Oreo Cake Bars

oreo cake bars
I actually wanted to work on these last month but my husband ate the brand new bag of oreos that were in the house.  Oh, you know how husbands can be.  I went looking for them and noticed that the empty bag was in the trash so this oreo cake bars recipe was put on hold.

oreo cake bars
It probably wasn’t a bad idea that I waited until AFTER lent to feature this oreo cake bars dessert because you might eat a bit more than you should.  These were oh so tasty.
oreo cake bars
I knew the ultimate pairing for oreos had to be the gooey gooey cake.  Most people have heard of this cake due to Paula Deen but we had the original recipe in my family for decades and it originated in St. Louis, where my Aunt Bev lives.  It has been a family favorite forever.

For these oreo cake bars, I created a chocolate version that was awesome paired with the cream cheese cool whip oreo topping. Seriously go make these and hand them out at work next week.  Your co-workers will nominate you as “Employee of the Month” right away.

oreo cake bars
Oreo Cake Bars
Serves: Makes 20-24 bars.
  • 1 box chocolate cake mix
  • 1½ sticks butter, melted
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 8-ounce package cream cheese at room temperature
  • 1 16-ounce box powdered sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1½ tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1 8-ounce tub of refrigerated whipped topping
  • 10 Oreo cookies chopped up
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Spray a 9x13 inch baking pan with non-stick baking spray. In a large sized bowl, add chocolate cake mix, 1 egg, and 1 stick melted butter, and whisk together until well mixed.
  3. Add the cake mixture to the sprayed pan and pat down into the bottom of the pan.
  4. Using a hand mixer and large bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer, add cream cheese and beat until light and fluffy.
  5. Bring the mixer to low and add in powdered sugar and vanilla extract.
  6. Remove half of the mixture to another medium sized bowl and place to the side.
  7. Back in the mixing bowl, beat in one egg, remaining ½ stick of melted butter, 1½ tablespoons of cocoa powder.
  8. Spread mixed chocolate filling over cake mixture in pan.
  9. Bake for 30-35 minutes. Do NOT overbake this cake. It should remain gooey and undone in the center when it is done baking. Allow to cool.
  10. In the separate medium sized bowl, add whipped topping and fold in.
  11. Lastly, add ½ of chopped oreos and fold in.
  12. Spread oreo topping on top of gooey cake and sprinkle with remaining chopped oreos. Place tray in the refrigerator for 40 minutes before cutting into squares and serving.
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  1. beautiful pictures and beautiful bars! the topping reminds me of oreo milkshak and may have just inspired me to make an ice cream oreo bar!

  2. I had an oreo cake last night for my niece’s b-day. it was soo good, but truthfully, was store bought so these already look much better. :)

  3. WORDS FAIL ME!!!!!!! Hugs, Doreen

  4. Oh lord, this looks like heaven! I’m a cookies and cream junkie, so these would’ve never lasted long in my hands.

  5. Oh yum, your bars look so good! Your photos are stunning too!

  6. Oh wow. These are amazing!

  7. Oreo cookies have a habit of disappearing in my house too! 😀
    Ok, seriously, these bars look a-mazing!!

  8. Chocolate cake and Oreos and frosting and easy bars that taste amazing…yes!

  9. Holy oreo cookie cake bars!!! WOW! I love how the previous bag of oreos just happened to disappear! :} When my daughter lived at home, my goodies would always disappear too. She would always say there was a mouse in the kitchen. Your story reminded me of that and made me laugh! Enjoy your week, Jocelyn!!!

  10. Amazing! Do you deliver?!!

  11. Yum! These bars look amazing! Must try soon!

  12. Oreos will remain a cookie that never goes out of style. You can make such great desserts with them. Love the chocolate cake base!

  13. Yummy! I made oreo cupcakes a while ago but I definitely wanna try this!

    Quirk and Swirl

  14. mmmmmmm Oreo and chocolate cake? That’s a win right there! Love it! – Julianne from Beyond Frosting

  15. If it suppose to remain gooey. . Could i still insert the toothpick to see if its done? Or will i just have to take it out the oven & try my luck?

  16. Jocelyn!! You did that! These look amazing :)

  17. This is a question from an Australian :)
    what is whipping topping? I’m assuming its whipped cream of some sort?
    also on a aide note, what is cool whip? again, just whipped cream?
    This recipe looks absolutely amazing and I cannot wait to.make it!

    • Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes) says:

      Hi Cassie, yes, cool whip is a whipped cream topping found in the freezer section of your local grocery store. You can also use your own fresh whipped cream if you would like. I can’t wait to hear how it turns out for you.

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