Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Ultimate Oreo Cake

I've been taking a cake decorating class, and figured that as long as I have to bake a cake to decorate every week, I may as well try out some new cake recipes while I'm at it. I'm trying to stick to easy recipes, since I have to bake and frost these after work for class the next day. So these "doctored up" cake mix recipes are great. This one was a combination of a couple of different recipes, and it turned out amazing. Seriously, if you like oreos, this cake is for you! A word of caution on the filling though - this recipe makes A LOT. I did 3 tiers of filling and still had a bunch left over, so I would consider cutting the recipe in half next time. Also, the cake recipe was originally for cupcakes, so if you want to make cupcakes, click on the link for Beantown Baker. Enjoy! Next up is a fresh blueberry cake with sweet cream cheese filling!

Ultimate Oreo Cake
Source: Cake - Beantown Baker Filling: Cake Central

Ingredients for cake:

  • 18 oreo cookies
  • 1 package plain white cake mix
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Ingredients for filling:

  • 2 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup confectioner's sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 20 chocolate sandwich cookies, crushed

Directions for cake:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease & flour pan. (I used two 8" rounds).
  • Place the cake mix, oil, sour cream, eggs and vanilla in a large mixing bowl and blend with an electric mixer on low for 30 seconds. Scrape down the sides and beat again on medium about 1.5 minutes more.
  • Fold oreos into the batter and pour batter into pans.
  • Bake about 25-30 minutes until toothpick inserted in middle of cake comes out clean. Allow to cool in pan for 15 minutes, then turn cakes out on cooling rack to cool completely before filling and frosting.

Directions for filling:

  • In bowl of electric mixer, beat until stiff: heavy cream, confectioner's sugar and vanilla.
  • Gently fold in crushed oreos

Note - I cut each cake in half (with a cake torter from Michaels, for $2.99 it is worth every penny), put filling in the middles of each cake, then put filling in between the 2 cakes. 3 layers of filling total. Our class decorating project involved a clown, which I wasn't happy about, but the cake was delicious so the clown doesn't matter.