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Cookies ‘n Cream Sheet Cake

I don’t bake cakes very often because I don’t have the patience or talent for decorating. I do enjoy making sheet cakes though. They are easy to make and feed a crowd. My Chocolate Sheet Cake with Peanut Butter Frosting is one of my favorite desserts. I love the chocolate and peanut butter combo!

My blogging buddy, Jenny, is having a baby any day now and to celebrate we are throwing her a virtual shower today. YAY! Jenny loves Oreos so I decided to make a Cookies ‘n Cream Sheet Cake for her shower. I added Oreos into the chocolate cake and topped it with cream cheese frosting and Oreo cookie pieces. It is the perfect cake for celebrating!

The sheet cake is a breeze to bake and the frosting whips up in no time. You really can’t go wrong with chocolate, cream cheese frosting, and Oreos. Everyone will be begging for a slice. And the good thing about this cake is that it feeds the masses. It is the perfect cake for parties and potlucks.

The only problem with a virtual shower is you can’t actually have a piece of this Cookies ‘n Cream Sheet Cake. I guess I will have to eat it all by myself…maybe I will share with Josh:) I guess he can be invited to this baby shower!

Make sure you check out what everyone else made for Jenny’s shower! There are lots of tasty eats! Congratulations Jenny! We are so thrilled for you and your family! And Caleb can’t wait to have a little buddy:)

Amanda: i am baker Special Cake for a “Picky Palate”
Amanda: Kevin and Amanda Cinnamon Blueberry Biscoff Breakfast Cookies
Angie: Bakerella Baby Faces
Averie: Averie Cooks Chocolate Banana and Biscoff Graham Bars
Bev: Bev Cooks Horseradish Deviled Eggs
Bridget: Bake at 350 Cute as a Button Cupcakes
Cheryl: TidyMom Salted Caramel Cupcakes
Gaby: Whats Gaby Cooking Blueberry Buttermilk Cake
Heather: Heather’s Dish Perfect Pancake Bites
Julie: The Little Kitchen Mixed Berry Mint Slushies
Kathy: Panini Happy Baby Oreo Ice Cream Pies
Kristan: Confessions of a Cookbook Queen Homemade Animal Crackers
Lauren: Lauren’s Latest Mini Chocolate Lava Cakes
Lori: Recipe Girl Oreo and Caramel Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars
Marion: Sweetopia Baby Shower Cookie Favors
Marla: Family Fresh Cooking Blueberry Mint Agua Fresca
Michelle: Brown Eyed BakeShrimp Nacho Bites
Naomi: Bakers Royale Chocolate and Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Trifles
Recipe BoyChocolate Dipped Peanut Butter Cup Stuffed Oreos
Robyn: Add a Pinch: Blue Velvet Cake
Shaina: Food For My Family Ginger Plum Preserves
Shelly: Cookies and Cups Oreo Pop Baby Rattles

Cookies 'n Cream Sheet Cake

Yield: Serves 24

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 18 minutes

Chocolate sheet cake with Oreos and cream cheese frosting! This cake is perfect for any party or get together!

Ingredients:

For the Chocolate Sheet Cake:

2 cups granulated sugar
2 cups all-purpose Gold Medal flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 cup unsalted butter
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1 cup hot water
1 cup chopped Oreo cookies

For the Cream Cheese Frosting:

1 (8 oz) package cream cheese, at room temperature
1/2 cup butter
4 cups powdered sugar, sifted
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Oreo cookies, chopped-for topping the cake

Directions:

1. To make the sheet cake: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a sheet pan with cooking spray and set aside. I use an 11 x 17 jelly roll pan.

2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together sugar, flour, baking soda, and salt. In a separate bowl, whisk together eggs, buttermilk, and vanilla extract. Set aside.

3. In a small sauce pan, melt the butter on medium-low heat. Whisk in the cocoa powder and hot water. Turn up the heat to medium-high and bring the mixture to a boil. Add the melted butter mixture to the dry ingredients and mix until smooth. Stir in the egg mixture and mix until ingredients are combined. Stir in the chopped Oreo cookies.

4. Pour the batter into the prepared sheet pan and tap on the counter a few times to distribute the cake batter evenly. Bake the cake for 18 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted in the center.

5. While the cake is baking, make the cream cheese frosting. In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat the cream cheese, butter, sifted powdered sugar, and vanilla together. Beat with the beater blade until smooth and creamy.

6. When the cake is completely cool, frost the cake with the cream cheese frosting. Sprinkle the cake with chopped up Oreo cookies. Cut into squares and serve.

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101 Responses to “Cookies ‘n Cream Sheet Cake”

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    Amanda — August 20, 2012 @ 3:10 am

    Oh my goodness, this looks fabulous girl!! Wish I could dive right into this cake!! Can’t wait to see you and Jenny at Disney soon!! xoxo

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    holly — August 20, 2012 @ 3:14 am

    that’s so cute, I love the oreos

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    Blog is the New Black — August 20, 2012 @ 5:25 am

    WHAT a great recipe!!

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    Oh my gosh! I haven’t made a sheet cake in forever! Mmmm, Oreo’s!!! What a great way to start the week!!

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    Erica — August 20, 2012 @ 7:27 am

    I adore the virtual showers! The cake looks very yummy. I never make cakes. Kaylin’s smash cake was the first cake I had made in forever

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    Lauren at Keep It Sweet — August 20, 2012 @ 7:42 am

    This looks like the perfect thing for Jenny’s shower! I also love how easy a sheet cake can be.

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    I really should try cake this way,I hate decorating cakes.

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    Sommer@ASpicyPerspective — August 20, 2012 @ 7:57 am

    FUN! Congratulations Jenny and I know you will swoon over this cake like I am right now. :)

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    shelly (cookies and cups) — August 20, 2012 @ 7:58 am

    SO funny how so many of us went with Oreos! Love this!

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    Vicki Bensinger — August 20, 2012 @ 8:14 am

    Who wouldn’t live this yummy cake with Oreos, cram cheese and peanut butter – yummy! What a fun list of treats everyone has made. Looks to me like the #1 dessert includes Oreos. Thanks for sharing.

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    Rachel @ Baked by Rachel — August 20, 2012 @ 8:34 am

    Seriously yum!

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    Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch — August 20, 2012 @ 8:40 am

    This looks fabulous, Maria!

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    Jenny Flake — August 20, 2012 @ 8:54 am

    Love these Maria!!! Thanks for making my morning extra special. You ladies are the best! Can’t wait to see you and your cute family soon! xoxo

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    Jenny Flake — August 20, 2012 @ 8:56 am

    How fun is this sheet cake?! Thanks for making my morning extra sweet! Love all you ladies! Can’t wait to see you and your sweet family soon! xoxo

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    Marian (Sweetopia) — August 20, 2012 @ 8:58 am

    Looks so yummy, Maria! Love the ideas you put together and the pics are gorgeous!

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    Angie @ Big Bear's Wife — August 20, 2012 @ 9:00 am

    Now that looks like a sheet cake that I wouldn’t mind making….. or eating haha

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    JulieD — August 20, 2012 @ 9:20 am

    So cute, Maria, and so perfect since she loves Oreos!! xo October can’t come soon enough!!

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    Barbara @ Barbara Bakes — August 20, 2012 @ 9:34 am

    Such a fun idea to add the crunchy Oreos on top.

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    Cookbook Queen — August 20, 2012 @ 9:35 am

    This is the perfect cake for the Oreo Queen!! I could go for a few dozenish slices myself :)

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    najwa kronfel — August 20, 2012 @ 9:36 am

    This is perfect for the occasion! How cool, a virtual shower! Loving the idea. Congrats Jenny!

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    This cake looks quite tasty. I’m quite hooked on the Oreo theme myself.

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    katie — August 20, 2012 @ 9:46 am

    oh my this looks fab! I am right there with you… I’m not a great decorator… I’m too impatient! lol. Love the idea of sheet cakes!

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    Bev @ Bev Cooks — August 20, 2012 @ 9:51 am

    I wonder how many of these we could cram down my throat. At one time.

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    Ashley — August 20, 2012 @ 10:03 am

    I think I’m going into sugar shock reading all of these baby shower posts! :) Perfect way to start a Monday. I love that this is a sheet cake. Great for a crowd!

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    Averie @ Averie Cooks — August 20, 2012 @ 10:16 am

    I’ve seen your other sheet cake and have eyed that recipe many times (I just dont need to make sheet cakes that often!) but this recipe makes me wish I was at the shower with everyone IRL so that I could try a piece – cookies n cream…yum!

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    Ashley — August 20, 2012 @ 10:34 am

    How sweet!! Is it terrible that I just started my “I need to lose the last bit of baby weight” plan and all I really want is a piece of this for breakfast?! And congrats Jenny!

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    Jen @ Jen's Favorite Cookies — August 20, 2012 @ 10:52 am

    I’m glad I’m not the only one who has no patience or talent for cake decorating! I’m happy to let someone else do that! This cake looks delicious. I bet my kids would love it!

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