Chocolate Cake with Oreo Cream Filling is a two layer-cake with a creamy Oreo filling and chocolate buttercream frosting.  An Oreo lover’s dream!

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If you follow me on Instagram you may have seen my little sneak peak of this amazing Chocolate Cake with Oreo Cream Filling that I made for my husband’s birthday last week.  This is the first year since I’ve known him that he hasn’t had what we call “dot cake”. The funfetti boxed cake with the rainbow chip frosting.

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Please tell me you’re familiar with Betty Crocker’s rainbow chip frosting?! We pretty much went into depression at our house because they discontinued making it! Yes, I’m all about cooking from scratch, but seriously, that rainbow chip frosting was the best store bought frosting invented. And without warning, BAM! It’s gone. So sad.

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Anyways, since we can’t buy rainbow chip anymore I let him choose any other cake in the world he wanted. He has a pretty serious oreo addiction, so I wasn’t surprised when he requested “any type of cake with oreos!”

Have you ever tried baking something with oreos inside the batter?  Maybe you’ve had better success than me, but every time I’ve tried Oreo filled cookies or brownies (that are so popular on Pinterest), I thought they were terrible. You couldn’t taste the oreo! This oreo cream filling solved the problem for me! It’s amazing! A delicious buttercream frosting with big oreo cookie chunks. Pair it with this awesome chocolate cake and my all-time-favorite chocolate frosting recipe and you’ve got one killer delicious cake! New family favorite for sure! (I don’t even think he missed his dot cake 🙂  )

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Prep 20 mins
Cook 35 mins
Total 55 mins
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For the Cake

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar , packed
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup oil (vegetable or canola oil)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup boiling water

For the Oreo Cream Filling

  • 1/2 cup butter (1 stick), softened
  • 1 ½ - 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 Tablespoon milk
  • 6-8 Oreo cookies , chopped into chunks

For the Chocolate Frosting*

  • 1/2 cup butter (1 stick), melted
  • 2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 ½ - 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/3 cup evaporated milk , or regular milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


For the Cake

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line the bottom of two 9-inch round cake pans with parchment paper and then spray well with non-stick cooking spray.
  • In a large mixing bowl combine the flour, sugars, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt. 
  • Add oil, eggs, vanilla, milk and sour cream and mix until well combined. Reduce speed and carefully pour in the boiling water. Beat on high speed for 1 minute to add air to the batter.
  • Divide batter evenly between the prepared cake pans. Bake for 28-33 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 5 minutes in the pans. Invert cakes onto a wire cooling rack to cool completely. (Once cooled I like to wrap them really well in plastic wrap and then tinfoil and freeze them until the next day, when I frost them. They're easiest to frost frozen!)

For the Oreo Cream Filling

  • Beat the softened butter with electric mixers until light in color, about 3 minutes.
  • Add powdered sugar, ½ a cup at a time. Beat well to combine between each addition.
  • Add vanilla and milk and mix well. For thinner frosting add a little more milk. For thicker frosting add a little more powdered sugar. Fold in chopped Oreo cookie pieces. Spread filling over the top of one of the cake rounds. Top with the second cake round. Cover the cakes with chocolate frosting.

For the frosting

  • Add cocoa powder to a bowl with the melted butter and mix well to combine. Alternately add powdered sugar and milk, beating until your reach your desired spreading consistency.
  • Stir in vanilla.


Chocolate Frosting recipe is from Hershey's


Calories: 672kcalCarbohydrates: 74gProtein: 7gFat: 41gSaturated Fat: 16gCholesterol: 88mgSodium: 598mgPotassium: 403mgFiber: 4gSugar: 45gVitamin A: 695IUVitamin C: 0.2mgCalcium: 125mgIron: 3.8mg

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  1. 5 stars
    I tried the cupcakes. They were absolutely amazing!!! You should try making cupcakes with this recipe.

  2. 5 stars
    I made this chunky frosting + the frosting from the oreo cupcakes on a vanilla cake for my daughter’s birthday. (she doesn’t like chocolate, except oreos, of course.) the think chunky center frosting was so delicious, and a nice contrast to the creamy outside. I lessened the powdered sugar by 1/2 to a cup on each recipe, and went by taste as I went.

      1. For the Oreo filling I’d use unsalted. If you have salted butter and the recipe calls for salt, just cut back or cut out the salt. In this case, there is not salt in the filling but I think it will taste the same either way!

  3. I will use the oreo cream for the filling and I will frost the cupcakes using the chocolate frosting from this recipe. Does that work?

    How many cupcakes does this recipe make?

      1. If I were to make cupcakes with this recipe, can I use the oreo cream filling as the filling of the cupcakes? How many cupcakes does this recipe make? I am thinking 36. Before filling the cupcakes with the oreo cream filling, should I freeze the cupcakes? How long should I freeze the cupcakes for?

  4. 4 stars
    I loved this recipe. The result was very rich and tasty. Some of my favourite cake shops and a couple that I am yet to try.

  5. I really want to make this, but can you please put the ingredients in grams!! It would be really helpful.
    Thank you.

  6. Thank for giving a good recipe to make delicious chocolate cake. Have you ever tried to make chocolate frosting by heavy cream, butter and chocolate chips? It spends just 3-4 minutes.

  7. I am making this for a school fundraiser I have to drop it off in the morning and it will be sitting out until about 5pm do you think the cake will be ok if it is left in a room temperature area?

  8. Hi Lauren
    What’s the purpose of the canned milk in the frosting. Never made one with canned milk.

    1. I like to use canned evaporated milk in my frosting for it’s creaminess and flavor. You could substitute milk, cream, or half and half. I just prefer evaporated milk.

      1. 5 stars
        I used almond milk and it was nice. I also subbed lactose free yogurt for the sour cream. We raspberries from our garden around the top and bottom. My sister in law called the slices obscene bc we cut into 8 pieces. We should have made twelve slices.

  9. Just made this cake for my son’s birthday today and it was AWESOME. I did use a mix for the cake part (was a little crunched for time, sorry :P) but followed recipe for filling and frosting. My whole family loved it. Will definitely make this again, and make the cake from scratch. 🙂

  10. Made this for my husband’s bday and got several compliments. The oreo cream was the best part! 3 days later and the cake is still really moist. If I made this again, do you think it would work to divide the cake batter into 3 cake pans so the cake has 3 thinner cake layers AND double the oreo cream so I can put it between both layers? (assuming, of course I adjust the oven cooking time accordingly)

    1. Hi Sarah, I’m so happy you liked it! Yes, I think it would work well to divide the batter between three pans, to make 3 thinner layers. Just cook them for shorter. And double the Oreo cream, as you mentioned! Sounds delicious! Thanks for commenting 🙂

  11. Hi I am taking a pastry arts class at my local High school and I was wondering what you think would work if I tried to make the filling into a mint Oreo filling. I was also thinking about changing the frosting to another white frosting but I was worried that the flavors might not mix well. Any help You could give me would be great.

    1. Hi Patrick, sounds like fun! I would use the Mint Oreos (instead of regular Oreos) in the filling recipe with 1/4 tsp of mint extract. And a vanilla buttercream would probably be delicious with it!

  12. This cake looks really great, I’m planning to make it for a friend’s birthday Friday.
    Do you think I can prepare the cake part, the filling and the frosting the day before then fill it and frost it a few hours before serving? That way it won’t fall apart?
    Or maybe I can prepare it entirely the day before?
    What do you think is best?

    Best regards,

    1. Hi Marlene, Here’s what I would suggest: Bake the cake in advance, let it cool completely and then wrap it well in plastic wrap, place it in a freezer ziplock bag and freeze until Friday. Make the chocolate frosting in advance and make the oreo filling in advance, but don’t mix in the crushed oreos to the filling. On Friday morning take both frostings out of the fridge to bring them to room temperature. Once they’re at room temperature, mix the crushed oreos into the white frosting. Remove the cake from the freezer and frost it.
      Good luck, I hope your friend loves it!

      1. Thank you so much for your answer! I’ll let you know how it turns out but I’m sure it’s going to be perfect! 🙂

      2. Hi Lauren!

        Can you tell me which chocolate cake recipe you use for the Mississippi Mud Cake? They are all a little different for each cake. Making this for Easter.

      3. Hi if you freeze the cake and defrost a few days later will it still be moist? What chocolate brand do you use. The brands I have used haven’t been tasty 🙁 kinda blah

        1. Yes, as long as you cover it really well in the freezer, it should be great! I only ever use Hershey’s brand unsweetened cocoa powder

  13. I think I gained 5 lbs. just looking at the pictures! Looks so delish! My husband is a huge chocolate cake and Oreo fan, so I know he’d love this!

  14. Oh man this cake looks perfect in every way! That oreo cream filling is definitely my favorite part. My brother’s birthday is this weekend and I may just have to make this for him.