Oreo Pound Cake

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A delicious and fun Oreo Pound Cake. This is a vanilla pound cake baked with crushed Oreo cookies to give a delicious texture and chocolate flavour. Great for birthday parties and entertaining!

oreo pound cake on wooden board with jug of cream in background

This post has been prepared in collaboration with Tchibo (Schweiz) AG, but the content and opinions are my own.

I have a weakness for shop-bought biscuits and I fear I may have passed this on to our children. Although I practically grew up in a bakery (my parents ran a busy French-Vietnamese style bakery in Australia during my childhood) and I was spoilt on a daily basis with freshly-baked bread and cakes, the bakery never really produced biscuits or cookies.

There were Gingerbread Man cookies (which we sold throughout the year, not just at Christmas) and also Funny Faces (two round shortbread cookies sandwiched together with pink icing and decorated with sprinkles and Jelly Beans). But that was probably the extent of our biscuit collection.

oreo pound cake on metal tray with black knife on wooden board

When I think of the biscuits of my childhood, I think of double-coated chocolate Tim-Tams, Monte Carlos, Kingstons, Tiny Teddies, Iced Vo-Vos. My university years saw many packets of Arnott’s Barbecue Shapes or Chicken Crimpy accompany me during those many late night cramming sessions for my legal exams.

Something which I am quite impartial to are the American Oreo cookies. They’re very similar to the Arnott’s Delta Cream biscuits in Australia, another favourite from my childhood. But Oreo cookies are commonly available in Switzerland, and I seem to treat myself to them regularly since one of our favourite coffee shops sells them in mini packs by the cashier.

oreo pound cake with two slices cut out on metal tray

This Cookies and Cream Cake solves the dilemma of whether to have cookies or cake at afternoon tea – now you can have both! It might sound a bit unusual to combine crushed cookies into a cake, but the batter softens the biscuits such that they meld nicely together; you won’t exactly have crunchy bits of cookie throughout the cake. This is essentially a pound cake speckled with chocolate pieces.

This recipe makes a pretty huge cake, so if you need something to feed a crowd (such as at a kids’ birthday party), this recipe would be perfect. For large cakes, I always like to bake them in a ring tin or bundt mould to ensure that it is cooked evenly without a wet centre.

oreo pound cake with one slice cut out on metal tray

If you have followed my blog over the years, you may have noticed that I love the kitchenware and bakeware sold by Tchibo, such as the cookie stamps used for my Gingerbread Sablé and the chocolate moulds used in my Petit Beurre Biscuits. They have locations in several countries in Europe, with a more extensive collection found in their online shop. The latter is quite tempting if, like me, you have a weakness for online shopping at midnight!

Tchibo release new products quite frequently throughout the year, and I find them to be a great source of novel bakeware at Easter and Christmas. They sell more than just kitchenware, of course, and my recent favourite purchase is their wooden version of the classic Connect Four game – this was a hit with the children at Christmas!

Their current kitchenware collection includes a non-stick cake tin which comes with a ring tin insert with a cute heart imprint, as well as a handy lid with double handles, which makes it perfect for transporting your cake to work or school, or perhaps even a picnic in the park. It’s so perfect that I’m considering buying their baking tray with similar lid! If you love baking, you can never have too many cake tins 😉

oreo pound cake with bundt tin from tchibo
{Non-stick cake tin with heart bundt tin insert and lid with carrying handles from Tchibo}

Cookies and Cream Cake

cookies and cream cake on wooden board

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A delicious and fun Oreo Pound Cake. This is a vanilla pound cake baked with crushed Oreo cookies to give a delicious texture and chocolate flavour. Great for birthday parties and entertaining!

  • Author: eatlittlebird.com
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 50 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 8 to 12

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F).
  2. Generously grease a ring tin with butter or non-stick baking spray (I recommend the latter), followed by a dusting of flour. Tap out any excess flour in the kitchen sink. The cake tin should have a capacity of at least 2 litres (4 cups).
  3. Measure the flour, baking powder, and salt into a bowl.
  4. Cream the butter and sugar together until it is light and creamy. This should take about 3-5 minutes if you are using a stand mixer or electric beaters.
  5. Add the vanilla extract.
  6. Add one egg, followed by a tablespoon of the flour mixture to prevent the batter from curdling. Once the egg  has been fully incorporated, repeat until all of the eggs have been added.
  7. Slowly add the rest of the flour mixture, followed by the milk.
  8. Break 3 or 4 Oreo cookies into quarters and reserve these for decorating the cake.
  9. Place the remaining Oreo cookies into a large ziplock freezer bag. Use a rolling pin to crush the Oreo cookies – you want both large chunks and fine dust to speckle the cake.
  10. Mix the crushed Oreo cookies into the batter.
  11. Pour the batter into the prepared cake tin.
  12. Decorate the top of the cake with the reserved Oreo biscuits and gently push them into the surface of the cake.
  13. Bake the cake for 40-50 minutes, or until a skewer inserted into the cake comes out clean.
  14. Leave the cake to cool on a wire rack for 10-15 minutes, before carefully unmoulding the cake and leaving it to cool completely on a wire rack.

Kitchen Notes

You could add more or less Oreo cookies, as you wish. More cookies would add more chocolate flavour to the cake, whilst less cookies would make the vanilla cake stand out more.

OVEN TEMPERATURES
All recipes on this website state temperatures for a regular oven (i.e. a conventional oven without fan). If you have a convection oven with a fan, please consult the manufacturer’s handbook on how to adjust the temperature and baking time accordingly.

CONVERSIONS
To convert from cups to grams, and vice-versa, please see this handy Conversion Chart for Basic Ingredients.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: Nutritional info per slice
  • Calories: 509
  • Sugar: 27.6g
  • Sodium: 110.3mg
  • Fat: 26g
  • Carbohydrates: 61.2g
  • Fiber: 1.1g
  • Protein: 8.1g
  • Cholesterol: 152.3mg

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15 comments on “Oreo Pound Cake

  1. Swati 16 March 2018

    This looks so delicious, my kids would love it if I try this cake . Looks awesome .

    Reply
  2. Chris 16 March 2018

    Oh my. You’ve literally combined my 2 favourite things in the world and now I can’t stop drooling. This cake is absolutely stunning!!!

    Reply
  3. Jane 16 March 2018

    Oh crikey, bang goes the diet!!! 😀

    Reply
  4. Amy | The Cook Report 16 March 2018

    LOVE the sound of this!!

    Reply
  5. Jill 16 March 2018

    Such a simple and delicious cake – I’d love a slice of this with an afternoon coffee. I don’t purchase many store-bought cookies but Oreos are one of my few exceptions. Loved them as a child, love them still.

    Reply
    • Eat, Little Bird 16 March 2018

      I don’t buy the store-bought cookies too often these days, mostly because the variety in Switzerland is so-so. But, like you, I make an exception for Oreos 🙂

      Reply
  6. Julia 13 April 2018

    Good idea. I will try to cook this cake for my family

    Reply
  7. 2pots2cook 21 April 2018

    Everything including these black rounded beauties is great ! Thank you for this one !

    Reply
  8. Zulfikar habib 24 April 2018

    I must try this one,
    Maybe my mom like the cake,cause she dreamed to eat white cake,
    And in our house’s chocolate cake everyday….

    Reply
    • Eat, Little Bird 6 May 2018

      Sounds like a happy home if there is chocolate cake everyday! I hope you will enjoy this recipe 🙂

      Reply
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