Cookies and Cream Snack Cake

cookies and cream snack cake recipeIt is a rainy summer day here in DC, and I think that I need to make this Cookies and Cream Snack Cake again today. When I made this, the kids were in the kitchen drooling, waiting for me to finish taking pictures of it so that they could dig in. They happily became my little photo assistants, holding reflectors without any huffing or puffing because they knew that this piece of cake would be fair game as soon as I was done. After one bite, William asked me if I would make this cake again. And soon. The chocolate cake is so moist, and simple to make. It is so delicious that it is perfect on its own, but with a thick layer of Cookies and Cream frosting – it is incredible. This chocolate cake recipe is a keeper, I have made it so many times, and it never fails. Even better, it is a one bowl recipe.

My friend Courtney of Pizzazzerie recently released the most gorgeous cookbook, Frostings. It is fun, creative, and has tons of amazing frosting recipes in it. I happen to love a single theme cookbook, and this one does not disappoint. William and I were flipping through it, and he asked me to make almost every single recipe. Pumpkin Spice, Chai Vanilla Bean, Mint Chocolate Chip, Key Lime Pie, yes please! He is a frosting dude. We are really good cake sharers because he loves frosting and I love cake. We decided on Cookies and Cream frosting because it happens to be our favorite combination. This cake might not be the prettiest cake that I have ever made, but this one is a going to making many appearances.

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cookies and cream snack cake recipe3 cups flour
2 cups Dixie Crystals sugar
6 Tablespoons cocoa
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup melted butter
2 Tablespoons white vinegar
2 cups cold water

Cookies and Cream Frosting:

2 sticks butter, room temperature
1 (7-ounce) jar marshmallow cream
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 Tablespoon vanilla
3-4 cups Dixie Crystals powdered sugar
3 Tablespoons heavy cream
16 Oreo cookies

cookies and cream snack cake recipeMix the dry ingredients in a large bowl.

chocolate sheet cake recipeAdd melted butter, vinegar, and water.

cookies and cream snack cake recipeMix until just combined. This batter will be thin.

chocolate sheet cake recipePour into a 9×13 pan that has been sprayed with cooking spray.

chocolate sheet cake recipeBake in a preheated 325 degree oven for 35 to 45 minutes. Cool completely.

cookies and cream frosting recipeBeat the butter and marshmallow cream in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, for 2 minutes. Reduce speed to low, and slowly add the powdered sugar, 1 cup at a time until well incorporated. Add the salt, vanilla, and heavy cream. Beat until combined.
cookies and cream frosting recipeCrush the Oreos with a rolling pin. I like to leave some big chunks, I like having big pieces in the frosting.

cookies and cream frosting recipeFold into the frosting.

cookies and cream snack cake recipeSpread frosting over cooled cake.

cookies and cream snack cake recipe

Cookies and Cream Snack Cake

Cookies and Cream Snack Cake

Yield: serves 12

Cookies and Cream Snack Cake - Chocolate sheet cake with a cookies and cream frosting.

Ingredients

Chocolate Sheet Cake:

  • 3 cups flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 6 Tablespoons cocoa
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup melted butter
  • 2 Tablespoons white vinegar
  • 2 cups cold water

Cookies and Cream Frosting

  • 2 sticks butter, room temperature
  • 1 (7-ounce) jar marshmallow cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla
  • 3-4 cups powdered sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons heavy cream
  • 16 Oreo cookies

Instructions

  1. Mix the dry ingredients in a large bowl. Add melted butter, vinegar, and water. Mix until just combined. This batter will be thin. Pour into a 9x13 pan that has been sprayed with cooking sprayed.
  2. Bake in a preheated 325 degree oven for 35 to 45 minutes. Cool completely.
  3. Beat the butter and marshmallow cream in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, for 2 minutes. Reduce speed to low, and slowly add the powdered sugar, 1 cup at a time until well incorporated. Add the salt, vanilla, and heavy cream. Beat until combined.
  4. Crush the Oreos with a rolling pin. I like to leave some big chunks, I like having big pieces in the frosting. Fold into the frosting. Spread frosting over cooled cake.
Nutrition Information:

Amount Per Serving:Calories: 0 Total Fat: 0g

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65 Comments

  • My favorite frosting is cream cheese frosting, I’m new to baking so I am willing to try some more to find a new favorite!

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  • This cake looks delicious! Will definitely be making this soon. My all time favorite frosting is cream cheese frosting on carrot bars!

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  • Yes please, I would love this book AND a piece of the cake! My favorite all-time frosting? I think it would be chocolate fudge.

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  • I love vanilla buttercream on devil’s food cake. This cookies and cream looks like a “must try”!

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  • Just found your website today and have been pinning like crazy and I’m only a few pages into it!

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  • I would love the book AND a piece of that cake! My favorite frosting? Probably old-fashioned chocolate fudge frosting.

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  • I like peanut butter frosting, but that cookies and cream frosting sounds amazing!

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  • That looks beautiful! Cookies and cream buttercream – say no more. Mmm.

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  • That frosting looks absolutely delicious! It might replace my favorite go to frosting for chocolate cake, fresh cherry with mini chocolate chips. (Cherries and chocolate are one of my favorite combos!)

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  • Sorry, I forgot to answer the question! I adore salted caramel frosting.

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  • I want to try this immediately! Also my favorite frosting is butter cream for sure!!!

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  • Favorite frosting? Hmm, that’s kinda like choosing a favorite kid…I love cream cheese frosting, but chocolate’s in my heart…and this cookies and cream frosting looks delish!

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  • Chocolate or peanut butter or caramel. I cannot choose so normally I will just do all three on one cake! LOL!
    This is a classic and it looks so good!

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  • Anything whipped cream-like or marshmallow-y. I like things light, unless it includes brown butter and it could be a ton of bricks…

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  • Chocolate frostisting is my favorite – I think it is worthy of its own food group

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  • Oh goodness. This looks incredible! I looove cookies and cream in ANYTHING so this is just a win 🙂

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  • Oh I would eat cream cheese frosting by the spoonful if I could!

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  • My favorite frosting for cakes is plain old vanilla buttercream (but maybe drizzle some ganache on it), and for cookies is almond cream cheese frosting. Yum yum yum.

    I might have to make this really soon… cookies & cream is my favorite!

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  • Normally I adore a plain dark chocolate ganache. I’m really looking forward to trying this one. Anything with Oreos! 🙂

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  • This cake looks delicious. I love Oreo cookies & marshmallows, so the frosting is a perfect combo for me!

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  • I am a frosting freak and will take any kind I can get, but I love a good buttercream!

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  • Oh my gosh! I made the frosting for my son’s half birthday cake (used a different cake, similar, but smaller to make a half of a cake). It was a huge hit! We can;t stop eating it! Thanks for sharing!

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  • I love your blog, so amazing recipes!

    Sometimes I struggle a little with the ingredients, but mostly I get everything sorted out. Now this time I got a problem – how much is “one stick butter”? =;o)

    And I would love to win a copy, but I doubt that you are happy sending it overseas…

    So I just hope for more great recipes and wonderful pictures and looking forward for your answer.

    Have a really nice day!
    Mohne

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  • Ahh – I forgot my favorite frosting: buttercream – any variation of it!

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  • I love your Recipes, definitely like to try them.
    Chocolate Frosting, yum. Will definitely try this cake.

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  • Cream cheese frosting, all the way! I wouldn’t mind making this frosting though, always up to try a new recipe!

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  • I made this frosting this week. It turned out great I used Gluten free oreo look a like cookies and put it over a GF chocolate cake. Thanks for the great recipe and idea.

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  • If there’s one thing I need in my life right now, it’s this cake! Oh my goodness.

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    • this is a keeper! My kids have been asking for it ever since I made it. The cake base is so easy and so good, I make it a lot.

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  • This was the perfect recipe to make with my four year old, who is currently obsessed with marshmallows and Oreos. He particularly enjoyed counting out the 16 cookies for crushing later. This recipe was delicious and quite easy! Thank you, Bree!

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  • I made the Cookies & Cream snack cake. I was really surprised at how easy it was to mix up the cake. The batter was thin so mixing it with a fork was really easy. Baked for 42 minutes. The icing also was really easy to make. I only used 2 cups powdered sugar and it is plenty sweet enough. The cake turned out very moist. The icing is very good. One of the best icings I have ever made.

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