Oreo Chocolate cake
So here is my attempt at a fancy cake, I love baking but usually leave the decoration minimal, basically my cakes always look very homemade which is fine.
With my mum’s birthday nearing I decided to take the plunge and try to create something with a little more sparkle!
The good news is that it went down a storm and was a hit with the family and I’m pretty pleased with the look of it myself.
So take a look at the recipe and have a go you won’t regret it!
Oreo Chocolate cake
2 cups (260g) flour (I used plain)
2 cups (414g) sugar
3/4 cup (85g) Dark Cocoa powder
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
2 large eggs
1 cup (240ml) buttermilk
1 cup (240ml) vegetable oil
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
1 cup (240ml) boiling water (on my next attempt I would try 180ml)
1 1/2 cups (336g) butter
6 cups (800g approx) powdered sugar
1 1/2 cups Oreo crumbs (about 15 Oreos)
1 tsp vanilla extract
6-7 tbsp (90ml-105ml) milk
5 Oreos, chopped, optional for the topping decoration
Just to note I used two packs of Oreos for this cake, and had a few leftover.
How to make it the cake:
1. Prepare three 9 inch cake pans with parchment paper at the bottom of the tins, and grease the sides.
2. Add all dry ingredients to a large bowl and whisk together.
3. Add eggs, buttermilk and vegetable oil to the dry ingredients and mix well.
4. Add vanilla to boiling water and add to mixture. Mix well.
5. Pour into three 9 inch cakes pans and bake at 300 degrees for about 25-28 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out with a few crumbs.
6. Remove cakes from oven and allow to cool for about 10 minutes, then remove to cooling racks to cool completely.
How to make the icing:
1. Pop your butter into the mixer.
2. Slowly add 6 cups of powdered sugar and mix until smooth.
3. Add vanilla and Oreo crumbs and mix until smooth.
4. Then add a little milk until you get a smooth consistency.
5. Set aside about 3 1/2 cups of icing for the filling inside the cake and add chopped Oreos, if using.
6. Once cakes are cool, remove cake domes from top with a large serrated knife.
7. Place first layer of cake on cake plate. Spread 1/2 of the icing in an even layer.
8. Add second layer of cake and add the rest of the of icing on top in an even layer.
9. Add final layer of cake on top and ice the outside of the cake with remaining icing.
10. Finish cake off with chopped Oreos placed on swirled icing to finish off.
This went down a storm for my mums birthday. Because of the ingredients and the fact this is more of a wet cake, it had a brilliant light texture as we devoured it!