Cake Mix Fudge Crinkle Cookies

Cake Mix Fudge Crinkle Cookies

Cake Mix Fudge Crinkle Cookies are so easy and quick to make. Not only are they perfect for any occasion, they also make a wonderful homemade gift!

Cake Mix Fudge Crinkle Cookies

Recipe via Betty Crocker.

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Chocolate. I just cannot help myself when it comes to chocolate! I think I may have a serious problem. I’m pretty much addicted. But it’s just so good!

And so are these cake mix fudge crinkle cookies!

Have you ever had a chocolate lava cake? Those little chocolate cakes with warm gooey chocolate that ooze out of the middle when you cut into them? Basically Heaven on a plate. Well, these cookies taste almost exactly like a lava cake without the flowing chocolate.

I promise you these cookies are super easy to make. You only need a few ingredients to make these cookies and take under 15 minutes to bake.

Cake Mix Fudge Crinkle Cookies

What you need:

  • 1 box of devil’s food cake mix
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Powdered Sugar

What you do:

Step 1

Heat oven to 350Β°F (325Β°F for dark or nonstick cookie sheets). In large bowl, stir dry cake mix, oil, eggs and vanilla with spoon until dough forms.

Cake Mix Fudge Crinkle Cookie Dough

Step 2

Refrigerate dough 15 to 30 minutes, or as needed for easier handling. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Roll balls in powdered sugar. On an ungreased cookie sheets, place balls about 2 inches apart. (I am absolutely in love with my Rachel Ray nonstick cookie pans. I have had them for years and use them often. They are still nonstick and still look almost new!)

Roll the cookie dough into balls

Step 3

Bake 9 to 11 minutes or until set. Cool 1 minute; remove from cookie sheets to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.

Bake the cookies 9-11 minutes

There you go! A quick and super easy recipe to cure your chocolate craving!

These cake mix fudge crinkle cookies are to die for!

Cake Mix Fudge Crinkle Cookies

Cake Mix Fudge Crinkle Cookies will satisfy your chocolate craving! These cookies are so easy to make and make a great homemade gift idea.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time1 hr 30 mins
Course: Dessert
Keyword: cookies
Servings: 30 cookies


  • 1 Box Devil's Food Cake Mix
  • 1/3 Cup Vegetable Oil
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Flavoring
  • Powdered Sugar


  • Heat oven to 350Β°F.
  • In a large bowl, stir dry cake mix, oil, eggs and vanilla with spoon until dough forms.
  • Refrigerate dough 15-30 minutes, or as needed for easier handling. Shape dough into 1-inch balls, then roll ball in powdered sugar.
  • Place balls about 2-inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 9-11 minutes or until set. Cool 1 minute; remove from cookies sheets and place on cooling rack. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.

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  1. Beans — chocolate and coffee — are surely one of God’s gifts! Great post! πŸ™‚

    1. Amen to that! πŸ™‚ Thank you!

  2. I really need to ignore posts with chocolate – see….I just gained 10 pounds just by looking and reading…..Shame on you πŸ˜‰

    1. 🀣🀣 You’ll burn those calories in no time brainstorming those adorable paper crafts! Then you can make these cookies! 😁

      1. Ha ha ha ha…… might just do that πŸ˜€

  3. My Mom always made chocolate crinkle cookies at Christmas! Yum!

    1. They are so good!! πŸ™‚

  4. OH those look so good. I now have those on my imaginary list of things I need to bake.

    1. Yes you do!! They are delicious!!

  5. Chocolate, hard to resist

    1. Yes it is! I need to try to stay away. πŸ™‚

  6. The Eclectic Contrarian

    Very very good!!

    1. They are sooooo good! πŸ˜€

      1. The Eclectic Contrarian

        I’d hurt myself lol!!

        1. HAHA!!!! Yes, they are THAT good! πŸ™‚

          1. The Eclectic Contrarian

            Lol! Oh my…..

  7. Eva

    I’m really bad at baking. But wow this looks really good.😊

    1. These are very easy. πŸ™‚ And delicious!

      1. Eva

        For some weird reason I ruin everything I bake, even those ready to mix batters. They always turn out wrong. 😒

  8. I was ignoring my chocolate craving today until I saw your post Michelle😍 they look sooo yummy! I can’t resist more😣 going to have some chocolate and put this on my “to cook list” thanks for the recipe ✨

    1. Oops! πŸ˜€ This will definitely satisfy your chocolate craving! Enjoy!! πŸ™‚

      1. Sure it did! 🍫🍫🍫

  9. The cookies look delicious. They were one of my Mom’s favorites to bake.

    1. Thank you! They are mine, too, because they are so simple and so delicious! πŸ™‚

  10. I love your baking posts Michelle cause they’re just so user-friendly! These
    look delish beyond words; I love cakey cookies. Are these the same thing as β€œbrookies”?

    1. Thank you, Erica! They aren’t really the same because you use cake mix instead of brownie mix and cookie mix. But now I want to try those! πŸ˜€

      1. I want them all!

  11. I love cookies, especially home baked variety and I am going to try these for sure. I do love baking, especially something easy! Thanks for sharing that.

    1. You’re welcome! I love anything easy! πŸ™‚ I hope you enjoy them!

  12. Oh Michelle… What are you doing to me? My healthy lifestyle plan is creeping out the window with these badboys! I can’t wait to try them! πŸ™‚

    1. Maybe these could be for a cheat day. πŸ˜€ I hope you like them! They are delicious!

  13. Great recipe Michelle. My mother wants to learn to back and guess what this is a good and simple recipe to try. I am going grocery shopping tomorrow and going to get the ingredients.

    1. That’s great! I think this is a good recipe to start out with because it’s easy and not a lot of ingredients. Let me know if she likes them!

  14. Ahh.. I recently bought a set of ramekins and made lava cakes, you just reminded me of those! So good… and so bad in terms of trying to eat healthier after the Christmas feasts!

    1. Exactly! But it’s chocolate and I’m pretty sure chocolate has no calories. πŸ˜‰

      1. Definitely no calories in chocolate! πŸ˜€

  15. These look great! Can’t wait to try them!

    1. Thank you! Let me know what you think! πŸ™‚

  16. I ‘m so with you on this, love it, love it , love it

  17. Yummmm! I had something like this at church right before Christmas, so I went out and bought the pre packaged mix. We made them and although they were good, they didn’t quite have the same texture as the ones made with cake mix and I think that is the ticket to the moist chewy texture. I must try your recipe πŸ™‚ Thanks for sharing, Michelle!

    1. I don’t like making things from scratch unless they’re quick and easy! πŸ™‚ I hope you like these if you try them!! They’re very addicting!

  18. Yummy… Will definitely try.

    1. I hope you like them!

  19. Timelesslady

    I love these cookies too! I made a batch to put on my Christmas cookie plates. They are beautiful and delicious…a winning combination…plus they aren’t hard to make at all.

    1. I bet they didn’t last long on that plate! πŸ˜€ They are very good. I need to make more!

  20. Who wouldn’t love to bake them, so tempting!!

    1. They’re definitely delicious!!

  21. These look amazing, Michelle! My mouth is watering πŸ™‚

    1. 😁 They are so good!!

      1. I bet!! I have a volcanic cake mix already purchased, would it work with that do you think?

        1. Hmm, I’m not sure. You could always try .That might be really good!

  22. These look amazing! The crinkle design on top makes it look really elegant. πŸ™‚

    1. Michelle

      Thank you! They are very addictive! πŸ˜€

  23. Another recipe what I love. Delicious cookies. I will bake for my B-day. My kids love cookies. Thank you. Camilla

  24. Mmmm I love the thought of fudge in cookies. Yum! I also like the cake mix in this one to make it a little easier for the dangerously bad novice bakers like me πŸ˜‰xx

    1. Same here! I always look for the easiest cookie recipes. πŸ˜€

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