Ultimate Oreo Cake
This Oreo cake is an absolute showstopper! We start with my favorite triple-layer chocolate cake recipe, fill it with a cream cheese frosting that has crushed Oreos mixed in, cover the cake in a chocolate fudge frosting, top it with a white chocolate glaze, and garnish it with piped chocolate frosting, and more Oreo cookies. If there is an Oreo lover in your life, you owe them this cake!
Years ago, my cousin was celebrating a birthday and when I texted her to see if there was anything, in particular, she might want for dinner and dessert, she replied with “pasta, cheese, potatoes, and Oreos”. She loves baked ziti, so that was an easy decision (pasta and cheese, check!), as was my grandma’s roasted potatoes (potatoes, check!).
That left me with Oreos… I had a glimmer of inspiration and given that I hadn’t made a big, tall layer cake in quite some time, I went full-steam ahead.
The cake layers
My absolute favorite three-layer chocolate cake is the base for this Oreo cake – it is incredibly moist, slightly fluffy, rich in flavor, and bakes up into beautiful layers each and every time. I have just a couple of tips about the cake ingredients:
- Coffee – You often see coffee or espresso powder in chocolate recipes because it really enhances the chocolate flavor without imparting any coffee flavor. If you don’t like coffee, have no worries that you’ll be able to taste it. You can substitute decaf if you’re concerned about caffeine, and if you cannot consume coffee for any reason, then you can substitute hot water.
- Buttermilk – Another ingredient powerhouse! If you are stuck and unable to find it, you can use this substitution: Add 1½ tablespoons of lemon juice or white vinegar to a 2-cup measuring cup, then add enough milk to make 1½ cups. Stir together, then use as directed in the recipe.
Leveling the Cakes
One of the things I love most about this cake recipe is that the layers bake up wonderfully flat eat and every time, meaning that I don’t need to go through the trouble of leveling them. If you find that yours have domed a little, you can use a leveling tool or a large serrated knife to level the cake layers before assembling the cake.
The cookies and cream filling
The cookies and cream filling is a simple cream cheese frosting loaded with crushed Double Stuf Oreo cookies. It’s basically one of the most delicious concoctions I’ve tasted… and I tasted quite a bit of it before using it in the cake!
I love using the Double Stuf Oreos for the filling because they have extra cream in the filling, but regular Oreos will work equally well.
To crush them up, I put them in a gallon-size Ziploc bag and smash with a wooden rolling pin.
I wanted to cover the cake in a frosting that was more fudge-like than fluffy or buttery, and definitely succeeded on that front.
To make the frosting, we use melted unsweetened chocolate, powdered sugar, butter, milk, and vanilla, and give a good whirl in the food processor to get it nice and smooth.
You can use a mixer (stand or hand) in place of the food processor. Beat the butter first on medium-high speed, then reduce the speed to low and add the powdered sugar and vanilla, mixing until incorporated, then increase the speed to medium-high and beat for a couple of minutes until smooth. Add the melted chocolate and beat to incorporate, then add the milk gradually, continuing to beat and scraping the sides of the bowl until everything is incorporated and completely smooth.
The inside of the cake layers was chocolate-white-chocolate and I wanted the outside of the cake to replicate that, as well.
I used the white chocolate glaze from my coconut bundt cake, minus the coconut flavors. It turned out perfectly – it was nice and thick and just crept over the top of the cake.
Tips for decorating the cake
To get the glaze to drip over the sides of the cake, pour the glaze directly onto the center of the cake. It should creep slowly towards the sides and drip over on its own. If the glaze is thicker, then you may need to coax it along with an offset spatula.
I set aside a small bowl of the chocolate frosting to decorate the top of the cake; I used a Wilton 1M piping tip to pipe rosettes around the top, but you can decorate it however you’d like!
Storage and freezing instructions
You can keep this cake at room temperature if serving the same day, however, leftovers should be stored, covered, in the refrigerator for up to 1 week. Let it sit at room temperature for at least 1 hour before serving.
If you would like to freeze the cake, wrap it tightly in plastic wrap, then in aluminum foil. You can also freeze individual slices by wrapping tightly in plastic wrap and placing them in a ziploc bag. Freeze either way for up to 3 months and thaw in the refrigerator overnight (best if you freeze the whole cake), or on the counter for 30 minutes (best if you freeze individual slices).
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Ultimate Oreo Cake
For the Cake:
- 2½ cups (308 g) + 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
- 3 cups (595 g) granulated sugar
- 1 cup (89 g) + 1 tablespoon Dutch-process cocoa powder
- 1 tablespoon baking soda
- 1½ teaspoons (1.5 teaspoons) baking powder
- 1½ teaspoons (1.5 teaspoons) salt
- 3 eggs, at room temperature
- 1½ cups (360 ml) buttermilk, at room temperature
- 1½ cups (360 ml) strong black coffee, hot
- ¾ cup (149 g) vegetable oil
- 4½ teaspoons (4.5 teaspoons) vanilla extract
For the Cookies and Cream Filling:
- 8 ounces (227 g) cream cheese, room temperature
- ½ cup (113 g) salted butter, at room temperature
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 cups (227 g) powdered sugar
- 12 Double Stuf Oreos, crushed or finely chopped
For the Chocolate Fudge Frosting:
- 6 ounces (170 g) unsweetened chocolate, melted and cooled
- 4½ cups (510 g) powdered sugar
- 1½ cups (340 g) unsalted butter, at room temperature
- 6 tablespoons whole milk or half-and-half
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
For the White Chocolate Glaze:
- 2 cups (227 g) powdered sugar, sifted
- 4 tablespoons whole milk
- ½ teaspoon (0.5 teaspoon) vanilla extract
- 6 ounces (170 g) white chocolate, melted and still warm
- Additional Oreo cookies
- Make the Cake: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease three 8-inch round cake pans, line the bottoms with rounds of parchment paper, grease the parchment, then flour the insides of the pans, tapping out excess; set aside.
- In the bowl of an electric mixer (or large mixing bowl if you're using a hand mixer), sift together the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder and salt. In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs, buttermilk, coffee, oil and vanilla.
- Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix for 2 minutes on medium speed. Scrape the sides and bottom of the bowl and mix for an additional 20 seconds (the batter will be very thin).
- Divide the batter evenly among prepared pans. Bake for 20 minutes and rotate the pans in the oven. Continue to bake until a toothpick inserted into the center of one of the cakes comes out almost clean (with a few moist crumbs), about 12 more minutes. Cool the cakes (in the pans) on wire racks for 20 minutes, then carefully turn them out onto cooling racks to cool completely.
- Make the Cookies and Cream Filling: Using an electric mixer on medium speed, beat the cream cheese, butter, and vanilla until smooth, about 2 to 3 minutes. Reduce the mixer speed to low and add the powdered sugar, mixing until completely incorporated. Increase the mixer speed to medium-high and beat until fluffy, about 1 minute. Using a rubber spatula, fold in the crushed cookies.
- Make the Chocolate Fudge Frosting: Place all ingredients in a food processor and process until smooth, about 1 minute, stopping to scrape the sides of the bowl halfway through.
- Make the White Chocolate Glaze: In a large bowl, whisk together the powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla extract until incorporated and smooth. Slowly stir in the white chocolate with a rubber spatula. The glaze should be thick yet pourable; if the glaze appears too thick, thin it out with addition milk, a tablespoon at a time, until you reach the desired consistency.
- Assemble the Cake: Place one of the cake layers on a serving platter and spread with half of the cookies and cream filling. Top with another cake layer and spread with the remaining cookies and cream filling. Top with the remaining cake layer. Frost the entire cake with the chocolate fudge frosting. Pour the white chocolate glaze onto the center of the top of the cake and allow to spread and drip over the sides. Refrigerate for at least 15 minutes, or until it is completely set. Using the chocolate fudge frosting, pipe swirls on top of the cake and garnish with additional Oreo cookies. The cake can be kept at room temperature if being served the same day. If you are making the cake ahead of time (or have leftovers), store it in the refrigerator but allow it to sit at room temperature for at least 1 hour prior to serving.
- Pans - I use these 8-inch round pans. You can substitute 9-inch cake pans, but will need to reduce the baking time. Rotate the pans after 15 minutes, then start checking for doneness after 10 additional minutes.
- Buttermilk - I highly recommend it for this recipe, but if you are unable to get it, use this substitution: Add 1½ tablespoons of lemon juice or white vinegar to a 2-cup measuring cup, then add enough milk to make 1½ cups. Stir together, then use as directed in the recipe.
- Coffee - If you are concerned about the caffeine in the coffee, you can substitute decaf coffee. If you cannot consume coffee, substitute hot water.
- Frosting - I make the chocolate fudge frosting in a food processor; see the post above for instructions on using a mixer.
- Piping Tip - I use a Wilton 1M piping tip for decorating the top of the cake.
- Storage - If the cake will be kept out for longer than one day, it should be refrigerated, covered for up to 1 week. Allow it to sit at room temperature for at least 1 hour before serving.
- Freezing - Freeze the entire cake by wrapping in plastic wrap and aluminum foil and freezing for up to 3 months. Thaw overnight in the refrigerator. Freeze individual slices by wrapping in plastic wrap and placing in a ziploc bag. Thaw on the counter for 30 minutes.
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This is the best chocolate cake I’ve ever made and the filling and frosting were truly decadent! I want to use your cake recipe to make cupcakes next weekend. Approximately how many cupcakes would this recipe make?
Made this for my daughter’s birthday. It was delicious. Next time I would use regular Oreos in the layers instead of double stuffed with the cream cheese. The cake was super moist with such a great rich chocolate flavor. The chocolate frosting was amazing. Next time I’ll omit the glaze. I could not get the white chocolate to melt. Plus I think it was a little much. But I will make again.
This is a great cake. It’s a must-make for a chocolate lover. I have made half a recipe several times and split the batter evenly in three 6-inch pans. The 6-inch looks like a small cake when finished, but it still has easily 10-12 servings. This is a very rich cake, so small slices go a long way. The chocolate cake is AMAZING. The frosting recipe halved is the perfect amount for a 6-inch, 3-layer cake.
Thanks for the info, but I’m a bit confused. Do I remove the oreo filling before I crush the Oreos and add them to the icing?
Hi Kevin, Nope, use the whole cookie!
This cake was absolutely delicious!!!! Every different component tasted incredible. This was the first multi layer cake I made so it turned out looking horrible (the fault was All on me and my inexperience). I will use this recipe to keep practicing. Thank you for sharing!
That looks divine! I feel like my attempt wouldn’t look anything like this.
So I checked the rest of the comments and questions and didn’t see this one asked so it may just be dumb. But, here it is. You say that to freeze this you can just freeze the whole cake. Is that a frosted cake? I usually just freeze the layers and ice closer to serving time but I am gonna be on a time crunch when I make this and to have it iced ahead of time would be amazing! Thoughts???
Hi Michelle, how much coffee or espresso powder should I add to the 1 1/2 cups of water ?
Hi. This looks awesome and I would love to try. Any substitutes for egg?
Can we half this recipe. ? If yes how much eggs will be there?
If you cut it in half, I recommend breaking one, lightly beating it and weighing out half of it, then using it and another whole egg.
I’d like to know how you convert cups in grams.thank you
Here is a chart I use: https://www.allrecipes.com/article/cup-to-gram-conversions/
Hope this helps.
When you said dutch cocoa powder, did you mean dark cocoa powder?
No, it needs to be Dutch-process cocoa, which could also be dark cocoa powder, but you need to check to make sure it is Dutch-process.
What type of cocoa powder did you use? It said dutch. So, was it Dark Cocoa Powder?
I use King Arthur Flour brand, but it is Dutch cocoa; some Dutch can also be dark.
Can I use boiling water in place of the strong black coffee?
This cake is absolutely AMAZING! I’ve made it 3 times in the last month and every time, my family has raved about it! It is super moist and just fantastic! A must try and one I will make for many more years to come. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe with us! Truly a gift.
What a beatifuk cake. I’m preparing to bake it for my Birthday day. How can i make it in two 9-inch roun cakes?
Happy early birthday! There might be too much batter for only two layers, but you will need to increase the baking time even if you cut the recipe to fit.
I just finished making this…I’ve tasted the cake itself when I made your Reese’s cake, so I know it’s incredible.
Let’s talk about that filling though. I’m so in love. I taste tested more than I can be proud of.
I had to make the frosting with my stand mixer, so it’s a bit more creamy than dense and fudgy, but it’s SO good.
My only complaint is that it’s too tall for my cake carrier, but I don’t think that really counts as a complaint.
Hello! I baked this monster for my husband’s b-day tomorrow. So, just some feedback:
1. Cake made and baked very easy.
2. My Cookies and Cream filling was very runny- not sure why. Might be because it was friggin hot, but my ingredients were cold. I added double the amount of Oreos and popped the cake in the freezer between layering.
3. Choc-fudge icing was not choclatey enough? Added cocoa to remedy that.
4. The White chocolate glaze was very thick, so I added an additional two teaspoons of milk. Incould probably have added more, but I was worried about the glaze running all over.
I shall return with feedback from the tasters and the birthday boy.
Thank you for an awesome page. X
Beautiful cake and decadent.
Buna Michelle, as dori daca se poate sa imi spui ce gramaj au cana, ceasca si cupa in grame pentru ca imi doresc foarte mult sa incerc retetele care arata fabulos de bine! Multumesc
Hi! Any recommendations for tin size/bake times for this cake two rather than three layers?
Hi Hannah, I would use 9 inch pans and you’ll need to increase the baking time, but I’ve never done it, so it’ll probably involve some trial and error.
Thanks Michelle! I actually just used 2/3 of the mix and baked it in one pan for just over double the time. The rest I used to make cupcakes which were phenomenal – I studded a a ‘surprise’ Oreo on top before baking and iced with a combination of plain cream cheese and a dollop of the fudge frosting before topping with another oreo. If you’re going to indulge…! The cake was also a huge hit for a friends 25th birthday.
Do you have to use a food processor for the frosting
Hi Kaydin, You can use a mixer, but a food processor will produce the best results in terms of texture.
LOVE THIS BLOG!
Question about the cake making process:
Won’t mixing the hot coffee cook the eggs and create problems? (Sorry, I am not a particularly skilled baker so it might be a silly question, but a brownie recipe that I make regularly says to melted choc cool down before mixing in to avoid cooking the eggs, that’s why I was wondering).
Aw, so happy!! I haven’t had that issue, and I use this particular cake recipe anytime I make a “fancy” chocolate cake!
This is going to be the next cake on my list to bake! I made the peanut butter cup one for father’s day one year and even though I filled the cake pans a little too full (and made a mess of my mom’s oven), it still turned out very delicious! Your site is one of my go tos when I am entertaining or need some inspiration.
hi! This is my go to cookies and cream filling! I add slightly less cream cheese and a couple tbsp of whipping cream but other than that (which isn’t recipe altering ;) ) I keep it the same and LOVE it! it’s my most requested filling!
I just got asked to make a wedding cake and they wanted this as a filling (along with an almond cream filling for another tier) and I haven’t actually measured before so I was wondering if you knew how many cups the filling makes??
thanks so much!
Hi Heather, Gah! I have never measured the filling either.
I LOVE this recipe and have made it multiple times, even for a wedding table! Previously, the only issue I had was that the white chocolate glaze would harden up before I could spread and drip down the sides-super minor. However, the past two times, I have made it (this month), the cake part comes out fluffy, very cake like, whereas previously it was more like fudge. I always log on to see the recipe here…has it changed recently? Has the “additional 12 minutes bake time” always been there because it was not as firm before, the center was still moist when I removed it in the past. Please let me know because I am confused. Thanks for such a delicious recipe.
Hi Sandy, Oh that is so weird! Yes, those instructions have always been there; I haven’t changed the recipe at all since it was posted.
Hi! I’m all set to make this cake for my daughter’s
Birthday except I realized it calls for an 8″ pans. I have 9″! What should I do?! Thanks!!
Hi Kristin, Happy birthday to your daughter! You can use the 9″ pans, just reduce the baking time – I’d probably do 15/7 to be safe.
Beautiful cake! Can’t wait to make it myself :) Just one question: I don’t have a food processor. What can I use as an alternative?
Hi Elli, I would probably use a mixer, although the texture might end up just slightly different.
How wide is the diameter?approximately 20 cm?
Hi Catherine? Diameter of what? The cake pan? They are 8-inch pans… according to Google, 8 inches is the equivalent of 20.32 centimeters.
Hi my oven could only fit one 8″ pan at a time. To save time I was thinking to bake the whole cake first then cut it into 3 equal heights once ready. I wonder if that would work? or it’s safer to bake one pan at a time?
Hi Najiah, Unless you have an incredibly high 8-inch pan, I don’t think the amount of batter would work for only one pan. I think your only option is to bake them one at a time. Just know that they second and third layers may rise a little less, since the batter will be sitting for a longer period of time before hitting the oven.
Hey! I loved this recipe SO much…the frosting was absolutely perfect. The best I’ve ever had. I love the food processor technique. If I wanted to make vanilla buttercream with this technique, could I just omit the chocolate ingredients? Would I need to alter it in any other way?
Hi Lizzy, You would omit the melted unsweetened chocolate, but since that contributes moisture, you may need to add a little more butter/milk to get it the right consistency.
Hi! I don’t usually leave reviews for recipes, but for this one I felt obliged. This is one of the best chocolate cakes I’ve ever made. I only used the recipes for the chocolate cake and oreo filling layers – and it was amazing! The feedback I got, even from some of the harshest critics in my family was fantastic. Thank you so much!
Hi Samantha, Thanks so much for sharing your feedback, I’m thrilled everyone loved the cake!
Do you sift the powdered sugar at all? If so, do you do it before measuring or after?
Hi Chelsea, No, I don’t bother sifting the powdered sugar.
Michelle- You are my go-to for celebration cakes. Oh my, you just always get it right! Question- do you think the cake layers could be made a few days ahead of time and the layers frozen? Or would you just keep them refrigerated? Can’t wait to make this!
Hi Erin, Freezing or refrigerating for a couple days would be fine. I wouldn’t refrigerate for longer than 2 days, though – more than that and I would freeze.
This cake looks absolutely incredible! I L-O-V-E oreo cookie desserts, so I will definitely be baking this soon! Great job!
About 3 years ago I made this cake and it was a disaster but it tasted super good still!!!! Last year, I made it, and I must’ve waited too long to put that white chocolate ganache on the cake because it hardened lol. Now today, I finally nailed it!!!!!!!!! The trick was pouring that ganache right away while still warm and my cake finally looks like the picture!!! Yay!!!! I’m so excited to take this cake to my church potluck tomorrow. Should I just keep the entire frosted cake in the refrigerator for the time being? Thank you so much for this recipe 🥰🥰😘
So good! This is the first recipe I have made from this blog. I saw the picture and I just had to make it and I was not disappointed. We all loved it. It was just as good as it looks.
I just made this for my birthday yesterday, OMG this is so good. My white frosting may not have looked like yours as it cascaded down the sides but it was still pretty. Thank you!!!
We made this for a dinner party over the weekend – fantastic! Any tips/hints for making it look as pretty as your pictures? Our frosting didn’t adhere quite as well, and the glaze ran a little bit more (still tasted awesome).
Hi Ross, I’m so glad this was a hit! As for making yours look like the pictures – without knowing how it didn’t look the same, it’s hard to offer any tips :) If the frosting didn’t adhere, it may have been too stiff, next time try stirring in a little bit of cream at a time to get a softer, more spreadable frosting. As for the glaze, if it appears to thin, stir in a little bit of powdered sugar at a time until it’s the right consistency.
Made this yesterday. DELICIOUS! I’ve also made the chocolate pb overload and the cake I think is the same. Seriously the best cake in the world!
Just wondering if you can use normal Oreos in the filling instead if double stuf? Or will I need more Oreos?
Hi Ju, You can use regular Oreos.
I made this cake for my daughter and I to share for our birthdays in November. Gotta say it is our new favorite cake! Neither of us like coffee but I knew that would just make the chocolate “more” and used it and it was great! Mine even looked remarkably close to your picture thanks to the great instructions and pictures! This might be my fav recipe of 2015!
My fiance made this cake for me this weekend…. Cant tell you have awesome this is. The cake was perfectly moist, rich of the oreo cookie flavor. The cream (when chilled) is firm and creamy like the ever famous filling. The frosting and glaze are nothing more than a guilty addition. Unnecessary when you consider the ingredients of the cake and filling….. But Ill be the first to say…. In for a penny. In for a pound. This cake rocked.
On the white chocolate glaze you state “stir in the white chocolate…” Question, do you melt the white chocolate and do you need to wait for it to cool some before mixing it in and then topping it on the cake?
Hi Matthew, Yes, if you look at the ingredient list, the white chocolate should be melted and still warm when you use it. Hope that helps!
I made this cake and it is truly scrumptious. I wish I could say that it looked exactly like your marvelous cake but I would be lying if I did. My question is regarding the white chocolate. What kind do you use? I had a problem getting it the right consistency to pour and look creamy over the cake like yours. Mine was not pouring well and I added a little milk but then it was too runny and didn’t have the nice thick consistency. Any suggestions for this process?
Thank you in advance.
Hi Annesta, I use Ghirardelli white chocolate. Mine was an okay consistency from the start, but make sure you melt the chocolate right before mixing it in – having it warm helps with pouring.
I took one look at your cake and decided I had to make it on Saturday. I am pleased to say it was a huge hit! While I dirtied every measuring cup, spoon and bowl in my kitchen it was worth it. I am not a baker and ran into a few snags, my melted white chocolate seized up when I added to the other ingredients that were obviously too cold but nothing a quick zap in the microwave didn’t fix and my cake was much fluffier than yours – although still delicious. To the other readers that are worried about the coffee flavor, don’t, you can’t taste it and the flavor was so good!
How does this icing compare to some of your other chocolate frostings? I made chocolate cupcakes which am going to fill will this Oreo filling and a caramel filling (from Cooks Illustrated Chocolate Caramel cake), but I am still trying to figure out the icing situation. Do you think this icing would be appropriate, or should I go with my standard buttercream recipe (from this recipe: http://savorysweetlife.com/2011/04/chocolate-buttercream-frosting/)? Thank you!
Hi Sara, This icing is definitely fudge-like – it sets firm and dense. Totally your call as to whether you’d like to use that or a more buttery, smoother frosting like the one you referenced above.
My family and I don’t drink coffee. Do you think it will be ok to leave out the coffee? This cake looks amazing.
Hi Kim, I’m not a coffee drinker either, but you cannot taste the coffee in this cake. I would encourage you to include it, but if you really do not want to, you can substitute water, although know that it will dilute the flavor of the chocolate.
This looks amazing! I’d love to make it, but I don’t need to feed such a crowd. Does anyone have any advice on the scaling the actual cake bit of the recipe down to two layers? Math is not my strong suit, so any help would be greatly appreciated.
That does look like the ultimate oreo cake! Love the oreo fudge filling, sounds like the perfect accompaniment to an already rich cake :)
I would like to make this beautiful cake for my husband, who is obsessed w oreos, but he is NOT a fan of coffee. How strong is the coffee flavor in this cake? I made your bacon jam (which was amazing!!!), and like all the comments you couldn’t even taste the coffee. I am just curious if this cake is the same as the jam. Thanks!
Hi Jessi, You cannot taste the flavor of the coffee at all in the cake – it just acts as an enhancer to the chocolate.
Can’t wait to make this but I was wondering can I substitute something else for the strong black coffee since I hate anything coffee flavored.
Hi Joy, You cannot taste the coffee at all, and it plays a pivotal role in enhancing the chocolate flavor. I am not a coffee drinker, either.
Such a gorgeous cake. I really love the pic taken from above. Next to the marshmallow creme pic on the KitchenAid whisk, this is my fav pic of late. Stunning.
I saw you share this on Instagram and I had to click over to see more. Absolutely beautiful, Michelle! Great job!
Hi Michelle! Has anyone else reported a problem with your Pinterest button recently? Sometimes it tells me pin not found, and other times it simply pins the picture and doesn’t direct me to the website!
Hi Ashley, Oh no, I haven’t heard anything, but I will look into it. Thank you for letting me know!
Wow! My wedding cake was a chocolate cake filled with cookies and cream (crumbled Oreos in buttercream) and iced with chocolate ganache. It was the best cake ice ever tasted and this looks so similar! I’m definitely going to be making it for my husband’s birthday in December!
You have totally outdone yourself with this cake, Michelle! I’m swooning.
This just looks incredible!
this looks absolutely divine…
Looks delicious! Do you use regular flour or cake flour for your cakes?
Hi Cathy, It’s labeled in all of the recipes, as either all-purpose flour or cake flour. Most of them are regular all-purpose flour but some of the coffee cakes use cake flour.
Oh! my! goodness! That is absolutely beautiful!!!
WOW — WHAT A MASTERPIECE!!! This cake reminds me of the Oreo Blackout Cake that they used to sell at Dingbat’s in One Oxford Centre. I wouldn’t mind having one of these cakes in my life for my upcoming birthday next month :) :)
Please answer the question about the quantity of butter in the frosting asap as I think I need to make this today!! Yum! Also, what is the secret to cutting those perfect slices? Knife in hot water first, ice water first or ???? Thanks!
Hi Linda, It is cups, I just fixed it above, so sorry for that omission! I use a large chef’s knife that I run under hot water and wipe clean between slices.
WOW! This cake is gorgeous! I definitely pinned and need to make this!!
That cake is just gorgeous! My birthday is this week…I may have to try it myself! :)
Wow. What a show stopper!
I was holding my breath so one of those oreos didn’t fall. WOW!! It is amazing! I love the photos — did you get any frosting on your lens? :-) I swear I would have kept moving in just to get closer to all that scrumptiousness. Excellent!
Frosting states 11/2 butter…. Is it tsp,tbsp,cup,sticks ???
Hi Jenny, Cups, so sorry that the word got omitted, it’s fixed above now :)
I totally agree… it is SHOWSTOPPER cake!!!! Your pictures are stunning.
The last picture with the slice of cake is on point :)
This is a cake fit for a celebration for kings! (or queens). You’ve thought of everything and the guest of honor must have been thrilled!
Holy Gorgeous!! What a showstopper! This looks like the cake to beat all cakes! I’d pay you to make all of my birthday cakes forever more! You have a super lucky cousin! And gorgeous photography, too!
Ok, I wasn’t going to leave a comment on your blog today, I was just going to drool like Averie on the gorgeous photography, but my 5 year old is peering over my shoulder saying, “Can you tell this person that Emma likes her cake” so that’s what I’m doing right now. I know. I know. Who’s in control here. Mom likes this cake a whole lot too =)
Aww, thank you Emma! :)
Ok, as a followup. My husband is now peering over my shoulder saying how much he loves this cake. I’m going to make it for the November Birthdays. Cause you know how it is, no one gets their own B-day anymore, we celebrate one big bash. Still, this cake makes up for it.