Cookies and Cream Cake!

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A Delicious Two-Layer Cookies and Cream Cake with a Cookies & Cream Sponge, and Cookies & Cream Oreo Buttercream Frosting! Easy, and Delicious!

Oh hey, yummy two-layer cake… it’s been a while. I have missed baking easy and delicious cakes, and I know it’s down to me what I post and what I don’t post, but often I bake so far in advance with my blog recipes that it genuinely has been months!

The last two-layer cake I posted on here was in January with my Vegan Victoria Sponge and it was delicious, but I had a special request for a Cookies and Cream Cake so I thought I would post it sooner rather than later!! 

So! As you all may or may not know, I do have a few Oreo/Cookies and Cream related cakes already on my blog… my Oreo Drip Cake has been on my blog for years, and it has always been a hit! I also posted my Oreo Chocolate Cake last year, but I wanted to do something that was Oreo, but not chocolate related!

I decided to call this one a Cookies and Cream Cake rather than Oreo because I just think it suits the cake more! They are obviously Oreos that I use, but you can use anything really – you can use the knock off versions, or even go for an entirely different biscuit! 

For the sponge, it’s just a basic Vanilla Sponge with a packet of crushed biscuits in. I tried a few different versions of the sponge – adding in other ingredients, using this and that… but honestly this was just so much easier and better.

All you do is chop/crush the biscuits so that they are still relatively large (I basically chop them into quarters or slightly smaller) and fold through the cake mix! I use stork spread for the cake mix, along with caster sugar (to keep the mix a lighter colour), self-raising flour, and the eggs. I then also add in a little vanilla, but this is optional!

I split the mixture between the two tins, and bake till a skewer comes out clean and also the cake stops making a bubbling/crackling sound. This is a good tip for if you’re not sure when cakes are done or not – carefully lift the tin to your ear, and if it’s still making the sound, it needs a bit longer!

When it comes to the buttercream – I recommend using actual unsalted butter over a baking spread. Actual butter is a lot firmer once the icing sugar and the rest is mixed in, and it makes it much better for when the weather is hot especially!! I use any unsalted block butter from any supermarket if that helps – but also I love lurpack! 

For the cookies and cream buttercream frosting, you want to make sure they are a really fine crumb – especially if you want to pipe the buttercream. I just slathered it on this time as you can see – but the biscuit crumbs can easily clog up a piping tip. I don’t remove the creme middle of the Oreo as you just don’t need to – and I like the flavour! I use my food processor for this bit, but you can use a bowl with a rolling pin, pestle and mortar, sandwich bag with a rolling pin and so on!

If you want to make a three-layer cake for this to make it more ‘showy’ and better for a birthday – you will want to use 400g of butter, sugar and flour, with 8 medium eggs – then use 250g of chopped Oreos in the sponges. Split that between three 8″ tins, and bake for 30-35 minutes. Use 1.5x the buttercream!! 

You can pipe the buttercream with any tip – but I recommend using a round tip, or a larger swirl type tip such as a 1M – my usual favourite 2D closed star may clog more easily! For the topping, I just add on a few extra Oreos for the decor, with a few more crumbs – and it’s amazing! I love this cake – and I hope you do too! x

Cookies and Cream Cake!

A Delicious Two-Layer Cookies and Cream Cake with a Cookies & Cream Sponge, and Cookies & Cream Oreo Buttercream Frosting! Easy, and Delicious!
5 from 10 votes
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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: 12 Slices
Author: Jane's Patisserie



  • 250 g Unsalted Butter/Stork
  • 250 g Caster Sugar
  • 250 g Self Raising Flour
  • 5 Medium Eggs
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract (optional)
  • 150 g Chopped Oreos


  • 125 g Unsalted Butter (room temp)
  • 250 g Icing Sugar
  • 8 Oreos Crushed


  • Extra Oreos
  • Oreo Crumbs


For the Cake

  • Preheat your oven to 180C/160C Fan and line two 8"/20cm tins with parchment paper!
  • Chop your oreos into quarters or slighlty smaller - but still so there are chunks.
  • Beat your butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. I use my stand mixer with the beater attachment!
  • Add in your eggs, flour and vanilla and beat again till smooth!
  • Finally, add in your oreos and just lightly fold through!
  • Split the mixture between the two tins evenly, and then bake in the oven for about 28-35 minutes! I test my cakes with a skewer, but also for the sound of bubbling/crackling - if they still make the noise they need a bit longer baking!
  • Let the cakes cool in the tins for 10 minutes, and then on a wire rack.

For the Buttercream

  • Make sure your butter is at room temperature - I don't recommend using a spread for the buttercream, I use foiled block butter.
  • Beat the butter on it's own for a few minutes to loosen it and make it lighter!
  • Add in the icing sugar, and beat again for a few minutes - I use my stand mixer with the beater attachment again!
  • Once it's smooth, add in your oreo crumbs - for this you want the oreos to be a fine crumb! I don't take the creme out of the Oreos.

For the Decoration

  • Get your first cake onto your plate/board - spread half the buttercream on top!
  • Add your second cake, and the second half of buttercream.
  • Decorate with some chopped oreos and some more crumbs! Enjoy!


  • If you want to make a three-layer cake for this to make it more 'showy' and better for a birthday - you will want to use 400g of butter, sugar and flour, with 8 medium eggs - then use 250g of chopped Oreos in the sponges. Split that between three 8" tins, and bake for 30-35 minutes. Use 1.5x the buttercream!! 
  • This cake will last for 3-4 days once baked!
  • If you want to use large eggs, use four large eggs and use 240g of butter/sugar/flour! 
  • You can use any flavour oreo you like - or even the double stuffed! I just used the original!
Nutrition Facts
Cookies and Cream Cake!
Amount Per Serving
Calories 488 Calories from Fat 243
% Daily Value*
Fat 27g42%
Saturated Fat 17g106%
Cholesterol 135mg45%
Sodium 31mg1%
Potassium 51mg1%
Carbohydrates 57g19%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 41g46%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 880IU18%
Calcium 21mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* These are only estimates and can vary dependant on brands of ingredients and serving sizes.


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  • Emily
    October 28, 2020 at 8:07 pm

    With the caster sugar is it the white caster sugar or the golden one? can’t wait to make this!!

    • Jane's Patisserie
      October 29, 2020 at 9:49 am

      I always just use white caster sugar when saying caster sugar, but both work! x

  • Sioned
    October 28, 2020 at 8:10 am

    Will it be ok if i blitz the oreos in the cake mix instead of leaving them in chunks?!

    • Jane's Patisserie
      October 28, 2020 at 9:42 am

      I haven’t tried this but I don’t see why not!

    • Sioned
      October 28, 2020 at 7:53 pm

      Brill thank you will give it a go

  • Laura Brown
    October 25, 2020 at 7:01 pm

    Could I use vegetable oil in this cake instead of butter? I keep reading that oil make cake alot more moist, or would it be best to stick to butter for this recipe? Thanks

    • Jane's Patisserie
      October 25, 2020 at 8:38 pm

      Personally for this type of sponge I always use butter x

  • Caroline
    October 24, 2020 at 2:30 pm

    Will this 2 layer 8in recipe be same for 3 layer 6in tins
    Thank you

  • Hannah
    October 19, 2020 at 2:54 pm

    Hi Jane , Is it ok to leave the Oreos out of the sponge without it affecting the bake ?

  • Amreen
    October 9, 2020 at 9:28 pm

    5 stars
    Hello, thank you for this amazing recipe. I tried it, it came out really nice but only the oreo pieces were soft in the cake, are they supposed to be soft please? Thank you so much

  • Kevin McCarthy
    September 15, 2020 at 12:17 pm


    Would M&M’s chocolate work in this recipe? 😀

    • Jane's Patisserie
      September 15, 2020 at 7:55 pm

      Do you mean actual M&Ms or the chocolate bars? I’m not sure if you mean to just add them in whole or blend/melt them haha

    • Kevin McCarthy
      September 17, 2020 at 8:25 pm

      Sorry, I meant as in whole M&M’s and adding them in whole.

    • Jane's Patisserie
      September 18, 2020 at 8:56 am

      To the cakes you can, although they may sink a bit (Oreo’s don’t sink like chocolate does) – but they’d be great for decoration on to of the cake!

  • Scott
    September 7, 2020 at 2:39 pm

    Hi Jane,

    Love your recipes. I’m just wondering if I wanted a one layer tray bake, would I cook for less time in the oven ?

    • Jane's Patisserie
      September 7, 2020 at 2:59 pm

      It depends on the size of tin. If you just wanted the same round size tin as it is, but one layer, it would be the same. If you are using a larger tin, or a smaller tin, it would change it!

  • Pauline
    September 7, 2020 at 11:50 am

    5 stars
    I made this cake for my daughters birthday, everyone loved it. I just used vanilla buttercream as wanted to colour it for decorating the outside as she wanted a galaxy theme cake. But I did sprinkle crushed Oreos on top of buttercream In between cake layers which worked really well. Thanks for the amazing recipe 😊

  • Olivia
    August 25, 2020 at 1:29 pm

    If halving the recipe for cupcakes, how many eggs do you suggest to use?
    Many thanks x

    • Jane's Patisserie
      August 25, 2020 at 9:11 pm

      I would use 3 medium, may make 12-14 x

  • Olivia
    August 25, 2020 at 11:38 am

    Hi Jane,
    I saw that in previous comments that this recipe can be used to make cupcakes however, I’m looking to make 12 cupcakes But you suggest that this recipe would make about 20-24, so would I just half the recipe?
    Many thanks xxx

  • Grace Macdonald
    August 24, 2020 at 10:27 am

    Hey! I love this cake and have made it several times but this time I am wanting to freeze it. What would be the best way to freeze slices and then how would I defrost them? Any help is appreciated xx

    • Jane's Patisserie
      August 24, 2020 at 9:23 pm

      Hey! Yes it’s much easier to freeze in portions – I wrap each one well in clingfilm and then freeze x

  • Amy
    July 28, 2020 at 2:00 pm

    This recipe looks epic! Could I bake the sponges a couple of days before decorating and serving the cake? Or would it be better to bake, freeze for 2 days, thaw and then decorate? Thanks 🙂

    • Jane's Patisserie
      July 28, 2020 at 3:45 pm

      It depends how long you want the cake to last once decorated – if you were going to like serve it and it all be eaten I wouldn’t bother freezing personally, but you can if you want! x

  • Holly
    July 24, 2020 at 7:14 pm

    Hi Jane, do you think this would work if I swap the Oreos for kinder bueno? I would use your kinder bueno drip cake recipe but I don’t know how to work that out in 2 tier :/ xx

    • Jane's Patisserie
      July 24, 2020 at 8:43 pm

      It won’t work quite the same unfortunately, I don’t think much flavour will come through from the buenos!

    • Holly
      July 27, 2020 at 7:30 am

      Ahh okay no worries! Thank you for getting back to me! X

  • Sapna
    July 14, 2020 at 9:00 pm

    Hi Jane. Would I be able to make mini loaf cakes out of this recipe version? Any change to the ratios? Thanks

    • Jane's Patisserie
      July 14, 2020 at 9:50 pm

      I’m afraid I haven’t tried this as mini loafs so I’m not sure on how many it would make – but theoretically it’s just the same mix split between!

  • Paris Anysia Coldwell
    July 7, 2020 at 7:38 pm

    Hey, could I possibly make this as a traybake with a rectangular tin? x

    • Jane's Patisserie
      July 8, 2020 at 6:35 pm

      Hey! This recipe should be okay for a traybake tin of about 12×8″ I think – but I’m not certain! x

    • Annabelle Arro
      July 10, 2020 at 9:16 am

      Hello! I am planning to make this cake but self-rising flour is not available in the place where I live. What to substitute if there is no self-rising flour?

    • Jane's Patisserie
      July 10, 2020 at 3:16 pm

      You can make your own with 2 level tsps of baking powder per 150g of plain flour – whisked in before using in a recipe!

  • Saumya
    July 7, 2020 at 8:42 am

    Hi what can we substitute the eggs with ?

    • Jane's Patisserie
      July 7, 2020 at 4:45 pm

      You could try an egg replacer (worth googling as there’s lots of different ways)! x

  • Melissa Abela
    July 3, 2020 at 3:56 pm

    Hi if i want to make this cake for 20 people. Should i double the recipe?

    • Jane's Patisserie
      July 3, 2020 at 4:00 pm

      It depends on what size tin you are going to use – for example 10″ tins is 1.6x the recipe x

  • Brie
    June 23, 2020 at 3:33 pm

    Hello, how should I adjust the mixture for 2 6inch tins? Thanks!

    • Jane's Patisserie
      June 23, 2020 at 7:45 pm

      Hey! You need to use 2/3 of the recipe, and reduce the baking time! x

  • Jessica Dolton
    June 16, 2020 at 5:39 pm

    Hi jane,

    I’m so excited to make this cake, however I only have a 9 inch tin instead of 8 inch, do I need to change the recipe at all?

    • Jane's Patisserie
      June 16, 2020 at 9:21 pm

      Hey! So 9″ tins are about 1/3 bigger in volume, so you’ll need about 1.3x the recipe!

  • Grace
    June 15, 2020 at 10:31 am

    Hi I’m just wondering if I could make a 2 tier with 9inch tin as I can only get hold of this size, or if I could do a single tier with a 9inch. Thanks x

    • Jane's Patisserie
      June 16, 2020 at 9:22 pm

      Hey! So 9″ tins are about 1/3 bigger in volume, so you’ll need about 1.3x the recipe!

  • Noor
    June 9, 2020 at 10:58 pm

    5 stars
    Hi Jane, I wanted to put the buttercream all over the outside of the cake – would I need to make 1.5 x the amount of buttercream to do this? And do you think having the buttercream all over the outside would make the cake too sweet?

    • Jane's Patisserie
      June 10, 2020 at 9:02 am

      I would use 1.5x yes! And the sweetness is dependant on your own tastes – I use the buttercream all over on my oreo drip cake and think it works!

  • Gracie
    June 7, 2020 at 5:56 pm

    Hey Jane! I’m making this cake right now and have made a slightly bigger batch of the buttercream because I love it I’ve made it for the chocolate version of this cake but it doesn’t seem to be getting any fluffier and whipped do you have any ideas shall I ad milk or boiling water? Any help much appreciated x

    • Jane's Patisserie
      June 7, 2020 at 7:10 pm

      Hey! You can add in 1tbsp of either at a time and beat very well each time! Xx

  • Amy
    June 5, 2020 at 9:31 am

    Hi Jane, is there any way I could adapt this cake to make a snickers cake? Love your recipes!

    • Jane's Patisserie
      June 5, 2020 at 10:36 am

      Hey! Because snickers has the caramel/nougat sort of filling, I wouldn’t suggest baking that into the sponge in the same way as the oreos – it’s probably better to make a caramel themed sponge, and then decorate/fill with the snickers!

    • Paula Curley
      July 30, 2020 at 11:01 am

      5 stars
      Hi Jane, thank you, I made this for my daughters birthday and decorated like your oreo drip cake, was lovely. Also made your malteser and cornflake tray bake and raspberry and white choc blondies. All were thoroughly enjoyed x

    • Jane's Patisserie
      July 30, 2020 at 3:46 pm

      Ahh amazing!! x

  • Alissa
    June 3, 2020 at 7:01 pm

    Hiya! I want to make this cake for my other half’s birthday but there’s just two of us so would prefer to make this into a loaf type cake. Would you recommend this/ would this be possible? If so, would the measurements change a lot? Thank you! Also, literally everything I’ve made of yours has been perfect and I get so many amazing comments!! Xx

    • Jane's Patisserie
      June 3, 2020 at 9:30 pm

      Hey!! So the measurements would probably be a 4egg/200g mix – but also as it takes longer to bake in a loaf tin it may dry out a smidge more because of the oreos, so make sure not to over bake!! xx

  • Kaykeigh
    June 2, 2020 at 8:37 pm

    Hi Jane,
    I made this today today but have found that the cake is really dry. Is there something you can think of I may have done wrong or could it simply be that I over baked it?
    Many thanks

    • Jane's Patisserie
      June 2, 2020 at 8:58 pm

      It’s just over baked! Because of the biscuits it can bake a bit quicker! xx

  • Emily
    June 2, 2020 at 9:40 am

    Hey! I’m going to try this recipe tomorrow but would rather cupcakes. What would I need to alter to make cupcakes work?


    • Jane's Patisserie
      June 2, 2020 at 11:34 am

      Hey! So this will make about 20-24 cupcakes, and they will take about 18-22 minutes to bake!

  • Laura
    May 31, 2020 at 5:35 pm

    5 stars
    Hi Jane,
    Made this cake today and it was fabulous!! I used a cookies and cream ganache as the filling and 👍🏻.
    I love your recipes and never seem to go wrong when I follow them!!

  • @_jujubakes_
    May 27, 2020 at 8:42 am

    5 stars
    Great recipe. Thanks Jane. I had just been looking for an Oreo cake with a vanilla sponge and I could only find American ones with cup measurements. Then yours popped up just at the right time. I made a 3 egg mix as cupcakes and they were delicious, as always. What would we do without you?! Xx

    • Jane's Patisserie
      May 27, 2020 at 9:48 am

      Ahhh thank you so much! So glad you liked it!! x

  • Emma
    May 25, 2020 at 8:31 pm

    5 stars
    Hi Jane,
    I’ve made this delicious cake but there’s just two of us eating it. Would I be able to freeze a couple of slices to save for another week or would you not recommend this? Thank you!! x

    • Jane's Patisserie
      May 26, 2020 at 11:06 am

      Hey! Ahh yay!! Yes you can freeze it – I would wrap each slice well in clingfilm and then store in a container! x

  • Sarah
    May 25, 2020 at 5:20 pm

    5 stars
    Hi Jane,
    Just made this and it tastes amazing an so easy to make, thank you!
    Would this recipe work the same for cupcakes?
    Thanks sarah

    • Jane's Patisserie
      May 25, 2020 at 7:07 pm

      Hey! Yes they would – this cake will make about 20-24 cupcakes!!

  • Jade
    May 24, 2020 at 2:13 pm

    This recipe excites me SO much!! We got married in Walt Disney World in October 19’ and one layer of our wedding cake was cookies and cream! So am hoping to try and recreate it with your recipe here on our first wedding anniversary. Do you think the cake is stable enough to have a thin layer of fondant on top?
    Do you have any plans in the future to do a churro cake with churro filling too?! 😄

    • Jane's Patisserie
      May 24, 2020 at 5:50 pm

      Ahh amazing!! Yes I would definitely say it is! And I can certainly add it to the list, but it may be a good while yet haha! x

  • Ashley
    May 23, 2020 at 9:11 pm

    5 stars
    Hi Jane. Looking forward to making this! In the recipe you say that you leave the Oreos whole with the stuff in the middle for the buttercream.. do you do the same for the ones that go in the cake?

    • Jane's Patisserie
      May 24, 2020 at 1:33 pm

      Hey! Yes I leave them whole for the cake too!! x

  • Emily
    May 22, 2020 at 9:05 am

    Hey Jane, this looks amazing! Hoping to make this on the weekend but i can’t find icing sugar anywhere 🙁 Could i used granulated instead? Thanks!

    • Jane's Patisserie
      May 22, 2020 at 7:59 pm

      For the buttercream? definitely not – that would be so so grainy. x

  • Mary
    May 21, 2020 at 6:31 pm

    Can I use vanilla bean paste instead of vanilla extract?

  • Nida-ul-nasar Mirza
    May 21, 2020 at 10:44 am

    Hi jane ur recipes looks sooper yumm.i have two question i want to make this cske for my nephew birthday. can we make this with choclate cake?and if yes what wil be the flour and coco powder quantity?and one more thing its vry hard these days to find soft brown sugar so can i use dark brown one in ur cup cake recipes?

    • Jane's Patisserie
      May 21, 2020 at 4:05 pm

      Hiya – so you can take out 60g of flour, and use 60g of cocoa powder – and yes you can use dark brown sugar in place of light brown sugar

  • Emma
    May 20, 2020 at 6:18 pm

    Hey was wondering if I wanted to do one layer only would I just need to half the ingredients? Thanks x

    • Jane's Patisserie
      May 20, 2020 at 8:43 pm

      Yes, but as it’s a five egg mix, I would recommend using 150g/3 egg mix and baking for a little bit longer! x

    • Dsp
      June 12, 2020 at 12:13 pm

      Hey absolutely love the recipe!
      But was looking for a alternative for self rising flour as it isn’t easily available!

    • Jane's Patisserie
      June 12, 2020 at 12:15 pm

      You can make your own self raising flour with 2 level tsps baking powder per 150g plain flour, whisked in before using in a recipe!

  • adriana
    May 20, 2020 at 5:52 pm

    Hi Jane!!
    Thank you for sharing this recipe. I’m from Mexico and its hard to find self raising flour, can you please help me with the quantities of baking powder and/or bicarbonate in case I use all pourpose flour?

    • Jane's Patisserie
      May 20, 2020 at 8:45 pm

      Typically for us, it’s 2 level teaspoons of baking powder per 150g of flour – whisked in well before using in a recipe!

  • Haleemah
    May 20, 2020 at 2:57 pm

    Omg Thank You! I can’t wait to make this Xxx

  • Sult
    May 20, 2020 at 2:38 pm

    Hi love your recipes tried a few😊.
    Was wondering ifi can use plain flour with added baking powder and if so how much olease.
    As self rasing is hard to find at the monent

    • Jane's Patisserie
      May 20, 2020 at 8:50 pm

      Typically it’s 2 level teaspoons of baking powder per 150g of flour – whisked in well before using in a recipe!

  • Meg
    May 20, 2020 at 12:26 pm

    do you think this icing would be pipe-able? Sometimes when there’s biscuit in the icing it clumps together and gets caught in the piping nozzle.

    • Jane's Patisserie
      May 20, 2020 at 1:10 pm

      As mentioned on the post, some piping tips are better than others because of the biscuit crumbs!

  • Haleemah
    May 20, 2020 at 11:24 am

    Hi again! I’m sorry, but how would I go about making one layer of the Oreo drip cake into a cookies and cream sponge like this. And leaving the rest of it chocolate, as the Oreo drip cake recipe says.

    • Jane's Patisserie
      May 20, 2020 at 1:12 pm

      Hey! I’m not really sure what I’m answering as both comments are opposites haha – for a chocolate sponge, you can still just add in oreos like this. To have one oreo vanilla sponge, divide the drip cake mix into 3, add 2/3 of the cocoa powder to 2/3 of the mix, and then add in oreos to the other 1/3!

  • Haleemah
    May 20, 2020 at 11:15 am

    Hi jane. I was literally planning on making your Oreo drip cake tomorrow. Do you think I could put crushed up Oreos in the chocolate sponges in that recipe, like you’ve done in the vanilla sponges here?
    Thank You!

  • Raychelle
    May 20, 2020 at 10:50 am

    Hi Jane,

    I want to try and make this but all I have is golden caster sugar do you think they would be okay?

    Thank you

  • Pooja chandani
    May 20, 2020 at 9:35 am

    5 stars
    You’re amazing inspirational baker! I love your recipes they are simply amazing and yummmmiest! I’m from India 🇮🇳 and i get almost every product here! Thank you so much for inspiring beginners like us 😍😍😍

  • Lisa
    May 20, 2020 at 9:09 am

    Love your recipes! How big is the slice to make 1 serving, as per the nutrition information? 🙂 (Following a diet, so need to count calories, but really like the look of this cake!)

    • Jane's Patisserie
      May 20, 2020 at 1:14 pm

      All nutritional facts are estimations per serving as listed in the recipe, and are automatically estimated based on the ingredients written! x

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