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108 Oreo Cookies in a Cake

Oreo Cookies turned 100 years old this month!
I’m embarrassed to admit that I’m a little late to the party (their birthday was March 6).
So how do you compensate for missing a celebrity cookie’s birthday?
You go big on the gift.
Really big.
Like 108 cookies kind of big.
That’s right. Three packages of Oreo Cookies are in this cake.
3 layers of Oreos and chocolate pudding cake.
2 layers of no-bake Oreo cheesecake.
1 very hefty layer of chocolate ganache with an Oreo topping.
And well over a dozen Oreo truffles on top.
I won’t lie to you…
It’s ridiculous.
It’s unreasonable.
And it can’t be healthy.
But you still want to make it, don’t you?
Go ahead. Pin it. Save it for later.
Go run those miles. 
Crunch those abs.
Make sure to keep your core tight all day long.
Dig way down deep to burn those extra calories.
It’ll be worth the effort.
I promise.

108 Oreos Cake

    For the Chocolate Cake:

    • 1 Devil’s Food Cake Mix
    • 1 small package chocolate pudding mix
    • 1 c. sour cream
    • 1 cup vegetable oil
    • 4 eggs
    • 1/2 c. milk
    • 1 tsp. vanilla
    • 1 c. milk chocolate chips
    • 1 standard package Oreo Cookies (approx. 36 cookies)

    For the No-Bake Oreo Cheesecake:

    • 8 oz. Cool Whip
    • 1 lb. cream cheese, softened
    • 2/3 c. sugar
    • 1/2 tsp. salt
    • 1 tbsp. lemon juice
    • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
    • 1 standard package Oreo Cookies

    For the Chocolate Ganache Topping:

    • 2 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips
    • approx. 1 1/2 c. heavy whipping cream
    • 12 Oreo Cookies (garnish)

    For the Oreo Cream Cheese Truffles:

    • 24 Oreo Cookies
    • 4-6 oz. cream cheese
    • chocolate melting candy (enough to coat at least 12 – 1 tsp. sized truffles)

    For the Chocolate Cake:

    1. In a stand mixer, whisk together all of the ingredients, except the chocolate chips, oreos, and 2 tbsp. cake mix.
    2. Crumble the Oreos in a ziptop bag (no need to crush, just a “crunching” with your hands will do just fine.)
    3. Add the chocolate chips and 2 tbsp. cake mix to the bag. Shake to coat everything in the cake mix.
    4. Using a rubber spatula, fold in crumbled oreos and chocolate chips.
    5. Divide the batter into two well greased and floured round cake pans– the size of these will depend upon the size of your springform pan. The cakes will need to fit snugly into a springform pan (I used 9″).
    6. Bake at 350º for 35-40 minutes. Test with a toothpick and adjust baking time to longer (5 minutes at a time) if needed.
    7. Let cool completely before cutting into layers.*

    For the No-Bake Oreo Cheesecake:

    1. In a stand mixer, whisk together the cream cheese and sugar.
    2. Whisk in the lemon juice, salt, and vanilla.
    3. Whisk in the Cool whip.
    4. Whisk in the Oreos (I just crushed them by hand as I tossed them into the Kitchen Aid)– you may want to switch a paddle attachment here, but my whisk worked just fine.
    5. Cover and set aside until assembly.

    For the Oreo Truffles:

    1. Using the paddle attachment on your stand mixer, mix together Oreos (I just threw them in whole) and cream cheese. Beat on high for a few minutes until thoroughly combined– it’s ok if the oreos aren’t “finely” crushed.
    2. Refrigerate overnight.**
    3. Scoop out 1 tsp. at a time and roll into balls.
    4. Freeze for about 10 minutes.
    5. Dip each ball in melting chocolate and set on wax paper to harden.
    6. Set aside for assembly.

    For the Chocolate Ganache:

    1. Pour chocolate chips into a microwave safe bowl.
    2. Pour in whipping cream until almost level with the chocolate chips (it should not completely cover the chocolate chips).
    3. Microwave on high for 1 minute.
    4. Whisk until smooth (about 2-3 minutes).
    5. Set aside with 12 crushed oreos until assembly.


    1. Layer the chocolate cake the the no-bake cheesecake in your springform pan, with a chocolate cake layer on the top.
    2. Freeze overnight.**
    3. Run a warm knife around the side of the pan, and then release from pan.
    4. Pour 2/3 of the chocolate ganache over top of cake, letting spill over sides.
    5. Sprinkle reserved crushed oreos around the edges of the cake while ganache is wet.
    6. Carefully pile truffles in the center. Spoon ganache over each layer of truffles so that it acts as a glue, holding the pile together.
    7.Keep refrigerated until ready to serve.
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    *I had three layers of cake because I baked one of my cakes much bigger than the other– so I cut one cake into layers, and left the other completely in tact. You could easily do four layers (just cutting each cake in half) with this if you bake each cake exactly the same size.
    **It’s easiest to prepare these things the night before assembly so they can either refrigerate or freeze over night: chocolate cake, no-bake cheesecake, truffle fillings. Don’t make the ganache until just before assembly.

    Chocolate cake slightly modified from: Kevin & Amanda
    No Bake Cheesecake slightly modified from: Bakers Royale

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    Ashton is the owner and author ofSomething Swanky. Although first and foremost a wife and mother, she considers herself an online entrepreneur, freelance writer and photographer, and brand ambassador.Her focus is in food styling, food photography and recipe development.
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    32 Responses to “108 Oreo Cookies in a Cake”

    1. Tonia L posted on March 18, 2012 at 11:39 pm (#)

      Okay….this just might kill me but it just might be worth it!!

    2. Sara posted on March 19, 2012 at 1:02 am (#)

      Awesome belated birthday gift! Amazing really!

    3. Ashley posted on March 19, 2012 at 2:23 am (#)

      This is beyond beautiful, it’s dreamy in fact. You are a SWEET GENIUS! It really is a work of art. Gorgeous photos!

    4. posted on March 19, 2012 at 2:39 am (#)

      Why must you keep on tempting me like this???

    5. Eva {not your mama's dinner} posted on March 19, 2012 at 3:12 am (#)

      Whow! I think you compensated well! You can forget my birthday anytime. No prob!
      This looks beyond incredible!

    6. Paris Pastry posted on March 19, 2012 at 5:53 am (#)

      WOW! That’s big! But I can never have enough Oreo’s :)

    7. Aimee posted on March 19, 2012 at 7:42 am (#)

      Ashton, I’m moving in. Be ready for the 6 of us (I think there might be enough cake).

    8. cupsbykim posted on March 19, 2012 at 8:44 am (#)

      I think I’m going into an Oreo coma just reading this and looking at the pictures! Thanks for sharing! I think my readers would love to see this, would you mind sharing at my party?


    9. Hayley posted on March 19, 2012 at 9:38 am (#)

      What in the…? This is incredible! My teeth hurt looking at it but it’s a good kinda hurt :)

    10. Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust posted on March 19, 2012 at 9:49 am (#)

      Holy crap. Sorry for the cussing, but seriously? That’s … I can’t even… it’s so awesome. Totally going to pin it. Awesome. Pure awesomeness.

    11. Lisa @ Flour Me With Love posted on March 19, 2012 at 12:37 pm (#)

      My stomach is growling just looking at this! I hope you’ll stop over and share this delicious cake at Mix it up Monday:

      I hope to see you soon :)

    12. Dawn posted on March 19, 2012 at 1:51 pm (#)

      This cake is out of control! It sounds so delicious. If I were to make this in our house I don’t think it would last more than 5 minutes. We are HUGE oreo fans here.

    13. Erin posted on March 19, 2012 at 4:53 pm (#)

      This cake is crazy!!! I totally want a piece! It looks heavenly!

    14. Lisa @ Sweet 2 Eat Baking posted on March 19, 2012 at 7:37 pm (#)

      Holy Oreos! Blimey… 108? that’s crazy, I think Oreo needs to know about this cake, they could sponsor you, lol.

    15. narfing posted on March 19, 2012 at 9:11 pm (#)

      What does the lemon juice do in the cheesecake? Lemon and chocolate just seemed funny, but I see lemon juice in a lot of plain cheesecake recipes and just wondering.
      That cake is crazy! It certainly would make some chocolate lovers bday dreams come true!

    16. karen@somewhatquirky posted on March 20, 2012 at 7:45 am (#)

      OK I will. But it will have to wait until I have worked off the giant birthday cake and slutty brownies I ate this week….I have a friend who is kookoo for oreos. I see this as a perfect birthday cake for her. I’m a new follower, would love for you to follow back!

    17. Chandra posted on March 20, 2012 at 9:17 am (#)

      Why did you have to post this before my wedding date!? I will be trying this one soon after:D New to your blog and glad to have found your delicious little spot on the web. Wnjoy your day!

    18. Mandy posted on March 20, 2012 at 12:38 pm (#)

      You are just crazy. This is amazing and I am still trying to wrap my head around it! Thanks for linking up on TTT each week. I always look forward to what you’ll share. Happy First Day of Spring!

    19. Jocelyn posted on March 20, 2012 at 12:41 pm (#)

      Now that is a cake!!!! How freaking awesome does that look? I agree with Aimee, I am moving in and my birthday is next month:-) A cake just like this would be perfect!!!!!

    20. Desi posted on March 20, 2012 at 2:06 pm (#)

      Oh my word! My birthday is this Saturday if you wanna send me that :) You can forget my birthday all you want as long as you send me that amazinglygorgeous cake!!!! Looks like it took so much work. You amaze me girl!

    21. Lora posted on March 20, 2012 at 7:29 pm (#)

      This is off the hook creative. You celebrated in over the top style. Wow.

    22. MrsJenB posted on March 21, 2012 at 3:51 pm (#)

      Whoa. Just…whoa. There are no words for this other than “Help”, “Delicious” and “Yes, Please”. ;)

    23. Julie E posted on April 11, 2012 at 1:06 am (#)

      The pictures of your cake are gorgeous!!! I would so totally love for you to come share your post at my link party. Yes…this one too. Please?!?!?

    24. Mama Jodi posted on April 23, 2012 at 1:57 am (#)

      This looks absolutely amazing. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe. Jodi @

    25. Yaseen Abbas posted on April 28, 2012 at 5:23 am (#)

      Its too delicious ; i will try that recipe on my birthday.

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    26. Rebecca @ Herons Crafts posted on May 17, 2012 at 2:13 am (#)

      Oh my goodness! I think my heart just skipped a beat! This cake is EPIC!!! Wow! Thank you sooo much for sharing – wonder what occasion I can find that is special enough to warrant this!
      Rebecca @

    27. The Daily Smash posted on June 10, 2012 at 6:02 pm (#)

      Yummy this looks so good. I need to try it soon.

      Love your blog

      Check out my food blog if you haven’t already :)

    28. Sarah posted on June 12, 2012 at 8:44 am (#)

      Oh my gosh this looks amazing! That many oreos in anything would be delicious! I would love for you to share this at my link party

    29. Beckums posted on June 18, 2012 at 5:23 pm (#)

      So i made this for my oreo lovin husband on Fathers Day….huge hit! It was amazing, so rich, but soooooo so good! I can’t wait to try more of your recipes, but first I think I need to run a marathon to burn off the calories from that cake :)

    30. Aya Basil posted on August 13, 2012 at 10:13 am (#)

      I bet oreo the company has became super rich only due to this post “)
      This is such a piece of art
      love it

    31. Kim posted on March 6, 2013 at 1:58 pm (#)

      I made this cake for my son’s 12th birthday at his request. It is OFF THE HOOK! People loved it so much, I have to make it again for a friend’s 40th birthday extravaganza!


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