Pound Cake with Oreo Cookies

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A delicious and fun Pound Cake with Oreo Cookies. 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!



  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F) (without fan).
  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

OREO COOKIES 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.

VARIATIONS Omit the Oreo cookies for a plain vanilla pound cake. You can also substitute the Oreo cookies with the following: * 1 cup chocolate chips * 1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries * 1 cup fresh or frozen raspberries * zest and juice of 1 lemon

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.