Sunday, February 23, 2020

Trying Delish's Giant Oreo Cake

Hello everyone!
I know we just recently posted a cake on here but, it's my birthday month so what do you expect?
Erik came across a giant Oreo cake in the Delish Insane Sweets Cookbook he received for Christmas.
I love anything Cookies and Cream so, we decided it should be my birthday cake.

You will need:
2 and 1/2 cups of Flour
2 Cups of Sugar
1 Cup of Brown Sugar
1 Cup of Unsweetened Dark Cocoa Powder
2 Teaspoons of Baking Soda
1/2 A Teaspoon of Baking Powder
1/2 A Teaspoon of Salt
1 Cup of Butter, Softened
2 Large Eggs

Preheat oven to 350o.
Line two 8-inch round cake pans with parchment paper and grease with cooking spray.
In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, brown sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
Add the butter and mix until a dough starts to form.
Add egg and mix until incorporated.
The dough should feel sandy.
Split dough evenly and press into the prepared pans.
Press a large fork around the edges of the cookie to make indentations similar to those on an Oreo.
Bake until cookies are sightly cracked on top, about 20 minutes.
Let cool in pans for 10 minutes.
Invert onto wire racks to cool completely.
Prepare the filling.

You will need:
1 Cup of Butter, Softened
2 Teaspoons of Vanilla
4 Cups of Powdered Sugar

In a large bowl, beat the butter and vanilla until smooth and fluffy.
Gradually add powdered sugar 1 cup at a time and beat until smooth.
Gather filling into a large ball and transfer to a piece of parchment paper.
Pat filling into a large disc, about 8 inches in diameter.
Transfer one cooled cookie to a serving dish, indentation side down.
Save the prettier of the two for the top layer.
Place filling on top, then sandwich with the remaining cookie, indentation side up.
Slice into wedges.

I have to be honest guys...
This was not my favorite...
The cookie layers were VERY dry.
I believe that was on purpose to reflect a real Oreo but, we could NOT get our 8-inch Chef's knife through the cookie layers!
The knife felt like it was going to break!
It could have been user error, but Erik and I have baked an item or two in our day and nothing has ever turned out almost inedible.
Erik ended up running to the store and buying me a Cookies and Creme pie because this cake was definitely not birthday worthy...
I will say that the filling was delicious!
It was the best part.
Just like a real Oreo. 😉
It tastes SO similar to the filling in an Oreo, it's almost eery.
Because of the filling, I'd give it a 2/5.
Just buy yourself a Cookies and Cream cake.

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All my love,

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