A soft and buttery white cake is combined with plenty of delicious Oreo cookies in this cookies & cream sheet cake. To create room for the cream-filled cookie bits, the dough is tweaked somewhat from my white cake recipe. Using a combination of heavy cream, cream cheese, vanilla, and a pinch of confectioners' sugar, cover the cake with a robust yet light whipped cream frosting. There's plenty of room for extra Oreos because the icing is very lightly sweetened. For a party of Oreo fans, this is a fun, simple, and manageable cake!
Flavour: All-Oreo flavour! This cookies & cream sheet cake is perfect for fans of vanilla cake, whipped icing, and Oreo cookies. I was going to use chocolate ganache or chocolate buttercream, but I opted against it because the Oreos in the cake batter and frosting are already strong enough.
The cookies & cream cake is buttery, soft, and moist, and the icing has a creamy whipped texture that's heavier than plain whipped cream but lighter than vanilla buttercream. The Oreo cookie crumbs in the cake aren't crispy at all, but rather soft and cakey. The cake batter isn't difficult to make, but make sure you use egg whites instead of yolks and cake flour instead of all-purpose flour. Both of these ingredients contribute to a softer, lighter crumb in the cake. Because we're not using egg yolks, which can make a cake heavy, we'll use sour cream to add fat back into the mixture. Sour cream keeps the cake light while also providing unrivalled wetness.
Ease: Sheet cakes are notoriously easier to make than layer cakes because they don't involve any levelling of cake layers, ornate décor, or complicated construction. Slicing and serving this dessert is a breeze, and you'll love how it can feed a crowd while still being simple to prepare. The whipped cream frosting comes together quickly, and your mixer does the majority of the work. To be honest, avoiding the impulse to consume all those cut Oreo cookies is the most difficult element of this entire dish.
This frosting recipe yields 4-5 cups and there’s only 3/4 cup of confectioners’ sugar in all of it. (Plus the Oreo cookie pieces!)
When it comes to cake or cupcake decor, I usually stick with buttercream or cream cheese frosting– and both are notoriously sweet. I wanted something different today, so I turned whipped cream into a creamy, fluffy, thick frosting. It’s made with cream cheese, but you absolutely cannot taste it. And when you fold in the chopped Oreo cookie pieces, the frosting itself tastes like the cookie’s cream filling!