Oreo Cake

Oreo Cake: Moist chocolate cake with an out of this world Oreo buttercream. You’ll be making this one over and over again!

oreo cake

Everyone loves Oreos, me included! They’re always on my shopping list.  That is why I couldn’t resist turning my favorite (and milk’s favorite) into a cake! If you like oreos you are going to love this cake!


This oreo cake recipe is about to become your brand new favorite dessert. And rightfully so! You can literally make this into an Oreo birthday cake. for the ultimate oreo lover in your life!

Moist chocolate cake with tons of buttercream and more oreos on top. A must try for any oreo lover! Where there’s a will for sweets…there’s a way!

Warning: Be ready for the requests to come pouring in for the recipe. They’re all going to want to be able to make this on their own!

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Oreo Cake Ingredients

For the Cake

  • Triple Chocolate Cake Mix: Don’t you worry your pretty little head, we’re going to make it taste homemade.
  • Eggs
  • Butter: Use butter instead of oil for a richer flavor.
  • Whole Milk: Using milk instead of water leads to a moist and tender crumb.

For the Oreo Frosting

  • Butter Use unsalted butter here so you don’t end up with an overly salty buttercream. You can always add a pinch of salt at the end if you feel it’s needed.
  • Powdered Sugar
  • Heavy Cream
  • Vanilla
  • Oreo Crumbs: This takes this frosting over the top!
  • Whole Oreos: If Desired To Garnish

For the Chocolate Ganache:  Ganache is an easy and rich chocolate frosting. It only requires 2 ingredients, and dries to a smooth and shiny finish.

  • Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips: You can use any kind of chocolate chips you like.
  • Heavy Cream

oreo cake recipe

Oreo Cake Recipe

For the Oreo Layer Cake:

  1. Make the Cake: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray cake pans with non stick spray. Combine cake mix, eggs, butter, and milk.
  2. Bake the Cake: Bake for 30-35 minutes. Cool completely.

 

For the Oreo Frosting:

  1. Beat butter and vanilla until smooth and creamy. Add powdered sugar a little at a time. Add whipping cream as needed to reach out desired consistency. Fold in oreo crumbs.
  2. Scoop 1 cup of frosting into a piping bag, and set aside.

For the Ganche

  1. In a small sauce pan, heat whipping cream over medium heat.  Heat to a simmer.
  2. Place chocolate chips in a heat safe bowl.
  3. Remove cream from heat, and pour into chocolate chips. Allow to sit one minute. Whisk smooth and pour into squeeze bottle.

Putting It All Together

  1. Cut domes off of top of the cakes.
  2. Frost Cake: Add about 1 cup of frosting to the top of first cake round.  Top with remaining layer. Repeat. Frost top layer on the top and down the sides.
  3. Ganache: Drip ganache down the sides of the cake.
  4. Pipe dollops of frosting around the edge of the cake and top with whole oreos.

oreo cookie cake

Tools I Use

  1.  Round Cake Pans
  2. Round Cake Board: These make it easy to move your cake from counter to table. It also makes transport more stable if you want to take it to a birthday party.
  3. Cake Leveler: This gives you smooth tops that are easier to stack and frost.
  4. Mini Angled Spatula: Get smooth frosting every time with an angled spatula.
  5. Disposable Piping Bag with a star tip: I use this to pipe dollops of frosting on the top layer of the cake.
  6. Squeeze Bottle: I use this to drip ganache down the sides of the cake.

chocolate oreo cake

Frequently Asked Questions

Can You Make This Oreo Cake Ahead of Time?
Absolutely! . You can make it ahead of time and store it in the fridge. I do suggest keeping it in the fridge vs. the counter because of the ganache. Don’t worry the frosting will keep things nice and moist.  Just remember…the earlier you make it and have it sitting there, the longer it’s going to be tempting you!

Can You Freeze It?
You can freeze this chocolate oreo cake! Place into a freezer safe container and you can freeze it for several months without issue. Thaw before serving.

oreo chocolate cake

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Oreo Cake

 Oreo Cake: Moist chocolate cake with an out of this world Oreo buttercream. You'll be making this one over and over again!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Birthday, Easy, Layered
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 1429kcal

Ingredients

For the Cake

  • 2 Boxes Triple Chocolate Cake Mix
  • 6 Eggs
  • 1 Cup Butter Softened
  • 2 1/2 Cups Whole Milk

For the Oreo Frosting

  • 3 Cups Butter Softened
  • 6 Cups Powdered Sugar
  • 5-7 Tablespoons Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 2 Teaspoons Vanilla Extract
  • 1 1/2 Cups Oreo Cookie Crumbs About 18 Cookies
  • 12 Whole Oreos Garnish

For the Chocolate Ganache

  • 1 Cup Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips
  • 1/3 Cup Heavy Whipping Cream

Instructions

For the Cake

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray cake pans with non stick baking spray. Set aside
  • In a large bowl,  combine cake mix, eggs, butter, and milk until smooth. 
  • Divide the cake mix between (3) 9 inch round cake pans.  Bake in the oven for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Cool completely.

For the Oreo Frosting

  • In a large bowl, beat butter and vanilla until light and fluffy. Add powdered sugar a little at at time. Add heavy cream as needed to reach out desired consistency. Fold in crushed oreos. 
  • Scoop 1 cup of frosting into a piping bag and set aside

Chocolate Ganache Directions

  • Pour the heavy whipping cream into a small saucepan. Heat over medium heat. Pour the chocolate chips into a medium heat safe bowl
  • Once the heavy whipping cream starts to simmer, remove from heat and pour onto the chocolate chips. Allow to sit for 1 minute before whisking until smooth. Pour into a squeeze bottle.

Building the Cake

  • Once the cakes are cooled, remove them from the pans. Using the cake leveler, cut the domes off the tops of the cakes to even them out
  • Place one cake round onto the cake board.Scoop 1 cup of frosting onto the top of the cake round and spread evenly with an offset spatula. Repeat with remaining layers.
  • Spread top and sides of cake with remaining frosting. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour. 

Decorating the Cake

  • Remove cake from fridge and drip ganache all around the edge of the cake.
  • Pipe dollops of frosting onto the top of the cake using a star tip . Place whole oreos onto the sides of the dollops

Nutrition

Calories: 1429kcal | Carbohydrates: 145g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 93g | Saturated Fat: 51g | Cholesterol: 268mg | Sodium: 1342mg | Potassium: 516mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 107g | Vitamin A: 45.8% | Calcium: 22.1% | Iron: 41.1%
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If you’re looking for a simple and easy dessert, you’re going to love this Oreo cake recipe. Who says you can’t take those cookies that you love and adore and turn them into a delicious masterpiece? And who knows…maybe, just maybe, you’ll want to share this dessert with some of your family and friends.

 

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