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Chocolate Cake with Oreo Buttercream


This is man-catchin’ cake. Heck, this is anybody-catchin’ cake. I had a party to go to a few months ago and was asked to bring a cake, and I had this great idea to frost my favorite chocolate cake with a batch of Oreo Buttercream. And guess what? That turned out to be one of the best ideas I’ve had in a very, very long time. It was a big party, and there were a lot of cakes, and every last crumb of this one was gobbled up before the end of the night. No one can resist a fudgey chocolate cake covered in rich, Oreo-stuffed frosting. No one.

Chocolate Cake with Oreo Buttercream

for the cake:
1 chocolate cake with 2 8″-round layers (My favorite recipe is HERE.)
for the frosting:
2 sticks butter, at room temperature
2 teaspoons vanilla
a pinch of salt
2 lbs powdered sugar
1/2 cup milk
1 14.3-oz package Oreos (36 Oreo cookies)

Set aside 8 Oreos for decoration. Combine butter, vanilla, and salt with a mixer. Add powdered sugar and milk and beat until light and fluffy. Set aside 1 cup for decorating. Add crushed Oreos to remaining frosting and beat. Add more milk a Tablespoon at a time until spreadable. Frost cake immediately.

To decorate the cake, begin my placing one cake layer flat-side-down on a cake plate. Spread enough frosting on the top to cover it. Place the other cake layer on top of the first, flat-side-up. Use remaining Oreo buttercream to frost top and sides of the cake. Put the reserved white buttercream in a pastry bag fitted with a star tip. Pipe 8 large white rosettes on top of the cake, equally spaced around the outside edge. Put an Oreo on each rosette. I placed my Oreos standing up and twisted slightly, as you can see in the picture below. Serves 12-16.


12 thoughts on “Chocolate Cake with Oreo Buttercream

  1. This is requested by every family member we have for their birthday dessert. It is simply the BEST chocolate cake ever, and the oreo buttercream keeps the cake super moist. It’s almost better the next day. Thank you for sharing this special recipe!!

  2. This Oreo buttercream was delicious! I did add 1/4 cup dark cocoa just because it wanted it to be darker, to look like dirt (for my sonโ€™s construction site birthday cake). I had to add quite a bit of milk (I actually used half and half) to make it a spreadable consistency. Sooo good!

    1. Hi Stacy! I’m glad you like the Oreo buttercream! It definitely gets thicker the longer it stands, so either spread it right away or add some milk, which you did! And a construction site birthday cake sounds like the perfect way to use it!

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