Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Deep South Eats: Oreo Pudding Cake

When looking for the perfect dessert for our annual Valentine's date at home, I had a hard time deciding between elegant and decadent. Decadent completely won as taste is always better than appearance. My husband has a love of all things Oreo and when I stumbled upon this recipe from Pinterest, I knew it would be a hit.

The best part of this recipe is the simplicity...4 ingredients! It can be made ahead of time, or within one hour of serving which gives flexibility of preparation. I loved the creamy coolness of the pudding with the dense chocolate cake. The end result is a decent amount of dessert, making a perfect dessert for company or large groups.


  • 1 box of chocolate cake mix (and ingredients per box instructions)
  • 2 (4 ounce) boxes of instant Oreo pudding mix
  • 4 cups cold milk (2% or higher)
  • Oreo crumbs or individual cookies
  • Prepare cake according to package instructions and bake in a well-greased 9x13 pan.
  • Towards the end of the cake's cooking time, prepare pudding. Whisk 4 cups of cold milk into the 2 boxes of instant Oreo pudding mix until all lumps have disappeared. Allow pudding to set for 2 minutes.
  • Once cake is finished, while still warm, poke holes all over cake using a straw or skewer.
  • Pour pudding mixture over warm cake.
  • Allow cake to cool on the counter for several minutes. Cover in plastic wrap and place in the fridge to set for at least an hour.
  • When ready to serve top with crushed Oreo crumbs or top individual slices with an Oreo cookie.
Original recipe from The Country Cook.

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  1. I can't find oreo pudding mix here. Any ideas?

  2. Dianne,
    I have found it at Publix and Wal-Mart in the past. If no grocers carry the product, I would probably use vanilla pudding and mix in oreo cookie crumbs. Hope this helps you!