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Deep Fried Cake Batter Cookie Dough

Easy Deep-Fried Cake Batter Cookie Dough is crispy deep-fried cake batter cookie dough bites topped with powdered sugar. 

a basket filled with deep friend cookie dough

Hey September, you are off to a hot start, very hot; I am practically melting. Ironically, September is one of the nicest, warmest months of the summer here in California. This makes it quit difficult for me to transition to fall, which is my favorite time of year back in Vermont. Last year, I was home over Labor day weekend, frolicking in the apple tree fields and eating cider donuts. So this week, I am saying goodbye to summer and transitioning to fall, despite what the weather might be telling me.

Last weekend, I did a whole lot of deep-frying. I started with some Deep Fried Apple Pie Bites, then tried my hand at fried donuts and finished with this Deep Fried Cake Batter Cookie Dough.

You see, my Deep Fried Cookie Dough recipe was so well received, that I knew I needed to make a cake batter version. Trust me, these are worth every calorie.

three pieces of deep fried cookie dough, stacked, one with a bite missing

It’s crazy how much I love cookie dough, but when you add some cake mix and sprinkles, it takes it up to a whole other level. I chose to keep the mini chocolate chips in this recipe because I am a firm believer that you never go wrong with chocolate.

A hand holding up a piece of deep friend cookie dough with a bite missing

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3 pieces of Deep Fried Cake Batter Cookie Dough

Deep Fried Cake Batter Cookie Dough

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  • Author: Julianne Dell
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 minutes
  • Total Time: 32 minutes
  • Yield: 24 Bites
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Fried
  • Cuisine: American


Easy cake batter cookie dough is given a crispy coating when deep-fried and topped with powdered sugar in this indulgent dessert.


For the Cookie Dough:

  • 1 C Unsalted butter (2 sticks), softened
  • 3/4 C Light brown sugar
  • 1 C Granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 C All-purpose flour
  • 1 C Yellow cake mix (dry)
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1 tbsp Pure vanilla extract
  • 3 tbsp Milk
  • 1/2 C Mini chocolate chips
  • 1/4 C Sprinkles

For the Batter:

  • Recipe adapted from Taylor Takes A Taste
  • 34 C Vegetable oil for frying
  • 3 C crushed Corn Flakes
  • 1 Large egg
  • 1 C Water
  • 2 C Dry pancake mix
  • 23 tbsp Powered sugar
  • Additional powdered sugar for dusting


For the Cookie Dough:

  1. Allow butter to come to room temperature.
  2. Combine butter and both sugars in a medium-sized bowl. Mix with a handheld mixer until smooth. All chunks of sugar and butter should be broken up.
  3. Add flour, dry cake mix and salt. Mix just until combined. Mixture will be crumbly.
  4. Add vanilla extract and milk. Mix until dough is soft. Add chocolate chips and sprinkles last.
  5. Roll dough into balls, about 1 1/2 tablespoons for each. Set aside.

To Assemble and Fry:

  1. Preheat oil to 365°. Use caution when deep-frying. Oil is extremely hot.
  2. Use a food processor to crush Corn Flakes into small pieces. Set aside in a medium-sized bowl.
  3. In a separate medium-sized bowl, beat egg with a fork. Add water.
  4. Add 1 cup of dry pancake mix and powdered sugar and whisk together until smooth.
  5. In a third bowl, place the remaining dry pancake mix.
  6. To assembly the deep-fried cookie dough bites, first roll dough in dry pancake mix, then dip into wet batter and lastly, roll in Corn Flake crumbs.
  7. Place dough ball in oil and fry for one minute and 30 seconds.
  8. Remove from deep fryer and tap off excess oil and place on a paper towel to dry the dough ball and absorb remaining oil. Allow to cool for several minutes before eating.
  9. Sprinkle with powered sugar or drizzle with chocolate syrup.

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12 comments on “Deep Fried Cake Batter Cookie Dough”

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    Frances Barker

    I actually Love Cake And Cookie Dough So Much I am about to start drooling seriously these Look amazing and Oh so Deliciously GREAT MM YUMMY I Cant Wait To Try This Recipe Thanks For Sharing It Oh My Goodness I will Have A Fit if I Don’t Stop Looking At The Picture Like NOW !!! 😀

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    Gloria // Simply Gloria

    Oh man! Think we are officially deep fried buddies now! This is just mind blowing! Pinning and sharing!

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    Holy mother of Pete, these sound awesome!! I could eat more than I’d like to admit of these!! 😉

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    Lindsay @ Life, Love and Sugar

    These look awesome! I love anything cake batter and I’m sure fried cake batter is even better! 🙂

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    Sarah @ Miss Candiquik

    Girl…these look amazing! I know they taste as awesome as they look, now if only you could put them in front of me!

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    Tina @ Tina's Chic Corner

    I love cookie dough! And who doesn’t love fried food? Seems like a real winner to me. 🙂 Awesome idea! Fall is my favorite time of year too but I’m not ready for it yet.