Homemade Soft Oreos from a cake mix

These cake mix soft Oreos are seriously divine and everything you need if you love chocolatey, creamy, and fun desserts!

And they’re super simple to whip up for a fun dessert for kids (and you) that is no fuss and absolutely delicious.

Soft Oreos Make with Cake Mix

Oh boy! I am so excited to give this recipe a refresh with new photos and updated content because it means I got to make and enjoy these soft Oreo beauties once more… And they are a favorite around here. If you’ve never had them, just think whoopie pie meets classic Oreo cookie. These are cake-y, soft, chocolate cookies enveloping rich and creamy cream cheese frosting that is to die for. If you like chocolate, frosting, and irresistible sweets, you’ll want to add this recipe to your grocery list, stat!

If you aren’t in the mood for soft and cake-y, then you might like my other recipe for more traditional Oreos. Either way, you can’t really go wrong with a homemade Oreo, soft or crunchy. Pour yourself a tall glass of milk, get your favorite helpers in the kitchen to stir and shape, and have a ball with these easy, delicious homemade Oreos!

homemade soft oreo cookies from a cake mix

What cream do you use in homemade Oreos?

You can use store-bought vanilla or cream cheese frosting, but I prefer and love an easy homemade cream cheese frosting made of butter, cream cheese, vanilla, and powdered sugar. It’s the best!

How do you store homemade Oreos?

Once your homemade Oreos are cooled and iced, store extra in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days. You can also freeze them for up to 2 to 3 months.

How long do homemade Oreo cookies bake?

Bake your cookie dough for 7 to 8 minutes at 350 degrees F. The cookies have a pretty short baking time because you want them to be very soft. Allowing them to sit on the pan out of the oven allows them to cook a bit more from the heat of the pan without getting crispy from the heat of the oven.

How to make homemade soft Oreos:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Add the cake mix, eggs, and oil to a large bowl, and beat with an electric mixer until thoroughly combined.
  3. Roll the dough into balls that are a little bigger than a quarter, and place them on a greased baking sheet 2 inches apart.
  4. Use the bottom of a glass cup to flatten the dough balls to 1/2-inch thick. Bake the cookies for 7 to 8 minutes.
  5. Place the cookies on a wire rack.
  6. For the icing, cream the butter, cream cheese, and vanilla until combined. Add the powdered sugar and stir to incorporate.
  7. When the cookies are cool, match them with a mate according to size. Take one cookie and place a few tablespoons of the filling in the center on the flat bottom of the cookie. Take the mate and place it on top (flat sides together), and press it until the filling comes to the edge of the cookies.

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Homemade Soft Oreos from a cake mix


  • Author: Melissa Griffiths - Bless this Mess
  • Prep Time: 15 min
  • Cook Time: 8 min
  • Total Time: 30 min
  • Yield: 3 dozen sandwich cookies 1x

Description

These cake mix soft Oreos are seriously divine and everything you need if you love chocolatey, creamy, and fun desserts!


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Ingredients

For the cookies:

  • 1 box Devil’s Food cake mix
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup oil

For the icing filling:

  • 1/4 cup butter, room temperature
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • Splash of milk, if needed
    -OR-
  • 1 container of cream cheese or vanilla frosting

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Add the cake mix, eggs, and oil to a large bowl, and beat with an electric mixer until thoroughly combined. Roll the dough into balls that are a little bigger than a quarter, and place them on a greased baking sheet 2 inches apart.
  3. Use the bottom of a glass cup to flatten the dough balls to 1/2-inch thick. Bake the cookies for 7 to 8 minutes. Remove from the oven, and allow the cookies to remain on the baking sheet for 5 minutes.
  4. Place the cookies on a wire rack, and allow to cool completely before adding icing.
  5. For the icing, cream the butter, cream cheese, and vanilla until combined. Add the powdered sugar and stir to incorporate. The icing should be a medium to medium-thin consistency. If you need a slash of milk to thin it out, you can add it and remix. If it is too thin add a bit more powdered sugar.
  6. If you don’t want to make icing you can use store-bought. You know which is better. 😉
  7. When the cookies are cool, match them with a mate according to size. Take one cookie and place a few tablespoons of the filling in the center on the flat bottom of the cookie. Take the mate and place it on top (flat sides together), and press it until the filling comes to the edge of the cookies.
  8. Store any extras in an airtight container.

Notes

  • The cookies have a pretty short baking time because you want them to be very soft. Allowing them to sit on the pan out of the oven allows them to cook a bit more from the heat of the pan without getting crispy from the heat of the oven.
  • Category: dessert
  • Method: bake
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: homemade oreo, soft oreo cookies, homemade soft oreos, cake mix cookies

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This post was originally published in 2012, and has been updated and rephotographed in December 2019.

Homemade soft Oreos with cake mix are an easy, chocolaty, and creamy sweet treat to make for any occasion — or no occasion at all!

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15 Responses
  1. Kelly

    Just finished baking a batch of these delicious gems. I had to refrigerate my dough as it was too sticky to work with right after mixing. Do any leftover cookies need to be refrigerated due to the cream cheese in the filling?
    Thanks!

  2. Kate

    Are you not allowed to call them Whoopie pies? My sister Cindy is obsessed with theses. Corner Bakery has the best ones ever. I may have to make her these and see if they compare.

    1. Whoopie pies are bit different in my book! The cake is more domed and is a lot fluffier, but the concept is the same. I actually have a whoopie pie recipe in the wings that you’ll have to try too!

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I’m Melissa, and I want to help you feed your family wholesome food.

As a hobby farmer and mom of five, I’m all about keeping it simple in the kitchen. I want healthy meals that feed my family well, and then I want to get back to my (messy) life. Let’s work together to find something yummy for your dinner table.