Cookies and Cream Cake

We had another birthday in the family and an Oreo cake was requested. My newly crowned 6 year old loves chocolate, and is, in fact, the only one in our family of 6 that likes chocolate cake. BUT, when it’s your birthday, you’re king ~ so, Mama made a chocolate cake! He loves all things Oreo, and wanted the pantry staple somehow incorporated into his cake. No prob! Taking some inspiration from all you creative bakers out there I made him a Chocolate cake with layers of Cookies and Cream buttercream. Frosted with vanilla buttercream and some leftover Oreos. It was a very rich cake and only a sliver was enough, but packed into that small sliver of a piece was enough Oreo-goodness to last me til next year!
Chocolate cake
recipe adapted from Ina Garten ~ The Barefoot Contessa
makes 8″ layer cake or 15 cupcakes

3/4 cup room temp butter (1 1/2 sticks)
2/3 c. white sugar

2/3 c. packed light brown sugar

2 eggs

2 t. vanilla

1 c. buttermilk
1/2 c. sour cream

2 T. brewed coffee

1 3/4 c. AP flour

1 c. cocoa

1 1/2 t. baking soda
1/2 t. salt
preheat to 350
Grease cake pans with butter and line bottoms with parchment rounds. Butter the parchment and flour entire pan, dusting off excess.
Cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy (approx 3-4) min on med-high speed. Add eggs one at a time, then add vanilla. Mix well.

In a separate bowl sift together dry ingredients (flour, cocoa, baking soda, salt). In another bowl whisk together buttermilk, coffee and sour cream.
On low speed add in alternating thirds beginning with buttermilk and ending with flour. Scrape down sides when necessary. Mix until just incorporated.

Bake 20-25 min until center is set.
Cool in pan 10 min and remove from pans.


Buttercream

2 sticks unsalted butter room temp
1 cup veg. shortening (Crisco)

2 lbs powdered sugar sifted
approx
1/2 cup heavy cream

2 t. vanilla
30 Oreos crushed (2/3 of pack)

On med-high speed in stand mixer beat the butter and shortening until smooth (approx 4 min). Slowly add the the powdered sugar, scraping the sides when necessary. Add the cream and vanilla and beat at med speed until consistency you like, adding more cream if you prefer.
Set aside 2 cups plain buttercream.
Now on low speed combine the crushed Oreos into the frosting until they are mixed in thoroughly.
When the cake layers are completely cooled cut each in half to make 4 layers.
Layer the cake with the Oreo buttercream.
Once layered take reserved vanilla buttercream and cover the cake. Decorate as you like!

Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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Michelle
January 31, 2012 11:04 pm

I made this cake today for my dad’s birthday and it was AMAZING! Thank you for the inspiration
🙂

cookies and cups
May 28, 2011 11:49 am

AP flour is regular old All-purpose flour 🙂

Anonymous
May 28, 2011 9:53 am

HI. Would just like to ask, what is AP Flour? :O
Thanks 🙂

Baking Momma
September 2, 2009 4:16 am

I have been wanting to make one of these cakes for the longest. I don't know why it is that I haven't. But your picture would make anyone want to try! Great work it looks delicious!

thereddeer
September 2, 2009 1:55 am

Yum! Looks fantastic!

Lucy
September 1, 2009 9:43 pm

Oh my gosh what a lucky boy! This cake looks so very very tasty 🙂

Ingrid
September 1, 2009 1:54 pm

We're not crazy about chocolate cake either but you're right when its your birthday it's all about you!

Happy birthday to your little guy!
~ingrid

Mini Baker
August 31, 2009 10:49 pm

that's a TON of cookies and cream filling… my kind of cake 🙂

Smitten Sugar
August 31, 2009 1:43 pm

I am not huge on chocolate either, but this looks amazing!

Tracy @ Sugarcrafter
August 31, 2009 2:10 am

So cute! Love the Oreos on top!

StuffCooksWant
August 30, 2009 11:20 pm

Wow… No one in your family of 6 likes chocolate except this boy??? WHAT?

Moving on… lovely cake. Looks amazing and if I could grab a slice right now, I would. Great job!

My Sweet Corner Of Happiness
August 30, 2009 9:49 pm

first of all, sorry for my english. It's really bad I know, but it's time to speak. I'm a big fan of your work. and I decide to open my personal blog this week. But I'm not so good. I just love cupcakes so much. btw… you are amazing. and I love your love for oreo. you are really amazing. the best blog ever.

Monica H
August 30, 2009 8:56 pm

Um, yes please!

You have one smart chocolate lovin' boy there. Happy birthday to him!

Snooky doodle
August 30, 2009 1:55 pm

Happy birthday! This cake looks great. Nice choice 🙂
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Melody
August 30, 2009 1:52 pm

Beautiful! Love the layers!

Shelly Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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