Ella, who will be 3 at the end of May, is officially potty trained. We have been off and on working on potty training for the past 2 months, but it wasn’t until the last 2 weeks that we have seen progress. She is now at the point where she will tell us that she has to go to the bathroom, she stays dry all day and all night, and it seems like she is finally getting it. My goal was to have her potty trained by the time the baby was born, so I am thrilled (and knocking on wood at the same time!).
For the past 2 months, every time Ella will go on the potty, whoever is home will rush into the room and start saying “Yay!!!” and clapping. Everyone, even without telling them to, has been making a big deal out of her success and telling her how proud we are of her. Finally, on Saturday, she went on the potty and the whole family went in and clapped and caused a big commotion. With an annoyed look on her face, Ella held both of her hands up and said “Stop with the clappin’…stop with the clappin!” It was hilarious, like she was finally done with the over abundant amount of excitement and attention for doing something that she now knows how to do!
You know, I believe some things deserve a standing ovation, and in my opinion, being done with diapers is one of them! Another thing that deserves a standing ovation is blogiversary’s. Nicole, who is one of my favorite bloggers, is the talent behind Art and Ailoi as well as Miss ‘N Nick Designs. I absolutely love it when people who have an amazing creative talent take that talent and build a successful business out of it. Nicole, on top of being a loving wife and wonderful mother, has done just that. She creates beautiful stationary. Somehow Nicole also finds time to cook and maintain a wonderful food blog, which has just celebrated its 1st year. Congratulations, Nicole!
Nicole asked people to bring an appetizer or beverage for her blogiversary, but I decided to be different and make a cake. This Chocolate Covered Oreo Cookie Cake is so simple to make, so rich and delicious, and worthy of a standing ovation itself. If you want to use your Instant Pot for an Oreo dessert, give this Instant Pot Oreo Cheesecake a try!
Chocolate Covered Oreo Cookie Cake
- 1 18 ounce package devil's food cake mix
- 1/4 cup oil
- 2 eggs
- 4 baker's semi-sweet chocolate baking squares
- 1/4 cup butter cut up
- 1 8 ounce package Philadelphia Cream cheese, softened
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 2 cups thawed Cool Whip Topping
- 12 Oreo cookies coarsely crushed
- PREHEAT oven to 350°F Prepare and bake cake mix in two (9-inch) round cake pans as directed on package. Cool in pans 5 minute Invert onto wire racks; remove pans. Cool layers completely.
- PLACE chocolate and butter in small microwaveable bowl. Microwave on HIGH 2 minute or until butter is melted. Stir until chocolate is completely melted. Cool 5 minute
- BEAT cream cheese and sugar in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended. Add the whipped topping and cookie crumbs; mix lightly. Place 1 of the cake layers, top-side down, on serving plate; spread with the cream cheese mixture. Cover with the remaining cake layer, top-side up. Spoon glaze over top of cake. Let stand until set. Store in refrigerator.
Amy I. says
Anything Oreo-related is my dessert weakness. I LOOOVE them! This looks so good. Congrats to Ella and Nicole 🙂
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maggie (p&c) says
Yum! What an amazing looking cake!
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picky cook says
OH MY!! I want a piece!
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This looks amazing. YUM
My 3.5 YO is finally potty trained during the day (we think the fact that we moved 3 times in the last 1 1/2 yrs caused the delay; we are ready to try at night but have a week vacation next week so I want to wait until after). Anyway the first few times she went I yelled “woo woo!” The next time I said something else, like good job or whatever. Or maybe clapped. Oh no, it had to be woo woo. She got very upset. Now she yells that she has gone and won’t stop yelling until she gets that woo woo.
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WOW! This is a major keeper 🙂
Congrats on the potty training!
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Kathy - Panini Happy says
Way to go, Ella! That’s one tasty-looking and much-deserved cake. 🙂
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Hi! I found your blog through flickr – I didn’t realise you’d baked that cake yourself!! KUDOS for creating such a masterpiece of a chocolate cake haha
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I am craving this cake right now!!
This made me laugh, it hits so close to home! Tayler is 2-1/2 and she’ll be 3 in August. We have been trying so hard to potty train, mostly because she gets too many “owies” (rashes) when she goes in her diaper- probably from the greater variety of foods she is now eating. Even though she can tell you how, and why, she needs to go on the potty, and we praise like crazy, she loves to hide under the ottoman or squeeze behind the couch to do “#2”. And as soon as she does it, she say’s “I’m sowwy mommy”. It’s so doggone cute! But not cute enough to have another- she #4 and I called it done!
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We have just started potty training – what an adventure! I put a pull up on her yesterday for the first time and she loved it…still peed in it, though. Your post reminded me that we need to really play up the praise.
And the cake is so yummy!
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Hurray for Ella! This will be a big help for you, to have her trained when the baby comes. Smart planning, Kristen.
Cake looks amazing, I must check out your friends blog–I love a good party!
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Paul U says
Too bad for me because I have diabetes.
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that cake is to die for, and Ella sounds like a real little lady… too cute 🙂
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Yum yum yum yum yum!!!! I’m making this asap!
This looks amazing!!
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Simone (junglefrog) says
congratulations on all accounts!! The cake looks absolutely amazing and totally delicious…:)
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Cathy - wheresmydamnanswer says
WOW – I am standing at my desk top applauding you right now for this killer culinary creation!! impressive!!
Thank you, thank you, thank you, Kristen! This cake is such an amazing contribution to the shindig! I am excited. I really appreciate the participation, and such kind words to boot! You are the best.
PS. My son just turned 3 and has shown no interest in the potty at all. NONE. Until about a week ago when naked, he just went and sat down on the toilet when he had to go. Now if he has underwear or pullups, he would just pee. But if naked, will not have an accident. ??? I haven’t worked on it yet but I think I need to stay home for 3 days and just keep the kid nude!
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LOL poor kid, having people clapping when you are trying to go potty must not be very nice, LOL. What an amazing looking cake! I’ll try to make something for the blogaversary party 🙂
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Yeah for Ella! That’s fantastic – no clapping here, just jumping up and down for her (and you!)!
That cake looks incredible! How I wish I still lived out there so you could show me how you make desserts so pretty!
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I love your cake. Yahoo for Ella.
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Lydia (The Perfect Pantry) says
What a lovely way to celebrate both a one-year blogiversary, and a successful potty training! This cake looks deliciously obscene….
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Ah the potty training memories. Somehow I raised three boys without bedwetting problems which is amazing now that I think of it. But two of them were seriously in diapers until they were 3! The little darlins. And the cake? Oh my goodness. Death by Cake. Slurp.
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Ella is a hoot!!! I love it!! I want to dive face first into that cake and eat my way out!!!
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Wow, that cake is over the top! Cute story about your daughter getting fed up with all the attention. Ha!
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Ella is ADORABLE! AND the cake looks awesome! Congrats to your friend on her blogoversary!
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I LOVE that picture! 😀
Congratulations all around to Ella and the blogiversary — both big accomplishments. And that cake — WOW!
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yay ella! (Said quietly so as not to annoy her.)
That cake is an incredibly worthy reward. I’m def gonna try it the next time I want to impress.
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Be still my beating heart!! This looks delicious! Will definitely put this on my “to try” list. Congrats on the potty training accomplishment. We’re in the beginning stages. Or I guess I should say I’M in the beginning stages. I’m working on it with my 2 y/o, but she’s not interested AT all!
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Congratulations on the successful potty training. That’s an event worthy of such an over-the-top cake as this!
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That cake looks decadent and delicious! And congrats on graduating another kid through the diaper stage!!
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That cake looks so good!
Pink Heels says
You are evil for posting a picture and recipe of something that I want to eat. I am on a diet…I can’t be exposed to such things! LOL
I have chocolate on my mind lately and that looks terrific! It would make a worthy addition to any party.
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Ari (Baking and Books) says
Oh. my. god. This cake looks incredible!!!
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Wow, this looks so good!!
Such a cute story about Ella. 🙂
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Just when you get one out of diapers, you’ll have another one in them! This cake looks amazing!
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Seriously, this cake is the most amazing thing I have ever seen in my life. I am a HUGE oreo fanatic. I am obsessed with your blog!
Congratulations Ella! Maybe she can help change the baby!
OH! That cake looks divine!
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Robin Sue says
Hi I saw this over at Nicole’s and had to come over and tell you how WONDERFUL this cake looks. Will really have to make this one soon!
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I made this cake tonight for my daddy for Father’s Day. It came out AHHHH-MAZING. So delicious! Thanks for sharing!
Thank you so much for this decadent recipe! I have made this twice, each time using mint Oreos instead of regular Oreos. The first time I made it was for a friends birthday party, and my boyfriend just requested it for his upcoming birthday. I have to say I can’t imagine it without the mint, but I am sure it would still be yummy.
Trader Joes Recipes says
My kids will go nuts over this. We LOVE Oreos around here!
Cannot wait to make this for my daughter. She loves oreos. What I like most about this recipe, looks fairly simple!
made this using strawberry Oreos, oh my goodness, so yummy and easy! A crowd fave. Making again next week for a friends birthday!
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Judi Grubb says
Where is the receipe for the chocolate sauce?