Cookies and Cream Birthday Cake

There’s something so comforting about the taste (and crunch) of a classic sandwich cookie. Serve this cake with ice cold milk for a wholesome treat.

Serves: 12Hands-on: 25 minutesTotal: 1 hour 5 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 12


  • 1 box (18.25 oz.) box devil’s food chocolate cake mix plus ingredients called for on box
  • 4 squares (1 oz. each) semisweet baking chocolate
  • 1⁄4 cup butter
  • 1 package (8 oz.) softened cream cheese
  • 1⁄2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tub (16 oz.) whipped topping, thawed
  • 12 chocolate sandwich cookies, crushed
  • 9 mini chocolate sandwich cookies


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour two layer cake pans. Set aside.
  • Prepare and bake cake according to instructions on box for a two-layer cake.
  • Remove baked cakes from oven and allow to cool for 5 minutes before removing to wire racks to cool completely.
  • Meanwhile, make chocolate glaze by melting chocolate and butter in the microwave. Melt for 1 minute on medium high. Remove from microwave. Stir. Continue to microwave in 10-second intervals until the mixture is smooth and creamy. Cool for 5 minutes.
  • In a large bowl, mix cream cheese and sugar until well blended. Fold in whipped topping and crushed sandwich cookies.
  • Spread cream cheese filling between the two layers of cake. Cover top layer of cake with the chocolate glaze.
  • Garnish cake with mini chocolate sandwich cookies.