Chocolate Peanut Butter Oreo Cake
HONESTLY…we blew ourselves away with this one!!! Like, we knew it’d be good but didn’t know it’d be THIS good. Our brother had one bite and told us we need to make it for him this year for his birthday. So yeah….
First step is to make the two boxes of cake mix. Super easy! Just follow the directions on the back of the package. Once the cake mix is made, pour the batter evenly into two 13x9 inch sheet pans. We are using sheet pans because the cakes need to be thin. When the cakes are done baking, you’re going to cut each cake in half so there are 4 pieces. We decided halfway through that we were only going to do three layers of cake (because of the thickness of the Oreo's), but feel free to do four layers!
Now for the frosting, we literally just threw some ingredients into the mixer that we thought would taste good and boy oh boyyyy did it taste AMAZING. If you can’t tell yet, we’re very proud of ourselves for this entire cake LOL.
Ok now, in the picture above ^^ you can see that there is a layer of Oreo’s in the middle, but that part isn’t written in the directions (there’s a reason for that.) You can also see in the picture that we only have 3 cake layers even though the directions say there should be 4 layers. HERE’S WHY: After making the cake, we decided that if we were to make it again, we would leave out the Oreo's in the middle. It’s not that the Oreo's didn’t taste good, it’s just that it messed with the consistency of the cake. You have this super moist and soft cake, and then big chunky cookies in the middle of it. We did 3 layers of cake because that Oreo layer in the middle took up quite some room and we didn’t want to do a fourth layer and make the cake TOO big. What we suggest you to do is a 4-layer cake without the Oreo's in the middle- and a lot of crushed Oreo’s on top!!! It’s all about learning from your mistakes people.
We think this cake tastes best when it stays in the refrigerator because we like when the frosting is cold. We also think it tastes better on the second day because all the flavor has settled in and the cake and Oreo's have softened even more because of the frosting! On your mark, get set, go make this NOWWW!
2 boxes Chocolate Cake Mix (Betty Crocker Super Moist Triple Chocolate Fudge)
Ingredients needed to make the cake mix- vegetable oil, water, eggs
1-8 oz. package cream cheese
2/3 cups sugar
1 cup peanut butter
2 tablespoons sweet cream coffee creamer (we only used this because we didn’t have milk, but it turned out great. You can use milk instead.)
1-8 oz. tub of Cool Whip
1 package Peanut Butter Oreos
1. Preheat oven according to package.
2. Prepare cake mix. Mix both packages in one big bowl to save time. (Remember to double up on the ingredients needed for cake mix.)
3. Pour the cake batter evenly into 2 13x9 sheet pans. Bake in oven for 30 minutes.
4. While the cake is baking, prepare the frosting. Combine the cream cheese and sugar in the mixer and mix till light and fluffy. Add the peanut butter and mix in. Add sweet cream coffee creamer (or milk.) Eye it until it’s a good consistency.
5. Detach from mixer and fold in the cool whip. Make sure you fold and mix until everything is mixed evenly. (No one wants more peanut butter in one bite than the next bite!) Set frosting aside.
6. When the cakes are done, take them out and let cool. Once cooled, cut each cake in half to make four pieces of cake.
7. Take one of the pieces of cake and frost the top. This will be the bottom layer. After frosted, add the second piece of cake on top. Frost that layer. Repeat until all four layers are frosted.
8. Sprinkle TONS of crushed Oreo’s on top of the cake. (Can't ever go wrong with too many Oreo's!!)
9. Heat hot fudge and drizzle on top. Enjoy!!