Friday, February 13, 2015

Oreo Cookie Cake -- YUM!

Missy, here. It's almost Valentine's Day!! Can you believe it? So…I thought I needed to share something chocolate today. And since I'm not in cooking mode right now, I'm re-sharing a recipe from two years ago...

I made it for my daughter's Sweet Sixteen birthday. It was a HUGE hit with the girls. And I have to say it turned out looking pretty good--close to the photo I first shared on Pinterest.

Here's the original recipe on the Kraft website.  (click here)


1 package Devil's Food Cake mix
4 squares bakers semi-sweet chocolate (I used chocolate chips)
1/4 cup butter
1 package cream cheese softened (I used the light version)
1/2 cup sugar
2 cups thawed Cool Whip (I forgot and used one whole container which was probably about 4 cups!)
12 Oreo cookies coarsely chopped or crushed

Preheat oven to 350 and bake 2 layer cakes according to directions. Recipe said 9 inch, I only had 8 inch pans and it was fine.

For newbies...If you ever read about testing for doneness with a toothpick and wondered what to look for, I took a photo to show you what it looks like. The first time (left), the cake wasn't ready. The second time, it was.

Cool for 10 minutes in pans, then remove to cool on wire wracks.

While cooling, crush up the Oreos in a ziplock bag. I pound mine with a meat mallet.

 Heat chocolate and butter in microwave until butter is melted (1-2 minutes). Then stir until smooth. Cool about 5 minutes.

Yum. Don't you just want to lap that up?

Beat cream cheese and sugar in large bowl until blended (I used my stand mixer). Gently fold in the Cool Whip and Oreos (by hand).

This is a bite right before I did a taste test! :) It's amazing. I could sit and eat it straight out of the bowl. Who needs the cake anyway, huh??

But since you might want to invovle cake, I'll finish. Spread the filling on one of the cooled layers. Then top with the other layer.

Notice mine is quite tall since I used like twice as much Cool Whip as I was supposed to! It's a monster cake! :)

Next spread the melted butter/chocolate mix on top. It's pretty yummy by itself as well!

Here's the finished produce (minus the candles). :)

By the way! You can find me on Pinterest by clicking here.

P.S. If you haven't bought your Valentine a card yet, then go do so right now!


  1. This reminds me -- I need something chocolate for Valentine's Day. And munching from the chipits package isn't going to cut it. LOL

    Have you tried cool whip with mashed crispy crunch bars mixed in?????? Oh, my, stars. Divine! And so much fun to beat the pulp out of the crispy crunch bars. And it just gets better with age.

    I'm sooooo frustrated over Pinterest. I can't remember my password and I can't access any of my boards. Boohoo!!!! Have to go try again.

    1. Kav, I haven't tried that. But I must rectify that!

      Surely Pinterest has a link for you to click to say you've forgotten your password.

  2. I remember this from two years ago! This time I scrolled through the pictures much faster. I don't need to be tempted :)

    But if that was for your daughter's 16th birthday party, does that mean she's 18 now? Why do they grow up so fast?!?

    Kav, you need to find your Pinterest password! I have fun on Pinterest - a medium amount of fun, nothing out of hand. I love it for keeping track of ideas for the house, cooking, and especially visuals for books I'm working on.

    1. Yes, she's grown up so quickly! Is graduating in May and heading off to college in the fall. We'll be empty nesters! Waaaa.

  3. Oh my goodness! I was expecting this to be on the outside. I love this! It's so original, just a giant layer right in the middle with no covering.
    And as for taste, I don't think you can go wrong with these ingredients...