Festive Tree Cake

3  Ratings
  • 10 min prep
  • 50 min total
  • Makes 16 servings.

Chocolate sandwich cookies are baked in a tree shape over cake batter. The cookie tree is then decorated with icing and candies for a festive dessert.

Festive Tree Cake Recipe


  • 25 Winter OREO Cookies, divided
  • 1 pkg. (2-layer size) white cake mix with pudding in the mix
  • 1-1/4 cups water
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1 tube (4.25 oz.) green decorating icing
  • 11 ring-shaped chewy fruit snacks, any flavor
  • 2 Tbsp. powdered sugar


  • Preheat  oven to 350°F. Coarsely chop 15 of the cookies. Beat cake mix, water, oil and egg whites in large bowl with electric mixer on low speed just until moistened. Beat 2 minutes on high speed. Stir in chopped cookies. Pour into greased and floured 13x9-inch baking pan.
  • Cut  8 of the remaining cookies in half; arrange in rows in trianglular shape over batter to resemble a tree, pressing cut side of each cookie gently into batter. Place 1 of the remaining whole cookies at the top of the tree for the star and remaining whole cookie at the bottom of the tree for the trunk.
  • Bake  30 to 40 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Remove cake from pan; place on large plate or tray. Decorate with decorating icing and candies as desired. Sprinkle with powered sugar. Cut into 16 squares to serve.

Recipe Tips

Special ExtraAdd other decorations, such as colored sprinkles or your favorite candies.


Nutrition Information

Makes 16 servings.

Nutrition per serving:

    • Calories 300 
    • Total fat 12 g
    • Saturated fat 2 g
    • Cholesterol 0 mg
    • Sodium 350 mg
    • Carbohydrate 45 g
    • Dietary fiber 1 g
    • Total sugars 28 g
    •     Includes added sugars n/a
    • Protein 3 g
    • Vitamin A 0 %DV
    • Vitamin C 0 %DV
    • Vitamin D n/a
    • Calcium 6 %DV
    • Iron 6 %DV
    • Potassium n/a
    • n/a indicates that data is not available

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