Chocolate Oreo Cake

I found this recipe on another food blog. We made one cake instead of cutting them up into mini cakes like the original recipe and we used store bought frosting instead of making the frosting in this recipe.

  • 2 ounces bitter or semisweet chocolate, chopped (we used semi sweet)
  • 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate
  • 6 tablespoons water
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 1/4 cup plus 1/4 cup sugar, divided
  • 4 eggs, separated
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (we didn’t use because we use semi-salted butter)
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Frosting
  • 1 1/4 cup crushed Oreos
  • 2/3 cup dark chocolate
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 4 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 4-5 tablespoons warm water
  1. In a double boiler, melt both chocolates along with the water. Stir until smooth and set aside to let cool to room temperature.
  2. Mix together the butter and 1 1/4 cup of the sugar until fluffy. Add in the melted chocolate. Add the egg yolks, one at a time.
  3. In another bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt (if using).  Mix half of the dry ingredients into the creamed butter mixture. Add the buttermilk and vanilla, then the rest of the dry ingredients.
  4. In another bowl, beat the egg whites until they hold soft peaks. Add the 1/4 cup sugar and beat until stiff.
  5. Fold in 1/3 of the egg whites into the cake batter. Then fold in the remaining egg whites.
  6. Divide batter into 2 prepared cake pans. Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until done.
  7. Mix together the frosting and the crushed up Ores (we also added some food colouring so that our vanilla frosting was pink).
  8. Place the dark chocolate and heavy cream in a double boiler. Let melt 2-3 minutes without stirring. Slowly mix to combine. Add powdered sugar and keep mixing. Add water, one tablespoon at a time until a nice consistency is reached.
  9. Frost the top of one cake with the icing, then place the other cake on top of it. Frost top and the sides of the layered cake. Drizzle with chocolate sauce

Chocolate Oreo Cake

Verdict: Given all the work in making the cake, they didn’t taste as amazing as I would have hoped. There wasn’t that much of a chocolate flavor to the cake.

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