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Cookies-and-Cream Cake Recipe

Cookies-and-Cream Cake Recipe

If you like cookies-and-cream ice cream, you'll love this cake. Chocolate sandwich cookies are mixed into the batter and pressed into the sweet and creamy frosting for a fun look. —Pat Habiger, Spearville, Kansas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling YIELD:12 servings


  • 1 package white cake mix (regular size)
  • 1-1/4 cups water
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 3 large egg whites
  • 1 cup coarsely crushed Oreo cookies (about 8)
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 4 to 4-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Whole and crushed Oreo cookies, optional


  • 1. In a large bowl, combine the cake mix, water, oil and egg whites; beat on low speed for 30 seconds. Beat on high for 2 minutes. Gently fold in crushed cookies.
  • 2. Pour into two greased and floured 9-in. round baking pans. Bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely.
  • 3. For frosting, beat the shortening, sugar, milk and vanilla in another large bowl until smooth. Spread frosting between layers and over top and sides of cake. If desired, decorate the top with whole cookies and the sides with crushed cookies. Yield: 12 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 533 calories, 21g fat (5g saturated fat), 1mg cholesterol, 354mg sodium, 83g carbohydrate (60g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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Kerrismom User ID: 6951724 243828
Reviewed Feb. 14, 2016

"I've made this cake a couple of times for birthdays. It was a big hit with my twelve-year-old and her friends. The recipe is easy to follow and the finished product looks great!"

jtermont User ID: 1863534 242888
Reviewed Jan. 30, 2016

"I LOVED this cake and it was pretty easy to put together. I took it to work and my co-workers went crazy over it. The only thing different I did to save time was to use store-bought frosting."

Tweetybird924 User ID: 8127989 226842
Reviewed May. 24, 2015

"This really is quite good. I just followed the recipe on the back of the box. I used butter instead of the shortening and even added half a block of cream cheese.

FYI - Using egg whites have nothing to do with the colour of the cake. Using egg whites is just a healthier option."

patpoles User ID: 8102120 223726
Reviewed Mar. 28, 2015

"Made this for my grandson's birthday to him it was excellent. I had to make another one for the rest of the family he did not share only with 4 of his college friends it was a hit. Thank-you"

delowenstein User ID: 3766053 7482
Reviewed Oct. 2, 2014

"I recall making this cake when it was featured in Taste of Home-in fact, I believe that I'd prepared it at least a couple of times! I HAVE adjusted this recipe: by using: 1-1/3 cup cold water, 1/3 cup vegetable oil, 3 egg whites, 1 cup (at least 10) coarsely chopped Oreo sandwich cookies, 4 to 4-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar, 1/2 cup vegetable shortening and 1/4 cup milk, 1 tsp. vanilla extract, additional cream-filled chocolate Oreo sandwich cookies, halved and crushed for garnish. If time is short, use just 1 16-oz. tub of whipped white frosting and about 1/4 cup milk. TIP: I've learned to just use enough milk to make a suitable spreading consistency! When I'd baked this cake, I'd taken it to our chapel and it was enjoyed very much! This recipe is DEFINITELY a keeper! Thank you, Pat Habiger, for taking the time to prepare and share your recipe! delowenstein"

janleck User ID: 718602 11324
Reviewed Sep. 12, 2014

"I cook for a retirement home and the residents loved this cake. Thanks for sharing. A thumbs up!"

SandyRoss User ID: 2715990 9897
Reviewed Feb. 25, 2014

"My family loved the cake and my husband said the frosting tasted like the filling of an Oreo! Will make this for them again!"

falknermimi User ID: 3056172 14250
Reviewed Sep. 13, 2013

"Great recipe! My family loves Oreos so I knew they would love this cake. Thanks Pat for a great recipe that will most definitely be made again and again."

[email protected] User ID: 193450 11323
Reviewed Aug. 10, 2013

"Made this for my Oreo-loving teenage daughter. After reading the reviews, I decided to add a layer of crushed Oreos between the layers of cake. Everyone enjoyed it. Would be fun to try with the mint flavored Oreos."

[email protected] User ID: 1897882 23991
Reviewed Jul. 29, 2013

"For Torogirl: You don't use the yolks in a white cake because it will turn the cake a yellowish color. By using just the egg whites it stays white."

besidethesea User ID: 6799048 9211
Reviewed Jul. 29, 2013

"This cake is awesome!! Only i couldn't either stand the thought of so much shortening in the frosting so i used less shortening and more milk. It's not only the looks that makes it appealing... The cake is moist and the oreo cookie flavour couldn't be beat!"

Torogirl User ID: 6721829 11320
Reviewed Jul. 28, 2013

"Can someone tell me why you don't use the yolks? Thx!!"

Rosebud315 User ID: 7351615 10536
Reviewed Jul. 28, 2013

"The cake is great, but I did make modifications to it. I couldn't handle the idea of eating frosting made with shortening, so I made it with cream cheese instead. You could also substitute whipped cream for the frosting."

KimberlyRL User ID: 4851499 9811
Reviewed Jul. 5, 2013

"This is a delicious cake, appealing to the lovers of the ever popular cookie! I have made this twice and received rave reviews each time."

[email protected] User ID: 4441258 10535
Reviewed May. 30, 2012

"I used commercial frosting instead of the recipe. If i'm going to use commercial cake then i want it to be easy all the way around. I made this cake for my hubby's birthday as he is an oreo fiend. I wasn't really impressed with the cake but then i don't care of white cake as a rule. If i could find a nice moist white cake recipe like i have for chocolate perhaps that would be different. However, overall this was a very nice fancy cake and i can see me making it again."

rusty2fan User ID: 2648461 18778
Reviewed Feb. 26, 2012

"the icing is way to sweet and the cake was really bland i don't see how it won first place it had to be for looks and not taste"

s_pants User ID: 174050 11110
Reviewed Sep. 16, 2010

"Frosting if very sweet; while I was assembling it, my sister said that I should have doubled the way, just fine the way it is!"

Elkjers User ID: 4800643 9752
Reviewed Aug. 9, 2010

"I have made this cake many times for BD's! My kids love it!"

hwdog User ID: 5202486 7460
Reviewed Jun. 10, 2010

"this cake is really, really awesomely swell.

make sure that you use shortening and flour to grease the pans... we didn't and it came out in clumps... (and then I threw icing at my brother!!- which was really fun) So we ate it in bowls - FANTASTIC."

mrsdarcy24 User ID: 1496049 9206
Reviewed Feb. 21, 2010

"My kids love this cake, but they mostly eat the oreos ... it looks impressive for how little work it is. I sometimes crush up some oreos and put them in half of the batter."

hkrichau User ID: 4911831 12315
Reviewed Feb. 17, 2010

"Was very easy to make. Everyone loved it. But I added my own filling between the layers of cake. Instead of just the plain frosting, I added in with the frosting more crushed cookies but I might try more of a chocolate filling next time to bring out more chocolate flavor."

goodybrooks User ID: 1566757 200892
Reviewed Oct. 11, 2009

"I made this cake for Luke's 10th b-day. It has now become everybody's cake of choice for b-day treat."

KY_Cook User ID: 1619535 11319
Reviewed Nov. 30, 2008

"This is an AWESOME recipe! My whole family is in LOVE with it! LOL "

5hungrykids User ID: 1062637 200891
Reviewed Nov. 30, 2008

"My son picked this cake out for his birthday. He loved the Oreos, but the cake was not really eaten. Definately tasted like a "cake mix" cake too. I might try this idea again with a homemade cake. It really does look decadent, though."

cjhinx User ID: 2096943 200890
Reviewed Oct. 7, 2008

"A family favorite."

wild fire User ID: 2691551 9749
Reviewed Jul. 27, 2008

"Love It!"

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