A dark, chocolate Oreo Bundt cake with a marshmallow glaze and topped with chopped Oreos!
I have a bundt addiction. I fully intended on waiting until June’s #BundtBakers challenge to bake my next bundt cake, but then I picked up this amazing square bundt pan from NordicWare while Ryan and I were in San Francisco. I was actually on a mission to buy it, since the Nordic Ware pans are harder to find in stores in Vancouver — not to mention more expensive!!
In fact, the only other purchase I made was the San Francisco Relief City mug from Starbucks. I also have a mug addiction. I see neither of these addictions as a problem, though Ryan would beg to differ. I saw the Jubilee and Cathedral bundt pans in a store in Vancouver this week, and had to force myself to walk away. They were on sale, too!! This was harder to do than you’d think.
So, what to bake in the square bundt… These pans are pretty new, and there isn’t a lot of photo inspiration out there, so I didn’t know how it would look when glazed, etc. I was thinking of doing a two-toned style similar to the Rocky Road bundt I made a couple weeks ago, but I wasn’t super inspired by my ideas for that, and there was no way I was going to pipe cake batter into these tiny grooves. That’s just crazy talk (I’ll probably do it someday).
I wanted to do something to make the pan stand out and I wanted something bold. Ryan suggested an Oreo Bundt (who doesn’t love Oreos??) so I started thinking of ideas around that. I had black cocoa already, so the color of the cake would be a perfect Oreo dark.
I didn’t really know how/if the cake would come out of this bundt pan well, and there wasn’t a lot of info out there to tell me. I greased the pan with cooking spray and I was going to dust it with cocoa powder, but I didn’t want to waste a bunch of my black cocoa on a dusting and the regular Dutch-processed would have given it a lighter color which I didn’t want.
I had an unopened box Oreo Baking Crumbs sitting in my cabinet for months, so decided to dust the pan with those. I had to use a sifter to do this though, as some of the crumbs were quite large. This was not the easiest/cleanest thing to do, but it worked!
The recipe was a bit of an experiment too, and I’m happy that it worked out. There are chopped up chunks of Oreo in the cake batter, and they didn’t sink to the bottom. Yay! I used double-stuffed Oreos – I mean, why would you use the regular kind if you had the option for more filling? This was not a difficult decision to make. I should have added more chopped up Oreos to the batter though. I used 12 cookies, but would have liked more in each piece. Next time I’d probably do 15 or so.
I was originally going to make a standard glaze for this guy — powdered sugar and milk — but I decided to use cream instead, because I thought it would give it a smoother look. What it actually gave it was a dingy yellow tinge. That was a fail.
I wanted a sharp, white contrast to the deep, dark of this Oreo Bundt, so I resorted to the perfectly stark white marshmallow glaze I had made for the Rocky Road bundt. Except that I didn’t have any more marshmallow fluff in my freezer and making it was just not on my radar for thingsIhavetodotoday. I am grateful that there is a grocery store steps from my building.
The store-bought marshmallow fluff worked perfectly for the glaze and I topped it off with some chopped up Oreos. The cake is dense and super moist, the glaze a perfect compliment, and the chopped Oreos add more flavor and texture. Delicious!
Oreo Bundt Cake
- 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/4 cup +2 Tbsp black cocoa powder
- 1/4 cup +2 Tbsp Dutch-processed cocoa powder sifted
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup milk room temperature
- 1 cup sour cream room temperature
- 1 cup unsalted butter room temperature
- 1 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 4 large eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 2 1/2 cups Oreo cookie chunks approx. 12-15 cookies
- 2 cups marshmallow fluff store-bought or homemade
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- 2-3 Tbsp heavy whipping cream
- Preheat oven to 325F. Grease a 10 or 12-cup bundt pan and dust with Oreo cookie crumbs or cocoa powder.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa powders, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
- In a measuring cup, mix milk and sour cream until combined. Set aside.
- Place butter and sugar into the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Beat on med-high until light and fluffy (approx 3mins).
- Add eggs one at a time, fully incorporating after each addition. Add vanilla.
- Reduce speed to low. Add flour mixture in 2 batches, alternating with milk/sour cream mixture. Beat until just combined.
- Fold in Oreo cookie chunks.
- Spread the batter evenly in the bundt pan.
- Bake for approx. 55mins or until a cake tester comes out clean.
- Cool in bundt pan for 10mins. Rap bundt pan on the counter to loosen cake and turn out onto cooling rack to cool completely.
- Place marshmallow fluff, and icing sugar into a medium bowl, stir well to combine. Add 2 Tbsp of cream and stir until glossy and smooth. Add more cream as needed until desired consistency is reached.
- Using a small measuring cup, pour glaze carefully onto the cooled bundt cake.
- Top with chopped Oreos.
Originally published on May 31, 2015
Susan Hays says
So I am a total Oreo wh#$% (please don’t strip me of my posting privileges!) so I really want to make this cake because it looks fabulous. I have a question about the glaze. When I was a little girl, my favorite Birthday cake was chocolate with 7 minute frosting, The frosting is pure white and has essentially the same ingredients as marshmallows: egg whites and sugar and vanilla. However it does “set up” and is not a glaze consistency. And it is not particularly stable. Can this be made into a glaze somehow? Or should I just schlepp to the store for the fluff?
Hi Susan! I share your passion for Oreos! You can totally use 7 minute frosting (https://livforcake.com/7-minute-frosting-recipe/). It’s essentially the same thing I have used here. Adding the cream to it will make it more glaze-like 🙂 Let me know how it turns out!
Debi Kennedy says
This cake is amazing, YOU are amazing! The only change I made was sandwiching a small amount of cream cheese filling in the batter to make the whole thing look like one huge oreo when cut into. Thanks so much for always sharing your recipes, they are beyond divine!
Hi Debi! Thanks for the awesome feedback, I’m so glad you loved it. Love the cream cheese filling! Great idea 🙂
Ciao sono Nunzia e sono italiana,volevo innanzitutto farti i complimenti per tutte le tue splendide ricette e poi se era possibile volevo chiederti se potevi dirmi in grammi o ml le quantità degli ingredienti,perché mi piacerebbe rifare le tue ricette ma nn sono molto brava nelle conversioni. Grazie mille e buona giornata😊
Hi Nunzia! Thank you!! There is an option below the list of ingredients where you can switch to Metric to get the measurements in grams and ml 🙂
Giovanna Andreana says
I was looking for an Oreo bundt recipe and, after reading yours, decided to try it. I, too, have a bundt addiction. I own 40 bundt pans and love them all. I used the party bundt pan following your instructions which are easy and clear. It was perfect! So perfect, in fact, that I’ll have to make another tomorrow since my 3 sons devoured it! I will be trying more of your recipes since this one worked out so well. Thank you!
40!! I am jealous. I would love to see your collection! So glad you liked my recipe 🙂
Hi! I recently stumbled upon your blog and have been so inspired by your amazing recipes. I made this one tonight and somehow managed to forget the vanilla…it still turned out amazing! It was so moist and delicious! I made it in this nordicwear pan https://www.amazon.com/Nordic-Ware-Cast-Castle-Bundt/dp/B000F5M044 and was worried it would stick to all the little crevices. It totally did not! I used PAM spray with flour and it came out like a dream.
There was a lot of batter so I saved some to make 4 extra cupcakes for myself (my little secret). Thank you for the amazing recipe!
I am so glad you liked this recipe! And that it came out of that pan easily (love that pan!).
This cake was a huge hit with my friends – thank you!
Hi Erin! I’m so glad you liked it! 🙂
Where can I find black cocoa powder? I’m not sure I’ve seen it and I definitely want this shade of colour!
Hi Kate! I found mine at a local gourmet foods shop in Vancouver, but you can also order it on Amazon!
Olivia; My daughter wanted a “mint’ oreo cookie cake for her birthday. Yours seemed to fit the bill as we wanted actual “cookies” in the cake, not just the crumbled brown part. I had all the ingrediants in the house (yea me). The only addition to the cake that I made was to was 1 tsp. of baking powder. We don’t use fluff so instead of your icing we just made an icing sugar, cream, vanilla and mint flavoring drizzle tinted green to match the cookies. The cake was delicious and so easy to make. Thanks for your contribution to cakedom.
Yay for having all of the ingredients!! That literally never happens to me, haha. I’m so glad the cake worked out and was easy to make! 😀 Thanks Catherine!
Mona Hass says
This cake was a hit, sinfully delicious! However, I found the batter was too much for the pan & the marshmallow glaze made enough to be a frosting. Next time I bake this cake & there will be a next time, I’ll bake a couple of cupcakes with the batter in addition to the cake. Then I’ll use the extra glaze on the cupcakes.
Thanks so much Mona! Glad you liked it :D.
This looks SO amazing. And the marshmallow glaze? I die! I could eat fluff by the spoon!
Me too!! This glaze is my new fave 🙂
Jacquee | I Sugar Coat It! says
This is spectacular! I have the same addiction to Bundt pans ( I own 12 – YIKES!), although I have not used them much lately. I received this square pan as a gift recently and can’t wait until I am feeling better to use it.
12 Bundt pans?!? I am so jealous. Now I must go search your blog for all your bundt posts :). I hope you feel better soon and can break in that square bundt!
WOW! This cake is STUNNING! I’ve just started trying my hand at baking bundt cakes (have managed two successfully so far!) but this makes me way to go out and buy lots of fancy bundt pans. I love the contrast, and both hubby and I love Oreos, so I will definitely bookmark this for a future baking session!
Thanks Stephanie! I LOVE Bundt cakes, the pans are just so amazing themselves it really takes very little to make a stunning cake. Storing all those pans though… haha.
Georgina @theamazingflavoursofbrazil.com says
Olivia this cake looks so amazing and super different from what I see around (trust me being addicted to recipes I see dozens of food photos and recipes everyday lol)! I love the black and white contrast and the square tin gave a very special touch. Another must-try.
Thanks so much Georgina! 🙂
Laura@ Baking in Pyjamas says
This looks brilliant, I’ve never seen a square bundt tin before. The photo’s look super and so does the cake. Btw, gotta agree with going with double stuffed Oreo, the more filling the better.
Thanks Laura! 😀
Nancy @ gottagetbaked says
Holy shizz, Liv. These photos are breathtakingly beautiful. They look like they could be mounted on the wall of a museum. I love the minimalism, with the focus being on your gorgeous square bundt cake. That slate “plate” is pretty rockin’ too! This must have tasted amazing. And yay on your new bundt pan! I already have so many I can’t justify buying another one but this square shape is so damn groovy! Love it.
Thanks Nancy! I wasn’t sure about the minimalist style of the photos at first, but I went with it. Truth be told, I didn’t really have any good props to include, hah!
Kate (Kate's Weekend Kitchen) says
Oh My Gosh! Liv you got the one I love!!!!
I got my vaulted cathedral bundt this week and haven’t stopped using it! I cannot get the square one here in Australia so I am very jealous. I have just taste tested my new recipe on the ladies at work so will be putting it on my blog in the next couple of weeks 🙂
I may have to try this one as well! ahhh so many bundts so little time
Agreeeeed! So many bundts, so many recipes, so little time AND space! I love the cathedral one too. Can’t wait to see how it turned out! 🙂
Kate I was going to ask how your Bundt baking was coming along! Would love to see what you’ve made.
Kate (Kate's Weekend Kitchen) says
Hi Kris. I am making it again tomorrow to post on Monday (public hol) but this time I am going to glaze it as well. 🙂
Kim - Liv Life says
I think this cake may be pure perfection!!! I’m a secret oreo fan (I’d never tell my kids that I may or may not have eaten many from their package…), and in the cake?? Oh yes!!!
Thanks Kim!! I LOVE Oreos and never buy them as a result as I’d eat the entire bag. This was a nice compromise, even though most of a bag went into the recipe! 😀