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vegan oreo cake on cake stand. recipe by Cook Veggielicious

Vegan Oreo cake

This vegan Oreo cake is absolutely perfect for a birthday or other special occasion. Delicious chocolate sponge cakes are sandwiched together with Oreo buttercream and decorated with extra chocolatey Oreos on top.
Course Cake
Cuisine British, Vegan
Keyword vegan Oreo cake
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Decorating time 15 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 12 slices
Author Cook Veggielicious


For the cake

  • 300 ml almond milk or other plant milk
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 150 g dairy free spread
  • 3 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp instant coffee granules
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 275 g self raising flour*
  • 175 g caster sugar
  • 4 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda

For the icing

  • 154 g packet of Oreos
  • 150 g dairy free spread
  • 400 g icing sugar
  • 4 tbsp cold water

To decorate

  • Extra oreos


To make the cake

  1. Preheat the oven to 160°C (fan)/180°C/gas mark 4.
  2. Grease two 20cm round sandwich tins and line with baking paper.
  3. Add the lemon juice to the milk and set aside.
  4. Melt the dairy free spread, the maple syrup, the coffee granules and the vanilla extract in a small saucepan over a low heat.
  5. Sift the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder and bicarbonate of soda together and mix well.
  6. Pour in the milk and the melted spread and stir well.
  7. Divide equally between the two prepared cake tins and bake in the centre of the oven for 30 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean.
  8. Allow to cool in the tin for five minutes then cool completely on a wire rack.

To make the icing

  1. Break up the Oreos in a food processor until crumbs form. If you don’t have a food processor you can do this in a plastic bag with a rolling pin.
  2. Beat the icing sugar and the spread together until creamy. Add the water gradually until you have a spreadable consistency. Stir through the Oreo crumbs.
  3. Spread across one of the cakes, put the other on top and cover the top and sides. You'll get best results if you use a palette knife to do this.

To decorate

  1. Decorate with extra Oreos. I cut mine in half with a sharp knife, holding them still with the other hand to minimise cracking.

Recipe Notes

*If using plain flour add an extra 2 tsp of baking powder and half a tsp of bicarbonate of soda.