Who isn’t a fan of creamy and moist cakes? Especially Oreo cakes, with so many layers and creamy frosting.
This cake gives a new amalgamated texture to the flavor of vanilla and chocolate.
Want to surprise your loved one with an extra-happening cake? Then this cake is the best option for you, takes just 60 minutes to get ready.
This spongy cake is all you need to convert someone’s special day into an extra-special one.
There’s something different about homemade cakes, they are made with immense love and pure feelings. The creamy cheese frosting of this cake melts within the seconds after putting the cake into the mouth and crumbs of Oreo cookies will give a heavenly ride to your taste buds.
Oreo cookies are famous worldwide, but baking cake out of it, that too at home, is something new, exciting and flavorsome. Baking a perfectly moist and fluffy cake along with creamy frosting seems like a big challenge and gives a lot of stress.
But, with this recipe of ours, you would fall in love with your baking skills. You can adjust the flavoring of Oreos, sugar content, frosting style, and everything according to you. The only thing you need to follow is the Steps of this recipe. Once you are comfortable with the steps, there is no going back.
This Oreo layered cake is divided into two preparation parts; one is baking the cake and another one is frosting. And to give it a full stop with awestruck grace, one can decorate it according to their choice by crumbles of Oreo cookies or some chocolates.
Oreo Layered Cake
- Oreo Sponge Cake
- 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 11/2 tbsp teaspoon baking powder
- 2 cups granulated sugar
- 1/2 tbsp salt
- 6 tbsp unsalted butter, softened, cubed
- 1/2 cup sour cream, room temperature
- 1 tbsp vanilla extract
- 2/3 cup vegetable oil
- 3/4 cup whole milk, room temperature
- 6 eggs whites, large
- 18-20 Oreos, broken into pieces
cream cheese Frosting
- 3/4 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
- 12 oz cream cheese, room temperature
- 5 cups powdered sugar
- 1 tbsp salt
- 1 tbsp vanilla extract
- 12 Oreos, without filling, crushed into fine crumbs
- 7 whole oreo cookies for topping
- Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease and line three 8-inch pans.
- Ina large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
- Use a mixer on low speed to gradually add butter, one tablespoon at a time, until completely combined. The mixture should resemble sandy crumbs.
- Add vegetable oil and stir until combined. Add sour cream and vanilla extract and stir on low speed until completely combined, then add milk until just combined.
- In a separate bowl, that is dry and grease-free, beat egg whites to stiff peaks.
- Use a spatula to fold whipped egg whites into the batter gently. Make sure there are no lumps of egg white remaining but do not over mix.
- Folding broken Oreo pieces. Divide batter evenly into prepared baking pans and transfer to oven. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean or with a few moist crumbs.
- Invert slightly cooled cake layers onto a cooling rack and allow them to cool completely before frosting.
- Place the room temperature butter in a large mixing bowl. Beat the butter on medium-high speed for 1-2 minutes. Add cream cheese and beat until nice and fluffy.
- Gradually add powdered sugar with a mixer on low speed. Stir in salt and vanilla extract. Beat for another 15-30 seconds until light and smooth.
- Place the first layer of cake on a flat surface and spread buttercream on top of it. Once the whole cake is covered in icing, gently press Oreo crumbs evenly on the bottom of the cake.
- Add about 2-3 tablespoons of remaining cookie crumbs into the remaining frosting. Stir to combine. Using a piping bag filled with frosting, pipe swirls around the top of the cake. Top with whole Oreo cookies.
Tips and Tricks
-For Batter, don’t crush the Oreo Biscuits into too fine crumbs or powder. It will take away the crunchy part of the cake.
-Inversely, for the frosting, crush the cookies into fine crumbs. Otherwise, when you pipe the frosting, the cookie pieces will clog the tip and you will not able to swirl frosting smoothly.
-Fold the Oreo pieces at last and evenly spread them.
-Whip egg white in a clean and grease-free bowl.
-Avoid getting yolk along with whites. Even a tiny yolk part can affect the stiffness of the cake.
-Make sure that the batter in each pan is equal. Measure it with a kitchen scale or use a toothpick in the center of each batter pan to get an idea of the height of the batter in each pan.
-To get a flat top and more soft sides, you may use cake strips. Wrap them around the pan and get a perfectly shaped cake.
-You can increase or decrease the number of layers as per your need.
-Don’t add ingredients without measuring; always use a measuring cup to make your cake fluffy and moist.
-Avoid Over-baking and over-mixing of ingredients. It will make your cake taste like hard cornbread.
-You can also top your cake with melted chocolate syrup (white or dark).
-Crush your favorite dry nuts and top your cake. It will add extra crunchy flavor to your Oreo cake.
-Dried and crushed fruits can also be used as toppings to give a burst of fruits to your cake.
Frequently Asked Questions
How to store leftover cake?
It can be refrigerated for up to 1 week. It should be stored in an airtight box or container. Wrap the box properly while freezing.
Can I make cream cheese frosting in advance?
Yes, you can make cream cheese frosting a week in advance. Freeze it in an air-tight container with plastic wrap on it.
Is it possible to make Oreo Cupcakes with this recipe?
Yes, you can make 20-25 cupcakes with this recipe. Top each cupcake with chocolate chips and Oreo cookies.
Can I use other cookies for frosting?
Yes, you can use any other cookie or biscuit for adding a different flavor to your frosting.
How to decorate this cake for kids?
-Top these cake white and dark chocolate bars alternatively.
– Garnish it with grated dark chocolate and colorful sprinkles.
– Creatively design a smiley face with frosting and colorful round candies.
Can I replace vanilla extract with any other flavored extract?
Yes, you can swap vanilla extract with any of your favorite extracts. It can be an almond extract, maple syrup, butterscotch extract, etc.