Oreo Cake

Oreo Cake

This Oreo cake was the bane of my existence.

Don’t get me wrong — the recipe itself is great.

The pictures? Lovely.

The filling and frosting and goodness? Amazing.


For some reason, the juju was against me. My first attempt at the cake ended up flat as a pancake. #tragic

I omitted the baking powder because of altitude (and if I don’t do that, it bubbles over in a furious disaster.)

Also, I think the sour cream I used was extra strong, or my brown sugar was a bit too fresh, because it tasted a bit off.

I was out of ingredients by then, so I had to sub a simpler recipe. While making that, I decreased the baking powder / soda, popped it in the oven, and hopped on a call with a client.

Chocolate cake explosion during my client call.

It bubbled everywhere. Smoke billowed out of the oven. It smelled like burnt chocolate for hours, then it stuck and caramelized along the pan and had to soak for hours.

Something in my baking brain is broken.

Since I had company coming for the night to share the cake, I bought a Betty Crocker bake mix, threw it in the oven, slapped it together, and here we are.

This beautiful, scrumptious cake that, had my supplies and the altitude of 7,500 feet cooperated, surely would have been delicious from the recipe.


Here’s how you make it for yourself:

You’ll need:


1/2 cup of butter
1 1/2 cups of brown sugar
1 teaspoon of vanilla
3 large eggs
1 cup of sour cream
1 cup of cake flour
3/4 cup of all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon of baking soda
1/4 teaspoon of salt
1/3 cup of cocoa powder
1/2 cup of water


1 package (8 ounces) of cream cheese
2/3 cup of granulated sugar
1 cup of whipping cream
1/2 package of Oreos


1 package of Oreos
1 cup of softened salted butter
4 cups of icing sugar
4 tablespoons of whipping cream


8 ounces of thinly sliced pure milk chocolate
8 ounces of heavy whipping cream



Preheat the oven to 375°F.

Grease and flour two round cake pans. Cream the butter, sugar, eggs, sour cream, and vanilla in a large bowl with an electric mixer. In a medium-sized bowl, sift the dry ingredients 3 times.

Boil the water and add the cocoa powder to it.

Add all of the dry ingredients to the creamed mixture and beat it until everything is incorporated. Then add the water and cocoa mixture. Beat it until it is just mixed. Distribute the batter evenly between the two pans.

Bake the cakes for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the middle of the cake comes out clean. Let the cakes cool for 10 minutes and then allow them to cool completely on a cooling rack.


Whip the whipping cream until it has stiff peaks and can stand straight up. Crush the Oreos in a plastic bag.

Blend the cream cheese and granulated sugar with a handheld mixer. Blend the mixture until the sugar has dissolved and no longer feels grainy when rubbed between your fingers.

Fold the whipping cream into the cream cheese mixture. Once that is done, fold in the Oreos as well. Place the filling into the fridge until it’s time to assemble the cake.


Place the Oreo cookies inside a plastic bag and seal it. Smash the cookies with a rolling pin until they’re small chunks and crumbs.

Whip the butter with a mixer. Add the icing sugar and whipping cream. Add the Oreos until the mixture is just blended. Avoid breaking the cookies any further.

Set the icing aside.


In the microwave, heat the cream until it just starts to simmer.

Place the milk chocolate in a metal bowl. Pour the hot cream over it and let it sit for 5 minutes. After 5 minutes, slowly mix the ingredients together with a spatula until the mixture becomes smooth and has no streaks of cream or solid pieces of chocolate.

Allow the ganache to cool for 15 minutes before assembling the cake.


Slice each cake in half widthwise. You will have 4 pieces.

In between each layer, add the filling. You should end up with three layers of the filling.

Once the filling is in the cake, began spreading the icing onto the cake. Cover the whole cake with a layer of icing about 1/2 inch thick.

With an icing bag and a tip, make 8 icing swirls on top of the cake. Place an Oreo in the middle of each swirl. Pour ganache into the center of the top of the cake.

Cut the cake into equal pieces and serve it with a side of ice cream!

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