Calling Oreo lovers -- don't devour all the cookies in that package just yet. I've got a luscious dessert recipe that's cookie deliciousness time a hundred. This Oreo cake bars recipe from Grandbaby Cakes is made with gooey chocolate caked topped with a whipped cream cheese frosting mixed with cookies. Oh yeah, and topped with an Oreo. Surely you did many things this week to deserve this dessert, moms? I thought so. And they're a snap to make.
Oreo Cake Bars by Grandbaby Cakes
1 box chocolate cake mix
1 1/2 sticks butter, melted
2 large eggs
1 8-ounce package cream cheese at room temperature
1 16-ounce box powdered sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
1 8-ounce tub of refrigerated whipped topping
10 Oreo cookies chopped up
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Spray a 9x13 inch baking pan with non-stick baking spray. In a large sized bowl, add chocolate cake mix, 1 egg, and 1 stick melted butter, and whisk together until well mixed. Add the cake mixture to the sprayed pan and pat down into the bottom of the pan.
Using a hand mixer and large bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer, add cream cheese and beat until light and fluffy. Bring the mixer to low and add in powdered sugar and vanilla extract. Remove half of the mixture to another medium sized bowl and place to the side.
Back in the mixing bowl, beat in one egg, remaining 1/2 stick of melted butter, 1 1/2 tablespoons of cocoa powder. Spread mixed chocolate filling over cake mixture in pan. Bake for 30-35 minutes. Do NOT over-bake this cake. It should remain gooey and undone in the center when it is done baking. Allow to cool.
In the separate medium sized bowl, add whipped topping and fold in. Lastly, add 1/2 of chopped Oreos and fold in. Spread Oreo topping on top of gooey cake and sprinkle with remaining chopped Oreos. Place tray in the refrigerator for 40 minutes before cutting into squares and serving.
Makes 20-24 bars.
Image via Jocelyn Delk Adams/Grandbaby Cakes