Vegan Oreo Cake Balls (GF-Option)

Rich and decadent chocolate cake ball truffles with lots of Oreo buttercream dipped in white chocolate. These cake balls are easy to make, they are naturally vegan, easily gluten-free and are a fun recipe to use up cake.

What to do with leftover cake? Now, this isn’t an issue I have a lot BUT it is one I have when I make hidden loaf cakes or my brand-new Vegan Mini Oreo Cakes. Once you’ve cut out the cake you need for the recipe, you’re left with a lot of scraps (at least 300g worth) and you have two options:

  1. Eat the cake scraps
  2. Make cake balls!
Vegan Oreo Cake Balls
Vegan Oreo Cake Balls

On this occasion, I went with option 2 to bring you these deliciously moreish, rich and indulgent Vegan Oreo Cake Balls ready in just a few steps. As much as I love the regular chocolate cakes, I might just prefer cake balls. I think it’s because the cake to buttercream ratio is way more in my favour (more buttercream please!) Now, this buttercream isn’t too sweet despite having lots of Oreo cookie in there, but it makes is so tasty.

These Vegan Oreo Cake Balls are:

  • Rich and chocolatey
  • Like after-dinner truffles
  • Low-waste and fun to make
  • Melt-in-your-mouth soft
  • Creamy yet with a crunch on top
  • Naturally vegan
  • Easily gluten-free
Vegan Oreo Cake Balls
Vegan Oreo Cake Balls
Vegan Oreo Cake Balls
Vegan Oreo Cake Balls

I hope I have persuaded you by now to make these cake balls? You could also make these into cake pops by keeping them on lolly sticks and allowing to dry like little pops like I did for my Banana Bread Birthday Cake Pops or you could also call them truffles as the texture is that good.

The recipe for these Vegan Oreo Cake Balls is very simply and if you’ve made my Vegan Mini Oreo Cakes, the ingredients are pretty much the same:

  • Chocolate cake: you make 2 chocolate sheet cakes for the original cakes and once you have cut out the 12 mini cakes, there’s about 300g left of cake. Crumble this up to fine crumbs with your fingers or a fork. If you haven’t made the cake before, just half the recipe to make one chocolate sheet cake, allow to cool fully and measure off 300g for this recipe. Or, you can weigh any cake you have leftover and work out the ratios of buttercream-cake as following the directions here. This recipe will work with any cake, chocolate or otherwise.
  • Vegan butter: for the buttercream filling. This makes for the creamiest buttercream. Make sure to whip it enough before adding in the other ingredients to keep it really light and the truffles so moreish.
  • Icing sugar: for the buttercream.
  • Plant-based milk: any will do and I like oat, coconut, soya or almond.
  • Oreos: this is the fun part of the recipe. I recently have fallen in love with Oreo buttercream and it could not be more simple. Just blitz the Oreos to a really fine crumb but stop before they turn to a paste and then add into the buttercream. The grey-brown-black speckles are divine. If you are gluten-free, use a similar biscuit. Or, skip the biscuits and use the buttercream as it is. Alternatively, make a chocolate buttercream like for these Vegan Chocolate Cake Balls.
  • White chocolate: another thing I am loving right now is dairy-free white chocolate. Although I find it too sweet to just sit and eat, I love baking with it (as this loaf and these truffles prove). I dip the Vegan Oreo Cake Balls into the white chocolate for the black and white effect which is typical for Oreo sandwich cookies.
Vegan Oreo Cake Balls
Vegan Oreo Cake Balls
Vegan Oreo Cake Balls
Vegan Oreo Cake Balls

That’s all there is to these little balls of delight, and they are so simple. Read the recipe through before getting started so you have enough time to chill the dough as this is important for rolling neat balls and also for allowing the chocolate to set best.

These Vegan Oreo Cake Balls make such delicious and impressive after-dinner truffle sweets or as an afternoon snack with a cup of tea – they are such a crowd pleaser.

If you are looking for more little bakes and snacks how about my:

Vegan Oreo Cake Balls (GF-Option)

  • Servings: 20-22
  • Difficulty: easy
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Rich and decadent chocolate cake ball truffles with lots of Oreo buttercream dipped in white chocolate. These cake balls are easy to make, they are naturally vegan, easily gluten-free and are a fun recipe to use up cake.


  • 300g chocolate cake, leftover
  • 50g vegan butter
  • 150g icing sugar
  • 1 tbsp plant-based milk
  • 50g Oreos, plus extra to decorate (or GF biscuits)
  • 100g dairy-free white chocolate


  1. Crumble the cake into small crumbs or mash with a fork. Add to a mixing bowl.
  2. Blitz the 50g Oreos into a very fine meal but stop before it turns into a nut butter consistency.
  3. Using an electric whisk or standing mixer, beat the butter until smooth and light and gradually add in the icing sugar and plant-based milk. Now add in the crushed Oreos and continue to beat for 1-2 minutes until really light and fluffy.
  4. Add the Oreo buttercream to the cake crumbs and mix to a smooth dough. Cover and place in the fridge for 20-30 minutes.
  5. Remove from the fridge, prepare a tray with parchment paper and divide the cake ball dough into 20-22 pieces. Roll into balls and place on the tray. Return to the fridge while you melt the chocolate.
  6. Place a small skewer or toothpick into a cake ball and dip into the white chocolate (you will need more chocolate if you want to coat the balls entirely), allow the excess to drip off and place on the tray. Sprinkle with crushed Oreos or mini-Oreos, if desired. Repeat to dip and decorate all the cake balls.
  7. They chocolate should set already but place in the fridge, if needed for 5-10 minutes then keep in an airtight container for 3-5 days out of the fridge or in the fridge if it is warm.
Vegan Oreo Cake Balls
Vegan Oreo Cake Balls

I look forward to hearing what you think of these Vegan Oreo Cake Balls so please let me know in the comments below. If you make them, please tag me in your cake balls as I love seeing your creations – I am @nourishing.amy on Instagram and use the hashtag #nourishingamy. I’m also on TwitterFacebook and Pinterest  – please say hello!

With Oreo cake ball love x

  1. Hey Amy. Looks fab and love Oreos and I have never tried Oreo cake 🍰 pops. Looks splendid and love the multi coloured of the white/milk chocolate 🍫. Definitely will tag you into my bakes using your recipes for sure like I do! 😁😁 Saved to my WordPress saved collection

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