Chocolate Oreo Cake Recipe

Indulge in a Chocoholic’s Dream: Rich and Decadent Chocolate Oreo Cake!



Ingredients & Their Roles

  • For the Cake:
    • 2 cups all-purpose flour: Provides the structure of the cake.
    • 1 cup granulated sugar: Adds sweetness and affects texture.
    • 3/4 cup cocoa powder: Gives the cake a deep chocolate flavor.
    • 2 teaspoons baking powder & 1 teaspoon baking soda: Leavening agents that help the cake rise.
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt: Enhances the flavors.
    • 2 large eggs: Bind the ingredients and add moisture.
    • 1 cup milk: Liquid component that adds moisture.
    • 1/2 cup vegetable oil: Adds fat for a tender crumb.
    • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract: Adds flavor.
    • 1 cup boiling water: Helps to intensify the cocoa flavor and create a light texture.


  • For the Frosting:
    • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened: Base of the frosting, provides creaminess.
    • 3 1/2 cups powdered sugar: Sweetens and thickens the frosting.
    • 1/2 cup cocoa powder: Adds chocolate flavor to the frosting.
    • 1/4 cup milk: Adjusts the consistency of the frosting.
    • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract: Adds flavor.
    • 12 Oreo cookies, crushed: Adds a crunchy, cookie texture and flavor to the frosting.



  1. Cake Preparation:
    • Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C), grease and flour two 9-inch round cake pans.
    • Mix the dry ingredients, then add eggs, milk, oil, and vanilla, beating well. Incorporate boiling water.
  2. Baking:
    • Pour the batter into pans and bake for 30-35 minutes. Cool in pans, then on a wire rack.
  3. Frosting:
    • Beat butter, then gradually add powdered sugar, cocoa, milk, and vanilla. Fold in crushed Oreos.
  4. Assembly:
    • Layer the cakes with frosting in between and cover the outside with the remaining frosting. Decorate with extra Oreos.

Timing & Servings

  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 30-35 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour (plus cooling)
  • Servings: 12-16 slices


Nutritional Information & Health Benefits

  • High in calories and rich in carbohydrates and fats.
  • Provides energy and satisfaction for dessert lovers.

Common Mistakes & Perfection Tips

  • Mistakes to Avoid:
    • Overbaking the cake, which can dry it out.
    • Mixing the frosting too much after adding Oreos, which can lead to a less appealing texture.
  • Perfection Tips:
    • Ensure ingredients are at room temperature for even mixing.
    • Use boiling water for a lighter cake texture.


This Chocolate Oreo Cake is a heavenly combination of moist chocolate cake and creamy Oreo frosting, perfect for celebrations or satisfying a sweet tooth craving. Its rich flavor and delightful texture make it a favorite among both chocolate and cookie lovers!

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