Chocolate oreo cake

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Cook Time: 28 minutes
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Category: Cake
Method: Oven


:small_orange_diamond:2 cups (260g) flour
:small_orange_diamond:2 cups (414g) sugar
:small_orange_diamond: 3/4 cup (85g) natural unsweetened cocoa powder OR Hershey’s Special Dark Cocoa powder
:small_orange_diamond:2 tsp baking soda
:small_orange_diamond: 1 tsp salt
:small_orange_diamond:2 large eggs
:small_orange_diamond: 1 cup (240ml) buttermilk
:small_orange_diamond: 1 cup (240ml) vegetable oil
:small_orange_diamond: 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
:small_orange_diamond: 1 cup (240ml) boiling water


:small_orange_diamond:1 1/2 cups (336g) butter
:small_orange_diamond:1 1/2 cups (284g) shortening
:small_orange_diamond:8–9 cups (920g-1035g) powdered sugar
:small_orange_diamond: 3 cups (414g) Oreo crumbs (about 33 Oreos)
:small_orange_diamond: 1 tsp vanilla extract
:small_orange_diamond: 6–7 tbsp (90ml-105ml) water


:small_orange_diamond:6 oz (1 cup | 169g) semi sweet chocolate chips
:small_orange_diamond: 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
:small_orange_diamond: Oreos, optional


  1. Prepare three 8 inch cake pans with parchment paper circles in the bottom, and grease the sides.
  2. Add all dry ingredients to a large bowl and whisk together.
  3. Add eggs, buttermilk and vegetable oil to the dry ingredients and mix well.
  4. Add vanilla to boiling water and add to mixture. Mix well.
  5. Divide batter between three cakes pans and bake at 300 degrees for about 30-33 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out with a few crumbs.
  6. Remove cakes from oven and allow to cool for about 10 minutes, then remove to cooling racks to cool completely.
  7. Make icing while cakes cool. Beat together butter and shortening until smooth.
  8. Slowly add 4 cups of powdered sugar and mix until smooth.
  9. Add vanilla and Oreo crumbs and mix until smooth.
  10. Add another 4-5 cups of powdered sugar and mix until smooth. Add water or milk until you get a smooth consistency.
  11. Set aside about 3 1/2 cups of icing for the filling inside the cake and add chopped Oreos, if using.