Oreo dump cake only has 5 ingredients and the results are rich and delicious. If you love Oreo cookies, this recipe is a must try.

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Oreo Dump Cake in a white bowl topped with ice cream with a glass of milk behind it

Oreo Dump Cake

Anything with oreo cookies tends to be a favorite around here. This Oreo Dump Cake was a huge success and the kids went crazy over it. I love making dump cakes because they are so easy and only require a few ingredients.

This recipe is easy enough to make in the middle of a busy week but special enough for company. It is not complicated at all and so very simple.

You don’t need any special ingredients or fancy baking equipment. We keep things simple around here, budget friendly and always delicious!

What is a Dump Cake?

We love making dump cakes. It is not liking making a traditional cake where you mix all the ingredients together and put in a baking pan. Instead of mixing the ingredients you basically dump them in the pan and bake.

Dump cakes make the best desserts!

The top view of Oreo Dump Cake topped with ice cream in a white bowl

What to top on Oreo Dump Cake?

This Oreo Dump cake is wonderful just by it self but I love to top it with some vanilla ice cream. When this cake is served warm topped with ice cream is the perfect combination to the best dessert.

We also like to drizzle with some chocolate syrup for a perfect over-the-top dessert.

Ingredients to make Oreo Dump Cake

Ingredients:

  • Chocolate Oreos 
  • Sweetened Condensed Milk 
  • Cool whip 
  • Chocolate Cake Mix 
  • Butter 
Cooked Oreo Dump Cake in a 9X13 pan

How to make oreo dump cake:

  • Step 1 – First, preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Step 2 – While the oven is preheating, get your 9×13 baking pan ready and spray with cooking spray.
  • Step 3 – Second, put the Oreo cookies in the bottom of the baking dish in a single layer.
  • Step 4 – Next, pour all of that delicious sweetened condensed milk over the top of the oreo cookies. 
  • Step 5 – Use a spatula or spoon to spread out the cool whip on top of the sweetened condensed milk.
Photos showing how to make this dump cake.  The 1st photo shows the oreos in a pan and the condensed milk poured on top.  The 2nd photo shows the cool whip layered on top.  The 3rd photo shows the cake mix sprinkled on top and the final photo shows the sliced butter layered on top
  • Step 6 – Now it is time to sprinkle the chocolate cake mix. Just sprinkle it all over the top, don’t mix together. .
  • Step 7 – Then spread the cool whip out on top of the condensed milk. 
  • Step 8 – Finally, add the butter. I like to cut the butter into tablespoon size slices. Top the cake with the butter until most of the cake is covered in butter slices.
  • Step 9 – Bake and enjoy with your favorite ice cream. In about 35 minutes you will have the best dump cake recipe.

Variation ideas:

  • We used classic oreo cookies. However, other types such as peanut butter oreo cookies would be amazing.
  • Feel free to use different types of cake mix. We used plain chocolate but triple chocolate fudge cake mix would be delicious. More ideas include devil’s food cake, red velvet cake mix and yellow cake mix.

We love to use what is already in the pantry. This is often how we create the tastiest recipes!

How to store leftover oreo dump cake:

  • Store your leftovers in the refrigerator. We just cover with a plastic wrap in the pan that we baked it in and put in the refrigerator. It will last about 5 days in the refrigerator.
  • We like to serve it warm. Once we are ready to eat it the next day, dish up a serving and heat in the microwave. I start off to about 20 seconds and then reheat if I want it a little hotter.
A large spoon of the Oreo Dump Cake being scooped out of the pan

Serving ideas:

  • Top with vanilla ice cream and crushed oreo cookies. We love this easy homemade vanilla ice cream.
  • If you really love oreo cookies, you could top with cookies and cream ice cream. Chocolate fans might love a scoop of chocolate on top. I personally love the vanilla because it helps to balance out the rich chocolate.
  • We normally crush the oreo cookies in a ziplock bag using a rolling pin. Since you do not need a bunch, this works just fine.
Oreo Dump Cake in a white bowl topped with ice cream and crushed up Oreos on top

Frequently Asked Questions:

What is the biggest mistake to avoid when making a dump cake?

When making a dump cake it is very important to not to mix the ingredients. Just layer the ingredients and bake.

Can you use double stuff oreos?

You can use any type of Oreos that you prefer to make this recipe. We have even used Golden Oreos.

Is dump cake supposed to be gooey?

Yes, a dump cake will have the texture between a fluffy cake and a cobbler. It it is a scoopable dessert.

Why is it called a dump cake?

The reason it is called a dump cake as the ingredients are dump directly into the baking dish. No mixing is required. This easy dessert is a family favorite.

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Oreo Dump Cake

4.48 from 34 votes
Oreo dump cake only has 5 ingredients and the results are rich and delicious. If you love Oreo cookies, this recipe is a must try.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 9
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Calories 390
Author Desserts on a Dime

Ingredients

  • 12 Oreos
  • 14 oz Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 8 oz cool whip
  • 1 Chocolate Cake Mix
  • 1.5 sticks Butter cut into 1 Tbsp pieces

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and spray a 9X13 pan with a non-stick cooking spray.
  • Layer the Oreos in the bottom of the baking pan.
  • Pour the sweetened condensed milk evenly over the top of the cookies.
  • Then spread the cool whip out on top of the condensed milk.
  • Sprinkle the chocolate cake mix in top. Do not mix together.
  • Then layer the 1 Tbsp pieces of butter evenly over the top of the cake mix until the majority of the top of the cake is covered.
  • Bake for 40-45 minutes.
  • Serve topped with ice cream and additional Oreos.
  • Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Refrigerate the leftovers in an air tight container for up to 3-4 days. 

Nutrition Facts

Calories 390kcal, Carbohydrates 42g, Protein 5g, Fat 24g, Saturated Fat 14g, Trans Fat 1g, Cholesterol 60mg, Sodium 283mg, Potassium 230mg, Fiber 1g, Sugar 35g, Vitamin A 633IU, Vitamin C 1mg, Calcium 161mg, Iron 1mg

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  1. Hi! I’m going to make this cake! I don’t need it til tomorrow
    Is it ok to bake cool, then refrigerate?
    Thank you, Connie
    Ps I’ll let you know how people like it