Saturday, August 21, 2010

No Bake Oreo Cake

I love rhyming, don't you? Especially rhyming bake with cake! But as much as I love rhyming, I love Oreo's even more. So when I came across this recipe for an icebox cake that tastes just like one huge oreo, there was no doubt in my mind that I HAD to make it. And when I say make, all I really mean is making a ton of whipped cream and layering it with chocolate Oreo tasting wafers. It is so easy! and quite impressive and beautiful when it's completed. 

To make it even more impressive I added little flags, which were just about as easy to make as the cake. Just some ribbon (in this case plaid, since the cake was for a plaid pool party), three chopstick, a needle and thread. I had an elaborate plan to cover the ribbon in a glue and water mixture to make them hold shape, but since I used wired ribbon there was no need!

Anyways, here is the very short yet scrumptious recipe.

No Bake Oreo Cake
*adapted from Magnolia Bakery 
  • 2 packages of Nabisco's Famous Chocolate Wafers
  • 3 cups of heavy whipping cream
  • 3 tablespoons of sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract  

1. Whip the cream, sugar and vanilla together on high speed with the whisk attachment of a stand mixer, or hand beaters, until soft peaks form.

2. On a cardboard cake round, or cake stand, make a circle out of 7 wafers, with one of the wafers in the middle of the circle. Spread about 1/2 cup of the whipped cream on top of the cookie circle leaving the far edges of the cookies uncovered. Repeat this process 11 times ending with a thick coat of whipped cream on top. You will have 4 leftover cookies. Refrigerate overnight.  

See how every other circle alternates position. This helps to keep it all balanced.

I made homemade Oreos with the leftover wafers :)

3. Finish with crushed leftovers cookies, shaved chocolate or cocoa powder. Add flags, figurines, flowers, etc to make it fabulous!


  1. This looks so tasty!Just discovered your fun blog.It makes me want to eat my way across L.A.
    Inspiring! :-)

  2. Thanks Ange! Glad you enjoy it :)