Halloween Cinder Cake

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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.  

Easy-Halloween-Cinder-Cake on a gray platter

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.

Halloween-Cinder-Cake ingredients

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.

collage of making Halloween-Cinder-Cake

First, you crush the Oreo cookies to make the crust. I used a family size package of Halloween Oreos and crushed about 2/3’s of the package. Reserving 1/3 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.

a piece of Easy-Halloween-Cinder-Cake on a gray platter with Halloween cookies


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!

Easy-Halloween-Cinder-Cake on a gray platter

Halloween Cinder Cake

Prep Time 30 minutes
Additional Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 30 minutes


  • 1 package (20 oz) Oreo Cookies, divided
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1 container (1.5 quarts) orange sherbet
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 3 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Halloween sprinkles


  1. In a large Ziploc bag, use a rolling pin to crush the 2/3's of the Oreos, or pulse in a food processor.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Cover pan with plastic wrap. Freeze 2 to 3 hours until the sherbet is firm. To serve, thaw slightly and cut into squares.


Note: Serve with hot fudge or chocolate sauce, optional

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More Halloween desserts you might like:

Candy Corn Popcorn, Barbara Bakes
Halloween Pumpkin Brownies, Barbara Bakes
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Halloween Marshmallow Pops, I Wash You Dry
Halloween Pumpkin Pancakes with Black Cinnamon Syrup, Tidy Mom

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