Get ready to enjoy the best homemade cookie! These Oreo Cakesters are perfectly soft on the outside and filled with the BEST creamy Oreo filling. You won’t be able to stop at just one!
Homemade cookies are always a hit with us. Some of my favorites that I bake for my kids are these Texas Sheet Cake Cookies, these Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies, and these delicious Carmelitas (the best cookies known to man!).
What are Oreo Cakesters?
If you’ve never eaten an Oreo Cakester, then you’re in for a treat! They made this classic early 2000s treat and I loved them! They’re basically like a whoopie pie. This delicious dessert has all the good things of an Oreo: the creamy filling, that delicious rich chocolate flavor, BUT…These are even better because they’re as soft, chewy, and creamy as possible! Plus, they’re homemade! It doesn’t get much better!
These soft snack cakes are not only delicious but also easy to make which is a MUST in our house especially when my kids want to help out! They love to bake cookies with me and this recipe is perfect because it turns things on their head. We always double this batch because they fly off the table. These are great to bring to any party or gathering because everyone goes crazy for them!
Ingredients in Oreo Cakesters
The secret to these delicious cookies is to make the batter with cake mix…yes, it’s that easy! You can find the exact measurements on the recipe card at the end of the post.
- Devil’s Food Cake Mix: Using a loaf cake mix for the batter means it’s easy to clean up and tastes delicious!
- vegetable oil: This will make the cookies soft and moist.
- eggs: The eggs bind everything together, allowing you to form a soft dough.
- Black food coloring: This is optional but gives the Oreo cake stars the deep look of a real Oreo.
- Cream cheese: Let your cream cheese sit on your counter for a few minutes before you start baking to help it soften. So it blends in without lumps!
- Butter: I always use unsoftened, unsalted butter for this filling.
- powdered sugar: The powdered sugar brings that sweet taste, but also dissolves so easily, creating a smooth texture.
- Salt: This enhances all the flavors in the filling.
- vanilla: Add a dash of vanilla flavoring to make this filling perfect.
How to Make Homemade Oreo Cakesters
You’ll find out how easy these are to make, and then you’ll find yourself making them all the time! However, be careful. If you don’t save one for yourself in the beginning, they’ll all be nabbed before you know it!
- Preparation: Preheat oven to 350°F and line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Put aside.
- combine ingredients: Put the cake mix, oil and eggs in a large bowl. Use a hand mixer or stand mixer to mix. If a darker cookie is desired for this Oreo look, add a few drops of black food coloring until desired color is achieved.
- Ladle and bake: Use a medium cookie scoop to scoop the batter onto the prepared baking sheets, leaving 2 inches in between. Bake for 11-12 minutes or until the edges of the cookies are set. Let them cool on the baking sheet for 2 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack to cool completely.
- Hit: In a medium bowl, whisk together cream cheese and butter until smooth. Add powdered sugar, salt and vanilla and beat again until completely combined.
- Add to cookies: Place the filling in a piping bag or ziplock bag and cut off the end for a medium sized opening. Squeeze a dollop of frosting onto the back of one cookie and place another on top. Repeat with the remaining Oreo Cakesters.
Change up these Oreo Cakesters so you can have a different one every time! Here are a few ideas you can try:
- Change the cake mix: If you use a different cake mix, you get a completely different Cakester! Try vanilla for a Golden Oreo look. Or strawberry for the holidays! Really, whatever your favorite flavor is, make it!
- Change filling: You can add some extract to the filling for different flavors. I love making coconut whoopie pies with coconut extract!
- Roll them in toppings: To add some extra texture or color, roll the sides in some sprinkles, mini M&Ms, or shredded coconut! It will make them festive and kick them up a notch.
How to store homemade cakesters
Once baked and assembled, place your cookies in an airtight container. They will keep on your counter for up to 3 days! You can also freeze them and they will last up to 3 months. Just let them thaw at room temperature before eating.
More easy dessert recipes
If you enjoyed making these cookies because they were so easy, then I have a few more to try! I love making things from scratch, but sometimes you need a recipe that comes together a little quicker. Try these other recipes. They are great for any occasion!
Preheat oven to 350°F and line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Put aside.
Place the cake mix, oil and eggs in a large bowl. Use a hand mixer or stand mixer to mix. If a darker cookie is desired for this Oreo look, add a few drops of black food coloring until desired color is achieved.
Use a medium cookie scoop to scoop the batter onto the prepared baking sheets, leaving 2 inches in between. Bake for 11-12 minutes or until the edges of the cookies are set. Let them cool on the baking sheet for 2 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack to cool completely.
In a medium bowl, whisk together cream cheese and butter until smooth. Add powdered sugar, salt and vanilla and beat again until completely combined.
Place the filling in a piping bag or ziplock bag and cut off the end for a medium sized opening. Squeeze a dollop of frosting onto the back of one cookie and place another on top. Repeat with the remaining cookies.
calories186kcal (9%)carbohydrates28G (9%)protein2G (4%)Fat8thG (12%)Saturated Fatty Acids3G (fifteen%)Polyunsaturated fat1GMonounsaturated fatty acids3Gtrans fat0.1Gcholesterol28mg (9%)sodium232mg (10%)potassium86mg (2%)fiber1G (4%)sugar20G (22%)Vitamin A171ie (3%)calcium41mg (4%)iron1mg (6%)
All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is an estimate only. Each recipe and nutritional value will vary per household based on the brands you use, measurement methods, and serving sizes.
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