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Cookies & Cream Chocolate Layer Cake

Two layers of rich, chocolate Oreo cake with a fudgy chocolate buttercream and Oreo crumbles on top.

Two layers of rich, chocolate Oreo cake with a fudgy chocolate buttercream and Oreo crumbles on top.

Today I’m bringing you a ridiculously indulgent chocolate cake filled with Oreos and chocolate buttercream and topped with even more cookies! It’s a chocolate cookie lover’s dream come true. And *omg*, saying that it’s GOOD doesn’t even begin to cover it.

This recipe combines my very favorite, ultimate go-to chocolate cake recipe with my favorite chocolate buttercream. So you know it’s going to be amazing.


An easy and delicious Cars birthday cake!

An easy and delicious Cars birthday cake!

In addition to being uber amazing, this cake was my chocoholic two-year-old son’s birthday cake this year.

Can I just take a second to say, what the what???? How on earth is my sweet baby two years old?! I know for a fact that I didn’t give him permission to get that old. Man, I miss my sweet little baby! 😭

Annnnnnnnyway. Since it was his birthday cake, and the day was kind of crazy, I didn’t get around to taking pictures of the cake sliced. So you’ll have to make do with pictures of the outside of the cake and use your imagination a bit on the inside, so sorry!

It looks a lot like the slice of cake in this post. But picture more Oreos.

Two layers of rich, chocolate Oreo cake with a fudgy chocolate buttercream and Oreo crumbles on top.

Take my word for it, this cake is totally something you need in your life.


Cookies & Cream Chocolate Layer Cake

Two layers of rich, chocolate Oreo cake with a fudgy chocolate buttercream and Oreo crumbles on top.


  • 1 recipe chocolate cake*, baked into two 9-inch rounds and cooled
  • 1 full-size package Oreos (3 sleeves)

Chocolate Butter Cream

  • 2 cups butter, softened
  • 7 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 cup cocoa powder
  • 6 tbsp milk
  • 1 tbsp vanilla
  • dash of salt


  1. Use an electric mixer to make the buttercream: beat the butter until smooth. Alternately add the powdered sugar and a tablespoon of liquid (the milk or the vanilla), and mix in between each addition. Mix in the salt and the cocoa powder, and beat until smooth.
  2. Crush the remaining Oreos*.
  3. Place one layer of chocolate cake on a serving plate or cake stand. Spread chocolate frosting over the cake and top with Oreo crumbles.
  4. Place the second layer of cake on top. Spread chocolate frosting over the rest of the cake and top with more Oreo crumbles. Keep chilled until ready to serve.

*Crush 15 Oreos and fold the crumbs into the cake batter before baking

This recipe makes a pretty large batch of buttercream. You could half this recipe if you are not adding buttercream swirls or other frosting garnishes on top.

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Ashton Swank

Ashton is the owner and author of Something 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.

32 comments on “Cookies & Cream Chocolate Layer Cake”

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

  2. Awesome belated birthday gift! Amazing really!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  23. 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. This looks absolutely amazing. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe. Jodi @ http://www.meaningfulmama.com

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

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  26. 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 @ heronscrafts.bogspot.com

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

  31. 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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