Sweet, chocolatey and delicious. This Chocolate Oreo Drip Cake with Oreo Frosting is the perfect dessert for any celebration. It has four layers of rich, moist chocolate cake and is frosted with oreo frosting, decorated with oreo crumbs, chocolate drip and oreo cookies – the ultimate oreo cake!
This Oreo Cake is a show stopper and it is bound to turn heads. It has four layers of moist, luscious chocolate cake frosted with fresh homemade buttercream.
The addition of oreo frosting and oreo toppings take this chocolate cake to another level! The frosting adds an intense oreo flavor while the oreo crumbs and cookies add some crunch. This cake really has it all.
Feel free to get creative and decorate it as you please. You can make a naked cake or semi-naked cake. They all taste delicious. If you like this dessert then you may also enjoy this quick oreo milkshake.
What I Love About This Recipe?
This dessert is surprisingly simple to make. You only need 7 ingredients to make the chocolate cake and 3 ingredients for the buttercream. With this easy step-by-step recipe, you will be able to make your own stunning oreo dessert in no time!
This cake can be made in different ways to suit different diets. For example, you can make a vegan oreo cake by preparing a vegan chocolate sponge and vegan oreo frosting. You can also make a gluten-free oreo cake by making necessary swaps and substitutions.
This cake with oreo biscuits can be served during special occasions like birthdays and New Year. Plus it is also a big hit with kids.
This recipe uses easy-to-find ingredients that can be bought from a local store or online. Read the recipe card for more details and measurements.
For Chocolate Cake
- Self-raising flour – Sift the flour before using it to remove any excess dirt and lumps.
- Caster sugar – This sugar is finer than granulated sugar. Sift it to remove excess dirt and lumps.
- Unprocessed cocoa powder – Use good quality cocoa powder for this recipe and sift before use.
- Baking powder – This is a raising agent that will help the cake to rise. Make sure the baking powder has not expired because it will prevent the cake from rising.
- Unsalted butter – Use good quality unsalted butter for the best results. Make sure the butter is at room temperature.
- Eggs – Should be at room temperature.
- Milk – Should also be at room temperature.
Oreo Filling For Cake
- Unsalted butter – Use good quality unsalted butter and make sure it is room temperature to make the perfect forsting.
- Icing sugar – Make sure you use icing sugar as it is the finest sugar. Sift it before combining it with the butter.
- Oreos crushed – Crush oreos or blitz them in a food processor before adding them to the frosting.
For Chocolate Drip
- Dark chocolate – Use good quality dark chocolate to make the drip.
- Oil – Use vegetable or sunflower oil.
How to Make Oreo Drip Cake
Bake Chocolate Cake
1.Preheat oven to 170C/340F. Prepare two or four cake tins by greasing and lining them with parchment paper. In a bowl, mix self-raising flour, cocoa powder and baking powder until well combined and set aside for later.
2. In a separate bowl, beat the butter for about 1 minute.
Tip: Make sure the butter is at room temperature.
3. Add sugar to the bowl then beat the butter and sugar using a stand or hand mixer for 5 minutes. The mixture should be white/pale yellow in color after you are done.
Tip: Creaming the butter and sugar for 5 minutes ensures that air is incorporated into the mixture which helps to make the cake fluffy.
4. Add an egg to the butter and sugar mixture and mix until the egg disappears. Repeat this step with the remaining eggs. Then, add half of the flour mixture and fold or whisk it into the egg mixture. Next, add half of the milk and mix it into the batter to loosen the consistency.
5. Add the remaining half of the flour mixture into the bowl and mix until you get a silky consistency. There should still be some lumps in the cake batter. Do not overmix the batter. Overmixing can result in a tough, chewy cake.
Pour an equal amount of batter into each tin and bake cakes in a preheated oven for 20-25 minutes. Check the cakes after 20 minutes (not before) by inserting a skewer into the cakes. If the skewer comes out clean then the cakes are done.
Tip: Do not check the cakes before 20 minutes as it may result in the cake sinking in the center.
6. Safely remove the cakes from the oven and allow them to cool in the tins for 5 minutes before transferring them to a cooling rack to cool completely.
Decorate Oreo Drip Cake
7. Once the cakes have cooled add oreo frosting between each layer. Then, frost the whole cake with oreo frosting.
8. Next smooth the frosting using a cake smoother. Then, add oreo crumbs to the bottom rim of the cake (as shown).
9. Add 100 g of good quality dark chocolate to a medium sized bowl with 2-3 tsp of oil. Heat in the microwave for 30 second intervals stirring in between until liquid. Stir as it cools to prevent it from hardening.
10. Pour chocolate drip on top of the cake and down the sides to create a drip effect. Then, leave the cake to set in the fridge for 30 minutes.
Once the frosting and the drip have set, add swirls of buttercream around the top of the cake using a pipe and nozzle. Make sure you leave a small gap in between each swirl for the oreos (as shown). Then, add oreo crumbs to the center of the cake.
10. Serve this inviting, moreish Chocolate Oreo Drip Cake with Oreo Frosting for birthdays and other special celebrations. It can also be served at tea time or as a snack with milk or tea.
Tips and Tricks
- Room temperature ingredients: Make sure that the unsalted butter, eggs and milk are at room temperature before you prepare the cake batter.
- Dry ingredients: Sift the flour, cocoa powder and any other dry ingredients to remove dirt and lumps. This will help to give the cake batter a good consistency.
- Baking: Bake the cakes on the second shelf in the oven for the best result. This is not necessary but it will help the cake to bake evenly.
- Decoration: Feel free to decorate this cake however you like.
The oreo cream filling is white and has a sweet vanilla flavor.
Crush cookies using a blunt object or a food processor and blend the cookies until they form crumbs. Then, use a spoon to add the cookie crumbs to the side of the cake.
You can do lots of things with oreos. Oreos can be used to mame lots of different desserts. For example, cheesecake, cakes, brownies, milkshakes and more!
Oreos are black in color because they include cocoa powder that has been dutched heavily.
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Chocolate Oreo Drip Cake with Oreo Frosting
- 2 or 4 6" Baking tins
- 3 Mixing bowls
- Hand or stand mixer
- 265 g of self-raising flour sifted
- 85 g of unprocessed cocoa powder sifted
- 1 1/2 tsp of baking powder sifted
- 350 g of unsalted butter room temperature
- 350 g of caster sugar sifted
- 350 g of eggs room temperature
- 3 tbsp of milk room temperature
Oreo Frosting/ Buttercream
- 350 g unsalted butter room temperature
- 425 g icing sugar sifted
- 12 Oreos crushed
- 1 tsp unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/4 tsp of vanilla extract
- 100 g of dark chocolate
- 2-3 tsp of oil
- 10 Oreos whole
- 5-6 Oreos crushed
- Preheat oven to 170C/340F. Then grease and line cake tins with parchment paper. In a bowl, mix self-raising flour, cocoa powder and baking powder and set aside for later.
- Add unsalted butter and sugar to a bowl and beat using a stand or hand mixer for 5 minutes. The mixture should be white or pale yellow.
- Add one egg to the butter and sugar mixture and mix until the egg disappears. Repeat this step with the remaining eggs. Next, add half of the flour mixture and fold or whisk with the egg mixture. Pour half of the milk into the batter and mix. This will loosen the consistency of the batter.
- Add the remaining flour mixture to the batter and mix. Make sure you do not overmix the batter. There should still be some lumps in the cake batter. Overmixing can result in a tough, chewy cake.
- Pour an equal amount of batter into each tin and bake cakes in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes. Check the cakes after 20 minutes (not before) and insert a skewer into the cakes. If the skewer comes out clean then the cake is done.
- Safely remove the cakes from the oven and leave them to cool in the tins for 5 minutes before transferring them to a cooling rack to cool completely.
- Add Oreos to a food processor and blitz until even crumbs form. If you don't have a food processor, add the cookies to a zip lock bag and crush them using a rolling pin or any other blunt object.
- Next, whisk unsalted butter in a bowl for a few minutes. Add 1/3 of the icing sugar to the butter bowl and mix with a spatula for a minute to prevent the sugar from spilling while whisking. Then, whisk the ingredients until combined. Repeat this with the remaining sugar, add 1 tsp of cocoa powder, 1/4 tsp of vanilla extract and whisk until fluffy.
- Then, add the Oreo crumbs to the buttercream and mix with a whisk or spatula until combined. Add the Oreo buttercream to a pipe and nozzle and frost your cake.
Decorate Oreo Drip Cake
- If you used two tins to bake the cakes, then slice the cakes in half evenly to make four layers. Then, add oreo frosting in between each layer and frost the whole cake with oreo frosting.
- Next, smooth the frosting using a cake smoother. Then, add oreo crumbs to the bottom rim of the cake using a spoon.
- Add 100 g of good quality dark chocolate to a medium sized bowl with 2-3 tsp of oil. Heat in the microwave for 30 second intervals stirring in between until liquid. Stir as it cools to prevent it from hardening.
- Pour chocolate drip on top of the cake and down the sides to create a drip effect. Then, leave the cake to set in the fridge for 30 minutes.
- Once the frosting and the drip have set, add swirls of buttercream around the top of the cake using a pipe and nozzle. Make sure you leave a small gap in between each swirl for the oreos (as shown). Then, add oreo crumbs to the center of the cake.
- Finally, serve this inviting, moreish Chocolate Oreo Drip Cake with Oreo Frosting for birthdays and other special celebrations.
My oreo drip cake came out perfectly and beautiful to boot. The instructions were easy to follow and it wowed my group of girlfriends when I pulled it out to serve.
My sister is a cookies and cream fanatic so I knew I had to make this for a family get together. I was intimidated to try the drip decorations but the instructions made it easy. Was a total showstopper and incredibly delicious. Already have a request to make this again for an upcoming birthday party!
I don’t bake often so I decided to make a treat for my family. This cake was as pretty as it was scrumptious. My family thanks you!
The oreo drip cake is so decadent and just sooo good. The directions were super easy to follow. This cake is a banger. xx
This cake was so moist and decadent! I’m so happy I found this recipe because my husband loves Oreos. I will be making this again for his bday’