was good. Made it with avocado to keep it moist. Looking for the vanilla cake made with apple sauce though. Like vanilla better. Thanks Joann

    1. Lynn

      Hey! Can I make a half recipe and make the dough into cookies?

  5. Janelle

    Can I use coconut oil in place of butter? I want to try this this weekend, looks yummy!

    1. Lori

      I’m hoping for an answer to this too!

  6. Jen

    Hopefully there will be a nut free version down the road.

  7. laurie

    I’m making these now,should the butter be melted, room temp, or cold???

  8. Kathryn

    Could it be made without the choc chips, or perhaps with raisins instead? I would struggle to find allergy friendly (for me) chocolate that wouldn’t cost an arm and a leg in my area πŸ™‚

  9. Courtney

    Hi, when buying almond flour in bulk, how do I tell if it is blanched or not?

  10. Megan

    Is truvia baking blend the same as truvia?

    1. Heather

      Yes, they are. The baking blend has actual sugar in it, whereas the plain truvia does not.

  11. charlene

    csn you use dates for a sweetner in place of sugar

  12. Susanna

    My son is allergic to sunflower and sesame seeds, as well as almonds and all other tree nuts. Are we just out of luck for this one? I am looking to make a cookie cake for him to take to school for his birthday. Thanks.

  13. Charlotte

    Hi Brittany. I have made a number of your recipes and have absolutely loved the yummy results…..( : but I have never left a comment. I made this cookie cake for my daughters graduation party just yesterday and it was so……delicious!! I know several of our guests were very delighted. Thank you so much for all the time you invest in creating these wonderful recipes and then to share them with us………

  14. Danita

    I’m making this for a friend who cannot eat sugar. Can I substitute Stevia in the raw (even though it looks more powdered than granulated) or should I use straight Truvia in a smaller amount? If you recommend the latter, how much pain truvia should I use?

  15. Nancy

    Thank you, thank you, thank you for posting this. We have been on GAPS Diet for almost 3 years and have started to blend in a bit of Paleo as well. We were at the mall over the weekend and my daughter saw the store with the giant cookies. She asked if those were really cookies. I guess she thought they were plastic decoration (although with the processed garbage ingredients they are made of, maybe I should have told her that the cookies are not real!). She will be 10 years old in a few weeks, and I guess that is a triumph of healthy eating that she was unaware of those giant cookies!!! She asked if she could have something like that for her birthday. So here it is Monday morning and I started researching how to possibly make one of these giant cookies. I will be using this recipe although making it with home made chocolate chips. Can’t wait to give it a try!

  16. Ann

    My son had egg, milk and tree nut allergy. Would it cone out good if I use the regular all purpose flour? He is going to a birthday party where they’re serving cookie cake. Would be nice he he can have something similar to what the other children are eating.
    My family also needs this gluten free recipe for other family members so thank you so very much.

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