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.
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Yield: 1 cake
Chocolate Oreo Cake
5 from 1 vote



  • 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
Recipe by Jennifer Meyering