Easy Devil’s Food Cookies

These Devil’s Food Cookies from a box of cake mix are a super easy way to get a chocolate fix! Make sure to have a cup of milk ready to enjoy with these cookies.

Soft and gooey Devil's food cookie with cake center resting on a white plate.

If you enjoy how rich and easy this recipe is you may also enjoy our Cottage Cheese Cookie Dough.

Devil’s Food Cookies Recipe

Also know as Quick Cake Mix Cookies this chocolatey Devil’s Food Cookies dessert recipe only takes a few minutes to mix together. There’s only six ingredients which saves so much time on measuring and mixing.

These cookies are so easy my kids will mix them up quickly to share.

Grab any box of cake mix to make these super easy cookies. A bag of chocolate chips mixed with Devil’s food cake mix creates double chocolate perfection. Just like our very popular Box Mix Chocolate Cake semi-sweet chocolate chips are mixed with a Devil’s Food Cake mix.

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If you have a plate full of cookies these are some of the first to disappear because chocolate is so hard to resist. Some other chocolate desserts we crave are Triple Chocolate Chunk Cookies and Triple Chocolate Fudge Cake, also from a box mix.

Close up stack of quick Devil's food cookies from cake mix with more chocolate chips added.

Also from a box mix our Lemon Cake Cookies that call for cool whip that are nice and soft with a cake like consistency. Another cookie variation using a cake mix is our Cake Mix Cookie Bars.

Ingredients Needed:

  • Devil’s Food Cake mix – or your favorite box of cake mix
  • Water
  • Flour
  • Oil
  • Egg
  • Semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • Chopped nuts – optional
Ingredients to make Devils Food cookies are Devil's food cake mix, flour, vegetable oil, an egg and chocolate chips on a wooden counter top.

Other variations:

We also love adding a mini peanut butter cup in the center of the cookie with 2 – 3 minutes left in the baking time.

Chocolate chips can be replaced with white, peanut butter or butterscotch chips.

Colorful sprinkles can be added just before baking for a special birthday or holiday treat. Lighter colors like pastels will have more contrast with the brown color and show up better.

How to Make Devil’s Food Cookies From A Cake Mix

Pour cake mix into a large mixing bowl. Mix in additional flour, water, oil and egg. Mix and use a spatula to scrape the edges.

Devil's food cake mix in mixing bowl with egg, flour, oil and water.

Add semi-sweet chocolate chips and chopped nuts if using. Mix slowly for a short time with an electric mixer or fold in by hand.

Devils food cake mix cookie batter with chocolate chips.

Grease a baking sheet or use a non-stick baking mat. Use a cookie scoop or tablespoon to drop cookie dough onto baking sheet. Bake at 325°F for 9 – 10 minutes.

Enjoy these cake mix chocolate cookies warm or at room temperature.

Can These Cookies Be Frozen?

After cookies have cooled to room temperature place on a baking sheet with a non-stick mat. Put sheet in a level place in the freezer until cookies are frozen. Then stack cookies in a freezer safe self-sealing bag and return to the freezer for up to 3 months.

Baking sheet with non-stick liner covered with warm and delicious devil's food cookies from a cake mix.

More Delicious Cookie Recipes:

Chocolate & Peanut Butter Chip Cookies are a simple twist on a classic cookie.

Best Sour Cream Cookies are moist, fluffy and simply the best cut-out cookies I’ve ever made!  

Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies are full of oatmeal and a delicious raspberry jam filling.

Banana Bread Cookies are another great recipe to make anytime of the year with common ingredients.

Soft & Chewy German Chocolate Cake Mix Cookies are packed with coconut, chocolate and pecans!

Printable Easy Devil’s Food Cake Cookies Recipe

Best devil's food cookie on baking mat

Easy Devil’s Food Cookies

Servings 36 cookies
A super easy way to get a chocolate fix make sure to have a cup of milk ready to enjoy with these Devil's Food Cookies from a box of cake mix.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 9 minutes
Total Time 19 minutes


  • 1 box Devil's food cake mix
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 egg
  • 12 ounces chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts optional


  • Mix cake mix, water, flour, oil and egg together using a spatula to scrape the bowl.
    1 box Devil's food cake mix, 1/2 cup water, 1/2 cup flour, 1/4 cup vegetable oil, 1 egg
  • Gently stir in chocolate chips and nuts.
    12 ounces chocolate chips, 1/2 cup chopped nuts
  • Use a cookie scoop or drop by spoonful onto a greased cookie sheet. bake at 325°F for 9 minutes in a convection oven and 10 minutes in a traditional oven.


Calories: 117kcalCarbohydrates: 17gProtein: 2gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 6mgSodium: 107mgPotassium: 50mgFiber: 1gSugar: 11gVitamin A: 28IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 32mgIron: 1mg

Nutritional Disclaimer

“Plowing Through Life” is not a dietitian or nutrition professional. Any nutritional information shared is an estimate and can vary greatly depending on specific products are used. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, we recommend running the ingredients through an online nutritional calculator of your choice.

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Originally shared on October 20, 2021 with updates made on 1/23/24.


  1. Can I substitute water with fresh milk

    1. Jennifer @ Plowing Through Life says:

      Hello! I haven’t tested this option, but I do think the cookies have a richer flavor with milk. Please let me know if you give it a try. Hope you enjoy 🙂

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