Oreo Cake is a fully loaded, maxed out Chocolate Cake with Oreo Buttercream Frosting topped with oreos, chocolate chips, Cookies and Cream Candy Bars, and other tasty treats. This four layer cake is perfect to celebrate any occasion especially Birthdays.
Oreo Lover’s Dream Layer Cake
Last week my church had a fundraising auction. I like to challenge myself to create a new cake to donate to the auction each year. Oreos were obviously on my mind while brainstorming what cake I should make for this year’s fundraiser. Let’s be honest though, when are Oreos ever not on my mind. 😉
I am proud to say that this little 4 layer, 6 inch Oreo Extreme Cake sold for over $30!
Inside of this cake (I know, it was taken to the auction so no sliced photos! We can all practice our imagination, right?) you’d find 4 pretty chocolate cake layers with this delicious Oreo Frosting in between each layer.
The chocolate cake is homemade, made from scratch and is honestly the only way to make chocolate cake. It is simple to make, NO special ingredients (I mean, who keeps cake flour on hand all the time, anyway.) and NO CRUMBS.
Seriously, I slice each cake in half to create double the layers and the cake stays together and does not crumble! Have you ever tried to do that with a cake made from a boxed mix? It is 100% impossible.
Don’t worry, this cake is still soft and spongy. I am basically bringing you the perfect cake. You can thank me later. 😉
The second part to our Oreo Cake equation is the Oreo Frosting. I whipped up my usual vanilla buttercream recipe and replaced some of the powdered sugar with Oreo crumbs.
The results were so. seriously. amazing. My kids and I couldn’t get enough of it! I’ll be honest, after I was done frosting the cake, we went after the bowl with spoons. #noshame
How to Make the Perfect Oreo Cake
Once the chocolate cake is baked and cooled (you can read about the chocolate cake in detail here.) use a sharp knife and cut each round cake in half to create 2 layers out of each cake. I made my cake using 6 inch pans, but you can use whatever size you’d like.
Once you have 4 layers, it is now time to stack the cake with frosting in-between each layer. The easiest way to do this is to put the frosting into a piping bag and pipe a thin layer of frosting onto the bottom cake layer and then put a cake layer onto of the frosting and repeat.
When piping the frosting onto the cake, it is easiest to start in the center and pipe in a circular motion moving outward towards the edge of the cake. Press down slightly with the next layer of cake to fill in any gaps.
Repeat with all layers of the cake making sure that after each layer that the cake is straight up and down.
I like the messy, rustic look on my cakes for a few reasons, but mainly because if it isn’t meant to look perfect, I don’t stress about it not looking perfect.
I pipe the remaining frosting onto the top and around the sides of the cake and then use an offset spatula to spread the frosting around to cover the cake.
For the very top, I literally threw Oreo crumbs, full sized oreos, mini oreos, chocolate chips, white chocolate chips and pieces of Cookies ‘n Cream Chocolate Bar. Everything about this cake is thrown together and messy, which makes for a no stress cake!
For the Best Chocolate Cake Recipe go here.
Click here for the Oreo Frosting Recipe.