Oreo Cake

oreo cake @createdbydiane

One look at those dark chocolate cookie crumbs…

you know the them

maybe you know them VERY well.

They are Oreos.

Have you ever snuck a sleeve or two up to bed for a midnight snack and then well, just maybe found crumbs the next morning?

Oh, ok maybe it was just me.

Just imagine this cake along your midnight trail to late night snacking….


white cake

This white cake is really simple and delicious. It’s a moist white cake and goes great with Oreos!

white cake

I baked three 8inch round cakes.

white cake

I split one of the cakes in half as I wanted to have three layers of filling.

Oreo Cake @createdbydiane

I crushed up the Oreos in a food processor  to create a spreadable filling. Oh yes, this was so good, rich and delicious and the perfect compliment to the white cake.

Oreo Cake @createdbydiane

Buttercream frosting piled high to coat the cake.

Oreo Cake @createdbydiane

I gave the cake a quick crumb coat, and placed it in the fridge for 20 minutes or so, just enough time to get some dishes done.

Oreo Cake @createdbydiane

Then I added a layer of buttercream to the whole cake and smoothed it with an offset spatula.

Oreo Cake @createdbydiane

I used to find Oreo Crumbs in a large bag at a local store, but this time they didn’t have just the crumbs, it was PIECES. I wanted the pieces to be small like crumbs and chopped them with a knife. I really didn’t read the bag well and could have easily just bought packages of Oreos as these looked like they were given a rough chop, or that they just put the broken pieces into a bag. Since these had filling in the pieces putting them in the food processor was out as it they would have stuck together. So chop, chop away I went with my knife to get them into fine crumbs.

Oreo Cake @createdbydiane

I scooped them into my hand and pressed them onto the side of the cake.

5.0 from 6 reviews
white cake recipe for Oreo Cake
  • 3½ cups cake flour
  • 1½ cups whole milk (room temperature)
  • 9 egg whites (room temperature)
  • 3 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2½ cups sugar
  • 6 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 sticks +2 Tablespoon butter
  1. Prepare 3 8" pans with baking spray, then line them with parchment circles and then spray baking spray on top of parchment.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  3. Mix milk, eggs whites, vanilla until combined in medium bowl.
  4. In mixer bowl place flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.
  5. Mix on low, add butter and blend until incorporated.
  6. Pour half of the liquid mixture into the flour mixture and beat on medium for 1-2 minutes.
  7. Add remaining liquid and mix for one minute more.
  8. Separate the batter amongst the three cake pans.
  9. I scoop them out with a one cup measurement cup to be sure they are equal.
  10. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
  11. Allow cake to cool in pans for 5 minutes,then remove cakes from pans and completely cool.
  12. Recipe from Epicurious slightly adapted.

5.0 from 6 reviews
Buttercream Frosting
  • 2 cups unsalted butter (room temeperature)
  • 2 cups shortening
  • 12 cups powdered sugar
  • 4 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 2 teaspoon clear vanilla extract
  1. Beat butter and shortening until fluffy.
  2. Add in powdered sugar, cream and extract.
  3. Mix until smooth.
I have found that the brand name shortening is very dense and thick.
I prefer Walmart's Store brand of shortening it's lighter and fluffier and results in a lighter frosting when shortening is needed.
All butter would not create WHITE frosting.
If you frosting isn't really white depending on the color of the butter used, add a few drops of Americolor White Food Coloring.

5.0 from 6 reviews
Oreo filling and Crumbs
  • 3 cups oreos
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoon heavy cream
  • 1 cup buttercream frosting (recipe above)
Oreo Crumbs for Outside of cake
  • 2 cups Oreos chopped finely to create dry crumbs
  1. Place Oreos, butter, cream and frosting into food processor and blend until it's spreadable.
  1. as you chop the cookies into crumbs, the dry cookies pieces will dry out the filling and allow you to keep chopping so it's dry crumbs. *If it's too moist add a teaspoon of powdered sugar while chopping.



Oreo Cake @createdbydiane

Sometimes CRUMBS can be really GREAT!!!

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The chocolate crumbs are on two layers and buttercream is in the center of the two other fillings. Looks like an Oreo inside an Oreo Cake, well almost.













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  1. 7

    Sue {munchkin munchies} says

    This looks amazing, and sounds delicious! Such a brilliant idea to use the cookies for the filling!

  2. 11

    Gloria // Simply Gloria says

    I am in love with the creative way you put the Oreos in the food processor to make a filling. It’s all absolutely gorgeous! Already pinned. (=

      • 13

        Gloria // Simply Gloria says

        Wanted to let you know that I simply could not get this cake out of my head all day when you posted it. So, I went ahead and made it the next morning for no one in particular. And, oh my! It was amazing! I had to share with some of the neighbors or I’d eat the whole thing. It was THE best white cake I’ve ever tasted! Honest! Thank you for sharing this recipe with all of us! Now, I can rate this recipe…. (=

  3. 19


    Your cake turned out so beautiful! I must admit, we do love Oreo’s or Oreo-like cookies here in my house. I could never eat cookies in bed for a snack because then I would have to share. :-( This would be worth getting out of bed for! I feel a late night craving coming on…

  4. 20

    Kim says

    Thanks for sharing this amazing looking recipe. I can’t wait to try it. If I had to choose a cookie from the store, it would be Oreos.

  5. 24


    WHO IN THE WORLD would think to just cream oreos in the food processor and turn that into a filling? YOU DESERVE A MEDAL!! This cake looks WONDERFUL, I can’t wait to make it. It won’t look as wonderful when I make it though since my frosting skills are mediocre at best – haha!

    Side note, when I need to crush Oreos without them getting to sticky I just put them into a Ziploc bag and pound away with my rolling pin (plus it helps to relieve stress!) 😉

  6. 25

    Diana says

    love the cake look .. i love chocolate not so much for white cake but b/c it looks soo good i’m going to try it and let u know how i like it .. thanks for sharing

    • 26

      Diane says

      If you really like chocolate switch one of the layers of cake out for chocolate cake, I’m sure it will be delicious!

  7. 27

    noelia says

    Hola Diane!! Me encanta la torta !! Soy de Argentina, y me encantaria hacerla porque en casa nos gustan a todos las oreo. Si pudiera traducir la receta en castellano estaria todo barbaro. Un beso, Noelia

  8. 30

    Nadia says

    Thank you so much for this recipe. I used this recipe for my husbands birthday last year and it was a hit! His family devoured it in 5min. I will be using this recipe several times more, since I have plenty of people requesting it all the time now. Thanks for sharing!

  9. 32

    Stephanie says

    I just love this cake but haven’t made it in while so when I reviewed the recipe something didn’t make sense to me. Do you need 3 cups total or 5 cups total of Oreo’s? I think it is just the way its worded that is confusing me. Oreo filling and Crumbs and then it says Oreo Crumbs for the Outside of cake.


  10. 35

    Lorrie says

    This cake looks great, however I do not hv 8inch pans. Would I do anything different if I used two 9inch pans?

    • 43

      Diane says

      I purchase a large bag of oreo crumbs, I mention it in the post. So if you are using whole oreos I’d fill the cup 1 1/2 times, process them and that will most likely be close to 1 cup.

      • 44

        Bonnie says

        Sorry, I must have overlooked that! I’m reading it now and it said that you chopped the oreo pieces instead of using a food processor because of the filling. Does that mean you left the filling on instead of scraping it off? Also, I’ve actually never had buttercream. I was comparing recipes and I was debating between an oreo buttercream or an oreo cheesecake filling. What does buttercream taste like; it doesn’t taste like sweet butter, right?

        • 45

          Diane says

          The oreo pieces I found had the filling in them, so I chopped them with a knife, over and over until they were finely chopped. I did not scrape the filling off. Buttercream, it butter and sugar with a little heavy cream, so yes sweet and sugary and buttery.

          • 46

            Bonnie says

            Ok thanks. Also, I’ve been to two grocery stores and I can’t find clear vanilla extract. Would regular vanilla extract make the frosting muddy?

          • 47

            Diane says

            Regular vanilla extract is brown and the icing will a cream color, not white, white. If you have white food coloring you can use some of that to have the color be a brighter white. Americolor makes white food coloring.

  11. 48

    Bonnie says

    Thank you. I’m good with a cream cream colour. I noticed that for the frosting you used 12 cups of powdered/confectioner’s sugar. I’m only planning on making a 2 layer cake (1 filling). Can I cut all the ingredients in half, or would the results/taste turn out different?

    • 49

      Diane says

      You can definitely modify how much you make for how large a cake you will need. A three layer cake filled uses a lot of frosting. For a 2 layer cake I’m make 2/3 of the recipe, so you have enough to crumb coat and cover the cake.


  1. […] The cake was 3 layers, 2 chocolate and 1 vanilla. Vanilla Butter Cream Icing was used between each layer as well as on the outside of the cake. While the icing was still wet I carefully added Fudgee-O crumbs to the outside of the cake as well as the base of the cake. To make the Fudgee-O crumbs I put some Fudgee-O’s into a plastic bag and crunched them up with a rolling pin. If the crumbs get a bit too moist you can add some icing sugar to the bag. This will help to dry them up. I got the idea for this cake from this one posted on the blog Created by Diane. […]

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