Hidden Oreo Cake

by Jo Kenny

I was suffering cake withdrawals from Egypt, so out came the baking apparatus in one last effort to remain in holiday mode and stave off the looming first day back at work. GROAN.

I’ve made hidden oreo cupcakes before and they were so delicious it made sense to try the recipe out on a bigger, better scale. I used a simple vanilla loaf cake recipe and added in lovely layers of chocolate Oreo goodness!


  • 2 packs of Oreos (16 will go into the cake)
  • 125g unsalted butter
  • 2 large eggs
  • 170g self raising flour
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 5 tbsp whole milk
  • 1 loaf tin buttered


  • 200g icing sugar
  • 60g butter
  • Remaining Oreos bashed into crumbs
Cream together the butter & sugar. Beat in the eggs. Add the flour, salt, baking powder & extract. Add the milk a spoonful at a time.
Spoon a layer into the bottom of your tin. Add your layer of Oreos. Cover the layer with cake mix, add another Oreo layer before adding the final layer of cake mix.


Hidden oreo cake layer 1

Hidden oreo cake layer 2


Oreos are like the models of the baking world: they just look so good.


Hidden oreo cake layer close up


A standard size loaf tin perfectly fits 8 Oreos per layer. Place in a 180 degree oven for 35 minutes, or until a knife stuck into the cake comes out clean.


Baked hidden oreo cake


Once you’ve baked it you’d never know there were Oreos hidden inside this unassuming cake, until you turn it upside down there’s little Oreo markings.


Hidden oreo cake


From here you can either get munching, or make it a bit more naughty with Oreo icing! Take the remaining oreos leftover after the layers you created and the ones you ate in the making process, put them in a bag and bash them up.


Oreos in bag


Then mix them into your buttercream icing (the icing sugar & softened butter whisked together) and slather on top of your cake.


oreo icing

hidden oreo icing on cake


And how does it look inside? Well…


Hidden oreo cake slice

Hidden oreo cake close up

Hidden oreo cake forkful


I find loaf cakes can sometimes be a bit dry, the Oreos seem to keep the moisture in, the layers themselves going all gooey and brownie-like.

This is a very easy cake that everyone will love. I mean, have you ever met someone who didn’t like Oreos?!

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