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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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100 Responses to “Cookies ‘n Cream Sheet Cake”

  1. 41
    bridget {bake at 350} — August 20, 2012 @ 11:05 am

    So, so perfect for Jenny’s shower! And, no, I don’t think you have to share with Josh! ;)

  2. 42
    Kare @ Kitchen Treaty — August 20, 2012 @ 11:21 am

    Oh goodness, this cake looks fab! Congratulations, Jenny! Virtual baby showers are the best. No toilet-paper-around-the-middle games. ;)

  3. 43

    oh my! deliciousness!

  4. 44
    Aimee @ ShugarySweets — August 20, 2012 @ 11:32 am

    Woah that looks amazing! pinning now….

  5. 45
    nest of posies — August 20, 2012 @ 11:44 am

    looks so good. i guess i’m a kid at heart. oreos anything is still my favorite!

    happy monday!
    xo
    kellie

  6. 46

    I can never say “no” to cookies and cream! What a great cake!

  7. 47
    Gerry @ Foodness Gracious — August 20, 2012 @ 12:13 pm

    WOW, this is a perfect thing to bring to a shower! Who doesn’t like cookies and cream….see no hands- proves my point! Congrats to the momma too!!

  8. 48
    Elizabeth@ Food Ramblings — August 20, 2012 @ 12:42 pm

    Yum! Love all the oreo recipes!

  9. 49
    naomi — August 20, 2012 @ 1:15 pm

    Cookies and cream + sheet cake. . okay! I’m so there. LOVE this, Maria!

  10. 50
    Rachel - A Southern Fairytale — August 20, 2012 @ 1:15 pm

    yum yum yum yum!

    You’re pretty good at chocolate egg decorating, though! YAY for Jenny’s baby!

    Give Caleb a squish for me xo

  11. 51
    Tasha @ Thatssoyummy — August 20, 2012 @ 1:39 pm

    This sheet cake looks like so much fun… I love the oreos and I know Jenny did as well! Delish

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  13. 52
    Kathy - Panini Happy — August 20, 2012 @ 2:17 pm

    I’m feeling pretty motivated to fly out to Utah to help you, Josh and Caleb devour this terrific cake! :-)

  14. 53
    Joanne — August 20, 2012 @ 3:25 pm

    This oreo cake sounds amazing! Who doesn’t love cookies and cream?

  15. 54
    TidyMom — August 20, 2012 @ 4:07 pm

    oh Maria this is the perfect cake for Jenny!! and I know my family would LOVE it!

  16. 55
    Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel — August 20, 2012 @ 4:17 pm

    This looks equal parts beautiful and delicious! I need me a slice!

  17. 56
    Ann P. — August 20, 2012 @ 4:33 pm

    What a lovely sheet cake! simple, easy, crowd-pleaser. :) If I were you, I’d keep it all to myself!

  18. 57

    What a great cake! I love a good sheet cake, and this cookies n’ cream version is insane! What a great thing to share for the shower.

  19. 58
    Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet — August 20, 2012 @ 5:13 pm

    I love sheet cakes! The oreo pieces on frosting make for a perfect decoration on it. Love this virtual baby shower!!

  20. 59
    Kristy — August 20, 2012 @ 6:20 pm

    Maria, I about died at 4 am while I was feeding my baby and reading your post. (That’s about the time I read all of your posts so thanks for posting so early–helps me stay awake during those feedings!) I wanted cookies and cream sheet cake for breakfast!! Looks so amazing, and perfect for a shower:)

  21. 60

    I love the ease of sheet cakes too! You’ve got me drooling over this one. I’m a sucker for cookies & cream.

  22. 61
    Jessica @ How Sweet — August 20, 2012 @ 7:19 pm

    desperately need this in my life!

  23. 62
    marla — August 20, 2012 @ 8:00 pm

    Maria, this is the perfect cake to celebrate Jenny!! So glad you could join in the FUN :)

  24. 63
    Lori @ RecipeGirl — August 20, 2012 @ 8:26 pm

    Fun cake for our sweet Jenny! It’s perfect!

  25. 64
    The Hungry Housewife — August 20, 2012 @ 9:35 pm

    I Bet Jenny would adore this cake! I know I would!!!!

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  27. 65
    Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes — August 20, 2012 @ 10:26 pm

    I love this! I’ve always wanted to try making a sheet cake

  28. 66
    Heather (Heather's Dish) — August 20, 2012 @ 11:56 pm

    i’ll take the whole cake with a big glass of milk…yum!

  29. 67
    teresa — August 21, 2012 @ 12:52 am

    This looks so good Maria!
    So JENNY with the OREOS!
    Love that you added oreos to the cake batter!
    Also love that black and white polka dot straw.
    xo

  30. 68
    Lisa | With Style and Grace — August 21, 2012 @ 2:26 am

    YAY for baby boys!! Oh, you really can’t go wrong with a sheet cake, especially this one!

  31. 69
    Sues — August 21, 2012 @ 7:36 am

    You know, I never make sheet cakes and I don’t know why! I love making cake, but am a horrible decorator (it’s one of my goals to get better!) and I usually end up frustrated. This sheet cake looks glorious with all the Oreo goodness. Yay for Jenny!! :)

  32. 70
    corrie anne — August 21, 2012 @ 9:58 am

    Oh yum! I don’t make cakes for the exact same reason!! So this one is doable!!!

  33. 71
    Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie — August 21, 2012 @ 2:37 pm

    Sheet cakes are the best because they don’t require any fancy frosting skills! And of course this flavor is insanely good looking.

  34. 72
    Cassie — August 21, 2012 @ 4:53 pm

    This is so great! Wish I had a slice right now.

  35. 73
    The Healthy Apple — August 21, 2012 @ 9:49 pm

    What a fun recipe, Maria. This looks like so much fun to make (and eat). I’m always looking for a fun sheet cake recipe for friends birthday parties and this one is on my radar to make next.
    Love u!

  36. 74

    What a fun cake! I can’t think of anyone who wouldn’t like a piece. Or two!

  37. 75
    Sara — August 21, 2012 @ 11:04 pm

    You two are my go-to gals for recipe blogs when I want to cook or bake. Congrats to Jenny! I happen to agree, the combination sounds perfect!

  38. 76
    Kiran @ KiranTarun.com — August 22, 2012 @ 1:35 am

    Great recipe, Maria! I am loving all these wonderful creations for Jenny’s baby shower. So drool-worthy :D

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