Oreo Cake – a Surprise-Inside cake made from Amanda Rettke’s (I Am Baker) cookbook Surprise-Inside Cakes. This chocolate cake with an Oreo cream filling, an Oreo crumb topping over chocolate buttercream and Oreo cookies inside is sure to please any Oreo lover, especially on their birthday!
Yes, today is a milestone for me.
It’s my birthday.
And while some people may think that 30, 40, and age 50 are milestones, this number 48 is a pretty big one for me. Don’t get me wrong, I think those others are as well, but this birthday means a lot more than many of my others.
You see, a few days from now, July 6, marks the anniversary of my mother’s death. It will be 24 years since she’s passed and at that point I will have lived longer without her than I did with her.
My birthday today is one she never lived to see. She passed just three weeks shy of her 48th of breast cancer.
There are days I miss her more than I ever thought I would and others I’m ok.
Our oldest was just three months old when she passed. I like to think that she hand-picked our other two children.
Some times there’s anger. I wanted my children to know, love and dote on her grandchildren, for them to hear stories of me when I was little and for them to know and love the woman who helped make me who I am today.
On the other hand, I know that life would be a heck of a lot different, too if she were here. I was forced to grow up pretty quickly being married, having a three month old and losing my mother at such a young age. Our oldest is the age I was when it all happened and it just blows me away to look back and remember where I was 24 years ago.
I plan to live at least another 48 years, y’all. I’ve got things to do, places to go and people to see. I know I’m not done here and I’ve been extremely blessed with great health, an amazing family, an abundance of friends. I am grateful.
I’m also grateful for you because I know without YOU I wouldn’t be here as well. Your support through reading, sharing, pinning, liking, following and commenting has been tremendous and I truly appreciate it and do not take it for granted.
I hope to do so much more in the future and I thank you for helping to make that happen.
I love you and thank you for making this birthday and so many more to come so absolutely fantastic!!
This recipe is printed with her permission.
Here are some of the pictures during the process of the cake creation.
Mixing the dry ingredients for the cakes.
Oreos in the bottom of each pan for the surprise!
The batter in the pans before oven bound.
The Oreo filling.
The chocolate buttercream frosting. I sure do hope my finished cake looks something like the one pictured above. If not, I know it will still taste delicious!
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- 1 recipe Chocolate Cake - follows
- 1 15.25- ounce package Oreos
- 1 recipe Oreo Filling - follows
- 1 recipe Chocolate Buttercream - follows
- 1 premade Oreo pie crust or 24 Oreos with fillings removed and ground fine in food processor
- 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
- 1 1/2 cups sugar
- 1 1/2 cups cake flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- pinch of salt
- 2 large eggs room temperature
- 1 cup plain Greek yogurt Amanda used sour cream in the cookbook
- 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup hot coffee
- 1 cup milk chocolate about 4 ounces finely chopped
- 1/4 cup unsalted butter
- 1/4 cup shortening
- 3 cups powdered sugar
- 2 - 3 tablespoons milk
- 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter room temperature
- 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 4 to 5 cups confectioners' sugar
- 1/4 cup milk
Set a rack in the center of the oven and preheat to 350 degrees F. and prepare two 9-inch round cake pans by spraying them with a floured baking spray.
Place 15 - 19 Oreos into the bottom of each cake plan so that they are laying flat. I say 15 - 19 because I could only fit 15, but Amanda fit 19 in her cookbook photo. I used two 9-inch pans, too.
In a mixer, combine the cocoa, sugar, cake flour, baking soda and salt. Mix on low speed for about 30 seconds.
Add the eggs, Greek yogurt, and vanilla. Mix for 1 minute on medium speed.
Add the coffee and the chopped chocolate to the bowl and blend together with a rubber spatula, scraping the sides of the bowl until fully blended.
Evenly divide the batter into both pans and bake for 28 - 32 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into each center comes out clean.
Place pans on a wire rack and allow to cool for 5 - 10 minutes.
Carefully remove each cake from the pan and cool on the wire racks until they are room temperature.
Cream the butter and shortening until well blended.
Add the sugar one cup at a time, alternating with the milk and vanilla. The filling will be very thick, but you can add more milk if you need to.
Cream the butter, cocoa and vanilla at medium speed for about 2 minutes.
Add the confectioners' sugar, one cup at a time, alternating with some milk when frosting becomes too dry.
After 4 cups of the confectioners' sugar has been added, pour in remaining milk and beat until frosting is smooth, about 2 minutes.
For a stiffer frosting, add more confectioners' sugar, 1/4 cup at a time and if frosting should become too stiff, add more milk, just one tablespoon at a time.
Place one cooled cake layer onto a cake stand or serving platter with the Oreo cookie side down.
With an offset spatula, spread the Oreo Filling so that it is about an inch thick.
Place second cooled cake layer on top of the Oreo filling with the Oreo cookie side up.
Cover the cake in Chocolate Buttercream
To quickly spread the crushed Oreo crumbs, place some Oreo crumbs on top of the cake near the edge. With one hand, move the crumbs over the edge and use the other to catch the crumbs on the side and push them into the side of cake.
Repeat around the entire cake. When finished with the sides, pour the remaining crumbs onto the top of the cake. Smooth the top and the sides by gently pressing with your hands or by using a fondant smoother.
I found it best to refrigerate the cake for at least a couple of hours before immediately slicing into it. That way the filling and the frosting will set and the slices will come out even when sliced with a hot knife. Run the knife under hot water and wipe dry before slicing.
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