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How to Make an Oreo Drip Cake

How to Make an Oreo Drip Cake

Learn how to make this delicious oreo drip cake using a box cake mix, oreos and a white chocolate ganache cake drip. Our step-by-step recipe will have your cake bakery worthy!

I think Oreos are my favorite cookie and are pretty darn nifty when it comes to using them in recipes. I use them in my cookies and cream ice cream and now I’m so excited to share with you how to make this Oreo Drip Cake. 

Drip cakes took the social media by storm within the last couple of years. And while they make look hard to a lot of people, they’re far from it. It’s one of those things where mistakes are hard to do, making a little bit of a mess is ok and dripping your ingredients everywhere is celebrated. 

oreo drip cake

While you know I love a good cake recipe, this Oreo cake is made with a boxed cake mix. We jazz it up with a box of Oreo pudding and crushed Oreos. 

This Oreo drip cake is really just so decadent. The cream from the Oreos add an extra layer of creaminess. And the crushed cookies give just a slight crunch that just works perfectly. The whole cake is then frosted in my favorite buttercream frosting and finished off with a white chocolate drip. I love how this cake has just the right amount of chocolate.

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How to Make an Oreo Drip Cake

Equipment

Ingredients for buttercream

  • 1/2 pound unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup vegetable shortening
  • 1 pound (4 cups, scooped and leveled)
  • confectioners sugar
  • 1/4 cup of heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract 
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The first thing you need to do is preheat your oven to 350 degrees and get your cake pans prepared. In a large bowl, make the cake batter according to box instructions. Add in the Oreo pudding with the cake mix. Mix on low speed.

Chop up 7-8 Oreos into small pieces and fold into the batter. Do not over mix. Fill cake pans 3/4 full. Place in oven and reduce the temperature to 340. Allow cake to bake 40-45 mins or until a skewer or butter knife comes out clean from the centre of the cake. Let cool completely in the pans (for one hour). 

Level and Torte the cakes with a serrated knife. Level the cakes while still inside of the pans.

Place a cake board over the top and flip the cake out of the pan. For 4 layers of icing torte the cake (slice the layer in half, horizontally). To leave as is, chill the cake layers or freeze them wrapped in plastic wrap.

oreo drip cake

When you are ready to assemble, remove your cake layers from your freezer or fridge and have the Buttercream frosting, melted chocolate and sprinkles ready to go.

Add crushed Oreos to the Buttercream. The Oreos will need to be ground very fine if you’re going to add it to the Buttercream or else the larger chunks can scrape across the cake and the buttercream will never be smooth.

Add a small amount of buttercream to the center of your cake board and lay down your first layer of cake.

Fill your piping bag with a fitted 1M or 2D tip and build a damn of buttercream. If you do not have a piping bag, you can fill a plastic bag and snip the end off.

oreo drip cake

Next add buttercream to the center and using an small offset spatula to smooth it out. Add Oreos on top, cutting them to fit.

Fill in the entire center with cookies and lay another level of cake on top. Repeat until cake is built.

Crumb coat the cake and let firm up in the freezer. At this point, you may need to make more buttercream.

After waiting about 5 minutes, apply your second coat of buttercream around the top and sides of the cake.

For super smooth icing let crust over (no longer wet to the touch, and gently massage the icing smooth with your hand an Viva paper towel. Or Use a bench scraper while icing is still wet to smooth it.)

Add a row of Oreos around the base of the cake.

Return cake to freezer while you melt the chocolate in a separate bowl.

Ways to Make Your White Chocolate Ganache Drip

Melt 1 cup of the white chocolate chips (candy melts or candy coating) in 30 second increments in your microwave stirring after each time. After a couple minutes (usually about 3 times) the chocolate will melt fully. Stir to allow residual heat to melt any lingering chunks. Add to a piping bag. Snip the tip leaving a small space open and pipe drops of chocolate along the top edge of the cake, so the melted chocolate drips down the side of your cake to get that perfect drip look. Every cake will have different looks every time.

You can add melted chocolate to a piping bag, use the squeeze bottle method (using a plastic bottle) or use the spoon method to drip chocolate off the top. Do a test drip first to make sure you have the right consistency and there are no air bubbles. If your icing is too thick and not dripping, add a small amount of melted coconut oil or vegetable oil to thin it out. However these brands will not require this step.

The best way to make your drips is on a chilled cake or cold cake so the chocolate will harden pretty quickly. If the cake is room temperature, it will take a little while for the chocolate to set up, you can pop it in the fridge to speed this process along.

To decorate the Top of Your Oreo Drip Cake

Imagine the top of the cake is the face of a clock. We want to pipe our buttercream swirls at 12, 3, 6 & 9 around the entire cake.

The cake is “marked” where you want to pipe tall buttercream swirls.

Using a consistent pressure we want to pipe a circular pattern upwards to create a tall buttercream swirl.

After the first 4 are piped, pipe another set of 4 in between the first set.

Immediate add toppings (sprinkles and cookies). You can read my cake decorating guide for more help in this process.

oreo drip cake

Display your beautiful cake on a cake stand.

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cake drip cake

There are different types of drip cakes. Here are some of our favorites:

  • Make a Chocolate Drip Cake with either milk chocolate or dark chocolate ganache for a dark chocolate drip
  • Use your favourite chocolate bars in place of the oreos, like this Twix Cake.
  • Color white ganache into vibrant colors with gel food coloring to make colorful drips
  • Put peanut butter or Nutella in between layers of chocolate cake
  • Fill the cake layers with strawberry puree and top with whole strawberries and put strawberries on the side of the cake.
  • Bake something seasonal like a Caramel Apple Cake.
  • Find a ton more delicious drip cake recipes!
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oreo drip cake

How to Make an Oreo Drip Cake

Yield: 12
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Additional Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes

Learn how to make this delicious oreo drip cake using a box cake mix, oreos and a white chocolate ganache cake drip. Our step-by-step recipe will have your cake bakery worthy!

Ingredients

  • Baking Spray or Cake Release
  • 2 boxes white or French vanilla cake mix
  • 1 box Oreo pudding
  • 6 eggs
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 15oz pack Oreos
  • White candy melts or Almond Bark
  • 1/2 pound unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup vegetable shortening
  • 1 pound (4 cups, scooped and leveled) confectioners sugar.
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract

Instructions

    1. Preheat your oven to 350 and prepare pans
    2. Make cake according to box instructions. Add in the Oreo pudding with the cake mix.
    3. Chop up 7-8 Oreos and fold into the batter. Do not over mix.
    4. Fill cake pans 3/4 full.
    5. Place in oven and reduce the temperature to 340. Allow cake to bake 40-45 mins or until a skewer or butter knife comes out clean.
    6. Let cool completely in the pans (for one hour).

    Level and Torte the cakes. Level the cakes while still inside of the pans. Place a cake board over the top and flip the cake out.
    For 4 layers of icing torte the cake (slice the layer in half, horizontally).
    Leave as is chill the cake layers or freeze them wrapped in plastic wrap.

    Ready to assemble
    Remove cake layers from freezer or fridge and have ready to go with Buttercream, melted chocolate and sprinkles.
    Add a small amount of butter cream to the center of your cake board and lay down your first layer of cake.
    Using the Buttercream inside of your piping bag with a fitted 1M or 2D tip, build a damn of buttercream.

    Next add buttercream to the center and using an offset spatula smooth it out. Add Oreos on top, cutting them to fit.

    Fill in the entire center with cookies and lay another level of cake on top.
    Repeat until cake is built.

    Crumb coat the cake and let firm up in the freezer. Assess if more buttercream is needed or not at this point. If not apply your second coat of buttercream after 5 mins.
    Add a row of Oreos around the base of the cake. Return cake to freezer while you melt the chocolate.
    Add melted chocolate to a piping bag or use a spoon to drip chocolate off the top.
    If your icing is too thick and not dripping, add a small amount of melted coconut oil or vegetable oil to thin it out.

    The chocolate will harden pretty quickly if your cake is cold. If the cake is room temperature, it will take a little while for the chocolate to set up. Pop it in the
    fridge to speed this process along.

    To decorate the top
    Melt 1 cup of the chocolate (candy melts or candy coating) in 30 second increments in your microwave stirring after each time. About 3 times will melt the chocolate fully.

    Stir to allow residual heat to melt any lingering chunks.
    Add to a piping bag. Snip the tip leaving a small space open and pipe drops of chocolate along the side of the cake.

    Imagine the top of the cake is the face of a clock. We want to pipe our buttercream swirls at 12, 3, 6 & 9.

    The cake is “marked” where I want to pipe tall buttercream swirls.

    Using a consistent pressure we want to pipe a circular pattern upwards to create a tall
    buttercream swirl.

    After the first 4 are piped, pipe another set of 4 in between the first set.

    Immediate add toppings
    (sprinkles and cookies)

Notes

Add crushed Oreos to the Buttercream. The
Oreos will need to be ground very fine if
you’re going to add it to the Buttercream or
else the larger chunks can scrape across the
cake and the buttercream will never be smooth.
Notes
For super smooth icing let crust over (no longer
wet to the touch, and gently massage the icing
smooth with your hand an Viva paper towel.
Or
Use a bench scraper while icing is still wet to
smooth it.

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