oreo is a funny word. i mean when you keep saying and spelling it. oreo oreo oreo. hm. weird.
eitherway, its a good GREAT cookie.
So it was my dads birthday && just like every other birthday for a family member, I like to make them homemade cakes... and i never duplicate the same cake. So this time, I made him this wonderful, organic, crunchy and chocolaty OREO oreo cake. except i used trader joes "oreos" not the real ones. && ill admit... i thought it would be kinda cute to make the whole cake look like an oreo itself! yay.
so. lets see. this cake was partially homemade... and partially a boxed mix... considering I ran out of sugar to make the vanilla part of the cake... ha.
so for the chocolate part, I used an amazing cake recipe I just discovered from the Best of the Best Food & Wine Cook Book titled, "That Chocolate Cake" & let me just say... this sooo is... that chocolate cake... except its even better because its oreo...
For the Vanilla Cake, I used the Trader Joes Madagascar Vanilla Bean Cake mix... yummm it is soo good and buttery! But im sure any golden cake mix will do.
&& finally for the frosting and filling i used chocolate chips, oil, salt, vanilla extract & almond extract. You can even just use chocolate chips and coconut oil, which has a delicious flavor too!
"That Chocolate Cake"
2 cups granulated sugar
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
1 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
2 large eggs, lightlyl beaten
1/2 canola oil
1 cup whole milk (i used soy milk)
1 cup boiling water
Preheat oven to 350º. Lightly butter/oil & flour two 9 inch cake pans, then li ne with parchment paper and butter & flour the paper.
In a bowl mix the sugar, flour, cocoat, salt, baking powder and baking soda on low speed. Mix in the eggs, oil and milk.
Continue mixing for 2 minutes then add the water and continue mixing. The batter will be super liquidy... but thats okay!
Divide the batter between the two pans and bake for about 30 minutes until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.!
oh and let it cool before attempting to remove from the pans ha.
Canola and or Coconut oil
Amond Extract (opt)
Melt the chocolate under a broiler. Stir in a dash of salt and a few tsp of oil until well combined. Then add the extracts. (Often time if the extract has even t he slightest bit of water in it, it wil lreact with the chocolate and make it harden... if this occurs... just add more oil until it is spreadable.
Basically after the cakes were made and the frosting was made... I layered them (chocolate, vanilla, chocolate) while putting frosting and crushed oreos in between each layer.
On the top I spread the rest of the frosting & put the remaining crushed oreas and drizzled it with chocolate and sprinkled it with powdered sugar. I wwould have drizzled it with white chocolate... but... my parents dont like white too much...
... so voila! theres my big fat OREO oreo cake! ENJOY!!!