Homemade Birthday Cake Oreos

Growing up, My mom did all of the cooking/baking our home. However, there was always one go-to dessert that both me and my younger sister could make and that we both LOVED, Homemade Oreos. We all just love these! 

This recipe is a fun homemade take on the Birthday Cake Oreos that have hit the stores. As soon as I saw them I knew it would be fun to adapt our family recipe to make them “Birthday Cake” style :)  The end result… DELICIOUS! The cake batter frosting is incredible!

Homemade Birthday Cake Oreos

By Chef in Training Published: August 15, 2012

    These are so fun and delicious! The Cake Batter Frosting is incredible!



    1. In a large bowl, beat chocolate cake mixes, eggs and oil until completely blended.
    2. Roll dough into 1 inch balls and place on greased cookie sheets.
    3. Bake at 350 degrees F for about 8 minutes. You do not want to overcook these cookies. Almost a little underdone is better.
    4. While cookies are cooling, make frosting. Combine softened butter, powdered sugar, cake mix, vanilla, milk and sprinkles together in a medium bowl until completely blended
    5. When cookies are completely cooled, frost the bottom of one cookie, top with another cookie. Repeat with remaining cookies. If you want added sprinkles, roll the cookies edges in sprinkles.


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    1. Sarah E.

      You are my hero. I searched far and wide for them when they came out and NO ONE up here in up up upstate, nearly Canada, New York had them.

    2. Camille

      These look delicious and easy! I can't wait to try them!!

    3. Averie @ Averie Cooks

      Well aren't you so creative! mmmm, those choc cake mix cookies turned out perfectly! I want!

    4. sally @ sallys baking addiction

      Nikki - OMG. You are the cookie queen. Seriously. Between these, your s'more cookies, and your cake batter pudding cookies - you deserve a CROWN. Plus, anything with sprinkles makes me weak at the knees!!!!

    5. Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel

      You're the awesome cookie queen, Nikki! Love these SO much and want to make them ASAP. And you know me, anything with sprinkles is perfection.

    6. ValleyWriter

      Like Sarah E, I've been looking for these in stores for months - to no avail. So excited I can make them for myself now!!

    7. Renee

      how many birthday oreo cookies does a batch make?

      1. Chef in Training

        It makes about 2 dozen formed birthday oreo cookies. thanks for asking! have a great day :)

    8. Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust

      Ohmigosh I love these Nikki! Cake Batter flavor and homemade Oreos...I may never leave my couch with these babies.

    9. Kris

      Hi Nikki,

      Just reading through this delicious recipe and curious as to how a seemingly runny and smooth cake batter can be rolled into balls and baked like cookies? I was going to attempt tonight, but I'm not quite sure how I'm supposed to take what I know to be batter (you've called it dough) and make balls?

      Would love your help!


      1. Chef in Training

        You use dry cake mix and then mix that with the oil and egg measurements above. You do not make it as the box directs you to. Te dough ends up being like cookie dough when you follow the above directions. I hope this helps. Let me know if you have any more questions and how they turn out for you! Have a great day :)

    10. Courtney

      Can you freeze ( then defrost) for later date? If so, any suggestions? Can't wait to make these!

      1. Chef in Training

        yes, you definitely can! I do this all the time. Just place in a freezer safe tupperware (with lid) and then pull out one as a time as you want. I like to put them in the microwave when I put them out to make them warm, soft and gooey... but you can just let it defrost as normal, too!

    11. Jocelyn @BruCrew Life

      These. Are. Awesome!!! Can you believe that I just tried the cake batter oreos for the first time this weekend?

    12. brianna

      These look delicious. I think I would make them even when there wasn't a birthday, but I love cake batter/birthday cake flavors.