The Amazing Oreo Cream Layer Cake {Recipe}

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This isn’t just any old Oreo cake.  This Oreo cake is packed with everything that’s good in life {sorry, I didn’t say “good for you”!}.  With two layers of double chocolate Oreo, one layer of vanilla and Oreo, cookies and cream filling, AND chocolate ganache frosting- this Oreo cake is definitely worth the splurge, and it’s certainly one impressive looking dessert!

Enter: The Oreo Cream & Ganache Layer Cake…

The Oreo layer cake was slightly adapted from a recipe found on the Bean Town Baker.  Since this cake is multi-layered, we’ll start with making the two chocolate Oreo cake layers first.

Ingredients for the Oreo Chocolate Cake Layers

1 3/4 cups flour
1 3/4 cups sugar
3/4 cups cocoa powder
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp kosher salt
1 cup milk with 1 tbsp. white vinegar added
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup freshly brewed hot coffee
10-12 Oreos, cut into quarters

Instructions for the Oreo Chocolate Cake Layers

Preheat the oven to 350. Butter and flour two 8″ cake pans {I used square pans}

Mix the flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl

In another bowl, combine the milk, oil, eggs, and vanilla.  Add to dry ingredients.

Slowly blend the coffee into the mixture.

Stir in the Oreo chunks & pour batter into the prepared pans…

Bake at 350 degrees for 35-45 minutes, until cake tester comes out clean.

Yummm….looking delicious.  Now onto the Vanilla Oreo Cake layer.

Ingredients for the Oreo Vanilla Cake Layer

1/2 stick softened unsalted butter
1/2 cup milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cups flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
3/4 cup sugar
1 egg
6-8 Oreos, cut into quarters

Instructions for the Oreo Vanilla Cake Layer

Keep oven heated at 350 degrees.  Butter and flour another 8″ baking pan.

In a large bowl, cream the butter until fluffy, add the milk and vanilla.

In a separate bowl mix together the flour, baking powder, and salt.

Mix the dry ingredients into butter mixture. Mix until integrated. Stir in sugar, eggs and Oreos.

Pour cake batter into prepared pan.

Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes

Now the three cakes can cool for a bit while you make the frosting…

Ingredients for the Cookies & Cream Whipped Filling

4 ounces softened cream cheese
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 cup powdered sugar
1 cup heavy whipping cream
6-8 Oreos, cut into quarters

Instructions for the Cookies & Cream Whipped Filling

Cream together, cream cheese, vanilla, and sugar until light and creamy. Slowly whisk in  whipping cream until smooth.  Stir in Oreo chunks.

It took all my self control not to devour all of the cookies and cream filling.  It’s just too delicious.  Now for the chocolate ganache, which is equally delicious…

Ingredients for the Chocolate Ganache Frosting

1 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
1 3/4 cups semi sweet chocolate chips

Instructions for the Chocolate Ganache Frosting

In a medium sauce pan, bring whipping cream to a simmer

Remove cream from heat and stir in chocolate chips.  Let stand for 5 minutes.

Pour mixture into a bowl and let it sit at room temperature for 2 hours

 Now its time for the Oreo cake assembly!

 Lay down one of the chocolate Oreo cakes.  Spread a layer of the cookies & cream frosting.

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Place the Oreo vanilla cake on top.  Spread another layer of the cookies & cream frosting.

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Place the final layer of chocolate Oreo cake on top.

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Here’s the completed Oreo Cream Layer Cake…

I decided to glam the cake up with some white chocolate polka dots {I melted a Hershey’s Cookies & Cream Bar} and a “Happy Birthday” flag banner.  The flag banners are super simple to make.  Simply cut out little triangles, tape them onto a ribbon, then tape around craft sticks.

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What a delicious end to a great night!

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16 responses to “The Amazing Oreo Cream Layer Cake {Recipe}

  1. Jordan, I am drooling; that cake looks yummy you’ll have to make one foe us all when we get to RI. You know how much we love sweets.:)

  2. hi! i am making this recipe right now and the chocolate cake took only 10 minutes to bake. i took a fork and tasted a little bite and it tastes slightly bitter. is this normal?

    1. Emily,

      That’s surprising, it should take longer to bake. Did you test with a tooth pick and make sure it came out clean? Also, the taste should not be bitter. Did you double check the ingredients?

  3. I have made this cake twice and it has been a hit!! I’ve never made ganache before and it is so easy and tastes amazing 🙂 Thank you so much for sharing! 🙂 🙂 🙂

  4. Im not sure if im doing the Vanilla Layer oreo cake. My batter keeps turning out really thick, with your picture it seems to be a lot thinner. I’ve tried 5 times and i still cant get it to look like your picture. But the chocolate part turned out delicious!!! yummy

  5. hi hi

    im Ira all the way from Singapore. Made ur cake and no one believed that i made it the first time. definately a hit!! yx alot !

  6. Hey..I am making this cake 😛 It is baking as we speak. however, the batter seemed a bit runny…liquidy. Is the right? Hope it is..I’ll let you know how it tuned out once it bakes 😀


  7. Going to make this tonight but when you say stick of butter, what do you mean? Do you mean like one pack of butter?

  8. I made this cake for our Ukrainian exchange student for her birthday tonight. She loves oreo cookies. It looks amazing. The ganache was a little runny. I made it first and let it cool. I will put more of it on tomorrow before serving it. I dipped some strawberries in chocolate and rolled them in oreos to garnish the cake. Yummy….

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