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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If you like this Oreo Cake, then you’ll enjoy…
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Oreo Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies from Picky Palate
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