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A three layer Oreo cake spectacular with chocolate sponges, Oreo buttercream frosting, and even more Oreos on top! 


It’s been a while, Oreo… it’s been a while. The last time I posted an Oreo recipe was at the beginning of this year, with my Oreo millionaires, and quite frankly, I am disappointed in myself. I love Oreos, and they are such a world renowned biscuit, I need to use them more!

I’ve done a fair few Oreo recipes in my time, and I don’t plan on stopping any time soon, but I really have left it far too long!

More Oreos!

My Oreo Drip Cake has always been one of the most popular cakes on my blog, and even though it’s three years old now, it still gets made so often!

I personally, love an Oreo. I get that some people don’t understand the hype, but I love them! There are so many different flavours, and I am eternally jealous of America who have the most flavours, but I’m happy with the few that we can easily buy ourselves here in the UK! 

You can get original, double stuff, mint, golden, etc etc… and they’d all work with this recipe! You can use whatever Oreo you like, to get the flavour your want! I went for the classic Oreo as I always seem to have a stock pile of them, and you can never go wrong with the classic. 


For the sponges, I decided to do a classic chocolate cake. Three layers of cake, just like I do in my Nutella cake for example, as I just can’t get over how it looks. I love the three layers, but you can easily swap the recipe to be a two layer by taking away 1/3 of the ingredients! 


The Oreo buttercream frosting is just a classic american buttercream, with Oreos blitzed in. Before people start complaining that it’s too sweet… it’s going to be. It’s butter, sugar, and Oreos. If you don’t like sweet cakes, this isn’t the blog for you!

I blitz the biscuits up to the crumb, I never bother removing the filling. I honestly just don’t see the point. It’s daffy, and time consuming, and I just can’t. Also, the filling is part of the Oreo! You need it! 

Piping tip

I use a Jumbo Round Piping tip for this cake, as you don’t want to use a piping tip where the Oreo crumbs could get stuck. It’ll be messy, it won’t work, and you’ll have a paddy.

You will get the same little ‘buttercream poops’ affect that my roommate calls it, but I am quite the fan. I love how symmetrical it can make the cake look! 


For the topping, I just put the leftover blobs of buttercream around the edge, and added an Oreo to each one. It does make the cake incredibly tall, but you know… that’s my style. I love how everything thing in this cake is so satisfyingly round.. round cakes, round buttercream blobs, and round Oreos. It’s heaven. 

I hope you all adore this delicious Oreo Cake as much as I do! Enjoy! X

Oreo Cake!

A three layer Oreo cake spectacular with chocolate sponges, Oreo buttercream frosting, and even more Oreos on top! 
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Category: Cake
Type: Cake
Keyword: Oreo, Oreos
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Decorating Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings: 18 People
Author: Jane's Patisserie


For the Cake

  • 400 g unsalted butter
  • 400 g light brown sugar
  • 325 g self raising flour
  • 75 g cocoa powder
  • 8 medium eggs

For the Buttercream

  • 250 g unsalted butter (not stork)
  • 500 g icing sugar
  • 150 g Oreos


  • Melted chocolate
  • Oreos


For the Cake

  • Preheat your oven to 180C/160C Fan, and line three 8"/20cm cake tins with parchment paper!
  • Add your butter and sugar to a bowl, and beat together until light and fluffy. I use my stand mixer, with the paddle attachment!
  • Add in your eggs, flour and cocoa powder and beat again until smooth and lovely!
  • Split the mixture evenly between the three tins, and bake in the oven for 25-30+ minutes! A cake skewer should come out clean!
  • Leave the cakes to cool in the tins for 10 minutes, and then cool fully on a wire rack!

For the Buttercream

  • Make sure your unsalted butter is at room temperature before you start - you don't want to use any form of spread to make the buttercream!
  • Blitz your Oreos to a really fine crumb - don't take out the cream, leave the Oreo whole and blitz to the crumb!
  • Once the butter is at room temp, beat on it's own for a few minutes to soften it and make it looser!
  • Add in the icing sugar and beat until a basic buttercream is formed!
  • Add in the Oreo crumbs, and beat again for a few minutes until a lovely fluffy Oreo buttercream is made!

For the Decoration!

  • Get your first cake, and put it onto your serving plate! Secure it with a smidge of Oreo buttercream underneath!
  • Pipe some of your buttercream onto the cake with your favourite piping tip, and add on your second sponge! Repeat again!
  • When you reach the top sponge, pipe on the rest of your Oreo buttercream!
  • Drizzle over some melted chocolate (optional) and add on some Oreos, and extra Oreo crumbs!


  • This cake will last for 3-4 days!
  • You can easily make this a basic cake, with no chocolate, by removing the cocoa powder and adding the same weight more of self raising flour!
  • I used one packet of Oreos for the buttercream, and one packet for the decoration! 
  • I drizzled the cake with dark chocolate, but it's completely optional - or you can switch to a different chocolate!
  • I used this round piping tip to get this effect!
  • I also used these piping pages to make it easier


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  1. Caitriona on May 9, 2024 at 11:06 am

    5 stars
    I made this last night to give to a family for their son who is 9 years old today. I kept it as two layers and made some cupcakes from the rest of the batter. I’m so pleased with it. Looks fab and tastes really good.

  2. Rhona Thomson on October 31, 2023 at 11:11 pm

    Hi Jane! My daughter is wanting a cookies and cream cake for her birthday next Thursday but due to work commitments I need to bake the sponges and make the buttercream on the Monday ready to be decorated on the Wednesday would the buttercream store OK until then? Thanks

    • Jane's Patisserie on November 7, 2023 at 2:48 pm

      Yes, the buttercream will be fine but you will need to re-mix it anyway to soften it again x

  3. SamM on January 11, 2023 at 2:12 pm

    Hi Jane
    The butter cream- mine turned out really thick, am I doing something wrong? Is there a way to stop it from being really thick?

    • Jane's Patisserie on January 16, 2023 at 1:12 pm

      Hiya! Whilst mixing, try adding 1 tsp boiling water at a time until you reach the consistency you want! Hope this helps! x

  4. Clara Haywood on October 15, 2022 at 2:07 pm

    Hi Jane, if I was to add 100g of white chocolate into the buttercream do I need to adjust the other measurements to make sure the consistency stays the same? Thanks!

    • Jane's Patisserie on October 21, 2022 at 10:32 am

      Hiya! No – it should be fine! Hope this helps! x

  5. Jude on September 7, 2022 at 11:33 am

    Hi Jane,
    Thanks for the lovely recipe,
    Can I ask how does your buttercream stay light in colour, after adding the crushed oreos ? Mine went very brown !

    • Jane's Patisserie on September 14, 2022 at 4:25 pm

      Hiya! This could potentially be the time it is beaten for. Hope this helps! x

  6. Helen Healy on June 4, 2022 at 10:56 am

    Hi Jane
    I want to thank you for renewing my love for Baking
    Love your Recipe,s

  7. Josephine on September 10, 2021 at 3:27 pm

    Hi. Made two of your cakes for my twin’s birthday last year and they tasted yummy even for a very novice baker like me so thank you! This year I am going to be making the Oreo cake and the Nutella Cake. I just had a quick query as you said you are using the same method for the Oreo cake as the Nutella cake but whereas the Nutella cake has 2 tsp of baking powder listed in the ingredients this Oreo one doesn’t. Is this on purpose- should I leave out? Congratulations on the book by the way 🙂

  8. Carley on August 14, 2021 at 7:07 pm

    Hi Jane! I have made a few of your cakes and they always go down well 🙂 Can’t wait to try the ones in you’re book. I was wondering if I can add Oreos into this cake mix the same as the Cookies and Cream recipe?

    • Hasmita on January 20, 2023 at 1:01 pm

      Hi Jane, can I use 2 9 inch tins instead ofv3 8 inch. Want to make this for my little girls birthday on 29 Jan so not long know lol xxx


  9. Kev on June 15, 2021 at 10:08 pm

    5 stars
    Hi i made this using the 8inch tin and it was gorgeous. I’m looking to do it in a 10 or 12 inch, any idea of cooking times. Thanks

    • Jane's Patisserie on June 17, 2021 at 1:40 pm

      Hey, I am afraid I only ever try these recipes with the size listed in the recipes. It may be worth looking at the wedding cake post as I used a 10 and 12 inch on that xx

  10. Amy on March 5, 2021 at 9:00 pm

    I have 9 inch tins can I still use this recipe

    • Jane's Patisserie on March 6, 2021 at 12:20 pm

      Unfortunately its not that simple – the volume difference is 1/3, so you would need to increase the recipe by 1/3 and bake for longer x

  11. Amy on March 5, 2021 at 5:49 pm

    I have 9 inch cake tins can I still use this recipe?

  12. Yasmin on January 24, 2021 at 10:06 am

    Hi, how do you get your cakes so lovely and flat. Mine always dome!

    • Jane's Patisserie on January 24, 2021 at 8:06 pm

      I have a new fan oven, so the temperature is always good and even. You can lower temps and bake for a lot longer, and that can often help!

  13. Tam on December 10, 2020 at 7:54 pm

    Hi. This looks really good and I want to give it a try. Do we not add any baking powder?

  14. Michelle Cottam on December 7, 2020 at 9:06 pm

    5 stars
    I tried this recipe & it was fantastic

  15. Charlotte Kay on November 14, 2020 at 6:00 am

    Hi I just wondering if I kept the same but changed the biscuits to paty rings it would still work? Loved this as made for my sisters 20th

    • Jane's Patisserie on November 14, 2020 at 10:18 am

      Honestly I am not sure! I’ve never baked a party ring in that way xx

  16. Charlotte Kay on November 13, 2020 at 10:39 pm

    5 stars
    Hi loved your recipe and just wondering if you can keep the recipe the same but just change the biscuits.

    • Jane's Patisserie on November 14, 2020 at 10:19 am

      It depends on the biscuits – oreos are definitely the easiest as we know it works, but some biscuits can go a little strange. x

  17. Codie on November 8, 2020 at 10:29 am

    Can I use demara sugar instead of light brown sugar?

    • Jane's Patisserie on November 8, 2020 at 10:30 am

      I personally wouldn’t – caster sugar or golden caster sugar is best instead!

  18. Chantelle on November 6, 2020 at 3:33 pm

    5 stars
    Hi Jane!

    How much for 3 x 6 “ cakes please?

    • Jane's Patisserie on November 7, 2020 at 9:31 am

      I usually say about 2/3 of the recipe!

  19. Lauren on August 13, 2020 at 3:21 am

    I was wondering if it’s possible to bake these cakes on a Friday and decorate on a Saturday. Would the cakes go dry or would they be okay?
    Also I know you recommend a 10 inch cake board for a 8 inch cake. But what about cake boxes, I’m worried about it not being tall enough!
    Can’t wait to hear back from you, thank you!! Xx

    • Jane's Patisserie on August 13, 2020 at 2:34 pm

      Yeah thats definitely fine – I often bake the cakes the day before decorating! It’s best to leave them wrapped well in clingfilm at room temp overnight. And I usually use a 10″ board and box – most cake boxes are at least 6″ deep which is what you want! x

  20. Ally on July 29, 2020 at 1:35 pm

    Hi Jane, just wondering if you can make this ahead of time? And if so how you would store it?

    • Jane's Patisserie on July 29, 2020 at 7:10 pm

      So the entire cake lasts about 3 days, and I usually store in a cake box at room temp! X

  21. Hajar Hlt on July 8, 2020 at 10:28 am

    Hi Jane!
    Can your cakes sponges be prepared in advance and frozen?

    Thanks for your reply!

  22. N on June 10, 2020 at 3:30 pm

    Hey there Jane x
    I was wanting to make this cake but I only have 7 inch cake tins and I still want to make it three tier, what changes do I need to make to the recipe

    • Jane's Patisserie on June 10, 2020 at 4:28 pm

      Hey! So do you just have the one tin? Or do you have three 8″ tins? Typically a 7″ cake is roughly 0.8x of an 8″. x

    • N on June 11, 2020 at 10:55 am

      Hey there thanks for replying x
      I only have one 7 inch tin because that isn’t a problem because I’ll just bake them 1 at a time but I just wanted to know if there was any differences to the recipe and baking time xx

    • Jane's Patisserie on June 11, 2020 at 11:44 am

      Ahh okay! So if you used the same recipe as it is now, the baking time will increase slightly because of the depth change xx

    • Beth on October 24, 2022 at 4:57 pm

      Hi Jane, could i use this recipe but make them into cupcakes please? Thanks x

    • Jane's Patisserie on October 27, 2022 at 3:02 pm

      Hiya! Absolutely, or take a look at my oreo cupcake recipe! Hope this helps! x

  23. S on June 10, 2020 at 3:02 pm

    Hey there Jane xx
    I was wanting to make this cake but I only have a 7 inch cake tin and I still want to do 3 tiers can you please tell me the new measurements

  24. Abbey Hargreaves on June 8, 2020 at 11:38 am

    Hi Jane

    I really want to bake this for my birthday and I want to swap out the middle cake for a vanilla layer like the one from your cookies and cream cake. What would you recommend for the measures for two of the chocolate layers and then one layer from the cookies and cream cake?


    • Jane's Patisserie on June 10, 2020 at 4:32 pm

      Hey! So I would use 250g mix of this one (40g of cocoa/210 flour) – and then use half of the cookies and cream cake! x

  25. Maisha on May 23, 2020 at 2:29 am

    Hi I was wondering what would the measurements of this recipe be if they were in metric cups ?
    Thank you.

    • Jane's Patisserie on May 23, 2020 at 9:45 am

      Hey! I’m really sorry but I don’t measure in cups – I find it extremely unreliable in baking.

  26. RACHEL on May 20, 2020 at 7:37 pm

    I love your recipes, and you write your instructions so well that even someone as useless as me can follow!
    Can I ask for any tips please. My chocolate cakes always bake a bit heavy/ dry, I have a friend who is a baker and she suggested replacing some of the butter with vegetable oil. Do you have any recipes like this or any advice how much I should replace?
    I’m not vegan and happy to use eggs, I’d just like the cake to be more moist.
    Thank you!

    • Jane's Patisserie on May 20, 2020 at 8:54 pm

      Hiya! So it would be good to look at my vegan chocolate cake recipe, but use dairy whole milk instead of the almond milk – as that one uses oil!! x

  27. MARIA IVAN on May 7, 2020 at 1:34 pm

    Hi Jane, what are the quantities if I want the cake made of two layers? Thank you.

    • Jane's Patisserie on May 7, 2020 at 2:10 pm

      Use 200g flour, 50g cocoa, 250g butter and sugar and 5 medium eggs – and 2/3 of the buttercream!

  28. Rebecca on May 6, 2020 at 8:17 pm

    5 stars
    This looks so good, I am hoping to make this for mine and my 3 sister’s birthday (the big 30) next week.
    Naturally not the best baker so hopefully it will be great as your other recipes have been a winner.
    I did go through your link to get the cake tins you use but unfortunately there was a wait on the size you use so I ended up getting the 10″ 25 cm ones.
    I know you don’t use them but wondered whether with your expertise with two of those tins what you would advise to make or maybe the ratios as they would be slightly different?
    Thank you.

    • Jane's Patisserie on May 7, 2020 at 2:13 pm

      So a 10″ tin is about 2/3 bigger, so you would need to use 1.6x the recipe to do three 10″ tins! The baking time will also increase!

  29. Natalie on May 3, 2020 at 9:42 pm

    5 stars
    My 10 year old daughter made this today for her brothers 13th birthday. It tasted amazing. She followed the recipe and did it all herself. Unfortunately she left me with the washing up but it was worth it.

    • Ruth on September 17, 2023 at 9:33 pm

      Hi Jane, can I bake the layers in sandwich tins instead? Would it affect the time/heat for cooking or the quantities? Thanks!

  30. Susan kimani on October 21, 2019 at 7:59 pm

    4 stars
    Wow, very amazing Oreo cake

    • Debbie on February 11, 2020 at 7:11 am

      I have made the oreo cakes just waiting to do the buttercream.How long in advance can i do this?

  31. Susan kimani on October 21, 2019 at 7:56 pm

    Wow, amazing Oreo cake…wanna try it!

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