Blackout Cake Oreos Are Coming, and You Have to Try ‘Em

There's a choco-lot of chocolate in Blackout Cake Oreos.

The original Oreo—chocolate cookie and white creme filling—is tough to beat. But it’s not like Oreo isn’t trying. Recently, we’ve been treated to gingerbread Oreos, snickerdoodle Oreos and even the hilariously overstuffed Most Oreo Oreos.

Those cookies are creative, for sure, but what about those of us who just want chocolate, chocolate and more chocolate? Our dream cookie is coming, and it’s called Blackout Cake Oreos.

What Are Blackout Cake Oreos?

You may be familiar with recipes for blackout cake. Invented by Brooklyn bakery Ebinger’s during World War II, it’s named for both its chocolate overload and the electricity blackouts required during wartime,

It’s a chocolate cake filled with chocolate pudding and covered with chocolate crumbs. In short, just keep shoving various types of chocolate into your recipe until you run out or get tired.

Oreo Blackout Cake, the newest flavor from Oreo, features classic Oreo chocolate cookies, layered with chocolate cake-flavored creme stacked on a layer of dark chocolate cake-flavored creme. My chocolate-obsessed heart is exploding just at the thought.

When Can I Get Them?

Chocolate lovers, rejoice! The Blackout Cake Oreos will be chocolating their way onto store shelves nationwide beginning in April.

But they’re a limited-edition flavor, so buy ’em when you see ’em, as they won’t be around forever. In other words, don’t be choco-late.

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Gael Fashingbauer Cooper
Gael has written about food and restaurants for 27 years. At Taste of Home, she dives into taste-testing unusual food products and sharing the latest in food trends and news. She's the co-author of "Whatever Happened to Pudding Pops" and "The Totally Sweet '90s," which celebrate the nostalgic tastes and trends of the '70s, '80s and '90s. As a professional pop culture junkie, Gael has written about TV, movies and books of all kinds for CNET, NBC, MSNBC and "TODAY." If Marathon candy bars ever make a comeback, she'll be first in line.