Oreo Stuffed Bundt Cake

This is an easy Oreo cake by way of an Oreo bundt cake, stuffed with an Oreo filling,  so no slicing and frosting—just pour it all in one pan and finish with an Oreo glaze. Done! My favorite part about this cake is the reveal of the filling when sliced into. By all outward appearances this chocolate bundt cake looks average enough, but it’s the surprise filling that makes this cake. I  love how the Oreo stuffing  breaks up the richness of chocolate with its distinctly familiar flavor.

I made this cake for my little guy, hoping to turn around his dislike for cake. Not only does he not like cake, he doesn’t even like the smell of it. Who doesn’t like the smell of cake? I’ll tell you who doesn’t, it’s the same kid that doesn’t like frosting or sprinkles.

Well, I can chalk this one up as another big “no” from him, even though Oreos are his favorite cookies. My Oreo persuasion was knocked down with, “Mom I don’t like cake.” And even though it’s been 2 years since he he declared his non-cake loving way, I keep trying because I’m still in disbelief.

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Oreo Stuffed Chocolate Bundt Cake


Oreo filling

  • 1/3 cup Oreos, crushed (about 10 whole Oreos)
  • 4oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

Chocolate bundt

  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 12 tablespoons natural cocoa powder
  • 3/4 cup water, boiling
  • 3 ounces quality bittersweet chocolate, chopped
  • 3/4 cups buttermilk
  • 3/4 cups butter, melted and cooled to warm
  • 1 2/3 cups packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla


  • 1 cup of confectioner sugar
  • 2 tablespoon of milk
  • 1 tablespoon of crushed Oreos



Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Cover bundt pan with bake spray and lightly coat with cocoa powder.

To make the filling

  1. Place Oreos in a food processor bowl and pulse until crumbled. Alternately, place Oreo is a Ziploc bag and use a rolling to crushed. Set aside 1 tablespoon of crushed Oreos for icing.
  2. Place all ingredients in a bowl and beat until combined. Transfer filling to a pastry bag and place in refrigerator until ready for use.

To make chocolate bundt cake

  1. Place flour, baking soda and salt and whisk to comibine. Set aside.
  2. In a heat proof bowl, add cocoa and whisk in boiling water. Add in chopped chocolate and whisk until combined. Add in buttermilk and whisk until combined.
  3. Place melted butter and and sugar in a bowl and mix to combine. Add in eggs and beat until light and fluffy. Add in vanilla and beat until combined.  Using a sturdy spatula or a wooden spoon, fold flour into wet mixture in 3 batches, alternating with cocoa mixture.
  4. Pour half of batter into pan and then pipe Oreo filling on top. Pour remaining batter on top of Oreo filling. Bake at 350 degrees F for about 50-60 minutes or until inserted cake tester comes out almost clean. Remove from the oven and set on a wire rack to cool for 5 minutes. Place a wire cooling rack on top of the cake and carefully turn over - remove the pan and let cool completely.

To make icing

Add confectioner sugar and milk into a bowl and whisk to combine. Add more milk as needed to thin icing to preferred consistency.


Pour icing over bundt cake and sprinkle remaining Oreo crumbs on top.

A few notes:

  • This recipe is adapted form Culinary in the Desert via Canadian Living. The original recipe is a Peanut Butter Filled Bundt Cake, but I swapped out the peanut butter for Oreo.
  • Other adaptations I made: I skipped creaming the butter by using melted butter. Since I didn't have any sour cream on hand, I used buttermilk.
  • The cake can be stored covered on the counter for two days.


  1. says

    To be honest, I’m not always crazy about cake either! Unless it’s insanely moist or wedding-quality aka buttery pound cake. I still eat it and even crave it once in awhile, but not as much as other sweets. What I do like is the frosting and the fillings, and maybe slivers or small bites of the actual cake mixed in. Oreos in a cake… now that I would enjoy!


  2. says

    Aww. It’s depressing when the family isn’t enthusiastic about our creations, isn’t it? I have the same problem with my husband, who doesn’t like sweets other than Nutella and two baked goods. I always get so excited when I make something that I think will turn him, and then I get, “Not really my thing…” Ugh.

    Anyway, this cake is beautiful and I love the filling in the middle! I don’t think I’ve ever made a bundt with filling. And great icing dripping skills! :)


  3. says

    I know how you feel, my boyfriend doesn’t like cake, I’ve tried loads of different cakes to try and change his mind, but nope still doesn’t like it. Anyway for everyone else who does like cake, this looks delicious and Oreo’s are my favourite cookies so a cake filled with them is my idea of heaven :)


  4. Meag says

    Saw this post and had to try it tonight – even though I planned on not backing anything. It is a thick, but delicate cake. Next time I will not allow the Oreos to be crushed as much as they were – I believe this is why my filling was so dark. It could also be due to the crushers fondness for Oreos, I think a couple extra were snuck in. Either way it is a wonderful idea and tasty creation.


  5. says

    Who is this kid and where did he come from? Have you asked your husband about the possibility of a one night stand with the milk lady (jk jk).

    Love everything about this and would orally dig into it with a fork (or my fingers).


  6. says

    Great site! Lots of beautiful photography. Especially love all the ‘white’ propping in this particular post. Keep up the great work and thanks for sharing!


  7. says

    My exact same reaction when my 6 year-old reaches for baby carrot when there is a plate full of cookies next to it! Gorgeous cake, Naomi! My Hubby doesn’t like bundt cakes but I think he will love this one for the oreos!


    • Naomi replied: — July 31st, 2012 @ 11:14 pm

      Anna-Love it. My son will do the same, especially if its apples.


  8. says

    Beautiful and delicious.

    I love cake, even more filled with these delicious oreo cookies.
    It was splendid. I would eat a slice now. Gina


  9. says

    This is a great recipe! Imagine the possibilities if you used mint oreos!


    • Naomi replied: — August 1st, 2012 @ 3:09 pm

      Hi Chelsea-GREAT idea!! My family would love that. Mint chocolate chip flavoring is a favorite in our home.


  10. says

    haha,I can’t believe your kid (or anyone for that matter)doesn’t eat cake! This looks freaking amazing and my cookies-n-cream-loving fiance would totally love it.

    Also, your pictures are gorgeous. How do you get them so bright and white?? Do you use daylight or a special lamp?


  11. says

    My husband doesn’t like cake either. I don’t think the smell bothers him but I have found very few cake recipes that I will try. He does love Oreo’s though so this might just do it. It’s gorgeous, Naomi!


  12. says

    This sounds awesome! I can’t wait to make it.
    as for your son not liking cake. I wouldn’t eat it when I was a kid. I always had pie for my birthday. Now I love cake, BUT there are still some cakes out there that give me that yuck feeling that I got from all cake as a kid, so he may just outgrow it.


  13. says

    I made this cake this wknd, but the oreo middle layer came out WAY smaller than the amount you have here. Like you could barely see it. Is the amount wrong? Or is your bundt pan some really small size? That being said, it was still delicious, but if I made it again I’d double or triple the cream cheese filling.


  14. Katie says

    I want to try this SO bad! I’m somewhat a beginner when it comes to baking, I read the little notes at the bottom, would it be possible to use sour cream instead of buttermilk? Would it alter the taste much?


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  16. Natasha says

    Hi, made this cake last night. It came out very well and yummy. The only problem I had was that while baking,some of the filling was oozing out and it was just so dark. Any idea why that happened? It still tasted amazing though!


  17. Angela says

    I made this today for my nephew’s birthday. It’s baking right now. The middle is nothing close to white and beautiful like yours. As soon as I added the egg yokes I knew there was no way your filling was made with them. How did you make your filling white?


  18. Shannon says

    I am an Australian and generally for baking we use grams instead of ounces so could someone please tell me roughly if they know how many grams of cream cheese I would need, as I have converted and it says somewhere around 113g or something, which is less then a packet of cream cheese here.


  19. Sarah says

    This cake was pretty tasty, but unfortunately looked nothing like the pictures! The filling was never even close to off-white – it was pretty yellow because of the egg yolks, and then when I added the crushed oreos it got almost black. It also sank to the bottom of the bundt pan, so it wasn’t a filling but was more toward the top of the cake, and therefore the texture wasn’t really different from the rest of the cake either :(



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