Chocolate Covered Oreo Celebration Cake



1 pkg (2-layer size) devils food cake mix

4 squares Semi-sweet chocolate

1/4 cup butter

1 pkg (8 oz.) Cream Cheese, softened

1/2 cup sugar

2 cups thawed Cool Whip, whipped topping

12 OREO cookies, coarsley crushed

1 tube (4.25 oz) white decorating icing




HEAT oven to 350ºF.

PREPARE cake batter and bake in 2 (9-inch) round pans as directed on package. Cool cakes in pans 10 min. Invert onto wire racks; gently remove pans. Cool cakes completely.

MICROWAVE chocolate and butter in small microwaveable bowl on HIGH 2 min. or until butter is melted. Stir until chocolate is completely melted. Cool 5 min. Meanwhile, beat cream cheese and sugar in large bowl with mixer until well blended. Gently stir in COOL WHIP.

PLACE 1 cake layer on plate; spread with cream cheese mixture. Top with cookie crumbs and remaining cake layer. Spread top with chocolate glaze; let stand 10 min. or until firm. Decorate with icing. Keep refrigerated.