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Chocolate Oreo Cake

1 hour 20 minutesPin Recipe

Perfectly moist and delicious cake with a slightly dense yet soft crumb and rich chocolaty flavor and finished with a cream cheese Oreo frosting.

Chocolate Oreo Cake

I am about 6 months late for this post but oh well. Story of my life.

I don’t make cake often. When I do it because it’s someone’s birthday. Or it was requested.

This special cake was requested by my babygirl, Alyssa, who turned 10 in September. I am looking at these photos and thinking back and having all the feels and tears that my first baby is already 10 years old.

I cannot believe it. Where did the time go?!?! How was it that more than 10 years ago I had a child and now she’s turning into a bratty pre-teen?!?

Chocolate Oreo Cake

Anyway, even though she turned 10 we didn’t actually have a big party for her. We gave her a choice, like we do every year, to either have a party or go somewhere fun with the family… kind of like a mini vacation. Sometimes she picks party and sometimes she picks mini-vacation. This year she really wanted to go to Dave & Busters.

Well, we don’t live anywhere close to a Dave & Busters. The closest to us is in Chicago. So I made her this Chocolate Oreo Cake to celebrate her actual birthday, which landed on a Wednesday last year, and told her we would take her to Dave & Busters on the next weekend the hubby had time off.

Chocolate Oreo Cake

He happened to have a free weekend that next upcoming weekend and off we went. Her and the hubby played as many video games as they could in about 4 hours while I just hung out and watched.

I’m not much of a video game person, so going to play video games all day wasn’t really my cup of tea. But I still had a good time and we went and took her for a celebratory birthday dinner afterwards.

Plus, the day wasn’t about me. It was about her and she thoroughly enjoyed her 10th birthday and birthday weekend.

Chocolate Oreo Cake

Chocolate Oreo Cake

Perfectly moist and delicious cake with a slightly dense yet soft crumb and rich chocolaty flavor and finished with a cream cheese Oreo frosting.
Pin Recipe
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Yield: 1 cake



  • 4 oz semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil divided
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups sour cream
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour


  • 8 oz cream cheese room temperature
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter room temperature
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 package Oreo cookies crushed


  • Preheat oven to 325° F and spray (or butter) 3 6″ round cake pans with nonstick cooking spray.
  • In a small bowl, melt chocolate chips in microwave; heating for 30 seconds at a time and stirring in between until chips are completely melted. Stir in 1/4 cup of the vegetable oil.
  • In large mixing bowl, or stand mixer, combine remaining eggs, oil, and sour cream. Add sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, and salt and mix to combine.
  • Stir in melted chocolate chip/oil mixture and then stir in flour. Make sure to not over-mix.
  • Divide mixture evenly among prepared baking pans and bake at 325° F for 50-60 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  • Remove from oven and let cool in pans for 15 minutes then invert onto cooling rack to cool completely.


  • While cakes are baking and cooling, add about 2 cups of Oreo cookies to food processor and process until they are fine crumbs. 
  • In a large bowl with electric beaters, or the bowl of a stand mixer, add cream cheese and butter and cream together until fluffy. 
  • Add vanilla extract and mix to combine. Mix in powdered sugar, 1 cup at a time until fully incorporated. 
  • Add crushed Oreo cookies and turn mixer to high and beat until stiff and desired thickness.
  • Once cake is cool, level and decorate as desired.


Chocolate cake recipe from Goodie Godmother
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