Real Recipes From Real Home Cooks ®

oreo cakes and cupcakes - show stoppers!

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Colleen Sowa
La Crosse, WI

Seems like everyone loves Oreo cookies... anyway everyone at our house does! And we all love chocolate cake... so why not combine the two ?!? This is the star of the show... A real Show Stopper! This is a fun recipe that you can do so much with... here are a couple of examples.... enjoy.... and.... Play With Your Food ! ox

(1 rating)
yield 4 dozen cup cakes or 24 square cakes (depending on sizes you make)
prep time 20 Min
cook time 45 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For oreo cakes and cupcakes - show stoppers!

  • 2 box
    dark chocolate cake mix (prepare as directed on box)
  • lg
  • oil
  • 1/2 c
    dark cocoa, unsweetened
  • .
  • 6 c
    powdered sugar
  • 1 c
    crisco shortening, white
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 Tbsp
    clear vanilla
  • 6 - 9 Tbsp
    milk (add slowly until desired consistancy)
  • 1 - 2 pkg
    oreo cookies, frosting removed, cookies crumbled

How To Make oreo cakes and cupcakes - show stoppers!

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • 2
    Make your cake batter according to box mix directions (or your favorite recipe directions) *** I usually add cocoa powder to cake mixes to make them a darker chocolate.
  • 3
    Put batter into buttered and floured baking pan (9 x 13).
  • 4
    (12 x 22) sheet pan.
  • 5
    Paper cup lined muffin pan.
  • 6
    Bake at 350 degrees as directed on your cake mix box or according to your own recipe.
  • 7
    Completely cool cake, cupcake or muffin.
  • 8
    Make frosting by combining frosting ingredients and whipping them together. Add the milk a little at a time until you get the consistency you want. *** I have made this recipe with store bought frosting too.
  • 9
    Get your frosting and cookie crumbs ready while cake is baking. Cool completely. Cut cake into desired size you want to work with. (I like a 3 x 3 or a 4 x 4 piece of cake to work with. Frost the top and all four sides of each square of cake. *** If you FREEZE cake before frosting... it helps prevent cake from crumbling.
  • Cake with frosting and crushed Oreo cookie crumbs.
    Sprinkle and press Oreo cookie crumbs on top and on all four sides of pieces of cake.
  • 11
    Put desired amount of Oreo cookie crumbs onto top of cupcake or muffin. Garnish with a whole or a half of a cookie. *** Optional: Make a little chocolate frosting to garnish cupcakes or muffins as in the photo. Just add some cocoa powder to already made frosting and a teaspoon or so of milk. *** OR... buy chocolate frosting.
  • 12