I was craving cake. Something rich but also fruity. A little bit decadent and a little bit fun. Enter in this delicious strawberry oreo cake. Vanilla cake layers packed full of Oreos and covered in the most divine whipped strawberry buttercream you’ll ever eat. This vegan and gluten-free strawberry oreo cake will hit all the cake craving spots and then some!
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Strawberry Oreo Cake
Three layers of vegan and gluten-free vanilla cake packed full of chopped Oreos. The oreo filling melts right into the cake layers as they bake to yummy golden perfection. Light whipped strawberry frosting made from a strawberry jam that comes together in a snap. And a little extra dab of strawberry jam between each glorious oreo cake layer for an extra hit of fruity yum. Strawberry Oreo cake perfection.
Oreo Cake Layers
Ever since Oreo came out with a gluten-free version of their much-beloved cookie, I’ve been dying to put them into a cake. Seeing as how they are also vegan, it was a cookie/cake match made in heaven for my family and me. Grab an entire pack of Oreos as you’re gonna need almost the whole thing: most for the cake and some for snacking.
What Is Aquafaba?
Aquafaba is the leftover liquid from cooked chickpeas. It is quite starchy and often used as a vegan replacement for egg whites. Simply strain a can of chickpeas into a bowl and save the aquafaba liquid. If you don’t have any canned chickpeas on hand, no problem. You can easily substitute vegan yogurt or vegan sour cream with no issues. The cake layers will be a touch denser but still delicious and vegan.
Can I Make This Cake “Regular?”
Yes, you can totally make this cake without any of the special dietary or lifestyle-choice ingredients. To make this strawberry oreo cake with regular flour, simply swap the gluten-free blend with regular cake flour and omit the xantham gum. Be sure to use the cup measurements in the recipe as the two different flours vary in weight. As with the flour, good old regular Oreos can be used in place of the gluten-free ones.
Not vegan? No, problem! Regular dairy butter can be used instead of vegan butter and instead of aquafaba, use 2 large eggs. Gluten-free or not and vegan or not, this cake is delicious and I think everyone should enjoy it!
How To Make Vegan Strawberry Buttercream
I have tried several different methods of incorporating strawberry flavor into buttercream with varying degrees of success. Strawberry extract, while easy, leaves a slight chemical taste and can sometimes be tricky to find. Strawberry puree, while full of genuine strawberry taste, tends to split a frosting and make it too soft to properly stack a cake.
Jam, pure and simply strawberry jam, has been my absolute favorite way to incorporate real genuine strawberry flavor into buttercream without any artificial extracts and without compromising the stability of the frosting. This recipe calls for a full cup of strawberry jam and it packs a delicious strawberry punch in every scrumptious bite. I also love the little flecks and streaks of real strawberries that marble the cake.
The Best Vegan & Gluten-Free Strawberry Oreo Cake
Loaded with chopped-up Oreos, these amazing cake layers are packed with chocolate and vanilla delight. Paired with sweet whipped strawberry buttercream and a strawberry jam filling, this cake is a total crowd-pleaser. Finished off with some pretty pink sprinkles and topped with even more Oreos, this vegan and gluten-free strawberry Oreo cake is scrumptiously swoon-worthy.
Fun Flavorful Baking Recipes
Who here loves them some strawberry and oreo treats? I do! I do! And if you do too, here are some fabulous recipes that are sure to hit that spot.
- Strawberry Almond Sprinkle Cookies
- Espresso Oreo Cake
- Chocolate Orange Layer Cake
- Strawberry Almond Cake
- Cinnamon Bun Cake
- Chocolate Berry Cake