A Halloween Cinder Cake made with crunchy Halloween Oreos topped with creamy orange sherbet, whipped cream, Oreo cookies and Halloween sprinkles. This dessert is super easy to make and a fun Halloween treat for all ages.
My sweet neighbor and good friend, Betty, often talks about recipes with me. One day when I was visiting her, she told me about a Cinder Cake that her family enjoys. I’d never had Cinder Cake, so I came home and Googled it.
Also included in this post is a Recipe Round Up. I’ve joined a fun group of bloggers to put together a roundup of recipes on the first day of every month. This month we’re sharing Halloween Dessert Recipes.
It’s not really a cake so much as an easy-to-make ice cream dessert. It’s made with a layer of whipped cream on top of vanilla ice cream, and more Oreos on top of the whipped cream layer.
I decided since it’s Halloween I would use orange sherbet instead of vanilla ice cream to make a fun black and orange Halloween dessert. I topped the dessert with chopped up Halloween Oreos and orange and black Halloween sprinkles.
Dreyers had an Orange Cream sherbet that had swirls of vanilla ice cream in the orange sherbet, which gave the ice cream a nice creamsicle flavor. But if you can’t find the Orange Cream sherbet, orange sherbet works well too.
First, you crush the Oreo cookies to make the crust. I used a family size package of Halloween Oreos and crushed about ⅔’s of the package. Reserving ⅓ of the Oreos for decoration the top.
Next you spread a layer of the softened orange sherbet ice cream. You want the sherbet to be soft but not melted. I gently stir the ice cream in a large bowl to mix the melty outside with the firmer ice cream in the middle.
Then you whip your cream and spread it on top of the sherbet. Finish the top with chopped Oreo cookies and Halloween sprinkles.
It’s a fun combination of textures and flavors. My husband said it tasted like a creamsicle with chocolate and crunchy Oreos. My grandson said it was like a chocolate orange.
This cake also works well with any ice cream or Oreo flavor—mix and match to suit the season!
Halloween Cinder Cake
- 1 package 20 oz Oreo Cookies, divided
- ¼ cup butter melted
- 1 container 1.5 quarts orange sherbet
- 2 cups heavy whipping cream
- 3 tablespoons powdered sugar
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- Halloween sprinkles
- In a large Ziploc bag, use a rolling pin to crush the ⅔'s of the Oreos, or pulse in a food processor.
- Add melted butter to crushed Oreos and toss to combine. Press into an ungreased 9x13 cake pan to form a crust, and place in freezer for 30 minutes to firm up.
- While crust is chilling, soften the orange sherbet on the counter until it’s easy to spread but not melted. Spread softened sherbet over Oreo crust. Return to the freezer and chill while you're whipping the cream.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine heavy cream, powdered sugar, and vanilla; whip until stiff peaks form. Decorate the top of the dessert with the remaining Oreo cookies, chopped, and sprinkle with Halloween sprinkles.
- Cover pan with plastic wrap. Freeze 2 to 3 hours until the sherbet is firm. To serve, thaw slightly and cut into squares.
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Thanks for treating us to something new- We’ve made ice cream cakes before, but never a cinder cake till now. So good!
Thanks Wendy – so fun to hear you gave it a try!
Love the use of sherbet! My kids will love this. Thanks for sharing.
I actually love the chocolate and orange combo. This looks so good!
My mother-in-law uses vanilla ice cream, puts a layer of chocolate sauce between the ice cream and whip cream and calls it poison! I love your Halloween variation! I can see doing a Christmas peppermint variation as well! Thank you!
OREOS are my FAVORITE!!! I make it my mission to try every new flavor and I love that you used the Halloween version for this delicious holiday treat!
Deb @ Cooking on the Front Burner
My kind of recipe – super easy and delicious!
Not only is this dessert delicious looking and festive, but I’m a HUGE fan of orange sherbet! I can’t wait to try this recipe, Barb.
Maureen | Orgasmic Chef
I’ve never heard of a cinder cake either but I love what you’ve done with the idea! Happy Halloween! 🙂
What a delicious treat to serve anytime.. I love the colors this is so festive, thanks for sharing at the event! Ciao
2 Sisters Recipes by anna and liz
Ohhh I ‘ve never made one either and this sounds so easy! Never heard of it too. Love all the flavors and colors, just perfect for Halloween. Beautiful photos!
Jamie | Jamie's Recipes
Very festive! I have never heard of a Cinder Cake before either.
This is so fun for Halloween!
I always love your sweet creations. These bars look so pretty and festive!
your cakes are always amazing but this one is topping the cake- no pun intended for me! I love it. I love the use of the sherbet. Never thought to do it in that way before and so fun for the kids
Oh boy one of my favorite combinations….chocolate and orange. I’ve never heard of a Cinder Cake either. I do remember when I was growing up there was a frozen treat called a “brownie bar” that was orange sherbet dipped in chocolate-looked like an ice cream bar. That was my FAVORITE treat…..so I know we’ll love this. And it looks so festive for Halloween too!
Oh yum this looks melt in your mouth delicious! So festive too. Pinned!
Joanna @ Everyday made fresh
That looks delicious! I am a huge fan of sherbert and this just screams Halloween!
Melissa @ My Recent Favorite books
This looks great for Halloween! =)
Orange sherbet is one of my favorite desserts!
Carol at Wild Goose Tea
Wow, I love this easy yummy recipes. What an easy way to get in the Halloween spirit without too much effort—-and with something I would actually eat myself.
A lovely Halloween bake! I love the idea.