Oreo Pudding Cake

by Heather on April 26, 2011

When a recipe starts off with a picture like this, you know you’re in the right place.

Can you believe that when I was younger I hated Oreos?  Neither can I.  There were so many random things I disliked, and for whatever reason I was hellbent, for the longest time, on never eating an Oreo.

I’m so glad I’m a (kind of) grown-up now!

Despite what the name of this dish says, the cake has pudding in it, but it is not solely pudding.  It’s a dense, moist cake with Oreo baked into it and chocolate chips spread on top.  It reminds me of a time before semi-homemade, 30-minute meals, and Paula Dean (although let’s get serious:  Paula Dean is awesome and I absolutely adore her).  It’s about using what you have on hand to make something really delicious, and if that means from scratch then more power to ya!

But if it means that you just stepped off a plane from the tropics into a week’s worth of rain and snow and all you want is a cake goshdarnit and you look in your pantry only to find a cake mix, two packages of pudding mix, and mini Oreos?  Well, not that I know anyone like that – ahem – but if that’s like you then this cake is what you need to bring you back to your tropical vacation happy-place.  Unfortunately it won’t transport you back there, but I’d say it’s the next best thing.


  • 1 box yellow cake mix (you can certainly substitute one batch of homemade cake batter)
  • 2 boxes instant pudding (I used chocolate and French vanilla)
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 1/4 cups milk
  • 2 cups mini Oreo cookies (or 2 cups of crushed regular Oreo cookies)

Preheat oven to 350.  Whisk together the eggs, oil, and milk.  Stir in the cake mix and pudding mixes until just moistened.  Fold in the Oreo cookies.  Pour mixture into a 9×13 baking dish and bake at 350 for 45-55 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.  During the last 2 minutes of baking, I sprinkled chocolate chips on top and then spread them evenly over the top of the cake for a simple icing.

Oh the days when things like this weren’t called semi-homemade, but were rather just something delicious that was whipped up at home.  Maybe I should try my hand at homemade Oreos, just to clear my name and my pantry of all things Sandra Lee-esque ;)

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{ 25 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Estela @ Weekly Bite April 26, 2011

Oh My!! I will be craving this all day now :)


2 Jessica (Dalyauthenticity) April 26, 2011

Oh my word. I was just looking for the perfect thing to make for the crew that is helping us move on Saturday. This just might be it! THANK YOU!


3 Salah April 26, 2011

omg, this sounds amazing!!! Yummm….i didn’t know you weren’t a fan of oreos when we were younger. lol strange! How is that possible?


4 Lauren at Keep It Sweet April 26, 2011

This looks absolutely delicious! Love!


5 Jenny April 26, 2011

Omg I love oreos! Great recipe :D


6 The Food Hound April 26, 2011

Haha! Not very tropical, but hey, if it takes you to your happy place, then I’m all for it! I have ALWAYS loved Oreos. ALWAYS. Hope you had a lovely time in Maui!


7 jan April 26, 2011

Homemade “oreos” are WAY better, but I don’t think you will want (or have enough) to add them to another recipe. Just saying!


8 Katie @ Health for the Whole Self April 26, 2011

LOVE THIS! Can’t wait to make it!


9 Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg April 26, 2011

I CAN’T believe you hated oreos!!!! Oh well…at least you’re making up for lost time now :-)


10 Liz @ Tip Top Shape April 26, 2011

This looks fantastic!!! And I’m totally with you on the Paula Deen love. How can you not love someone with such an affinity for butter??


11 brandi April 26, 2011

oh man, this look so good!


12 Tina @ Faith Fitness Fun April 26, 2011

Bookmarked for my next dessert to bring somewhere. :)


13 Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic April 26, 2011

This looks fantastic. I love those itty bitty oreos. And yes Paula Deen is awesome :)


14 Ashley April 26, 2011

Your baked goods ALWAYS look like texture perfection. Gold star for you! ;) xo


15 Kristina @ spabettie April 26, 2011

I am happy you mended your oreo-hating ways!! this looks incredible!


16 Nicole@HeatOvenTo350 April 26, 2011

Love those mini oreos! What a great use for them.


17 lifewithacrazypup April 26, 2011

Ahhh I need that! Why do I always stalk food right before lunch?? Now I’m starving!


18 my little celebration April 26, 2011

Wow! This look so good. Rich, but good! Beautiful photos, too.


19 Natalia - a side of simple April 26, 2011

I might just have to upgrade to the big size oreos. You know, the more the oreo, the more the cream. Hope you had a lovely Easter, Heather!


20 janetha @ meals & moves April 26, 2011

this really wasn’t the post for me to read now that i am doing a no-sugar kick this week. bookmarked for later! i love those mini oreos.


21 Mary @ Bites and Bliss April 26, 2011

Holy yum!! Yeah, you definitely can’t go wrong with cookies and cake. No way. ;)


22 Alexa @ Simple Eats April 26, 2011

Looks too good to be true. I love adding pudding mixes to cake it makes them SO moist!


23 Adriennely April 26, 2011

Mm, I love oreo-anything! It makes the best desserts ever! Your pudding looks really good and appetizing.


24 Kelly @ Laughter, Strength, and Food April 26, 2011

Oh my goodness! This looks heavenly! It is on my list to make for the weekend (or tomorrow!!)!!!! :-D


25 megan @ whatmegansmaking April 27, 2011

so fun! This looks like a delicious cake!


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