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Author shobee


  • 2 cups 260g flour
  • 2 cups 414g sugar
  • 3/4 cup 85g Hershey’s Special Dark Cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup 240ml buttermilk
  • 1 cup 240mlcanola oil
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup 240ml boiling water
  • 1 1/2 cups 336g butter
  • 1 1/2 cups 284g Crisco Butter Flavor shortening
  • 8-9 cups 920g-1035g powdered sugar
  • 3 cups Oreo crumbs about 30 Oreos
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 6-7 tbsp 90ml-105ml water
  • 5 Oreos chopped, optional


  • Prepare three 8 inch cake pans with parchment paper circles in the bottom, and grease the sides.
  • Add all dry ingredients to a large bowl and whisk together.
  • Add eggs, buttermilk and canola oil to the dry ingredients and mix well.
  • Add vanilla to boiling water and add to mixture. Mix well.
  • Pour into three 8 inch cakes pans and bake at 300 degrees for about 25-28 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out with a few crumbs.
  • Remove cakes from oven and allow to cool for about 10 minutes, then remove to cooling racks to cool completely.
  • Make icing while cakes cool. Beat together butter and shortening until smooth.
  • Slowly add 4 cups of powdered sugar and mix until smooth.
  • Add vanilla and Oreo crumbs and mix until smooth.
  • Add another 4-5 cups of powdered sugar and mix until smooth. Add water or milk until you get a smooth consistency.
  • Set aside about 3 1/2 cups of icing for the filling inside the cake and add chopped Oreos, if using.
  • Once cakes are cool, remove cake domes from top with a large serrated knife.
  • Place first layer of cake on cake plate. Spread 1/2 of the icing with the chopped Oreos on top in an even layer.
  • Add second layer of cake and add the rest of the of icing with chopped Oreos on top in an even layer.
  • Add final layer of cake on top and ice the outside of the cake with remaining icing.
  • Finish cake off with chopped Oreos and crumbs, if desired.


Recipe adapted from Life Love Sugar Blog
I used number 11 tip to decorate. When you use other tip, the Oreo crumbs get stuck on the tip creating an ugly looking flower. OR, IF YOU WAN TO USE A FLOWER TIP, YOU CAN SET ASIDE ONE CUP OF THE ICING BEFORE ADDING THE OREO AND JUST COLOR IT BY ADDING A SMALL AMOUNT OF HERSHEY'S CHOCOLATE POWDER TO GET A FLOWER EFFECT.