Cookies & Cream Chocolate Layer Cake Recipe

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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.


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

Cookies & Cream Chocolate Layer Cake

Yield: 16

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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32 thoughts on “Cookies & Cream Chocolate Layer Cake Recipe”

  1. 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.

  2. 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!

  3. 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!

  4. 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!

  5. 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!

  6. 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!!!!!

  7. 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!

  8. 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 @

  9. 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 🙂

  10. 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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