Cookies and Cream Cake on a plate with slices cut out

Gluten-Free Cookies & Cream Cake Recipe

Classic, delicious, and perfect in ice cream or as a cake, cookies and cream is one of those all-time favorite flavor combinations for many people. If you have a birthday party coming up and want to make something sweet for the birthday gal/guy, then this Gluten-Free Cookies & Cream Cake is a great option!

Kinnikinnick is celebrating its 30th birthday this year, so in honor of this special occasion of one of my longest recipe development partners, I’ve made this cake with their delicious gluten-free Kinnitoos cookies and gluten-free chocolate cake mix.

The best part of this cake is that it’s not just gluten free but also dairy free. Kinnikinnick’s cake mix and Kinnitoos are dairy free, so just make sure to use dairy free milk if desired for a fully dairy free cake!

If you’re more of a vanilla fan, check out the Gluten Free Celebration Birthday Cake recipe I made last month with Kinnikinnick’s white cake mix.

Check out more gluten-free recipes using Kinnikinnick’s products.

Cookies and Cream Cake on a white serving platter

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Cookies and Cream Cake on a plate with slices cut out
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Gluten-Free Cookies & Cream Cake Recipe

Prep Time35 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 10 servings
Calories: 783kcal
Author: Carol Kicinski

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray two 8-inch cake pans with cooking spray.
  • In a medium bowl whisk together the eggs, water, and vegetable oil. Add the cake mix and mix well until fully combined. Divide the batter equally among the prepared cake pans. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until risen and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Let cool in the pans for 110 minutes then remove to a cooling rack to fully cool.
  • In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the shortening until fluffy, about 1 minute. Add the powdered sugar, vanilla, and salt. Beat well. Add milk, 1 tablespoon at a time, until it reaches a spreadable consistency. Transfer a third of the mixture to a small bowl.
  • Crush 6 cookies well and add to the third frosting in the small bowl.
  • Cut the doomed parts off the top of the cakes to make flat. Place one layer on a cake stand. Spread the frosting with the cookies mixed in on the top. Top with the last layer and spread the frosting without the cookies around the sides and top. Decorate with extra frosting and cookies.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Gluten-Free Cookies & Cream Cake Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 783 Calories from Fat 432
% Daily Value*
Fat 48g74%
Saturated Fat 21g105%
Trans Fat 3g
Cholesterol 65mg22%
Sodium 530mg22%
Potassium 190mg5%
Carbohydrates 89g30%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 67g74%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 97IU2%
Calcium 87mg9%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Disclaimer: All nutrition facts on Simply Gluten Free are meant only as a guide and may differ depending on product brands used or ingredient substitutions. Some errors may occur, so you are encouraged to confirm the recipe’s ingredient and nutrition suitability for your own diet.
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