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Nutella Oreo Birthday Cake


Few people in the world love Nutella as much as my friend Taryn (@missladyfinger), so I went a little overboard on her birthday cake this year!! This cake contains two full jars of Nutella, and is decorated with Nutella stuffed chocolate chip cookies.  A full tutorial can be seen here, and the recipes and baking instructions are included below:

Once all components are prepared, assemble the cake. Stack and frost cake layers with the nutella buttercream. Cover with crushed Oreos, and drizzle with warm nutella. Repeat with remaining cake layers.

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Apply a thin crumb coat. Chill cake in the freezer for 5 minutes. Once the crumb coat is firm to the touch, apply a thick, second layer of frosting with the Oreo buttercream. Smooth with a bench scraper. Add cookies and Oreos to the base of the cake, then chill cake again for 5 minutes in the freezer. Add warm drizzle of Nutella to sides of cake, then cover the top with a ring of edible cookie dough.

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Top cake with circles of Oreos, Nutella stuffed cookies, and cookie dough. In the center, I made a giant cookie sandwich with large cookies, Nutella, and Oreo buttercream. I also added some sprinkles, since this is a birthday cake!!!


The most amazing part of this whole cake? Taryn was able get this cake to Chicago! Can you believe she made it through security with this behemoth cake!?



Tuesday 11th of February 2020

Hi there! Do you have a small batch version of this receipt that you could share?


Tuesday 18th of February 2020

Hi Aimee,

Sadly I don't for this specific cake, but you could use my small batch vanilla cake (recipe here: as a base recipe and add in the oreos and nutella to that!! Hope that helps, happy baking!


Friday 26th of January 2018

Making this now! If I chill in fridge until we are ready for it (2 days) is that ok as long as I bring it to room temp before serving? Or would it be best left out? I was thinking mostly of the Nutella in between the layers and on top-not sure how hard it gets if at all when in the refrigerator! Thanks!


Tuesday 6th of February 2018

that should be fine, as long as the cake is fully frosted! the frosting locks in all the moisture :) It will firm up in the fridge, but should soften as it comes back to room temp! Just be sure to take it out a few hours before you plan to eat it, so it can warm up!


Thursday 2nd of November 2017

Hello, I always use your American buttercream recipe and I love it!

I want to try the Nutella buttercream this weekend, would it then be: 4 sticks of unsalted butter, 8 cups powdered sugar, 1/2 tsp salt, 2 tbsp heavy cream, 3 tsp vanilla, and simply add 1 cup of Nutella?

I noticed you have a different recipe on another post, so I’m a little confused! You are my favorite, by the way. Thank you so much!


Thursday 2nd of November 2017

I've updated so they're aligned. To be honest though, you can really adjust the amount of nutella added to suit your preference!! I've added anywhere from 2 TBSP to a cup to create this frosting. You just need to adjust the amount of heavy cream you had to make sure the frosting is the right consistency. Hope that helps, sorry for any confusion!

Dalma Durczi

Sunday 1st of October 2017

Hi! Wow this cake looks amazing!? I will try and make it next week. My question is if I want to use the frosting only to cover the top and the sides of the cake how much frosting do I need to make? I would like to use a thin layer of Nutella frosting then the Oreo to cover it fully just like you did. Thanks!


Sunday 1st of October 2017

Hmm, I think that 1 batch of frosting (4 sticks of butter) would definitely be enough!


Saturday 2nd of September 2017

I love this cake! I was wondering what the cookies on the bottom were with the oreos? I think they are the sugar cookies with like sprinkles and chocolate chips. Do you have the recipe for for that?


Monday 4th of September 2017

they're funfetti oreo cookies! i had a batch leftover so I used them to decorate the base :) the recipe can be found here: