Captain America M&M’s Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake

This incredibly fun, super decadent, Captain America themed M&M®’s Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake will have all the Superhero loving members of your family smiling and going back for bite after bite of deliciousness and is part of a shop that has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are, as always, mine alone. #CollectiveBias


Fun fact about me: I grew up without TV.

It’s true! People usually have one of three reactions:

  1. Think I’m making it up (I’m not)
  2. Ask me references just to make sure I’m really not making it up (then get insulted I have no idea what they are talking about –and then think I’m making it up –refer to #1)
  3. Ask what I did all the time(crafts, reading, played outside, everything other kids did, minus TV)

Another fun fact about me: now that I do watch TV and movies, and I’m completely in love with Superhero movies (a surprise to my husband who was shocked I when I loved the first Superhero movie we saw together).

I don’t know what it is, but throw in a Superhero character and I’m in love. Now throw in a hunky superhero that has a ‘vintagey’ past like Captain America (Captain America is the alter ego of Steve Rogers, who is a wimpy young man who has been enhanced to the peak of human perfection by an experimental serum in order to help the United States government’s efforts in World War II –thanks for the specifics wikipedia) and I’m even more in love.

Needless to say, I not only saw Captain America: The Winter Soldier in theaters but was also first in line to buy the newly released DVD (and I found a coupon when shopping at Walmart which I’m sharing below-just click on the picture.)

M&Ms walmart coupon

And since we all know #HeroesEatMMs and I just so happen to have purchased a big party sized bag, I decided to make a Captain America themed M&M’s Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake and shape the cake in a circle and decorate it like his shield.

You know what’s really fun {insert eye roll}? Picking through M&Ms to separate out the colors you need…you’ll feel like you have a bout of OCD, but that’s ok, the end result is fantastic! If you come to my house in the next few months you may get a disproportionate color of M&Ms.

M&Ms party size

After you have that hard part done, the rest is really easy and the cookie cake is made with these ingredients:


You’ll make and bake the chocolate chip cookie cake, let it cool, and frost it. Then what you’ll do for the star in the shield is  cut out a little star after making the two outer red rows/circle and one inner red circle, then fill in the outline with the blue M&Ms, and it  willvactually looks like his shield!!

Trust me, you’ll WOW your guests-I mean, it’s a giant delicious chocolate chip cookie…with frosting! Who wouldn’t want a slice {or two}?


And don’t laugh (well, you can, but I’ll be eating the delicious M&Ms cookie cake, so laugh away, jokes on you) but since the movie is called ‘The Winter Soldier’ I used a cake stand with snowflakes…get it…Winter? lol

Captain America Shield Cakechocolate chip m&m cookie cake

Captain America M&M’s Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake
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Serves: 16
  • -For the Cookie Cake-
  • 1¾ Cup Flour
  • 1 Cup Semi-sweet Chocolate Chips
  • 1 Stick Butter, softened
  • ½ Stick vegetable shortening (8 tbs)
  • 1 egg
  • ½ Cup Sugar
  • ½ Cup Brown Sugar
  • ½ Cup Oats
  • 1 Tbs Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • -For the topping-
  • 1-1½ Cups Creamy White Frosting (store bought or homemade)
  • 1 Cup Red M&Ms
  • 1 Cup Blue M&Ms
  1. Preheat oven to 350. Line the bottom of a springform pan with parchment paper. Spray springform pan with cooking spray and set aside.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer, or with a hand mixer, cream together the butter and vegetable shortening. Then add the white and brown sugar and beat until creamy. Then add in the egg and vanilla extract and beat until combined.
  3. Next add in the baking soda, salt, flour and oats and mix until combined.
  4. Remove bowl from mixer and with a spoon stir in the chocolate chips and stir until the chocolate chips are incorporated. Spoon/spread cookie dough into springform pan.
  5. Bake for 25 minutes, or until the edges are slightly brow. The cake will be a little puffy when it comes out of the oven. Let it cool in the springform until it has come down (the middle will be a little lower than the edges).
  6. When the cookie cake has cooled completely, run a knife around the edges of the pan and release the springform, transfer cake onto desired plate.
  7. Frost the cake with white frosting. Then using the red M&Ms make two circles around the edges of the cake. Then make another circle with the red M&Ms about an inch in from the other red circles. Now use a piece of paper to know your edges and free-form draw a star, cut the star out and loosely place in the center of the small circle. Fill the edges between the paper and the red circle with blue M&Ms, when done, remove the paper star and throw out.
  8. Add any blue M&Ms where it looks like they're needed, then slice and enjoy!
This cake is super sweet and decadent so cut into very small pieces

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Showing 23 comments
  • housewifeintraining

    Cookie cakes are my in laws favorite dessert! They would choose this over any dessert for the rest of their life. And how cute…that star and all the M&M’s?!

    • Sweetphi

      Your in-laws sound super awesome…they’re my kind of people! lol! Cookie cakes are my fave, and thank you so much for the compliment 🙂

  • cheri

    Hi Phi, that cake is so adorable, took the quiz I’m an orange.

    • Sweetphi

      Isn’t that quick super fun? So cool to hear you’re an orange, no one I know has gotten that yet, I’m so curious what the description was…did you think it was spot on? 🙂

  • Baby June

    Now that is one awesome looking cake! Cookie cakes are the best 🙂

    • Sweetphi

      Thank you so much for commenting! I agree…cookie cakes ARE the best 🙂

  • Ashley

    Okay how fun is this??? haha and I loved that you used the winter cake plate … so fitting!

    Cookie cakes – gosh it’s been far too long since I’ve had one! You have me wanting some dessert stat!

    • Sweetphi

      I’m glad you understand my dorkyness lol! And cookie cakes…yeah, they’re the best 🙂 Thanks for commenting!

  • I Wilkerson

    One of my daughters is a huge Marvel fan. This might be her next birthday cake!

    • Sweetphi

      I’m such a Marvel fan too…your daughter definitely sounds awesome…and I’m sure she would enjoy this cake…I mean…cookie cake? What’s not to love lol! Thanks for commenting Inger!

  • Amy

    Oh great googly…that’s an amazing looking cookie cake! It’s so thick! I want a slice like right now! #client

    • Sweetphi

      Thank you so much for your comment, it definitely was one giant amazing cookie cake 🙂

  • Hanna

    Sweetphi love this idea for my boyfriend’s birthday! Capt America is my nickname for him and he wants a CA cake for his bday so I’m definitely doing this!
    How many people does this feed? If I need to do one for 20pax, what ingredients do I add/double/triple?
    Notice how much of a baking noob I am? Lol

    • Sweetphi

      Your boyfriend would LOVE this cake, it’s absolutely delish!! The cake is super rich, and so what I did was cut smaller servings. I’d say as is the cake comfortably feeds 12-16 (again, depending on how thin you cut the pieces.) When it bakes, it kind of puffs up, so I don’t think I would double the recipe, but I would maybe do one and half times the recipe (I’d do 1 and a half times all the ingredients evenly so it doesn’t mess up the ratios), and that would definitely feed 20, you could also do it in a larger pan, I used a standard 8-9 inch springform pan…it would be thinner but you’d get more slices 🙂 Hope that helps, and thank you for the comment, always ask away, I’m here to help 🙂

  • Hanna

    What kind of flour?

    • Sweetphi

      Hi Hanna, just regular All Purpose flour 🙂 Thanks for your question

  • Kayla

    Hi! Making this for my son’s birthday.. Do you think I *need* the spring form or can I do in a big round pan with lots of grease and parchment?

    • Sweetphi

      Thank you so much for your comment – I think your son is going to love it (this is a party favorite recipe!) You definitely don’t need to use a spring form pan. A big round pan would also work – you basically just want it round shape. I’d love to know how you liked it 🙂

  • Donna Howard

    Making this again – for the oh I’d say hundredth time!! I think I’ve got it down to a science now, and it really looks good. The first time the star sort of messed up the frosting, but now I know how to do it!! Everyone is so wowed by this cake!! And like I’ve told you before — my most pinned recipe on Pinterest!! Thank you!!

    • Sweetphi

      I’m SO HAPPY to hear that Donna, thank you so much for coming back and leaving the awesome feedback 🙂

  • Katie

    What kind of oats are you using ?

    • Sweetphi

      Great question, I’ve used both quick cooking oats and regular oats, both will work

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