This chocolate Oreo cream dessert is absolutely heavenly! Layers of sweetened mascarpone cream are paired with chocolate mousse and crushed Oreos, resulting in a dreamy and decadent dessert that is impressive yet easy to make!
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When we celebrate a birthday in our family, I love making a celebratory dessert for the birthday boy or girl.
I like to ask the honoree what they’d like to have for their dessert. Homemade cupcakes are often what I make for our kids, but my husband very rarely requests any kind of cake for his birthday.
Instead, he almost always prefers some kind of cream- or pudding-based dessert, such as peanut butter cream pie or classic “dirt cake” pudding.
I received the recipe for the standard dirt cake pudding years ago when I was a high school biology teacher (yes, in a former life, dissections and KREBS cycles with a bunch of teenagers was a normal part of my day). The mother of one of my students made the dirt cake for a class party and she shared the recipe with me.
The traditional recipe uses a mixture of cream cheese, vanilla pudding mix, milk, and Cool Whip to create the creamy filling, which is layered with crushed Oreos.
I’ve made it over and over again, because it’s so easy and so tasty.
Even though the original recipe is a solid one, sometimes it’s fun to branch out a little bit, ya know?
So in honor of hubby’s request, I decided to swap out the standard cream cheese for mascarpone cheese. I also left out the pudding mix this time and added some chocolate too, because why not have more chocolate?!
The result was simply delicious! Layers of sweetened mascarpone cream, crushed Oreos, and chocolate mousse made for a decadent but airy dessert that my husband loved!
How to Make Heavenly Oreo Chocolate Cream Dessert
You start by beating together some mascarpone cheese and heavy whipping cream. (I first discovered mascarpone cream a couple of years ago, and it’s absolutely divine. So I use it almost any chance I get. On top of Grandma Wilhelm’s pumpkin bread? You bet. Paired with strawberries and freshly baked pound cake? Absolutely.)
Once the cream begins to thicken, you’ll add some powdered sugar. The cream will thicken pretty quickly after that, creating a delectable sweetened cream that you’ll want to bury your face in. Resist the urge. 🙂
You’ll divide this cream in half and add some melted chocolate to half of the cream, resulting in two delightful creams. Go ahead, lick the spatula you used to stir in the chocolate.
To assemble the chocolate Oreo cream dessert, all you do is layer the creams with some crushed Oreos, because HELLO, Oreos are the jam.
You can eat it right away, but I think it’s best if you put it in the refrigerator for a few hours first.
For layered desserts, I typically just make one big bowl for simplicity’s sake, but you can also make individual servings in pretty glasses or jars, too. Whatever floats your boat!
Either way, this chocolate Oreo cream dessert is seriously good, and a great way to celebrate!
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