Fabulous No-Bake Oreo Icebox Cake Recipe Is Insanely Easy to Make by Donna John

Fabulous No-Bake Oreo Icebox Cake Recipe Is Insanely Easy to Make

This Oreo icebox cake recipe caught my eye while looking for a new dessert to make for a family get-together. Uh, yum! The no-bake icebox cake was a huge hit and incredibly easy to make. Really!

Here is your shopping list for this Oreo cake recipe: Oreo Thins, cream cheese, heavy whipping cream, vanilla extract and powdered sugar. A filling is made with the cream cheese, whipping cream, vanilla and sugar to be piled on between layers of the cream-filled chocolate cookies. It's like building a house out of cookies!

This would be a fun no-bake dessert recipe to make with the kids. You'll want to smear a little of the filling on your face, ruffle your hair and pretend you slaved away all day to make it (think Rice Krispies Treats). Shhh, no one needs to know.

Fun Facts: it takes about two h ours to make and bake one Oreo cookie and it's the most popular cookie of the 21st century. Oreos are also vegan. Who knew?

Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Servings: 12+


  • 4 packages Oreo Thins
  • 2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, completely softened
  • 4 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar

Here's how to make it: 

  1. Beat the heavy whipping cream until soft peaks form.  Add the powdered sugar and vanilla. Mix well.
  2. In a small bowl, vigorously stir the cream cheese until it is smooth and creamy.
  3. Gradually add the cream cheese to the whipped cream until thoroughly combined.
  4. On the plate you plan to serve it on, arrange 12 of the Oreos in a layer (9 on the outside and 3 inside).
  5. Lift up the cookies and spread a little of the filling on each so they stick to the plate.
  6. Spread a layer of the filling onto the top, making sure not to cover the tips of the cookies.
  7. Add another layer of 12 cookies.
  8. Continue layering, staggering the cookies on the outside.
  9. Cover and chill the cake in the fridge for at least four hours before serving, preferably overnight. 

Cook's Tips

  • I ended up using only three packages of Oreos because I got heavy-handed with the filling. It still turned out great, but it was more filling than cookies. If you want to use all four packages, limit the amount of filling to about a 1/2 cup for each layer.
  • Keep in mind that this cake gets tall, so unless you have a really tall cake dome (or only use three packages of cookies), you may need to just cover with plastic wrap for chilling. This works well because it won't stick to the cookies on the top layer.
  • The cake slices beautifully after being refrigerated. Just like a "real" cake.
  • Add a festive touch to the cake for holidays by sprinkling with colored sugar or sprinkles. Red and blue for July 4th would be fun!

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Oreo Thins
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Vanilla $4 & Up

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Wait, what?! OMG...
Elisa Schmitz
Wow, this looks crazy good, Donna John ! I wish I lived closer to you. I would drop by just to watch you cook, LOL! Thank you for the great photos. They really help! I may just have to make this one...
Donna John
I've created a peanut butter one in my head (made with Nutter Butters). The next time we have people over may see if it works. Don't want this cake in my house if it's just Martin and I. #dangerous
Holly Budde
The devil made me do it ?? Wow Donna John this is the bomb
Mindy Hudon, M.S., CCC-SLP
OMG! This looks so amazing! How do you cut it?
Donna John
You cut it like a regular cake. the Oreos soften up and it cuts into really nice slices.
Donna John
This was soooo good! Cannot wait to make it again. Happy National OREO Day!
Gwen Johnson
OMG. Please bring me a piece of this now!
Tiffany Zook
Would vanilla ice cream work? And eat it frozen?? Great minds want to know!
Donna John
Hmmm. Interesting. You would have to make it really fast. lol But I think it would work. If you do it, let me know and snap a photo. You would definitely have to eat it inside as hot as it is in Del Rio right now. Tiffany Zook
Elisa Schmitz
That is an amazing idea, Tiffany Zook . I can't believe how hot it is where you guys are, Donna John . It's only 80 degrees here and I'm sweating, haha!

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