Oreo Cake

Oreo Cake

Today I’m giving you another glimpse into my new cookbook Make it with a Cake Mix with this heavenly Oreo Cake! Cream cheese frosting, chocolate cake, cookies & cream filling… what more could you ask for?  Oh I know, an easy way to decorate it!  I have that too!! Because when I started into the “layered cake” section of my book I wanted to decorate all the cakes using easy tips and tricks.

Oreo Cake

Oreo Cake


Chocolate Cake:
1 box Devil’s food cake mix
1 small pkg. chocolate instant pudding mix
4 eggs
¾ C. milk
¾ C. oil
1 C. sour cream
2 tsp. vanilla extract
Cream Cheese Frosting:
1 C. butter, softened
16 oz. cream cheese
1 Tbsp. vanilla extract
2 Tbsp. milk
5-6 C. powdered sugar
2 C. Oreo cookies, crushed
more Oreos for decoration
melted chocolate


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease 3 8-inch pans. (I like to line the bottoms of my pans with foil or parchment for easy removal.)
2. Sift cake mix and instant pudding mix into a small bowl and set aside.
3. In a large bowl, combine eggs, oil, milk, sour cream and vanilla extract.
4. Stir in cake mix and instant pudding mix.
5. Divide batter evenly into prepared pans and use a spatula to spread the batter out flat.
6. Bake for 17-22 minutes or until an inserted knife comes out clean. (If you are making only two layers, it will take 20-25 minutes in the oven.)
7. Let cool completely.
8. Cream Cheese Frosting: Beat butter and cream cheese together. Add vanilla extract and milk and slowly add in powdered sugar until you reach your desired consistency.
9. Place roughly 1/3 of the frosting into a small bowl with the 2 C. crushed chocolate sandwich cookies and fold until combined. This will be the frosting you use between your cake layers.
10. To assemble your cake, stack all 3 cake layers on top of one another, frosting between the layers as you stack. (Use the frosting made in step 9.) Cover the entire cake with your plain cream cheese frosting and use extra cookies, crushed cookies and melted chocolate to decorate.

If you only make a 2-layered cake, you can make less frosting! Also, these are the cake pans I LOVE because you can use a cake mix and get a tall 3-layerd cake like this one 🙂

How to make an Oreo Cake

Love this cake?  Check out my Cook Dough Cake! 

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25 thoughts on “Oreo Cake

  1. 1
    Melina says:

    This is definitely going on my “must make” list!!! Love your recipes!:)

  2. 2
    Madster says:

    This looks sooo good! I can’t wait to try it!

  3. 3
    vee says:

    I made something similar to this for my son’s birthday, but I used a 9x 13 pan. And used the chocolate cake on the back of the Hershey cocoa box.

    Needless to say – my son went CRAZY!!!!!!


  4. 4
    Nancy says:

    *****WARNING ***** Where it lists oil twice in the directions for the cake, one of those oils should be milk! I just thought it was a typo and got it all ready and in the oven. I looked back over the recipe again and realized I never added the milk. So, had to take the batter out of oven and add the milk into it…. after it had already started to bake around the edges… no good. It’s back in the oven now, so we’ll see how it turns out.

  5. 5
    Carrie-rae says:

    How do you get your cream cheese frosting to be so stiff for icing and piping? Mine is always runny and soft. Followed this icing receipes exact too.
    Thanks 🙂

  6. 6
    Jessica says:

    This cake looks wonderful! I tried to make it but the frosting was way too runny! It kept on sliding! Do you have any tips for firmer icing so that it looks like yours?
    Congratulations on your wonderful blog with beautiful photos!

  7. 7
    Heather says:

    I had to add TWICE the amount of powdered sugar you said to chicken up the icing…it was like cake mix consistency before that. My butter was still cold too.

  8. 8
    zoe says:

    how did you get the crushed oreo onto the sides of the cake i can never do it hhaha thankyou 🙂

    • 8.1

      Just fill your hand with crushed oreos and sort of pat the sides of the cake letting the extra fall off. I hope that makes sense, it’s a difficult visual to explain 🙂

  9. 9
    Erika Stone says:

    Did you use salted or unsalted butter?

  10. 10
    Aimee Shipton says:

    Which frosting did you use to pipe on the top of the cake where the Oreo’s are stuck into?
    Thank you

  11. 11
    Stephanie says:

    I tried this recipe last night and my cakes sank in the center?? They were done and firm to the touch and bajed evenly. As soon as I got them out of the oven they all 3 sank.

  12. 12
    Hannah says:

    This is my go to cake now. I’m in high school and I’ve brought it to french class and plenty of barbecues and birthdays. I use mint Oreos, and they taste awesome in this! The only downside is the mint Oreo packages are smaller so there’s not as much to decorate with. I’m also not brave enough to try a chocolate drizzle quite yet! Thanks so much for the recipe! 10/10

    • 12.1

      Oh good! And don’t be afraid of the chocolate drizzle! You can do it! Just put some melted chocolate (Melts) or chocolate ganache in a little ziplock bag and then snip off the tip to make a mini piping bag. Practice drizzling on a plate and then go for the cake!

  13. 13
    Emma says:

    What unit of measurement is “C”? Is it cups? 5 – 6 cups of sugar??

    Also, we don’t have Devil’s food cake in Aus. Should I make a lighter sponge cake or a heavier mud cake?

  14. 14
    Kathleen says:

    Does it need to be chocolate pudding mix, or can I use Ore pudding mix?

  15. 15
    Jeanne Norman Sarna says:

    Love your photo’s on Pinterest but I wish your directions had all the steps to make this cake and I didn’t have to guess at the amount of chocolate used for the grid, and if I will have enough frosting to do the top puffs/poofs or what ever they are called.

  16. 16
    vaiko says:

    Hi! How many people can eat with this recipe? thank you!

  17. 17
    Maggie says:

    Do you need the chocolate pudding or can the recipe go without?

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