A large, soft cookie filled with chocolate chips and bits of Oreo cookies, finished with a buttercream frosting. This Oreo Cookie Cake is an easy dessert hit!
Over and over again I have shared that I love to make my family and friends birthday cakes. My spoiled children somehow end up with about three cakes each, annually. One for family birthday dinner, one to share with friends, and one for their actual birthday.
Is it too many cakes? For sure. But, I love making them and they enjoy having several different treats. Which brings us to today’s cookie cake.
For my son’s actual birthday this year, he requested a cookie cake. I gave him a few different options and he ended up choosing an Oreo Cookie Cake. It turned out to be my favorite of his birthday desserts!
Cookie cakes are wonderful to make for birthday party desserts as they’re quick to put together, easy to make, and easy to decorate. The cookie can also be cut into small pieces to serve a class of children. If you’re looking for other cookie cake ideas, here are two of my favorites:
Preparing the Pan
For this recipe, I use a 10 inch round cake pan (I actually use this one from Amazon).
Cut parchment paper to fit the bottom of the pan, and then butter and flour the sides of the pan (this can also be done with Baking PAM). This helps to ensure that the cookie removes easily from the pan once it’s baked.
This cookie cake uses the following ingredients:
- Unsalted butter
- I generally use unsalted butter to better control the salt in my baking. If you use salted butter, you’ll need to reduce the amount of salt added into the dough.
- Light brown sugar
- White sugar
- The combination of 1/2 brown sugar and 1/2 white sugar gives the cookie a slightly chewy texture.
- Egg plus an egg yolk
- Adding an additional egg yolk helps to keep the cookie cake more moist.
- Vanilla extract
- All purpose flour
- Baking soda
- Baking powder
- This helps to give the cookie cake a crunchy exterior and soft interior
Cookies and Cream
Chop up Oreos, or another favorite cream filled chocolate cookie. Just make sure it’s one that you love!
Save a few of the chopped up Oreos to decorate the top of the cake.
Oreo Cookie Cake
You can finish the cake with a simple buttercream frosting and chopped oreos, or decorate it however else you want!
To store the cookie cake, place it in an airtight container, or cover it in plastic wrap. As it uses buttercream for the frosting, I recommend storing the cookie in the refrigerator.
This Oreo Cookie Cake is an easy to make, delicious dessert that is perfect for a dinner dessert, birthday cake, or afternoon treat!
Oreo Cookie Cake
- 3/4 cup unsalted butter softened
- 1/2 cup light brown sugar gently packed
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1 large egg yolk
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
- 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
- 1 cup coarsely chopped Oreo cookies divided
- 1/4 cup unsalted butter softened
- 1/4 cup shortening
- 1 2/3 cups powdered sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 tablespoons milk
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line bottom of a 10" round baking pan with parchment paper. Butter and flour sides of pan (I use Baking PAM for this).
- In a large bowl, use electric mixer to beat butter, sugar, and brown sugar until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes.
- Beat in egg and egg yolk until well combined. Use spatula to scrape down sides as needed. Next, beat in vanilla extract.
- In a small bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and corn starch. Beat into butter mixture about 1/2 cup at a time. Scrape down sides as needed. Mix until well combined.
- Stir 3/4 cup of the chopped Oreos.
- Press dough evenly into prepared baking pan. Gently press 2 tablespoons of remaining chopped Oreos into top of dough.
- Bake for 20-23 minutes, or until top is golden brown and center no longer wiggles.
- Remove from oven. Let cool completely before removing from pan.
- Mix butter and shortening on medium-high speed until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Next add powdered sugar, about 1/2 cup at a time, until well combined.
- Beat in vanilla and milk and then beat for about 1 more minute.
- Use pastry bag and icing tips to decorate top of cake as desired. Sprinkle remaining chopped Oreo cookies over the frosting.
Disclaimer: All nutritional information provided on this website is an estimate only and is not guaranteed.
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