A beautiful dome-shaped cake covered with Oreos on the outside, and smooth and creamy on the inside. It’s loaded with chunks of Oreo cookies and strawberries for possibly the best cake you’ll ever make!
This oreo cake was a play on some of our other upside down desserts. After 8 million views on Facebook, it’s taken on a life of its own!
All you need are 6 simple ingredients, a 4-quart mixing bowl and some plastic wrap. It’s sure to become your new go-to oreo cake recipe, and there’s no baking required.
We wanted to create something different than a traditional zebra cake, the refrigerator cake made with chocolate wafers and whipped cream. We substituted in oreos for chocolate wafers, and then added in some chopped strawberries for a burst of color.
We’ve served it as a festive dessert for the holidays or a dinner party, especially given it’s tuxedo-like appearance. But it’s actually great for a kids birthday party or just everyday casual dining.
How to make oreo cake
Fortunately this oreo cake is an easy dessert to make. You’ll need need a 4-quart mixing bowl, which is about 11 inches across the top like this one.
Line it with a double layer of plastic wrap, which will come in handy later for unmolding. Then it’s simply a matter of layering oreos dipped in milk with cool whip and strawberries.
Some people have commented they prefer not to use strawberries, and you can skip them altogether or use raspberries.
Here is the step-by-step process for making this oreo cake:
Watch how to make the best oreo cake:
Easy Upside Down Oreo Cake (with Video)
- 40-50 Oreo cookies
- 1 cup milk
- 16 ounces cream cheese
- 3 1/2 cups cool whip thawed
- 2/3 cup sugar
- 2- 3 cups strawberries cubed
Separate the cream from oreos using a knife. Place cookies onto a plate, and creams into a bowl.
Line a 2-quart glass mixing bowl with plastic wrap.
One by one, dip the separated oreo pieces into the milk and place around the bowl according to the video.
In a medium bowl, mix cream cheese and sugar until smooth.
Add oreo creams, use a hand mixer to mix well until well. Add cool whip and combine with the mixture.
Spread the cream mixture on top of oreos in the bowl, followed by another layer of oreos, then cream and strawberries. Keep layering until you reach the top of the bowl, ending with oreos.
Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 4 hours.
Remove the plastic wrap on top of oreos, and place a plate on top. Gently invert the bowl onto the plate. Slowly lift the bowl with the plastic wrap to unmold.
Cut and serve pieces with a knife. Enjoy!
-If you can't find Cool Whip, use the same amount of whipping cream with 1/2 cup of powdered sugar mixed in.