Oreo Cream Filled Bundt Cake

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The Scoop:

My dad has a thing for Oreo’s.  He always has.  I remember them being a special treat when I was a kid because my mom would only buy them when they were on sale.  [now that I’m buying my own groceries, I understand why.  Oreos are ex-pen-sive]  When we finished dinner, my dad would give each of us a stack and a glass of milk for dunking.  The perfect dessert.

Somewhere along the lines, my mom tried bringing home a generic brand, Hydrox I think they were called, as a budget friendly substitute.  Not ones to usually complain about the food on our table, we were on to her trick immediately.  Espcially Dad.  “These cookies don’t absorb any of the milk,” he’d say after dunking.  “Of course they do, it’s all in your head,” my mom would always reply.

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It became a running joke in my family, the Oreo v. Hydrox debate, until one day we decided to put the issue to rest with the ultimate taste testing event.

It took place on a Sunday afternoon, following the morning church service. My Dad was blind folded at the kitchen table, a pair of rubber gloves on his hands and a glass of milk in front of him.  The deal was that he would be given 5 cookies in no particular order.  Some would be Oreo’s. Some would be Hydrox.  He was to dunk, taste test, and identify the cookie.  If he identified them all correctly, my mom would never purchase a generic cookie again.  If he missed one, well, let’s not even consider the consequences.  My brother and I waited with baited breath.  1, 2, 3, 4, 5.  He identified each one correctly.  My brother and I cheered with delight.  My mom laughed in disbelief.

Why of course.  The Oreo’s had won.

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This is just one of about a million examples of the family fun we’ve had over the years.  As I’ve gotten older, my  dad and I have turned into buddies with many of the same interests so there have been concerts, and sporting events, and even mini road trips.  Years full of sweet memories to say the least.  We continued making those memories this weekend in Pittsburgh, surprising my dad on his 60th birthday.  My mom plotted the whole weekend, and with a little help from my brother, his finance, and me, I think we gave my dad just the celebration he deserved.  

If there is one person in this world who has been earned the opportunity to be treated like a king for a day, it is my father.  No doubt about it.  He taught me what a man should be, especially what it looks like for a man to love his wife and children.  He raised me to be smart, and tough, and fiercely independent.   He showed me how to stand up for myself and and not take BS from anyone, but even more importantly so, how and when to check my pride at the door.  He exemplifies character in every aspect of the word.

I made this cake for my Oreo loving dad, and totally recommend it for the Oreo lovers in your life.  The cake is rich and chocolatey, but the real surprise is the Oreo cream packed inside.  I use dark cocoa powder to replicate the darkness of the cookies, but if you only have regular cocoa powder on hand, that will work too.  It keeps well, so don’t be afraid to make it a day ahead of time, and since the frosting is on the inside, it transports like a breeze. Surprise birthday perfection.


The Goods:



  • 1 1/4 cups hot coffee
  • 1 cup unsweetened dark cocoa powder
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup plus 2 Tbs of canola oil [or vegetable oil]


  • 1 stick of unsalted butter, at room temp
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 Tbs heavy cream
  • 6 crushed Oreo’s


  • 1/2 cup white chocolate chips
  • 2 Tbs heavy cream
  • 4 crushed Oreo’s


  • 10 inch bundt pan

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The Deets:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  Grease the inside of a 10 inch bundt pan and dust it with cocoa powder.  Set aside.

In a small bowl, whisk together the hot coffee and the cocoa powder until smooth.  In a medium bowl, mix the flour, salt, and baking soda.

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In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat the eggs and sugar for about 2 minutes, or until they are pale and thick.  Add the buttermilk and oil, and mix until combined.  Add the flour to the mixer and mix on low speed for 30 seconds.  Scrape down the sides of the bowl and mix on medium speed for another 30 seconds – 1 minute, so the batter is smooth.  Add the coffee/cocoa mixture and mix on low speed, just until combined and the batter is a consistent shade of brown.  Transfer the batter to the prepared bundt pan and bake for 50 minutes, or until a toothpick tester comes out clean.

Allow the cake to cool in the pan for 30 minutes.  Gently run a knife around the edges of the cake, then invert the pan onto a wire rack.  The cake should slide right out.  Allow it to finish cooling completely on the wire rack.

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While the cake is cooling, make the filling.  In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat the butter for about 30 seconds.  Add the powdered sugar, cream, salt, and vanilla.  Mix on low speed until the dry ingredients are incorporated, then crank the speed up to high for 2 minutes.  Add the crushed oreos and mix on low speed until they are evenly distributed.

To assemble the cake, use a sharp, serrated knife to cut the cake in half horizontally.  Flip the cake so the inside of each half is facing up.  Use a tablespoon to gently dig a small cavity out in each side of the cake.  Scoop the oreo filling into the cavity and spread it evenly with a knife.  Gently flip the top layer of the cake onto the bottom and realign the edges.

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To make the glaze, melt a 1/2 cup of white chocolate and 2 Tbs of cream over low heat in a saucepan on the stove top.  Stir constantly until smooth and thin enough to pour.  Gently drizzle the chocolate over the cake and top the entire thing immediately with crushed Oreo’s.  Allow the chocolate to cool until hardened, then serve away.  If making the cake ahead of time, store in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

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The Inspiration:

My favorite chocolate bundt cake recipe from The Joy The Baker Cookbook.  The frosting is my all time favorite Oreo frosting from my sorta famous Proposal Cupcakes.

If you are looking for other awesome bundt cake recipes, try my Mexican Chocolate Cake, S’mores Cake, or Lavender Cake.

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And OF course, this recipe is inspired by my DAD!


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21 thoughts on “Oreo Cream Filled Bundt Cake

  1. Oh my gosh, this looks INCREDIBLE. Seriously, I gasped when I saw the first picture. Just Oreo perfection! Too funny about the “taste test”…we’ve had some equivalent family moments of just plain silliness and they’re some of my favorite memories.

  2. hey! this sounds soo delicious. wow 🙂
    could you please explain that when you say hot coffee u mean in powder form or..? a lil confused there xx

    1. Good question, thanks for asking. I realize now that its a little bit confusing the way I worded it. You’ll want to use 1 1/4 cup of hot prepared coffee. I just make it in my coffee pot, but you could also whisk some instant powder into 1 1/4 cups of hot water. Hope this helps!

  3. This looks SO delicious. However, I am definitely the opposite of a coffee lover. Does te coffee have a prevalent taste in this? Could I substitute with something else, or even use half coffee and half .. Milk? Water? Hot chocolate?

    1. Good question! I honestly don’t even think you can taste the coffee, it just give the chocolate that extra dark chocolate flavor like in an oreo cookie. But if you really aren’t a fan, using water or milk won’t hurt one bit!

  4. Heavens to BETSY! Okay….my daughter sent me the pin to make for her birthday. Right now, I have it in the fridge, and tomorrow will add the white chocolate and crushed Oreos to garnish, but let me just say, “AMAZING!” The chocolate cake is super moist and delicious. Because I can’t help it, I did make two changes: melted butter for 1/2 the oil (still used 1 c), and several large spoonfuls of marshmallow creme in the filling. Wow!! I can’t wait to try it tomorrow with the white chocolate! Thanks for the inspired recipe! How about making the filling a peanut butter creme with peanut better Oreos?! Then I would totally be in heaven!

    1. So have you tried the peaNut butter cream? My hubby loves a chocolate peaNutbutter and Oreo combo so that would be amazing. Not sure how to do it though. Thanks

  5. Can’t wait to try this! I was wondering how the cake stays together, though, after cutting it? If it’s just a glaze and not frosting holding the two halves together, won’t it fall apart?

  6. Oh, Meghan, Lindsay made this cake for a reunion today,and only a teeny piece was left! Everyone loved it (including me). Now I want another one made just for me…I guess I would share it with some others if I have to. 🙂 Suzanne

  7. I am going to pin and try this, not because it’s Oreo but because of the family memories you wrote about. My sister just adopted two girls ages 6 and 8. This will be their first Thanksgiving with our family. I want this cake to be one of their memories as well !

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