Cookie Dough Oreo Cake

by Erin

By now I am sure all of you are aware of one of the newest additions to the Oreo lineup, cookie dough. Personally I think that homemade versions such as Lindsay’s (Love & Olive Oil) and Tessa’s peanut butter ones (Handle the Heat) would win hands down. For the purposes of this cake however, homemade Oreos were not necessary. Chopped up Cookie Dough Oreos were mixed into the chocolate cake and used as decoration, but the real purpose of this creation was to make a cake that resembled a giant Cookie Dough Oreo covered in frosting. And if I do say so myself, I believe I succeeded.

Cookie Dough Oreo Cake 1

I made this cake for my step-mom’s birthday. It consists of super moist layers of chocolate cake with bits of Cookie Dough Oreo which are sandwiched around a layer of cookie dough filling, then swaddled in cookie dough frosting and topped with chocolate chips and more Cookie Dough Oreos. There’s some serious cookie-on-cookie action going on here. If you’re feeling really ballsy, serve it up with a scoop of Cookie Dough Oreo ice cream. I stuck with plain vanilla.

Cookie Dough Oreo Cake 2

One year ago: Pepperoni Pasta Bake

Three years ago: Butterscotch Haystack Cookies


Serves 12-16



2 cups all-purpose flour

2 cups sugar

3/4 cup cocoa powder

2 tsp baking powder

1-1/2 tsp baking soda

1 tsp salt

1 cup milk

1/2 cup vegetable oil

2 eggs

2 tsp vanilla extract

1 cup boiling water

12 cookie dough Oreos, chopped


1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature

1/4 cup sugar

1/2 cup brown sugar

2 Tbsp milk

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour

1/4 tsp salt

1/2 cup mini semisweet chocolate chips


1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature

1/3 cup brown sugar

1/3 cup all-purpose flour

1/2 tsp salt

1-1/2 tsp vanilla extract

4 cups powdered sugar

1/3 cup heavy cream


6 cookie dough Oreos, halved

1/2 cup mini semisweet chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Light coat two 9-inch cake pans with nonstick spray or butter and lightly flour. Set aside.
  2. For the cake: In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Add milk, vegetable oil, eggs, and vanilla to flour mixture and using a hand or stand mixer, mix together on medium speed until well combined. Reduce speed and carefully add boiling water to the cake batter. Beat on high speed for about 1 minute to add air to the batter. Fold in chopped Oreos.
  3. Distribute cake batter evenly between the two prepared cake pans. Bake for 30-35 minutes, until a toothpick or cake tester inserted in the center comes out clean.
  4. Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 10 minutes. Remove from pans and allow to cool completely on wire rack. If needed, slice off the tops of the cakes to make them level.
  5. While the cake cools, prepare the filling and frosting.
  6. For the filling: In a large bowl, beat the butter and sugars until light and fluffy, about 2-3 minutes. Mix in the milk and vanilla. Mix in flour and salt until incorporated. Stir in chocolate chips. On a large piece of plastic wrap, roll out dough into a 9-inch circle (or form in a 9-inch cake pan like I did). Wrap and refrigerate until ready to assemble.
  7. For the frosting: In a large bowl, beat the butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy, about 2-3 minutes. Mix in flour and salt, followed by vanilla. Add the powdered sugar, 1 cup at a time, mixing well after each addition. Add heavy cream and beat until fluffy. Add more powdered sugar or heavy cream if necessary to reach desired consistency.
  8. Assembly: Place one of the cakes onto a cake plate. Place cookie dough filling on top followed by the second cake. Frost the entire cake. Top with miniature chocolate chips and decorate with Oreos.

Source: Cake slightly adapted from Add a Pinch, Cookie Dough Filling and Frosting from The Cookie Dough Lover’s Cookbook.


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Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes) March 9, 2014 - 11:29 pm

OMG what an absolutely gorgeous cake! So glad I discovered your blog!!

Avanika {Yumsilicious Bakes} March 9, 2014 - 7:28 am

This is over the top heaven! LOVE it. Love cookie dough in absolutely any form

Stephanie @ Macaroni and Cheesecake February 25, 2014 - 2:14 pm

This looks Ah-Mazing!!! What a great idea for a cake!

Chris February 23, 2014 - 9:49 pm

This looks really professional, like it was bought at a bakery!

Shikha @ Shikha la mode February 20, 2014 - 6:13 pm

This would be so good as a birthday cake!

natalie@thesweetslife February 20, 2014 - 12:13 pm

well this is downright amazing!! absolutely gorgeous, and great photos!

Alex February 19, 2014 - 5:05 pm

Uh oh. I just bought a package of these yesterday, but made my husband take them to work so I wouldn’t eat them all. I would love to make this cake! Wow! It’s gorgeous!

Shay @ Whine Less, Breathe More February 18, 2014 - 10:08 pm

Oh my goodness, this cake looks ridiculously delicious! Not a good day to see this since I gave up chocolate yesterday. I think I might be allergic! Saddest day ever.

spiffycookie February 18, 2014 - 11:29 pm

Oh no!! I hope you are not allergic. And if you are, then I hope you find a suitable alternative.

Emily @ Life on Food February 18, 2014 - 8:37 pm

What an awesome cake!! Oreos, chocolate and cookie dough. Yep, all of the basics are covered. It is lovely!!

Lindsay @ Life, Love and Sugar February 18, 2014 - 4:03 pm

This looks amazing Erin! Great idea! I can’t wait to try the Oreos, too. I’m curious! :)

Laura @ Lauras Baking Talent February 18, 2014 - 12:22 pm

Wow this cake has it all… Delicious base, great filling, a decadent frosting with heavy cream…. and then more oreos on top. I think you have out done yourself :)

Zainab @ Blahnik Baker February 18, 2014 - 10:40 am

WOW!! This cake is stunning and just amazeballs!

spiffycookie February 18, 2014 - 1:37 pm

Thanks Zainab! I was pretty proud of it :-)

steph@stephsbitebybite February 18, 2014 - 8:44 am

holy shoots!!! I don’t even have any words for this cake. Other than I want it!

Lauren at Keep It Sweet February 18, 2014 - 8:06 am

Oh wow do I love this cake! And I totally agree that the Oreos themselves are not close to as good as a homemade version, but they are fun to bake with!


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