Red Velvet Oreo Cake Recipe


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Red Velvet Oreo Cake

Discover the Joy of Baking with Our Red Velvet Oreo Cake Embrace the allure of red velvet paired with the crunch of Oreos in this delightful cake. It’s a playful twist on the traditional, promising to be the centerpiece of any celebration.


Prepare to delight your palate with these carefully selected ingredients:

  • 1 cup buttermilk, the secret to a moist cake
  • 1 teaspoon white vinegar, to enhance the buttermilk’s effect
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, for a hint of classic flavor
  • 2 tablespoons red food coloring, for that signature red velvet hue
  • ¾ cup oil, for a tender crumb
  • 2 eggs, to bind the batter
  • 2⅓ cups all-purpose flour, sifted for a fine texture
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder, for a subtle chocolate touch
  • 1¼ cups granulated sugar, for sweetness
  • ½ teaspoon salt, to balance the flavors
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda, for lift and lightness
  • ½ cup butter, softened for a rich taste
  • 28 Oreos, for that irresistible crunch
Red Velvet Oreo


Creating the Cake:

  1. Preheat and Prepare: Warm your oven to 350°F (177°C) and ready your pans with a lining of Oreos at the bottom.
  2. Mix Wet Ingredients: Whisk together the buttermilk, oil, vanilla, vinegar, food coloring, and eggs.
  3. Combine Dry Ingredients: In a separate bowl, mix flour, sugar, cocoa powder, salt, and baking soda.
  4. Blend the Batter: Cream the butter into the dry ingredients, then gradually mix in the wet ingredients until smooth.
  5. Bake to Perfection: Divide the batter between the pans and bake until a toothpick comes out clean.
  6. Cool and Release: Let the cakes cool before removing them from the pans.

Oreo Buttercream:

  1. Crush Oreos: Process the Oreos into your desired size for the buttercream.
  2. Cream the Base: Whip together butter and shortening, then gradually add powdered sugar and vanilla.
  3. Fold in Oreos: Stir in your crushed Oreos into the frosting for a delightful texture.

Assemble the Cake:

  1. Layer and Frost: Once cooled, layer the cakes with Oreo buttercream and frost to your liking.
  2. Decorate: Use additional Oreos to decorate the top for a stunning presentation.
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Prep and Cooking Time:

  • Prep Time: 25 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes, plus cooling and decorating time

Nutritional Information:

  • Calories: Approximately 602 kcal per serving
  • Servings: This recipe yields 15 slices
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Red Velvet Oreo Cake

Red Velvet Oreo Cake Recipe

I’ve crafted a delightful twist on classic red velvet cake, blending it with the crunch of Oreos. It’s a light, fluffy treat with a luscious Oreo buttercream that’s perfect for sharing. Dive in and spread the joy with friends!

  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 15 slices 1x





  • 1 cup buttermilk (can be regular or dairy-free)
  • 1 teaspoon white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons red food coloring
  • ¾ cup of your preferred oil (such as canola, vegetable, grapeseed, or sunflower)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2⅓ cups plus 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1¼ cups granulated sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ cup butter, softened (use regular or a dairy-free alternative)
  • 28 Oreo cookies

For the Oreo Buttercream:

  • 1¼ cups butter, softened (regular or dairy-free)
  • ½ cup plus 2 tablespoons vegetable shortening (or substitute with butter if not avoiding dairy)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • to cups powdered sugar
  • Additional Oreo cookies for decoration


  1. Begin by preheating your oven to 350°F (177°C). Get your cake pans ready with a spray of cooking oil and a lining of parchment paper. Lay out Oreos on the bottom of each pan.
  2. In a bowl, whisk together the oil, buttermilk, vanilla, vinegar, food coloring, and eggs.
  3. In your mixer, combine the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, salt, and baking soda.
  4. Add the softened butter to the dry mix until you achieve a sandy texture, then pour in the wet ingredients and mix until smooth.
  5. Evenly distribute the cake batter into the prepared pans and bake for 22-32 minutes.
  6. Allow the cakes to cool in their pans for 20 minutes before moving them to a wire rack to cool completely.

For the Oreo Buttercream:

  1. Crush the Oreos to your liking, whether you prefer fine crumbs or chunky pieces.
  2. In a mixing bowl, beat together the butter and shortening, then gradually mix in the powdered sugar and vanilla.
  3. Stir in the crushed Oreos until well combined.


  • For precise measurements, especially for the dry ingredients, using a kitchen scale is recommended.
  • You can create your own buttermilk with vinegar and milk of your choice.
  • The recipe’s vegetable shortening can be replaced with an equal amount of butter.
  • Store the cake at room temperature for up to 4 days or freeze for longer storage.
  • The nutritional information provided on this site is approximate and offered as a courtesy. We cannot guarantee its accuracy. Please consult a nutrition professional for precise advice.
  • Author: Emma
  • Prep Time: 25 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 15 slices
  • Calories: 602 kcal
  • Sugar: 55g
  • Sodium: 588g
  • Fat: 30g
  • Saturated Fat: 9g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 23g
  • Trans Fat: 1g
  • Carbohydrates: 80g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Protein: 6g
  • Cholesterol: 24mg

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