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Red Velvet Oreo Cake

This cake was a special request from a friend for another friend's Birthday this weekend.

At first I was like Oreo frosting on a Red Velvet Cake? Seriously??

But this frosting I made was  sooooo good. It was like eating Cookies and Cream Ice Cream in frosting form. So good in fact the hubs and I ate it with a spoon later that night after the kids conked out.

Red Velvet Cake w/ Oreo Cream Cheese Frosting topped w/ a Dark Chocolate Coating.

The Cake
(recipe adapted from Bakerella)

5 cups all purpose flour
4cups sugar
2 Tablespoon cocoa
2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoon baking soda
4 eggs
3 cups oil
2 cup buttermilk
2 Tablespoon vinegar
2 teaspoon vanilla
4 oz. red food coloring


Pre heat oven to 350

Greece and flour 4  8 inch cake pans set aside.

Whisk eggs together, add in oil, buttermilk, vinegar, vanilla and food coloring. Set aside.

Sift all of your dry ingredients together.

In the bowl of your electric mixer on medium/low speed add in your dry ingredients to your wet 1 cup at a time until they are all combined. 

Split batter up evenly between all 4 cake pans.

Bake for about 30 minutes or until a toothpick is inserted and comes out clean.

Let the cakes cool for about 20 minutes then flip out of your cake pans onto cooking racks.

Ingredients for Frosting:

2 packages of cream cheese at room temperature
1 cup of heavy whipping cream
4 cups of powdered sugar
1 package of double stuffed oreos


In your food processor blend the oreos into crumbs.

In the bowl of your electric mixer whip your heavy cream until soft peeks form. Add in your cream cheese and whip until they are combined.  Mix in powdered sugar on medium/low speed. Wiping down the sides of the bowl as needed to ensure everything is evenly mixed. Fold in oreo crumbs.


After cakes have cooled completely lay a thick layer of frosting on your first layer, top with a 2nd cake and then repeat frosting and alternate cake and frosting layers. 

After centers are frosted continue to frost the entire cake.

If you have mini oreos place them along the bottom of the cake.

Freeze for 1-2 hours.

For the Chocolate coating
Inspired  by Bakers Royale

3/4 a cup of dark chocolate chips
3 tbs of heavy cream
1 tbs of powdered sugar
(a couple of tsp of water if needed)

Bring a pot of water to a boil. Place a heat proof bowl over the top of the simmering water.

Add in chocolate and heavy cream stir continuously until melted.

Stir in sugar.

It should be at a pourable constancy... if not you can add some water 1 tsp at a time until it is.

Remove from heat and allow to cool for about 15 minutes.

Remove cake from freezer and pour chocolate over the top. You can work the chocolate down the sides with a rubber spatula to create drips

Place in the refrigerator and remove it 1 hour before serving. 

I whipped up a small bit of cream cheese icing so I could do the letter J (my friends name is Jena)  If you want some icing to write with... take 4 tbs of room temp cream cheese whip with 1 tbs of powdered sugar and a few drops of heavy cream.

A picture of the cake at the party.

This recipe was linked at:

Eat at Home 


  1. This looks simply decadent! I loooove the oreos around the outside of the cake!

  2. Oh my!! Red velvet and oreos?! That sounds crazy good! I have been obsessed with anything red velvet lately, so I need to try this!! :)

  3. Holy Wow, Batman!! That thing looks epic!

  4. holy cow! I just realized I pinned it before I left a comment. This cake looks SO good!

  5. OH MY WORD!!!!! This looks AMAZING! I think red velvet with oreos sounds phenomenal! And your presentation is so beautiful! LOVE THIS!:)

  6. what a treat. WOW looks so good.
    Misbah/ cupcakeluvs

  7. Oh. My. God. I must have that frosting. And the cake. !!!

  8. This is gorgeous, I love that frosting!


  10. You've really outdone yourself here! I love that you used an oreo cream cheese frosting. It's a nice change from the usual cream cheese frosting used with red velvet.

  11. oooooooh, my word. That frosting sounds insanely good. How could it NOT be with a full package of oreos, plus cream cheese and sugar?? YUM. Way to go!

  12. well I tried this and really messed up something. the batter is pouring out of my pans into the oven, really smoking up the house. not sure what I did but it is burnt looking on top and still not solid and burned all over my oven!!!

    1. I'm sorry it made a mess... hard to say what went wrong. Did you divide into 4 cake pans as I did? What size pans did you use? Rule of thumb don't fill the pans anymore than 2/3 full as cake rises. The original recipe is a very popular cake from the queen of cakes, Bakerella. I've made it many times with out issues. Such a bummer it didn't work for you! :(

  13. Could I halve the recipe and use only two pans?

    1. Awesome, thank you! My only problem is that my freezer isn't big enough for my cake stand!

  14. I'm making this for a second time today for my husband's birthday (last time he was coming home from 2 months away for work). He LOVED it the first time and insisted that he had to have it again! This time I'm leaving off the glaze since I have to put fondant figures on top, but I'm sure it'll be a hit at the party! I will say that both times it has taken longer than 30 minutes to cook. At 30 minutes the toothpick comes out covered in red liquid!

  15. Would the frosting work well with cupcakes? Is it thick enough? Sounds great though :)

  16. Would this frosting work well with red velvet cupcakes? would it be thick enough thank you! sounds great

  17. Could you use regular oreo's?

  18. How many oreos has one package?

  19. I tried this cake the other day and it was so scrumptious I kept literally stealing pieces off the plate when nobody was looking. I guess I'm busted now! I want this for my birthday but thinking of replacing the Oreos with some other cookie. You could do any candy or cookie. Freezing it makes it moist I know a spectacular baker and she freezes all her cakes.

  20. WOW! That is the best frosting I have ever made!! Thank you for this recipe!!

  21. I just found your blog- so happy I did. I'm going to make this cake for my son's birthday in April! He loves ore's and red velvet anything- perfect for him! Thanks!

  22. Sound scrumptious! I need to try this recipe. Thanks

  23. may i use whipped cream instead of the heavy whipping cream? if so..would it taste the same? and how much of the whipped cream would i use?

  24. can i use whipped cream instead of heavy cream? if much and is there a difference in the consistency? would i still have to freeze it? sorry for my ignorance..i just want it to come out perfect.. :)

  25. I used my own chocolate cake recipe, but used this frosting and it was DELICIOUS! Took it to a church social and it didn't last any time. Everyone loved it. Thanks so much for sharing! Wonderful frosting!


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