Oreo Cake

A rich double chocolate layer cake with two layers of Oreo cookies inside, a thick cream filling, chocolate buttercream, and an Oreo cookie crumb coating.

Oreo Layer Cake - complete with a thick Oreo cream filling, chocolate frosting, and two layers of Oreo Cookies. A chocolate lovers dream!

Greetings from Breckenridge, CO! Kevin used to live here and he’s showing me around his old stomping grounds. We’re at 10,000 feet (2 miles above home). Today we’re going on a long hike and hanging out with some buds. Saturday… white water rafting!

Today I’m bringing you a giant Oreo in cake form. A dessert to put all other desserts to shame. A chocolate lover’s paradise. Sweet tooth central. This recipe comes from my very sweet friend Amanda. Amanda is the talented blogger at i am baker, as well as the author of the very popular book Surprise-Inside Cakes.

Amanda has kindly offered to give an autographed copy of her brilliant cookbook to one of my readers. As a thank you, I’m sharing one of her cookbook recipes. And my god, saying it’s “good” does not even do this cake justice.

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I need to try making the cover recipe, Rainbow Heart Cake, next.

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Her Oreo Cake looks complicated, but it’s  no more complicated or time-consuming than a regular layered, filled cake. It looks difficult to prepare, but as long as you take your time reading through the instructions first – you’ll be just fine.

Amanda says this chocolate layer cake makes her happy in every single way, and I can absolutely attest to that! Overload of chocolate = pure bliss. You have the taste of Oreos in every single bite: two layers of rich chocolate cake, a thick cream filling, chocolate frosting, plus two layers of actual Oreo cookies, and an Oreo crumb topping.

Amanda suggests you make this for a large crowd – yeah, you don’t want want this cake around the kitchen tempting and taunting you for “just one more slice.” I speak from experience. Luckily, I had friends take the leftovers!

Oreo Layer Cake - complete with a thick Oreo cream filling, chocolate frosting, and two layers of Oreo Cookies. A chocolate lovers dream!

Oreo Layer Cake - complete with a thick Oreo cream filling, chocolate frosting, and two layers of Oreo Cookies. A chocolate lovers dream!

Oreo Layer Cake - complete with a thick Oreo cream filling, chocolate frosting, and two layers of Oreo Cookies. A chocolate lovers dream!

The Oreo cream filling was my favorite part; it truly tastes like the cream center of an Oreo cookie! Double Stuf Oreo, to be exact – it’s a very thick layer.

Let’s not forget the chocolate chips baked inside the moist chocolate cake layers. Amanda’s recipe calls for pure milk chocolate chopped up, but I didn’t have any on hand so I just used chocolate chips inside the cake instead. If there’s an opportunity to stuff more chocolate in a recipe, we will do it.

Oreo Layer Cake - complete with a thick Oreo cream filling, chocolate frosting, and two layers of Oreo Cookies. A chocolate lovers dream!

Oreo Layer Cake - complete with a thick Oreo cream filling, chocolate frosting, and two layers of Oreo Cookies. A chocolate lovers dream!

Some desserts are simply made to indulge… and this is definitely at the top of that list. A true crowd-pleaser, you will not be disappointed with this show-stopping cake!

It looks like a lot of ingredients, but most of them are repeated in each layer!

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Oreo Cake

  • Author: Sally
  • Prep Time: 1 hour
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 4 hours
  • Yield: serves 10-12
  • Category: Cake
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American

Description

A rich double chocolate layer cake with two layers of Oreo cookies inside, a thick cream filling, chocolate buttercream, and an Oreo cookie crumb coating. For extreme chocolate and Oreo lovers only!


Ingredients

Chocolate Layer Cake

  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder (not dutch process)
  • 1 and 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 and 1/2 cups cake flour* (spoon & leveled)
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs, at room temperature*
  • 1/4 cup vegetable or canola oil
  • 1 cup full fat sour cream or full fat Greek yogurt, at room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup hot coffee or hot water
  • 1 cup milk chocolate, chopped (I used 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips)
  • 1 15.25 ounce package Oreos

Oreo Cream Filling

  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
  • 1/4 cup shortening*
  • 2 and 1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons milk or cream (cream preferred for best texture)
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

Chocolate Buttercream

  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 4 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 1/4 cup milk or cream (cream preferred for best texture)
  • 16 additional Oreos, pulsed into a fine crumb

Instructions

  1. Position oven rack in the center of the oven. Preheat to 350°F (177°C). Generously spray two 9-inch cake pans with nonstick spray. Line the bottom of the pan with Oreos in a single layer; I fit about 15 Oreos in each pan. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, using a handheld or stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, blend the cocoa powder, sugar, cake flour, baking soda, and salt together on low speed for 30 seconds. Add the eggs, oil, sour cream, and vanilla and mix for 1 minute on medium-low speed.
  3. Remove the bowl from the mixer and add the coffee and chocolate chips; stir to combine. Some of the chocolate chips will melt as you stir. Try to avoid over mixing the batter.
  4. Pour the batter into the prepared cake pans over the Oreos. Bake for 28-32 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cakes comes out clean. Allow cakes to cool completely in the pan on a wire rack.
  5. While the cake cools, make the Oreo Cream Filling. In a large bowl, using a handheld or stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, cream the butter and shortening together on high speed until fluffy. Add the confectioners’ sugar, 1 cup at a time, alternating with the milk/cream and vanilla. The filling will be very thick, but you may add more milk/cream if you prefer. Set aside in the refrigerator.
  6. While the cake cools, make the Chocolate Buttercream. In a large bowl, using a handheld or stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, cream the butter on high speed until fluffy, about 1 minute. Beat in the cocoa powder and vanilla on low speed, then add the confectioners’ sugar 1 cup at a time, alternating with the milk/cream. The buttercream will be thick. Set aside in the refrigerator.
  7. Once the cakes are cooled, assemble the cake. Place 1 cooled layer on a cake stand or large plate, Oreo cookie side down. Using an offset spatula or knife, cover the top with a 1-inch thick layer of Oreo Cream Filling. Top with the 2nd cake, Oreo cookie side up. Cover the tall layer cake with chocolate buttercream. Working quickly, cover the cake in Oreo crumbs. This will get a little messy, but just pat them up the sides with your hands and all over the top of the cake.
  8. Slice and serve cake. Leftover cake can be covered and stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Notes

  1. Make Ahead & Freezing Instructions: The cake layers can be baked, cooled, and covered tightly at room temperature overnight. Likewise, the frosting and filling can be prepared then covered and refrigerated overnight. Assemble and frost the cake the next day when you are ready to serve. Frosted cake can be frozen up to 2 months if you have room in the freezer. Thaw overnight in the refrigerator and bring to room temperature before serving. Honestly, it tastes much better fresh!
  2. Cake Flour: In a pinch, you can use this cake flour substitute.
  3. Room Temperature Ingredients: Room temperature eggs and sour cream are required for the cake recipe. Since using hot coffee/water, you do not want cold ingredients – cake will not bake properly with varying temperatures of ingredients.
  4. Shortening: Shortening is required to replicate the taste an Oreo cream filling. If you want a thinner filling, that doesn’t quite taste like an Oreo cream filling – use 1/4 cup butter instead of shortening.

Keywords: oreo cake

Amanda Rettke, author of Surprise-Inside Cakes, is offering one of my lucky readers a free autographed copy of her cookbook. 45 stunning cake recipes!

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Her book is full of amazing cakes, for nearly every celebration. And there are TONS of step-by-step photos for every single recipe. She also has a lengthy chapter with helpful tips, including frosting cakes, leveling cakes, and decorating cakes. Plus, she categorizes the cakes from easy to to medium to challenging.

You can start small and then work your way to the more intermediate/advanced recipes.

A few recipes I’ve bookmarked:

  • Stripe Birthday Cake (with 6 colorful layers)
  • Paw Print Cake (with a hidden paw print design inside!)
  • Daisy Cake (chocolate cake with a white cake daisy inside)
  • Pumpin Cake (in the shape of a pumpkin!)
  • Cherry Cake…

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Oreo Layer Cake - complete with a thick Oreo cream filling, chocolate frosting, and two layers of Oreo Cookies. A chocolate lovers dream!

157 Comments

  1. I live in the UK so we only have original Oreos which is definitely a shame. there was only once when i tries double stuff, when i went to Germany and god, they were AMAZINGA!! so i would definitely say Double stuff.

  2. My favorite Oreos are cookie dough and the Oreo fudgees…..they are amazing. Always,of course, with a cold glass of milk. I definitely will be making this cake.

  3. I love golden Oreos and peanut butter Oreos. They are perfect.

  4. Jess @ On Sugar Mountain says:

    so…many..layers of oreos…can’t..handle…the awesomeness! 😀

  5. Sobeida Rodriguez says:

    I love the classic double stuffed Oreos, but I am loving the new golden lemon Oreos right now

  6. Classic all the way!!!

  7. Looks so fun!!!! I can’t wait to make one of her cakes!! Thx, d

  8. Hi Sally!
    Regular oreos have always been my favourites, and I’ve looking for a filling recipe for the longest of times.
    Thanks a lot!

  9. I love golden oreos! They taste like vanilla girl guide cookies. Yum. Although who can deny the classic Oreo? Ah!

  10. I love the classic oreo, but would also have to say that the birthday cake oreo comes in at a close second!

  11. Chung-Ah, that’s so exciting!! Good luck with the move. I need to hear all about it.

  12. Maríanna Pálsdóttir says:

    Regular dipped in Peanut Butter!

  13. Peanut butter Oreos, always! Anything chocolate + peanut butter wins my heart!

  14. golden oreos are my favorite flavor!

  15. my favorite is double stuf!

  16. I love just the regular Oreo’s..nothing better then a tall glass of milk and some Oreo cookies. Can’t wait to make that Oreo cake!!

  17. Amy @ Amy's Healthy Baking says:

    I’m a regular Oreo cookie girl… Except I always scrape off the filling. It’s my excuse for eating more of the chocolate cookies! 😉 So sweet of you to do this blog post in exchange for her cookbook giveaway! I’ve seen so many of her incredible cakes floating around Pinterest lately, and if I didn’t live with a dessert-hater, I definitely would’ve tried about 27 already. I’ll just add this awesome Oreo one to the list!

  18. Double stuf with a smear of peanut butter!

  19. Juliette M says:

    double stuff oreo!

  20. The classic regular oreo is my favorite!

  21. Double stuffed for sure!

  22. Regular oreos are just classic! And this cake looks like a showstopper!

  23. The Ginger Warrior says:

    Greetings from the UK, Sally!

    This will be my next week’s baking post, for sure, so many thanks indeed for the recipe.

    I also have quick question if you don’t mind. The plugin “comment reply notification” doesn’t appear to be available anymore. Is there something else that you now use or could recommend?

    Many thanks.

    The Ginger Warrior 🙂

  24. The chocolate covered oreos are the best! Hard to get hold of though- they’ve stopped them in the UK, I think they’re called banados!

  25. Kwok Wei Ying says:

    My absolute favourite oreo is Berry Burst Ice Cream oreo!!!

  26. hi there miss sally! i so love your blog and it’s so nice of you sharing cake recipes, especially OREO cake 🙂 would it be possible using this exact recipe to make an oreo chocolate cupcake?? i’ll be making this one for sure. thank you!:)

    1. I was thinking of trying this recipe as a cupcake also. Maybe use mini oreos instead of full size and fill the cupcake with the cream

  27. Regular, i love classic 🙂

  28. Caoilfhionn McG says:

    Chocolate cream oreo! And this cake is amazing, thanks so much to Amanda for sharing it and so many other great recipes! x

  29. Alanna Marie Blackstock says:

    Definitely peanut butter Oreo they are the best!

  30. Oreo Regular………….estas de vicio!!!!!

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