Very good, simple cake to make. Always gets a lot of attention.

Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
35 mins
additional:
20 mins
total:
1 hr 25 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
1 9 inch layer cake
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour two 9 inch round cake pans.

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  • In a large bowl, mix the cake mix, water, oil, and 3 egg whites with an electric mixer on high speed for 2 minutes. Gently stir in crushed cookies. Pour batter into the prepared pans.

  • Bake for 25 to 35 minutes in the preheated oven, or until a knife inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes in pans. Remove from pans, and completely cool on racks.

  • To Make Frosting: In a small bowl, thoroughly blend the 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar, shortening, vanilla, and 2 egg whites. Beat in remaining confectioners' sugar until creamy. Frost the cake, and garnish with remaining cookies.

Nutrition Facts

551 calories; protein 4.3g 9% DV; carbohydrates 75.2g 24% DV; fat 26.8g 41% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 387.6mg 16% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
02/28/2010
If you love Oreo cookies (and who doesn't?), you'll love this cake. I've made this many times for more than 15 years, because it's always been a crowd pleaser. I make it as a layer cake, using 2 eggs rather than 3 egg whites--this makes for a more moist cake, and there's no waste of yolks. I cover the sides of the cake completely with additional crushed Oreos and stand more cookies, cut in half, upright along the top edge. I make the frosting a little differently, mostly to ensure an ample amount for a layer cake: 4 c. powdered sugar, 1/2 c. shortening, 1/4 c. milk and 1 tsp. vanilla. This is a great go-to recipe when you need a cake that's beautiful, easy, and delicious! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/14/2009
Not to sound 'cliche' but this tastes soooo artificial and like boxed cake. There's really not much taste at all to this and the icing left a strange waxy film on the roof of my mouth. However I did make this for the kids and they were thrilled. It did turn out pretty especially with the crumbled cookies all over and sliced ones all around the top. It is very easy and cheap to make a no-brainer that might be appropriate for a bake sale (because of the novelty of it) or a kids birthday party. But I would never serve to adult guests...there are way too many extraordinary boxed cake recipes from this website ("chocolate cavity maker cake" for example)that make this one look a little silly. Read More
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249 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 155
  • 4 star values: 60
  • 3 star values: 23
  • 2 star values: 8
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
02/27/2010
If you love Oreo cookies (and who doesn't?), you'll love this cake. I've made this many times for more than 15 years, because it's always been a crowd pleaser. I make it as a layer cake, using 2 eggs rather than 3 egg whites--this makes for a more moist cake, and there's no waste of yolks. I cover the sides of the cake completely with additional crushed Oreos and stand more cookies, cut in half, upright along the top edge. I make the frosting a little differently, mostly to ensure an ample amount for a layer cake: 4 c. powdered sugar, 1/2 c. shortening, 1/4 c. milk and 1 tsp. vanilla. This is a great go-to recipe when you need a cake that's beautiful, easy, and delicious! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/08/2010
Love the concept and so did our neighbor's two little kids (not to mention my husband)! I couldn't bring myself to do a boxed cake so I used the recipe for "Simple White Cake" from this site and am so glad I did because it tastes just like a big sugar cookie and for the icing I used "White Cake Frosting II" from this site. I will definitely make this again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/03/2003
I used the idea of the cushed oreo cookie in this but I used the recipe from this site that is called cream cake. It is wonderful on it's own but with the addition of the cookies...it was fantastic! After it cooled...I also melted about a cup of giradelli chocolate chips with a little bit of cream and drizzled it on top. If you do not add too much cream...after a while...the chocolate hardens almost like candy on the cake which makes it extra yummy. Sorry but I just could not use this recipe with the box cake mix because no matter what you put in it...you know that it started from a box. Try the cake the way I mentioned and I can guarantee....you will not be dissapointed. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/04/2003
I made these for my daughter's class for her birthday. The teacher says these were a hit! They make a perfect amount for sending to class. I was able to make 30. I baked them in paper cups 2/3 full for 18 minutes at 350. I altered the frosting a little. I used 1/2 cup butter to 1/4 c. shortening as I like a buttercream frosting. I was pleased with the result. For the topping I just turned the cupcake upside down and turned it in a bowl of cookie crumbs. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/16/2007
This cake turned out good. I made it in a sheet cake pan(9 x 13 x 2).I added 2 cups of crushed oreos to the batter and it was good. I made the frosting and it did taste just like the frosting in the center of the oreo cookies. I also crushed the remainder of the bag of cookies and sprinkled on top of the frosting. I served it with vanilla ice cream and then wished I had bought the cookies and cream ice cream. The cake did not last as every one said it was great. Thanks for a keeper. Gail Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/30/2006
I made this cake for a family gathering and it was a big hit. I followed the icing directions to the T which I think is was really makes this cake. For those that are leary about using raw eggs remember you can always buy pasterized eggs or pasterize them yourself by placing the egg in boiling water that is 145 degrees for 3 and a half minutes and then immediatly putting in ice water. This will kill any bacteria in the eggs. I also made one with chocolate cake and I actually liked it better. It tasted just like an Oreo cookie. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/14/2009
Not to sound 'cliche' but this tastes soooo artificial and like boxed cake. There's really not much taste at all to this and the icing left a strange waxy film on the roof of my mouth. However I did make this for the kids and they were thrilled. It did turn out pretty especially with the crumbled cookies all over and sliced ones all around the top. It is very easy and cheap to make a no-brainer that might be appropriate for a bake sale (because of the novelty of it) or a kids birthday party. But I would never serve to adult guests...there are way too many extraordinary boxed cake recipes from this website ("chocolate cavity maker cake" for example)that make this one look a little silly. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/01/2003
It's good. I couldn't taste the oreo that much. I think you need about 1 1/2 cups of crumbs. Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/20/2008
This is a nice change of pace from the usual cakes (and what isn't better w/Oreos?!). I followed the recipe to a "T" for both the cake and frosting though I did make as cupcakes rather than as a cake. Thanks for a great recipe! Read More
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