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5 from 9 votes

Mint Oreo Cake with Chocolate Mint Oreo Buttercream

Tender vanilla based mint Oreo cake layers with chocolate mint Oreo buttercream.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Cake
Keyword: Mint Oreo, Mint Oreo Buttercream, Mint Oreo Cake, Oreo Buttercream



  • 3 cups (345 g) cake flour
  • 2 teaspoons (8 g) baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon (6 g) salt
  • 1 cup (226 g) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 3/4 cups (350 g) granulated sugar
  • 3 whole eggs, room temperature
  • 3 eggs whites, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon (4.2 g) mint extract
  • 1 1/4 cups (275 g) buttermilk, room temperature
  • 12 Mint Oreos, crushed


  • 8 oz. (150 g) dark chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup (57.75 g) heavy whipping cream
  • 2 cups (452 g) unsalted butter, slightly cold
  • 5 cups (625 g) powdered sugar, measured and then sifted
  • 1 teaspoon (4.2 g) mint extract
  • Pinch of salt
  • 4-6 Mint Oreos, crushed finely
  • *This buttercream recipe makes enough to fill and cover your cake. If you want to add additional piping you’ll want to make an extra 1/2 batch.



  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Spray three 8-inch round cake pans with non-stick spray, line the bottom with parchment paper, and spray again. Set aside.
  • In a medium size bowl, whisk together the cake flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the butter and sugar on medium-high until fluffy and smooth, about 3 to 5 minutes.
  • Add the eggs and egg whites, one at a time to the bowl and beat on medium until well incorporated. Stir in the mint extract.
  • Turn the mixer on low and add 1/3 of the flour mixture to the butter mixture and mix until fully incorporated. Then add half of the buttermilk, followed by another 1/3 of the flour mixture, the second half of the buttermilk and lastly, add the remaining flour mixture and mix until incorporated. Scrape down the sides of the bowl and mix on low for another 30 seconds.
  • Stir in the food coloring, if using, followed by the crushed Oreos.
  • Evenly distribute the cake batter among the three pans and bake for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the middle of the cakes comes out clean or with just a few crumbs. Make sure not to over bake.
  • Remove cakes from the oven and let cool in pans for 10 minutes before inverting onto cooling racks.
  • Once completely cooled, wrap in plastic wrap and place in the freezer or refrigerator to chill before frosting.


  • In a microwave safe bowl, heat the cream and then pour it over the chocolate to melt. Stir until the mixture is smooth and silky. If needed heat the mixture for another 20 to 30 seconds and stir until the chips are melted. Set aside.
  • In a bowl fitted with a paddle attachment, beat the butter on medium-high until light and fluffy.
  • Turn the mixer to medium-low and gradually add the melted chocolate ganache. Stop the mixer and scrape down the sides of the bowl. Beat again for about one minute.
  • With the mixer on low speed, gradually add the powdered sugar, mint extract, and salt.
  • Increase the speed to medium-high and beat for another 2-3 minutes, until light and fluffy.
  • Stir in the Oreo crumbs.


  • After leveling each cake layer (if needed), place the first cake layer (top side up) on a cake board that has a little frosting on it (which acts like glue to hold the cake in place).
  • Spread about 1 cup of the frosting over the cake layer. Place the second cake layer on top and add another cup of frosting. Make sure to get eye level with the cake to check that your frosting is spread evenly across each cake layer. 
  • When you get the final cake layer, place it top side down on the second layer of frosting. Spread a thin coat of frosting around the entire cake to lock in the crumbs. Freeze the cake for 10 minutes to set the crumb coat.
  • Continue to frost and decorate the cake with the remaining frosting.