Homemade Birthday Cake Oreos

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So I am by no means a master chef, but I am definitely a foodie. I had cake mix laying around the house and wanted to find something a bit more exciting to make with boxes of cake mix, rather than just the standard cupcakes. Clearly, I am not food photographer either, so sorry in advance for the lackluster food pictures! Although I do hope you enjoy this recipe! Super easy, and all of my instructions will be detailed, including for people who don’t make things often.

My cousin turned 13 and I wanted to make her something fun for her birthday that wasn’t so traditional. I may have eaten quite a few of these before they actually made it to the celebration.

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First things first, you will need three boxes of cake mix. I made a larger batch of these, since it was for more people. If you would like to make a smaller batch, you will just need one of each kind. Two chocolate of Devil’s food for the outside, and one yellow for the cake batter frosting (I know, so amazing!) You can also substitute out chocolate for other varieties of cake mix if you would like, or if chocolate isn’t your thing.

There are two sets of ingredients, for the outside cookies and the inside cake batter frosting. If you would like a smaller yield, just half all the ingredients in the cookies section only.

Ingredients: Cookies

2 boxes of cake mix (I used Devil’s food)
4 eggs
2/3 cup oil
1-2 tsp of vanilla extract (optional)

Ingredients:Frosting

4 oz. cream cheese (gives them that cream cheese frosting taste and makes it creamier)
1/2 cup dry yellow cake mix
1/4 cup milk (I used almond milk)
3 cups powdered sugar
1 tsp vallina extract
1/2 cup butter

Instructions

1. In a large bowl, beat the chocolate cake mix, eggs, and oil until completely blended.  I would recommend mixing this by hand, I swear it isn’t hard and doesn’t take long. I don’t have a stand mixer (but if you do use that)! I found the batter to be a bit thick and sticky, so by hand with a rubber scraper and whisk was easier for me.

2. Roll dough into one inch balls and place on a greased cookie sheet. If you want them larger, make them about golf ball size. I made smaller ones, so mine were a little different in size.

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In case you need a size reference. Also, I grease the heck out of cookie sheets with pam because I hate when things get stuck to them.

3. Bake at 350 F for about 7- 9 minutes. Since these are mostly cake batter, you want them to feel and be a little bit undone (they taste much better, I promise). If you want them a bit harder, just cook for longer.

4. When they are done baking, they will look a bit round. I just simply pressed them down with my thumb to get a more “cookie” appearance. When they cool, they will flatten out a bit as well, but pressing them down is much easier.

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My done cookies. They will look a bit more cake battery on the inside and appear a bit cracked! These are the smaller versions I made. I had about 2 racks of these!

5. For the frosting!!! Combine the softened butter, cream cheese, and milk into a bowl and mix first. Slowly add in the cake mix until you get a nice consistency without lumps. I recommend adding the cake mix first, to test out taste and also because I changed my powdered sugar amount as I was going.

6. Add in the powdered sugar slowly, until you have a lump-free consistency. I added a bit more powdered sugar, mainly because I wanted it to be a bit thicker. You should get a frosting with a consistency similar to that of frosting. I added a bit more to get it a bit thicker, up to what I like to taste. I also added a tad more cake mix at the end for taste.

7. You can add sprinkles to the frosting if you would like, but I just rolled them on at the end!

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I frosted them with not too much frosting in the middle. I prefer more cookie, but it is totally up to you. This is the consistency of my frosting. The color is a bit off white because I used almond milk instead of regular milk. Using a rubber scraper was easiest for layering frosting and wiping off the sides when putting the other cookie on top.

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Take a plate of sprinkles and just roll the edges of the cookies on the plate. Just make sure the cookies are cool before putting on the frosting.

Sorry this post is sooo long but I wanted to make the instructions super simple and easy to follow along with. I always make them detailed in case there is anything you think you may be missing.

If you want the original recipes that I borrowed from, they are here & here. Enjoy. If you make them, would love to hear how they turned out!

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  1. 2.25.15
    Kelsey&Kenecha said:

    These look amazing 😀

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    • 2.26.15
      Denise Kokinis said:

      They are! Thanks so much!

  2. 2.25.15
    Shauna said:

    This sounds super easy and looks beyond YUMMY!!

    Shauna

    http://www.lipglossandlace.net

    • 2.26.15
      Denise Kokinis said:

      It is super easy, I promise! They are delish!

  3. 2.25.15
    cvetybaby said:

    Awww that is an amazing recipe! Looks cute and yum! Thanks for sharing! I really adore to cook! I’ll surprise my hubby <3
    xx
    cvetybaby.com

    • 2.26.15
      Denise Kokinis said:

      Definitely! They are so great!! Thanks for checking it out!

  4. 2.25.15
    Joanna said:

    Definitely going to try these next time I’m in the mood to make a sweet treat!! Have a great day, Denise! xx
    lovejoanna.com

    • 2.26.15
      Denise Kokinis said:

      Yes, please do! They are fantastic! Thanks so much, Joanna! You as well!

  5. 2.25.15
    Tanya said:

    Love Oreos, liked the recipe, should give it a try!

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    • 2.26.15
      Denise Kokinis said:

      Thanks so much! You definitely should.

  6. 2.25.15
    Gabrielle said:

    Oh these look so, so good. I am having massive chocolate cravings today – it’s just one of those days haha! I love baking from boxes as well occasionally, it can be a quick and tasty way of reaching the end result! 🙂

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice

    • 2.26.15
      Denise Kokinis said:

      hahaha I know! That is basically why I ended up baking them! I agree, boxes sometimes make this so much easier. I love that there is a twist on a normal box baking recipe.

  7. 2.25.15
    Camilla said:

    Those are delicious!! I want it to be my birthday now so I can have someone make those for me hahaha

    xxx
    Camilla
    http://avenuecamilla.com

    • 2.26.15
      Denise Kokinis said:

      Hahahaha! I feel that! I wish there was always a reason to make these!

  8. 2.25.15

    Denise, what a great idea. And your pictures are good. Thank you fir sharing:)
    xo
    Elmira
    http://www.wellputtogetherstylebyelmira.com

    • 2.26.15
      Denise Kokinis said:

      Thanks so much, Elmira! Really appreciate it!

  9. 2.25.15

    Oh my gosh, this looks so good! Thank you for sharing the recipe!

    • 2.26.15
      Denise Kokinis said:

      They are amazing! Thanks so much for checking them out!

  10. 2.25.15

    Omg looks so yummy
    XoXo
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    • 2.26.15
      Denise Kokinis said:

      They are so good, thanks!

  11. 2.25.15
    Vanessa said:

    Honestly, you are just the CUTEST! I love this recipe! It looks so yummy!!
    Sending you much love!
    xoxo, Vanessa
    http://www.whatwouldvwear.net

    • 2.26.15
      Denise Kokinis said:

      Thanks so much, Vanessa! They are amazing! Thanks for checking it out!

  12. 2.25.15

    Fun and yummy! I have zero baking skills but this looks manageable! Thanks!

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    • 2.26.15
      Denise Kokinis said:

      Hahaha I do as well sometimes! That is why I made this so easy to follow! Thanks for checking it out!

  13. 2.25.15
    Shannon said:

    Omggggg I am drooling!! These look so amazing! I have the worst sweet tooth!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

    • 2.26.15
      Denise Kokinis said:

      I do as well! Thanks so much, Shannon! Definitely give them a try!

  14. 2.25.15
    Melanie said:

    Yum, these look incredible! Thanks for the recipe!
    Melanie @ meandmr.com

    • 2.26.15
      Denise Kokinis said:

      They are fantastic! Thanks so much, Melanie!

  15. 2.25.15
    libys11 said:

    looks sweet and delish!

    Animated Confessions

    • 2.26.15
      Denise Kokinis said:

      They are so good!

  16. 2.25.15
    beth said:

    those look so yummy!!!! thanks for sharing.

    xoxo…beth
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    • 2.26.15
      Denise Kokinis said:

      They are so amazing! Thanks for checking them out!

  17. 2.25.15
    Jeannette said:

    Denise!!! Soooo, you bake too! Girl, you all around creative and super talented! I think the pictures came out perfect and the instructions were written for people like me. I need lots of details and explanation in order to get it done right. They treats turned out great! I am sure the tasted awesome too. Thanks for sharing my friend. XOXO, Jeannette

    http://www.msjeannieandhercloset.com

    • 2.26.15
      Denise Kokinis said:

      Hahaha thanks! I don’t bake too often. Only when I find the time or motivation. Thanks so much, I really tried to write them out for people like me. I hate getting recipes and there are 2 instructions! They are amazing!! Definitely try them out some day!

  18. 2.26.15
    Lena said:

    Yum this is super delicious! Love the sprinkles in the middle!! Also the colors are so fun it makes me smile just looking at it. Great recipe! xo~ Lena

    • 2.26.15
      Denise Kokinis said:

      Thanks so much, Lena! They are so good and I loved how colorful they were!

  19. 2.26.15

    omg these look so good
    xo
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    • 2.26.15
      Denise Kokinis said:

      They are amazing!

  20. 2.26.15
    Shekinah said:

    Looks so yummy!!! <3 Thanks for sharing the recipe. I'd love to try this one day.

    x, shekinahjoy.com

    • 2.26.15
      Denise Kokinis said:

      Definitely you need to! They are fantastic!

  21. 2.26.15
    melisa said:

    Wow, absolutely yummy. These oreos look delicious. Thanks for sharing. Mel

    http://www.livingoncloude9.com

    • 2.26.15
      Denise Kokinis said:

      Thanks so much, Mel! They are quite amazing.

  22. 2.26.15

    this looks delicious, thanks for sharing! xoxo

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    • 2.26.15
      Denise Kokinis said:

      Thanks so much! Thanks for checking them out!

  23. 2.26.15
    Rachel said:

    Wow, these look so fun to make! I bet they were so tasty! x

    Beyond The Velvet | Beauty, Fashion & Lifestyle Blog

    • 2.26.15
      Denise Kokinis said:

      They were so delicious! Definitely need to give them a try!

  24. 2.26.15
    Belén said:

    Wow, this looks really good! I al hungry now hahaha
    Xx
    http://www.onlybmh.wordpress.com

    • 2.26.15
      Denise Kokinis said:

      Hahaha thanks! I know, food pictures always make me hungry!

  25. 2.26.15
    Aena said:

    Omg this looks SO good! I’m practically drooling haha. Great recipe love!
    Love from Dubai,
    Aena

    http://www.TouchofA.com

    • 2.26.15
      Denise Kokinis said:

      Thanks so much, Aena! Thanks for checking them out!

  26. 2.26.15
    Jessica said:

    birthday cake oreos!? these sound amazing and they look really good too!

    Jessica
    the.pyreflies.org

    • 2.26.15
      Denise Kokinis said:

      They are so amazing! Thanks for checking them out!

  27. 2.26.15
    Corinne said:

    These look delicious! You did a fab job.

    Corinne x
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    • 2.26.15
      Denise Kokinis said:

      Thanks so much, Corinne! They are amazing!

  28. 2.26.15
    Mary Tur said:

    some yummy))

    mary-tur.ru

    • 2.26.15
      Denise Kokinis said:

      Thank you so much!

  29. 2.26.15
    Cara said:

    Welp, there goes any chance of me eating healthy this weekend, yummy!

    xx Cara
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    • 2.27.15
      Denise Kokinis said:

      Haahah I know what you mean! Thanks so much, Cara!

  30. 2.28.15

    These look so cute & yummy!
    I’m sure your cousin has loved them ☺

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  31. 3.1.15

    Yummy & playful!

  32. 3.2.15
    India said:

    These look amazing, and so easy to make! How can you not want mini oreo cake things covered in sprinkles!?

    India / Touchscreens & Beautyqueens

  33. 3.4.15
    les said:

    these are so cute! and now my sweet tooth is craving!

    these would also be good with ice cream i believe! but that would have to be done at moment of eating. still, win win!!!!