Sunday, 17 August 2014

Double Oreo Chocolate Cake.

I came across a recipe on Pinterest for Oreo Chocolate Cake from Lulu the Baker a while back, and have been desperate to make it ever since. I finally got round to making it a few weeks ago, and although it looks absolutely vile and nothing like the beautiful original (it was definitely one of those 'saw it on Pinterest, nailed it' moments), it really did taste absolutely incredible, so I thought I'd share the recipe. Maybe you guys can make it look nicer than I can?

Double stuffed oreo cake recipe

The double-layered chocolate cake is rich, moist (I hate that word so much), and fudgy, and the Oreo buttercream is just to die for. The ingredients is in the American 'cups', but if you want me to convert it into the UK measures for you, just let me know in the comments (or just buy some cooking cups ;))

For the ingredients you will need;

Chocolate Cake

1 3/4 cups plain flour
2 cups brown sugar
3/4 cups cocoa powder
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup oil
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup hot, strong coffee

Oreo Buttercream Icing

2 sticks butter, at room temperature
2 teaspoons vanilla essence
a pinch of salt
2 lbs icing sugar
1/2 cup milk
1 14.3-oz package Oreos (36 Oreo cookies)

Chocolate Cake

First make the cake.
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Butter two 8″ cake pans and grease with butter.
- Combine all of the dry ingredients in a large bowl and mix with a large wooden spoon until combined.
- In a small bowl, combine the buttermilk, oil, eggs, and vanilla.
- Pour the buttermilk mixture into dry ingredients and beat until it's smooth.
- Add the coffee (just like Lulu The Baker, I can't stand coffee, however if you put it in Chocolate Cake you can't taste it at all and it just really brings the chocolate flavour out!) and mix just until it's all combined.
- Divide the batter, which will be incredibly runny, evenly between the two pans.
- Bake for 35 to 40 minutes until a toothpick stuck in the center of each cake comes out clean.
- Remove from oven and allow to cool in the pans for 10-15 minutes before turning out onto a wire rack to cool completely.

Double stuffed oreo cake recipe

Oreo Buttercream

Now this is where mine went slightly wrong...I found it really difficult to crush up the Oreos, so it sort of came out a huge mess. Also I don't think the measurements are enough to cover the whole cake, so if I were you I'd double the measurements - better to have too much than too little (more for finger/spoon lickin'!). 

- First set aside 8 Oreos for decoration. 
- Combine butter, vanilla, and salt with a mixer. 
- Add icing sugar and milk and beat until light and fluffy. 
- Set aside 1 cup of the icing for decorating. 
- Add crushed Oreos to remaining icing and beat.
- Add more milk a tablespoon at a time until spreadable. Frost cake immediately.

To decorate the cake, begin by placing one cake layer flat-side-down on a cake plate. Spread enough frosting on the top to cover it. Place the other cake layer on top of the first, flat-side-up. Use remaining Oreo buttercream to frost top and sides of the cake, then place some Oreos on top! 

Double stuffed oreo cake recipe

If yours looks as disgusting as mine, then DON'T PANIC! I panicked and thought I'd just wasted all that time, but then I tasted it and OH MY DAYS. It was so moist. And so rich. And just so, damn, good. Everyone loved it, so it wasn't just me being biased.

Double stuffed oreo cake recipe

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  1. I dont think it looks that bad, just super duper chocolate-y... which isn't a bad thing :D


  2. Oh my goodness this sounds so yummy, I'm getting hungry just thinking about it! Deffo gonna have to try making it :)
    Love Holly x

    1. Definitely make it, it was super easy and tasted SO good!

      C x

  3. That cake looks amazing! I think I may have to make it now! x

    Gegsy Lifestyle & Fashion Blog

  4. I think your cake looks great, it's the photo that made me click from FB! iit sounds super delicious (ps. I know what you mean about the word 'moist', I hate it too but sometimes it's the only word that can describe this kind of cake :).

    1. Ah thank you! That makes me feel much better about it hehe :)

      C x

  5. This looks so delicious; thanks for sharing! :-)

    x Roch & Tash x

  6. OMG this looks absolutely amazing and so rich. So tempted to try it even though I'm on a diet haha! x

    1. Just go for it, then have a slice and give the rest to friends and family - that's what I do!

      C x

  7. OH MY GOD god damn being on a bit of a health kick before aus. I AM SO MAKING THIS FOR MY LEAVING PARTY....with added peanut butter....

    hannah bee | from aus with love


  8. Ooooh, food porn!

  9. Er-ma-gerd, that looks amazing!!
    Tash | Ballet, Dance & Fitness

  10. This looks delicious!! :)


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