Triple Layer Chocolate Oreo Cake

/// October 10th, 2013

Triple Layer Chocolate Oreo Cake When it comes to junk food weaknesses, Oreos are definitely my kryptonite. I’m a bonafide freak for them! And I can’t – I mean, I won’t – tell you how many time I’ve nestled in for a Law & Order marathon and polished off the entire package myself. It’s so bad! But so good. So so so gooooooood.

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Triple Layer Chocolate Oreo Cake Over the weekend I found myself with 4 packs of black and white cookies and the urge to get a little more creative than my usual dunk in milk and shove in face routine. And thus, the Triple Layer Chocolate Oreo Cake was born!

Triple Layer Chocolate Oreo Cake This cake is an Oreo lovers DREAM! It has 3 layers of Oreo stuffed chocolate cake (and yes, the cake is rich and moist and heavenly!), a decadent cream cheese Oreo frosting, and an incredible crushed Oreo crumb to top it off and take it over the top. Triple Layer Chocolate Oreo Cake It’s Oreo madness! You in?

Triple Layer Chocolate Oreo Cake

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 20 minutes

Yield: (1) 3 layer cake

Serving Size: 1 Slice of cake

This Mile-high Triple Layer Oreo Cake is rich, fudgy, and sure to impress!


  • 3 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 3/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1½ teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 cup Full-Fat Sour Cream
  • 1 3/4 cups coconut oil OR canola oil (coconut oil should be liquified)
  • 4 large eggs + 3 large egg yolks
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups hot water
  • 39 Oreo cookies
  • For the Oreo Chocolate Frosting:
  • 4 1/2 cups confectioners sugar, sifted
  • 1 1/4 cups unsweetened cocoa powder, sifted
  • 2 sticks (8 ounces) unsalted butter, VERY soft
  • 2/3 cup half and half, more if needed
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 cup crushed oreo cookie crumbs (filling removed), divided


  1. For the Triple Layer Oreo Cake:
  2. Preheat oven to 350º (F). Prepare three 9-inch metal cake pans by spraying them generously with baking spray or generously buttering and lightly flouring. Arrange 13 oreo cookies on the bottom of each pan; set aside.
  3. Add flour, sugar, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, and salt to a large bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer. Whisk through to combine or, using your paddle attachment, stir through flour mixture until combined well. Set aside.
  4. In a large bowl combine the milk, sour cream, oil, eggs, yolks, and vanilla; mix well to combine. Slowly add the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients, mixing until just combined. Then, carefully, add the hot water to the cake batter. Beat on medium-low speed until evenly combined. Be careful not to over mix here - it's easy!
  5. Distribute cake batter evenly between the prepared cake pans (I measured out about 3 1/4 cups per pan). Bake for 25-28 minutes, or until a toothpick or cake tester inserted in the center comes out clean.
  6. Remove from the oven and allow the cakes to cool for about 5 minutes before carefully removing from the pan and transferring to a wire rack cool completely.
  7. In the meantime, make the Oreo Chocolate Frosting:
  8. Sift together the confectioners sugar and cocoa powder, whisking well to ensure it's bump and lump free!
  9. Using a handheld mixer OR a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the butter on medium-high speed until creamy; about 2 minutes. Reduce speed to low and slowly add the sifted sugar/cocoa powder, alternating with the half and half, then add the vanilla and salt. Stir in half of the cookie crumbs. Once all of the ingredients have been added, beat on high speed until light and creamy and combined; beat for at least 1 minute on high.
  10. Frost cooled cake layers as desired. Decorate with remaining cookie crumbs.


Half and half is a product found in most dairy sections; it is half milk, half heavy cream. If you cannot find it, simply mix half milk and half cream together.

 Triple Layer Chocolate Oreo Cake - rich, fudgy, and loaded with Oreos - this cake is INCREDIBLE!

*Photos updated 3/6/2015

36 thoughts on “Triple Layer Chocolate Oreo Cake

  1. Stacy | Wicked Good Kitchen

    Oh, girl…don’t even get me started on my addiction to Oreos! (Well, actually Newmanos.) We could have a throwdown over who can polish their box off first during some seriously wicked marathon TV. Those, warm chocolate chip cookies from the oven and Reese’s are my biggest weaknesses. Now, I want this Oreo cake of yours for DINNER!

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  3. Amy @ Elephant Eats

    Ok, please stop eating this cake and give me all the leftovers. It looks so freaking good! I love how much oreo you packed into it!! Plus, cream cheese frosting is my fave kind and I bet it cuts the sweetness of this cake perfectly.

  4. Amanda @ Once Upon a Recipe

    This cake looks incredible – for some reason it slipped past my radar – otherwise I would have added it to my birthday cake list! I can’t even buy Oreos because they just go down WAY too easy. There’s just something about them…

  5. Jamie@Milk 'n' Cookies

    I love the Oreo overload happening in this cake! The frosting looks especially divine! Oreos are one of my very favorite junk foods as well — in fact, I’m kinda craving them now that I’ve seen your glorious cake!

  6. Des

    If I made this my husband would eat the entire thing before I even got a bite. So I’m totally going to make it during the day when he’s at work. And not tell him, so I can eat the whole thing. :)

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  8. Ashley

    This looks amazing! I’m going to make it for my nephews birthday but does it have a espresso taste? Since it’ll be for kids could I leave the espresso out? Thanks so much for sharing this delicious recipe!!!

    1. bakerbynature Post author

      Hi Ashley. The cake doesn’t really carry over the coffee taste, it just deepens the chocolate flavor. But if you’re worried about it you can leave it out.

  9. Molly

    Just made this today because my boyfriend is visiting tomorrow, and loves oreos! I only tasted the frosting, but so far its amazing and looks great!

  10. Colette

    this cake looks amazing! But I have a question! How did u get those reddish colour without putting in food dye?

  11. Janis

    You mentioned 39 oreo cookies in the ingredients for the cake, but I don’t see what you did with them. Do they go into the cake batter?

  12. Brittany

    Have you changed this recipe since originally posting it? I made it a year ago for my husband’s birthday and I swear it’s COMPLETELY different.


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