How to Make Oreo Dump Cake

Craving a sweet and easy dessert? You can thank TikTok for this Oreo dump cake recipe.

If you’re looking for a sweet treat this fall, there’s nothing easier than a dump cake recipe. Dump cakes may not have the prettiest names or the most polished appearances, but they’re incredibly fun and simple to make. One recipe that’s been particularly hot on TikTok is the Oreo dump cake. It requires no mixing, hardly any measuring and only five ingredients. Here’s how everyone’s been making dump cakes.

5-Ingredient Oreo Dump Cake Recipe

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  • 28 Oreo cookies
  • 1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 (8-ounce) container Cool Whip
  • 1 box chocolate cake mix
  • 1-1/2 sticks butter


Step 1: Prep your ingredients

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Pull out everything you’ll need for this Oreo dump cake. It won’t take long.

Step 2: Layer the ingredients

Preheat your oven to 350°F.

Give your 13-x-9-inch baking pan a quick coat of cooking spray or butter, then spread out a single layer of Oreo cookies. In an even layer, pour the can of sweetened condensed milk over the cookies. Using a spatula, smooth the Cool Whip on top.

Evenly sprinkle your chocolate cake mix over that. If there are lumps, rake them out with a fork. Finally, slice the butter and place it on top, covering as much surface area as possible to avoid dry spots.

Don’t mix any of the ingredients!

Step 3: Bake your dump cake

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Bake for 40 to 45 minutes.

The Oreo cookies on the bottom become a chocolaty crust, the condensed milk takes on the color and consistency of caramel, and the Cool Whip and butter create a cake with a brownie texture.

Top this Oreo dump cake with fresh whipped cream for some cool sweetness. Yum!

Editor’s Tip: The texture of this dessert is best when served warm. If the cake is overbaked or cold, the texture will be too hard.

Tips for Making Oreo Dump Cake

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How do I make this Oreo dump cake my own?

You can easily make small tweaks to this recipe like changing the variety of Oreo. If you’re using regular or Double Stuf cookies, we suggest one layer, but go for two layers if you opt for Oreo Thins. You can also completely change the flavor profile by pairing other favorite cookies or cakes. Some ideas: lemon cookies and yellow cake, ginger snaps and vanilla cake, shortbread cookies and lemon cake.

How can I add less sugar?

If you want to lower the sugar levels of this sinful treat, you can try a cookie like Rip Van LEOS or a sugar free Oreo. Evaporated milk can be substituted for condensed milk, though you won’t get as much of that caramelized texture. You can also use sugar free Cool Whip and cake mix.

You’ll love these sugar-free desserts that taste like a treat.

Does Oreo dump cake need to be refrigerated?

This sticky cake is best eaten fresh, so we suggest not keeping it around for too long. If you’re going to consume it within 1 to 3 days, you can keep it covered at room temperature. Longer than that, you’ll want to refrigerate it. It will harden at colder temperatures though, so we suggest reheating for maximum enjoyment.

Can an Oreo dump cake be frozen?

If you’d like to keep some slices to enjoy at a later date, you can freeze your Oreo dump cake. Once frozen, it’s very hard to cut, so we suggest portioning it out beforehand and freezing it as individual slices.

Tria Wen
Tria's writing has been featured in the Washington Post, the NYT Now app, Narratively, Ozy, Huffington Post, and the Editor's Picks of Medium, among other places. She is a founding co-editor of the Black Allyship at Mochi Magazine column, and co-creator of Make America Dinner Again, a volunteer organization that facilitates conversations among diverse political perspectives. She has appeared on NPR, BBC, ABC, Mother Jones, at SXSW, and more to discuss how to build understanding across political lines.