This Spooky Oreo Halloween Cake is a fun cake idea for any Halloween party or event, or just a great family weeknight dessert! This post is sponsored by Fanta and OREO #SpookySnackLab Halloween campaign, by The Coca-Cola Company and NABISCO.

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Hello, Friends! Since October is such a fun month for parties, for both adults and teens, whether you like to dress up or not (hee-hee, I’m not a big dress-up-person), there’s always some awesome recipe to try, or craft to make, to get into the party spirit!

Today I’m sharing my Chocolate Buttermilk Spooky Oreo Halloween Cake that I recently made. Set it out with Fanta (such a festive drink), invite a few friends over for a simple party! Now that’s my kind of Halloween.

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Simple Party TIPS:

-With chalkboard paint, spray a wide banner around a pumpkin; let dry. With Chalkboard pen, write the words SPOOKY on the pumpkin.
-Buy 1 or 2 fall mum plants.
-Set out Fanta drinks with cute black and white straws.
-Serve Oreo cookies on the side.
-Arrange forks rolled in paper napkins; set out dessert plates.
-Make and serve a Spooky Oreo Halloween Cake.

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Spooky Oreo Halloween Cake.

Start off with a delicious cake (recipe below) + easy frosting TIP, and make these spooky eyes! So easy and cute!

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Here’s a TIP TO MAKING WHIPPED CREAM FROSTING LAST LONGER: Add 2 Tbsp. of Meringue Powder to the whipped cream (at the end of whipping process). This will allow the frosting to set up and not “wilt” and last a lot longer! Of course you’ll want to refrigerate it.

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Make the cake, cool, frost, and serve!

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More DIY ideas:

Recipe for this fun cake is below, but in the meantime, if you’re looking for more simple or fun or crazy ideas, head over to the Fanta and OREO Spooky Snack Lab featuring Evette Rios, as the Spooky Snack Lab Scientist.

Here’s some of her DIY ideas: Fanta Spooky Pops + Fanta Halloween Hostess Tags for Mini Cans and Fanta Witchy Black Coal Cupcakes + Spooky NABISCO Luminaries.

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Now for the very COOL contest.


——contest has ended! Winner: Barbara Ryan

WHO wants to WIN $500? You can create your own #SpookySnackLabContest Pinterest Board for a chance to win your own Spooky Snack Lab prize! Fun!

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contest closed!

Contest & Giveaway PRIZE PACK: Fanta and OREO Spooky Snack Lab prize ($550 Approximate Retail Value per prize pack)

– 3 packages of OREO Cookies, one package each of, RITZ Crackers, CHIPS AHOY! Cookies, WHEAT THINS Snacks, TRISCUIT Crackers, NUTTER BUTTER Cookies

– Two (2) 6-packs of Fanta Orange mini cans

– Four (4) 12-oz cans each of Fanta Orange, Grape, Pineapple and Strawberry

– A card with recipe inspiration

– A $500 gift card ($550 Approximate Retail Value).

My Fanta and OREO #SpookySnackLabContest Pinterest Board:

I’ve already created my own Fanta and OREO #SpookySnackLabContest Pinterest board. Check it out!

For more Halloween inspiration visit the Spooky Snack Lab on Pinterest.  You can also follow along on social media by using the hashtag #SpookySnackLab.

——contest has ended! Winner: Barbara Ryan

GOOD LUCK, and happy Halloween planning!

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Spooky Oreo Halloween Cake

A “Spooky” chocolate cake made with Oreo cookies and round chocolate candies. Make sure and have at least a dozen of the Oreos on hand, since some of them may break while separating.


  • 1 box, 15 ounce Devil’s Food cake mix
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 12 regular or double-stuffed Oreo cookies
  • 12 mini Oreo cookies
  • 10 brown mega sized chocolate candies
  • 10 brown mini sized chocolate candies
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 Tbsp. meringue powder


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Cut parchment paper to fit the bottom of two 8-inch round baking pans. Coat with nonstick cooking spray.
  • In a large bowl, combine the cake mix, buttermilk, oil, and eggs. Evenly distribute between the two prepared pans and bake for approximately 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • In the meantime, carefully take apart the regular and mini Oreos, making sure the filling stays intact. Place the halves without the filling in a resealable plastic bag and smash them into crumbs. Set aside.
  • Remove cake from oven and cool in pans on a baking rack for 15 minutes. Remove cake from pans and peel off the parchment. Cool completely.
  • While cake is cooling, make the whipped cream frosting. With a hand mixer, beat the whipping cream until just starting to form peaks; add powdered sugar and vanilla and mix on low until just combined. Add the meringue powder. Beat for about 30 seconds more.
  • Place one layer on a cake stand. Spread 3/4 cup of the frosting evenly over the top; sprinkle with the cookie crumbs, pressing slightly into the frosting. Place second cake layer on top, then spread the remaining frosting over the top (and sides – optional) of the cake.
  • With a bit of the reserved frosting, secure one of the medium chocolate candies to each of the 20 Oreo halves. Arrange on the cake so they look like pairs of eyeballs. Mix and match the different sizes with large and small Oreo cookies.
  • Slice, serve, and enjoy! Refrigerate any leftovers.
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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Coca-Cola for Nabisco. All opinions are 100% mine.

More Halloween fun: Leftover Chili Pot Pie, Apple Pumpkin Cupcakes, No Bake Peanut Butter Coconut Cookies.

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