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Grandma's Oreo Cookie Cake

Grandma's Oreo Cookie Cake recipe or easy cookies and cream cake is great for birthdays, filled with Oreos or your favorite cream cookies, all baked inside!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword best cake, cake, cookie, dessert, easy cake

Equipment

  • bundt pan

Ingredients

  • 1 box white cake mix, 2 layer size or whichever flavor you prefer
  • 1/2 cup cooking oil
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 1/2 cups cream filled cookies, coarsely chopped
  • 1 cup cream filled cookies, coarsely chopped for top of cake

ICING

  • 1 cup butter unsalted, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 5 cups powdered or confectioner’s sugar

Perfect Bundt Cake Glaze (Chocolate)

  • 1/2 cup heavy cream, heated
  • 1 cup chocolate chips

Vanilla Bundt Cake Glaze

  • 1 cup powdered or icing sugar
  • 3-5 tablespoons heavy or whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Cream Cheese Glaze

  • 4 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups icing or powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 tablespoon milk

Instructions

  • In a large bowl combine cake mix, oil, eggs and water.
  • Beat on low and then medium for a few minutes until incorporated.
  • Gently fold in 1 1/2 cups crushed cookies.
  • Prepare bundt pan with butter and then flour.
  • Pour cake batter into bundt pan.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 45-55 minutes or a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  • Cool and place rack on top of bundt pan. Flip and allow to totally cool. Flip back onto serving plate.

Icing

  • You have a choice between making an icing, or technically a frosting, just like grandma did. That being said I have included three bundt cake glazes because you can never have too many options! The icing will cover the entire cake and the glazes will not.
  • In a large mixing bowl combine all of the ingredients. Blend together on low speed until smooth.

Making the Cake

  • Smear icing all over the cake. Sprinkle with 1 cup of crushed cookies. Serve and enjoy.

How to Glaze a Bundt Cake 

  • I use a good sized resealable bag, add your glaze mixture to it and press it into one corner. Cut the tip off of that corner leaving an opening of about 3/4 of an inch.Hold bag above your totally cooled bundt cake and squeeze all of the thick glaze out slowly, at a steady pace, on to the middle of your cake, going around in a circle, trying not to stop, if possible.As soon as you get back to where you began just continue on until your bag is empty or you believe you have enough glaze on your cake.You need your glaze to be thick, yet easily stirred, as you want it to slowly run down the sides of your totally cooled cake while turning your plate or cake stand by hand, especially if you are like me and don't own a turntable.If you want the glaze to run down a specific side of the cake, depending on your cakes pattern, just stop circling with your glaze for a quick moment, add a bit extra glaze and then keep on going in your circle pattern.The glaze will be piled up high but do not worry. Next, take the plate or stand supporting your cake and give it a shake up and down to settle the glaze. Lean the cake from one side to the other and the glaze will start to settle and slowly run down the sides of your cake. Add any decorations you want to at this time while your glaze is still wet. and allow the glaze to set and stiffen for at least an hour before serving.

Perfect Bundt Cake Glaze (Chocolate)

  • Chocolate glaze or sometimes known as ganache is very easy to make.
  • Make chocolate glaze by whisking together chocolate chips and heated heavy cream until thick and smooth. Pour over your cake, then add decorations if desired. Let icing set and stiffen, then serve as desired.

Vanilla Bundt Cake Glaze

  • Add all ingredients to a mixing bowl and stir to combine until totally smooth. If the mixture is too thin, add more powdered sugar, a few tablespoons at a time. If the mixture is too thick, add more cream, a tablespoon or two at a time.

Cream Cheese Glaze

  • In a small bowl, beat cream cheese, butter, powdered sugar, vanilla, and milk until smooth.Pour out over your cake, and shake gently from side to side to ensure the glaze drips down.