From Scratch: Chocolate Oreo Cake

Warning:  This is not a healthy recipe, but it IS better than a cake mix from a box that has 1,000 ingredients.  At least you will be able to pronounce and recognize all the ingredients in this recipe, and it will taste better too.

The Mr. celebrated another birthday this week.  Time is sure flying by us.  We still feel like kids, but it’s catching up to us that w0w- we are almost middle aged now!  He requested I make this cake, which has been my go-to cake for many years.  We haven’t had it since I was pregnant with Cooper so I was excited to eat some!

 Chocolate Oreo Cake (original recipe from Mommy I’m Hungry)

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:

  1. 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.
  2. Stir together sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt in large bowl.
  3. Add eggs, milk, oil and vanilla; beat on medium speed of mixer 2 minutes.
  4. Stir in boiling water (batter will be thin).
  5. Pour batter very carefully into prepared pans.
  6. Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.
  7. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pans and place onto wire racks.
  8. Remove parchment and cool completely.

-Meanwhile, make frosting:

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

-Meanwhile, make filling:

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

Consensus:

The Mr:  Ate 2 slices and said, “This cake is seriously so good.”

Me:  1 slice and I savored every bite.

The Wild One:  Gobbled it up and asked for more.  Denied.

Tornado:  Ate it quickly and then rubbed some in his hair.  Awesome.

We are all filled with this yummy chocolate goodness and will dream about it tonight!

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One comment on “From Scratch: Chocolate Oreo Cake

  1. Merce says:

    you are the bomb! Please be my wife!…please

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