Monday, March 5
Cookies 'n' Cream Layer Cake
I have so many recipes backlogged for this blog. I made this cake for John on his birthday. Way back in early January! I was so excited to drop it off at work for him that I didn't make it as "pretty" as I wanted to but nothing says , "I Love You" like a homemade birthday cake. He loves Oreos and I love layered cakes.
He was kind enough to save me a slice for a photo too!
1 box white cake mix
1 - 1/4 cups water
1/3 cup cooking oil
3 egg whites
1 cup coarsely crushed Oreo cookies with white filling
Prepare cake mix according to box directions; using the water oil and egg whites. Fold in crushed Oreos.
Pour into 2 greased and floured 9 x 1 - 1/2 round cake pans. Bake in 350 degree oven for 25 to 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes in pans on wire racks, then remove from pans and cool completely.
Creamy White Frosting:
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup shortening
2 tsp. vanilla
4 cups powdered sugar
2 shakes of salt
2 TBLS. milk
2 oz. semi - sweet chocolate
1 tsp. shortening
Add butter, shortening, vanilla and salt to your mixing bowl. Cream. Add powdered sugar one cup at a time and salt and blend well. Add milk to thin if necessary. Beat until fluffy.
Frost each cake layer completely (besides the bottom layers). Tops and sides. Stack and smooth the sides to look like one cake.
In a saucepan, melt semi-sweet chocolate and shortening over low heat. Drizzle chocolate over top edge of the cake. Garnish with additional Oreos.