Rating: 4.71 stars
189 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 148
  • 4 star values: 31
  • 3 star values: 8
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1

Be warned: According to readers, if you serve this delectable treat as a birthday cake, you'll be starting a tradition. One that's going to be tough to break.

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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat oven to 350 degrees F.

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  • Prepare cake batter and bake in 2 (9-inch) round pans as directed on package. Cool cakes in pans 10 min. Invert onto wire racks; gently remove pans. Cool cakes completely.

  • Microwave chocolate and butter in small microwaveable bowl on HIGH 2 min. or until butter is melted. Stir until chocolate is completely melted. Cool 5 min. Meanwhile, beat cream cheese and sugar in large bowl with mixer until blended. Gently stir in COOL WHIP and crushed cookies.

  • Place 1 cake layer on plate, spread with cream cheese mixture. Top with remaining cake layer. Spread top with chocolate glaze; let stand 10 min. or until firm. Keep refrigerated.

Family Fun

This great-tasting cake looks like a giant OREO Cookie.

Cooking Know-How

If chocolate glaze becomes too thick, microwave on HIGH 20 to 30 sec. or until of desired consistency.

Size-Wise

Enjoy a serving of this indulgent cake on occasion, but keep portion size in mind. One cake makes enough for 16 servings.

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Reviews (258)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/23/2009
This was a hit with our youth group! I made it for a girl's 18th birthday and everyone loved it. I added one box of chocolate pudding mix to the cake mix and it made it extraordinarily moist. Also, make sure the filling is very cold before you put it on the cake or else it will spill over. I actually put mine in the freezer before putting the chocolate topping on it and it worked well. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
09/17/2008
This looked cool but it was just OK. I thought the middle filling was too rich & sweet. Read More
(2)
189 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 148
  • 4 star values: 31
  • 3 star values: 8
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
11/23/2009
This was a hit with our youth group! I made it for a girl's 18th birthday and everyone loved it. I added one box of chocolate pudding mix to the cake mix and it made it extraordinarily moist. Also, make sure the filling is very cold before you put it on the cake or else it will spill over. I actually put mine in the freezer before putting the chocolate topping on it and it worked well. Read More
(64)
Rating: 4 stars
01/25/2010
This cake seriously needs to be submitted to that website for extravagantly bad-for-you-but-delicious-concoctions which shall remain nameless. It is, essentially, an entire no-bake cheesecake stuffed between 2 chocolate cakes, with half a box of Oreos in the middle, and the centers from a box of truffles on top. That's what it boils down to. My husband is so proud, he took a picture to share with all his friends. This is delicious! I used extra Oreos in the filling to make it prettier. I don't like the frosting from this recipe. It tastes good, it looks good, but this cake has to be stored in the fridge, and that stuff sets up *so* hard that cutting the cake revealed a huge-fault line down the middle of my cake. Crrrack! The solution, of course, is to take the cake out of the fridge an hour or so before you plan to serve it, and the cream cheese will have stabilized the Cool Whip enough to do that, but still...I think next time I'd use "Satiny Chocolate Glaze" from this site instead. Thank you for a wonderful birthday cake for my husband! (P.S. I cut down on the sugar in the filling to 1/3 cup and could go to 1/4 cup as the Oreos themselves contribute quite a bit of sweetness, and I prefer a slightly more savory filling when it comes to cheesecake type filling!) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/24/2008
Wonderful recipe. I used the recipe for "Sandy's Chocolate Cake" which yields a three layer super moist chocolate cake and I used this recipe for the unique OREO filling inside. I've used this combo a few times and had rave reviews. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/11/2008
Yummers! This cake was great! It was different then your everyday cakes. The part that goes in the middle was like tasting heaven! And it was so simple to make. I loved it and will for sure make this again! Read More
(23)
Rating: 5 stars
02/05/2010
I have made this cake about half a dozen times. It is definitely one awesome cake. When I do make it I totally eliminate the sugar that's in the middle part - I'm not big on sugar and don't like things to be super sweet, besides, there's plenty of sugar in the cookies. I still get rave reviews and people asking for the recipe. The one thing I would recommend is to put the ganache frosting on one layer of the cake while it's still on the rack AFTER it's cooled completely and BEFORE you put it on top of the cake over the creamy middle. *MAKE SURE THE FROSTING/GANACHE IS COMPLETELY COOLED BEFORE LIFTING IT TO PUT IT ON THE CAKE.* I have put it in the refrigerator - rack and all - to help harden and cool it. (You might want to put newspaper down to catch the chocolate drippings.) I have found this to work best because on a few different occasions I put the frosting on after assembling the cake and it tends to crack the top, making the top of the cake fall apart and look like a mess. Still tastes great, though and one you have to try! Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
08/04/2008
Good cake simple to make. Who doesn't love the combo of Oreos and cream cheese? I used 1/2 as much butter and chocolate baking squares. I spread some of the Oreo filling in the middle and some on top of the finished cake. I then drizzled edges of cake with melted chocolate and garnished with Oreo halves. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/19/2008
I am a beginner when it comes to baking and I was thrilled with this cake! It looked like I had slaved for hours and was very yummy too. Who doesnt love Oreos? Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/16/2009
I must admit that I didn't have a slice of this cake after baking it. I took it to a potluck party and it was gone in 10 minutes so I assume that everyone liked it (or at least liked how it looked). I used the Wilton fanci-fill pan and filled the center with the Oreo filling (this recipe made the perfect amount for the filling though if you want extra to decorate the top of the cake then I suggest making an extra half of the filling recipe). I iced the cake with chocolate ganache instead of using the chocolate icing part of this recipe. As for the sugar others commented on the sweetness of the filling so I only used a little over 1/3 cup of sugar and light cool whip and it tasted good to me. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/11/2007
I made this for a birthday... it became an instant favorite with everyone. Easy to make unbelievable taste great consistency looks like a store bought cake. I used the 'satiny chocolate glaze' from this site. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
09/17/2008
This looked cool but it was just OK. I thought the middle filling was too rich & sweet. Read More
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