Jan 06
Cookies & Cream Cake8 Comments

Cookies and Cream Cake

I have been so anxious to share this cake with you, but somehow all the holiday goodies got in the way. I apologize for that because you need some of this in your life like yesterday. When I saw this on Jessica’s blog, I knew that I needed to make it as soon as possible. The occasion I decided on was my Mom and Dad’s joint birthday cake. My Dad has this habit of disappearing into the kitchen pantry and eating all the goodies that are truly meant to be for my 11 year old sister. I knew this cake would be right up his alley. Additionally my whole family loves Oreos so I knew this would be a winner in everyone’s book. The chocolate cake is moist and made even more delicious with the cream cheese filling. Top it all off with some homemade whipped cream, and you have one scrumptious bite. There isn’t too much else to say about this, but maybe you should just go make this now.

Cookies & Cream Cake
Ingredients:

For the Cake:
1¾ cup flour
⅔ cup Dutch process cocoa powder
1½ teaspoons baking soda
½ teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
¾ cup butter
1½ cups granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 large eggs, room temperature
1¼ cups buttermilk

For the Filling:
4 ounces cream cheese, softened
½ cup butter, softened
1 box (16 oz) confectioners sugar
3 to 4 tablespoons milk

For the Frosting:

1½ cups heavy cream
¼ cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

For Garnish
3 cups crushed oreos

What you’ll do:
For the cake:
Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees. Coat two 8 inch round cake pans with nonstick spray and dust with flour. Shake out excess flour and set aside.

In medium bowl, mix flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt until well-combined. Set aside. In a large bowl, with mixer on medium speed, beat butter, sugar, and vanilla until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. On low speed, beat flour mixture into butter mixture in three additions, alternating with buttermilk, beginning and ending with flour. Beat until it is combined.

Divide batter evenly between prepared pans. Bake for about 36 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool cakes in pans on wire rack for about 10 minutes. Turn cakes out onto racks, and cool completely.

For the Filling:
In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and butter until smooth. Gradually add confectioners sugar then milk. Beat for 2 minutes or until light and fluffy. When layers have cooled, trim off any crowned cake from the tops and discard. Cut each layer in half horizontally with a serrated knife. Place one cut layer on a plate and top with ⅓ of the filling. Repeat with two more cake layers. Place last layer on top, cut side down. Refrigerate for 20 minutes until set.

For the Frosting:
In a large bowl, with mixer on high speed, beat together the heavy cream, the granulated sugar, and the vanilla until soft peaks form. Generously spread whipped cream all over cake. Place your crushed or chopped cookies all around the sides of the cake. Store in refrigerator until ready to serve.

Source: As seen on Sunny Side Up in San Diego, originally from Family Circle

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8 Responses to Cookies & Cream Cake

  1. Alida says:

    This cake is awesome. You did a beautiful job!

  2. Leigh says:

    Oh my oreo-loving son would LOVE this cake! I’ll definitely have to pin this to make for him.

    Leigh
    A Taste of the Best

  3. Chrissy says:

    This looks amazing! I love everything cookies and cream, so this might just be my birthday cake in a few weeks :)

  4. Beautiful cake and I know I’d love it since it has cream cheese icing:-)

  5. Yours looks great! I’m so glad you liked it. :)

  6. Zee says:

    Im not a big fan of cream cheese frosting but yours look great!

  7. Krissy says:

    @Zee, if you click on the original source she used a vanilla frosting for her cake. My mom loves cream cheese so that is why I went back to the original recipe!

  8. Mary says:

    This sounds delicious and it really has great eye appeal. This is my first visit to your blog, so I took some time to browse through your earlier posts. I’m so glad I did that. I really like the food and recipes you share with your readers and I’ll definitely be back.I hope you have a great day. Blessings…Mary

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