Indulge yourself in the deliciousness of our Oreo cookies & cream cake in a jar! This delectable dessert is easy to make and filled with sweet surprises. This recipe uses a combination of moist cake and crumbled Oreos, married together with creamy buttercream frosting. A few spoonfuls of this delightful treat are sure to satisfy your cravings.
Oreo Cookies & Cream Cake in a Jar
Who doesn’t love a good Oreo cake? It’s the perfect dessert for any occasion. And this recipe is so easy, you can make it at home in no time. The cake in a jar idea is a popular choice for many reasons. In our house, it's usually for when I want to serve portions to a group, or, my cake doesn't come out of the pan nicely. Crumbled cake is a perfect reason to make one of these!
All you need are a few simple ingredients and a jar to layer the cookies, cake, and frosting into. The end result is an Oreo cake in a jar that’s moist, delicious, and sure to satisfy your sweet tooth.
If you love Oreo cookies as much as me, then you need to check out our huge list of Oreo cookie recipes! So many tasty chocolate and cream treats!
- Pre-baked cake of your choice
- Buttercream frosting in flavor of your choice
- Oreo cookies
- Chocolate chips
- Chocolate sauce or syrup
- Cheesecake filling
The basic ingredients for this recipe include a cake, frosting, and toppings. In this case, the exact measurements used for this version is 1 cup cake, ¼ cup frosting, 1 tablespoon toppings or 1 cookie. Below are some other recipes that work great in this recipe.
- Vanilla pound cake
- Chocolate cake
- Fudgy brownies
- Marshmallow fluff
- Chocolate ganache
- Chocolate chip cookies
- No bake cheesecake filling
- Lemon cookies
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How to Make a Cookies & Cream Cake in a Jar
Before making your cake in a jar, you will first need to clean your mason jars, bake and cool your cake, and make your buttercream. Once those are ready, it's time to assemble.
Begin with a layer of cake. You can cut this into an exact circle to fit, dice into cubes, or simply crumble.
Then add a layer of frosting, pudding, or jam.
On top of that, add a small layer of toppings such as a cookie, cookie crumbs, candy pieces, or sprinkles.
Now, repeat this with cake, filling, and toppings until the jar is full!
Frequently Asked Questions
My go to flavor is vanilla when it comes to making cookies and cream cake in a jar. Add a bit of extra flavor by mixing in an Oreo pudding mix to the batter, or even adding crushed cookie crumbs.
However, this Oreo cake can also be made with a classic chocolate cake. The rich chocolate flavor pairs perfectly with the vanilla buttercream, creating a decadent treat that’s sure to please.
You can also mix it up by using different flavors of cake or even adding chocolate chips or Oreos to give your cake an extra boost of sweetness.
It should keep for up to three days. Typically I would suggest an airtight container, but since the jar is already a container, make sure the top of the jar is wrapped well with plastic wrap, foil or the lid of the jar if you have it.
Begin by layering your cake batter in the jar. Then add a layer of frosting. Next is a layer for texture including cookies, sprinkles, or even berries. Then repeat until the jar is full.
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- 2 slices vanilla cake
- ½ cup buttercream frosting
- 4 Oreo cookies
- 1 tablespoon sprinkles
- Prepare the cake and let it cool completely. Then prepare frosting or fillings.
- Layer in a jar: cake, frosting, cookies/toppings, then repeat until the jar is full.
The ingredients used depend upon your preferences and what is on hand. Above are measurements for 2 mason jars of cake.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 691Total Fat: 32gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 18gCholesterol: 88mgSodium: 279mgCarbohydrates: 98gFiber: 1gSugar: 79gProtein: 4g