This Oreo Chocolate Cake is a great option to take to any party. Who doesn’t like Oreos?! Everyone will be drooling over your dessert. It’s made with vanilla buttercream frosting with smashed up Oreos incorporated in the frosting. You can make this a two- or three-layer cake. Another great option (which I have made many times) is to make cupcakes. Whatever your heart desires or your party needs call for, your Oreo Chocolate Cake will be a hit!
Whip up that cake mix, bake it, smash up some Oreo’s and frost it!
Grab a slice of Oreo Chocolate Cake with a tall glass of milk! Did I mention you need to have a large slice?! It’s nice and rich and the milk will go perfectly.
Bring it to parties, make it for yourself or make it as a birthday cake!
Oreo Chocolate Cake
- 1 box chocolate cake mix (make as directed on box)
Oreo Buttercream frosting
- 1 package Oreos divided
- 1 1/2 cups unsalted butter room temperature
- 4 - 5 cups confectioners' sugar
- 1/4 cup heavy cream
- 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
Mix the cake batter as directed on box. Make the cake with two cake pans or 24 cupcakes. If making cake, divide up the batter equally between the two pans you will be using. Once baked, let the cakes cool completely.
Oreo Vanilla Butter Cream Frosting
With a handheld or stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, beat the butter on medium speed until creamy, about 2 minutes. Add 4 and 1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar, heavy cream, and vanilla extract. Beat on low speed for 30 seconds, then increase to high speed and beat for 3 full minutes. Add up to 1/2 cup more confectioners’ sugar if frosting is too thin or another tablespoon of cream if frosting is too thick.
Crush up 3/4 of the package of Oreos. I put the Oreos inside a large plastic Ziploc bag and used a rolling pin to crush them up. You can use a food processor as well.
Add the crushed Oreos to the frosting and beat on low speed to incorporate the Oreos.
Remove the cakes from the pans.
First, using a large serrated knife, slice a thin layer off the tops of the cakes to create a flat surface. Discard or save and eat later.
Place 1 cake layer on your cake stand, cake turntable, or serving plate. Spread frosting evenly on top. Use your own judgement on how much to use.
Top with 2nd cake layer and evenly cover the top with frosting. Cover the sides of the cake with frosting. Use a bench scraper or a butter knife to smooth out the frosting on the sides of the cake.
Using a flower tip and a piping bag pipe frosting around the top of the cake. Sprinkle the top with crushed Oreos. Cut a few of the remaining Oreos in half and place on top.