Saturday, August 8, 2009

Chocolate Oreo Cake



When I saw this cake posted, I knew I wanted to make it for Father's Day. It was a huge hit! You have to make this for your next big event!
Yes it's taken me that long to blog about it, but I was remembering it today and hurried to post about it.

Chocolate Oreo Cake found here

For cake:
2 c. sugar
1-3/4 c. all-purpose flour
3/4 c. Hershey's Cocoa
1-1/2 tsp baking powder
1-1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
2 eggs
1 c. milk
1/2 c. vegetable oil
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 c. boiling water
10-15 oreos twisted to separate cookies and reveal cream center
15 oreos, chopped directly in half through cookie

For icing:
1/2 c. (1 stick) butter, melted
2/3 c. Hershey's Cocoa
3 c. powdered sugar
1/3 c. milk
1 tsp vanilla extract

For filling:
1/3 c. whipping cream
2 tsp powdered sugar
small dash vanilla extract
1/8 c. oreo cookie crumbs, made from reserved oreo sides

Directions:
-Preheat oven to 350 degrees and prepare two 9-inch round baking pans, lining with parchment. -On one layer of cake, place cookie halves that have been separated into the bottom of one pan, cream side up. Repeat for second layer.
-Stir together sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt in large bowl.
-Add eggs, milk, oil and vanilla; beat on medium speed of mixer 2 minutes.
-Stir in boiling water (batter will be thin).
-Pour batter very carefully into prepared pans.
-Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.
-Cool 10 minutes; remove from pans and place onto wire racks.
-Remove parchment and cool completely.

-Meanwhile, make frosting:
-Stir melted butter into cocoa.
-Alternately add powdered sugar and milk, beating to spreading consistency.
-Add small amount additional milk, if needed. -Stir in vanilla. (About 2 cups frosting.)

-Meanwhile, make filling:
In the bowl of an electric mixer, whip the cream, sugar and vanilla until stiff.
-Gently fold in the cookie crumbs.
-Scoop the mixture into a piping bag (or gallon sized ziploc bag).
-When cake is completely cooled, make icing dam around the top edge of the layer of cake that has oreos baked into it.
-Fill icing dam with a layer of cream filling.
-Place other cake layer on top, and frost with chocolate frosting.
-Place oreo halves around bottom edge and top of cake.
-Serve or store in refrigerator.






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43 Lovely Comments:

Mimi said...

Holy moly I think I just gained weight just looking at the pictures!!

I will try this recipe!

Daisy said...

That looks Yummy!!

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Melody said...

I made an oreo cake for my husbands birthday last week and posted it. Your version looks amazing. How can you go wrong with oreos?

Mary said...

Gosh that looks so good - I know I have to try this one myself!!

Danielle said...

I might have to invent a special occasion just for this cake!! WOW

Heather said...

Wow! That looks AMAZING! Definitely going to have to try this one out!

NikiTheo said...

OMG. I love oreos. Love love love love them! I'd make this just for me!!!

chocolate and whine said...

That looks amazing. Like a tummy ache waiting to happen, but in a totally good way!

HODGEPODGESPV said...

you don't think you can send me a piece of this...my birth day is the 11?

Deanna said...

Wow, there are no words. I have my mouth hanging open with drool! I'm saving this for the next time I bake something for my mom because she LOVES oreos. Thanks!

Muum said...

We made this cake last night, split it in half, and gave half to some friends. OUr half is , of course, gone. Eminently worth the calories!!!!!!!!!!!!! yuuumm!

Melissa said...

Oh, yum! I'm adding that to my list of recipes to try! Thanks.

Stahl Family said...

Made this cake!!! Talk about fabulous!!! I posted a link on my blog along with your cake picture in hopes that someone will link back and try the recipe!!! LOVE IT!!!

Rita said...

Oh, I love Oreo and Chocolate, perfect combination! I'm going to try this recipe. Thks and Happy New Year Rachelle.

Erin said...

Oh my gosh! This looks so delicious!!! I love Oreos!!!

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MIa said...

This looks delicious! I'm making it for my friend's birthday and I hope she loves it!! I'm sure she will as it looks amazing. Hopefully I can make it half as beautiful as you did.

Anonymous said...

I made this cake today and It was a big hit with the family! I was kind of worried that the cookies baked into the cake would be weird, but after baking they actually take on a fudge like consistency. Next time I make this I will double the ingredients for the filling though. It didn't yield as much as I would have liked and the small amount of whipping cream in my mixer made it hard for the beater to whip it properly. I ended up doing most of the whipping by hand. Definitely a new family favorite!

vndshowell said...

Made is today for an April babies bday celebration. I made the cakes GF and doubled the icing recipe (used cream & less sugar). OMG DELICIOUS!! Best bday cake i've ever made for myself. Thanks for sharing.

Katie said...

My heart almost stopped beating when I saw this post! I love oreos and am obsessed with them! I am very excited to try this recipe out :) Thanks

Emil said...

Oreo cookies in a cake - yummie. This dark chocolate dough looks fantastic!

Ms. Knitsalot said...

It's kind of crazy - I ran across this recipe on Pinterest looking for a yummy chocolate cake recipe to make for my son's B-Day on August 8th....same day you posted a few years ago. Weird. Guess it was meant to be and this is the recipe to use! I'm going to make it tomorrow.

Anonymous said...

This cake looks great and I would love to make it for a birthday next week!

I was only wondering:
when it says 1-3/4 c. all-purpose flour
does that mean I have to take 1 cup + 3/4 of a cup? Or should I do minimum of 3/4 cup and maximum of 1 cup of flour?

I would really apprectiate if you could help me out! :))

Jasmine said...

Looks yummy!! Always make my family's birthday cakes, and my nephew said he wants an oreo cake, going to make this one! Thank you for posting!!! Curious, do you you put the oreo halves in both layers? It looks like it in the picture, but it says on one layer. But my mom brain might not be working yet today! Thank you! Cant wait to try!!

Rachelle said...

Hi Jasmine, Yes you'll add cookies to both layers. I'll add that in, thanks for mentioning it. Enjoy! :)

kimmie said...

I made this cake last night and it's absolutely amazing. So moist and perfect! The parchment paper is an absolute must though. I didn't have any so I just went with it and it was a hassle getting the cake out. I made way more cream filling than the recipe called for and spread it throughout the center of the cake. :) Such a great recipe! Thank you so much! My housemates love it!

Louise said...

This cake was so moist and delicious! Made it for my son's birthday party, and used it as a "Dirt Truck" (Digger) Cake. Perfect! Did you put oreos in both layers? I was slightly confused, but tried it in both layers and it worked out well. Did your oreos float up into the batter?

Rachelle said...

Hi Louise, I did put cookies in both layers. Mine floated maybe just a little but that's ok. Your son's cake sounds adorable, mine is into anything wheels too. :)

Andrea said...

this looks awesome. just wondering if you used regular cocoa powder or the dark (Dutch processed)?

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