With how easy it is to make this Chocolate Oreo Cake Recipe, you will want to make it every day!
This Chocolate Oreo Cake Recipe is made using a chocolate cake mix, Oreos, and a few simple ingredients.
I was born a chocolate lover. When I was younger there wasn’t any chocolate treat that I wouldn’t eat or enjoy. I specifically remember thinking that nothing could’ve been or tasted better than chocolate. In fact, I don’t remember how old I was but I know I was fairly young. I remember having a conversation with some friends on the school bus ( I must’ve been in kindergarten or first grade) about our favorite foods. I remember, distinctly, saying that my favorite food was chocolate. I’m sure I said it like,
“ I don’t know about you, but honey I love me some chocolate!”
I remember this conversation because there was a girl on my bus who actually said that chocolate was nasty!!! CURSES! This is the honest truth, I don’t remember the girls’ name or what she looked like, but I remember thinking how is it possible to not like chocolate?! Like, who does that? This is what I was thinking in my young immature mind. Now, of course, I know it’s possible for someone not to like the greatest thing on earth. However, I still think its pretty unfortunate.
How is it possible to not like chocolate?
My blog name is all wrong. I named my food blog “Brown Sugar” for a few reasons:
- For one, I like Brown Sugar ( it’s like my secret ingredient).
- My blog started off as a mostly dessert blog, so I thought “Brown”, because of me, and “Sugar” because of the desserts I made.
- Because I just thought it was a cute name in general.
We start off making the chocolate cake as instructed on the box and bake the cake for 25 minutes. We have to allow the cake to cool completely. Meanwhile, I make an easy chocolate mousse recipe using some cream cheese, whipped cream, unsweetened cocoa, and powdered sugar. I mix that mousse in with some crushed Oreo cookies.
You will then cut the cake in half, which is not always the easiest thing to do. Here is a method you can use to learn how to cut your cakes in half evenly. Take half of the chocolate mousse with Oreos and spread in the middle. Place the other half of the cake on top, and spread the remaining mousse on top. Finally, add more crushed Oreos. And because I am a chocolate lover, drizzle the top of the cake with chocolate syrup.
I know the summer is about over, but I really struggle with being motivated to cook in the summer. It’s hot and you get tired easily. So when I cook or bake, I prefer the easiest recipes possible and no-bake desserts. However, desserts as easy as this Chocolate Oreo Cake recipe is just as good too. Always being invited to cookouts and tailgate get-togethers and I need to make my life as easy as possible. I like making food that doesn’t take much time or effort, but looks like I spent hours making it! I think it makes the host feels special.
So if you’re in need of a quick and easy dessert recipe using a cake mix, try these Chocolate Oreo Cake recipe. I promise it is a simple dessert that you and your guests will love.
Kitchen Aid Mixer
9X13 Cake Pan
- 1 Chocolate Cake mix box (including required ingredients)
- 12 oz. Cream Cheese, softened
- 3 ½ c. heavy whipping cream, divided
- 1 c. powdered sugar
- 1 tbsp. Vanilla extract
- 3 tbsp. Unsweetened cocoa
- 2 oz. Bakers chocolate, melted
- 1 package Oreo cookies, crushed
- Preheat oven to 350 and line a 9X13 baking dish with aluminum foil. Spray with baking spray and set aside.
- In a large mixing bowl, add the chocolate cake mix and begin to mix with the required measurements as outlined on package. It usually requires water, vegetable oil, and eggs. Mix as indicated on the box using a handheld or standing mixer. Pour into baking dish and bake for 25 minutes or until toothpick is inserted and comes out clean. Once finished baking, allow to cool completely.
- Meanwhile, in a separate large bowl, add the softened cream cheese and mix until smooth on low to medium speed. Slowly add ½ cup of the heavy cream to mix in with the cream cheese so it can blend in smoothly while working out the lumps.
- Now, add the remaining heavy cream slowly to the cream cheese base and turn up the speed to medium-high. Once soft peaks begin to form, turn down to low-medium speed, add the powdered sugar, cocoa powder, melted chocolate, and vanilla extract. Allow the ingredients to work in the mixture and turn speed back to high and beat until firm peaks begin to form. This shouldn’t take more than 2-3 minutes.
- Take a package of Oreo’s and crush leaving some big and medium chunks. Add half of the chunks to the mousse and fold using a rubber spatula.
- Remove the cake from the pan by lifting the aluminum foil. Use a serrated knife and carefully cut the cake in half, lengthwise, try to make both pieces as even as possible (mines wasn’t perfect). Take the bottom half of the cake and place back into the baking dish. Spread half of the oreo filling on top of the first bottom half of the cake.
- Take the other half of the cake and place on top of the mousse filling. Spread the remaining mousse on top of the cake and sprinkle the remaining chopped oreos on top of the cake and drizzle with chocolate syrup if desired. Refrigerate until ready to serve.