Whole Wheat Chocolate Cookie Cake

Everyone's favourite whole wheat chocolate chip cookie recipe - in cake form! Fancied up with dried cherries, dark chocolate, walnuts, and smoked salt, this cookie cake is next level delish!

Course Dessert
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 16
Calories 379 kcal
Author Katie Trant


  • 3 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons flaked salt preferably smoked salt
  • 8 ounces cold unsalted butter cut into 1/2 inch / 1cm pieces
  • 1 cup light brown muscovado sugar
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 4 ounces 70% dark chocolate roughly chopped
  • 1 cup dried cherries
  • 1/2 cup walnuts roughly chopped
US Customary - Metric


  1. Preheat oven to 180°C / 350°F. 

  2. Butter the bottom and sides of two round, square, or heart shaped cake pans. (This amount of cookie dough is enough for two 9-inch round tins)

  3. In a large bowl use a whisk to mix together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.

  4. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, mix the cold butter pieces with the sugars until well blended, about two minutes. 

  5. Add the eggs, one at a time. Give the bowl a good scrape down and ensure everything is well combined, then add the vanilla.

  6. Add the flour mixture to the wet mix all at once, and blend until just barely combined. 

  7. Next add the chocolate chips, dried cherries, and walnuts, and mix until evenly combined. I like to finish the mixing with a wooden spoon.

  8. Press approximately half of the dough into each cake pan, using your hands (wet hands are good if the dough is sticking to you) to press the dough into an even layer. 

  9. Bake for about 25 - 30 minutes. The cookie cake is done when puffed and golden on top, and a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. 

  10. Remove from the oven and set the cookie in it's tin on a wire rack to cool. 

  11. Serve in slices, with a glass of milk or a scoop of iced cream handy. Also amazing served warm, and eaten straight from the pan. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
Whole Wheat Chocolate Cookie Cake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 379 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Fat 18g28%
Saturated Fat 9g45%
Cholesterol 53mg18%
Sodium 304mg13%
Potassium 216mg6%
Carbohydrates 51g17%
Fiber 4g16%
Sugar 31g34%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 655IU13%
Calcium 58mg6%
Iron 2.1mg12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.