CakeWhiz Logo Recipe: Easy Chocolate Oreo Cake

Indulge in the heavenly delight of our Easy Chocolate Oreo Cake, a decadent masterpiece that will elevate your baking prowess to new heights. This sumptuous dessert is a fusion of rich chocolate flavors and the beloved crunch of Oreo cookies, creating a symphony of taste that is simply irresistible. Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or simply craving a sweet treat, this cake is sure to impress with its moist texture and luscious frosting. Follow our step-by-step guide to create your own culinary masterpiece and delight your taste buds with every bite.

History

The Oreo cake has become a modern classic, loved by dessert enthusiasts around the world. Its origins can be traced back to the ingenious idea of incorporating everyone’s favorite cookie into a moist and flavorful cake. Over the years, bakers have experimented with different recipes and techniques to perfect this indulgent dessert. Our Easy Chocolate Oreo Cake recipe pays homage to this tradition while adding our own unique twist to elevate the flavor profile and ensure an unforgettable culinary experience.

Ingredients

For the Chocolate Cake:

  • 2 Large Eggs
  • 1 cup Oil
  • 1 tbsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 cup Buttermilk
  • 1 cup Warm Water
  • 2 cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 2 cups Granulated Sugar
  • 3/4 cup Cocoa Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp Baking Soda

For the Oreo Buttercream Frosting:

  • 3/4 cup Butter
  • 3/4 cup Shortening
  • 4-5 cups Powdered Sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups Oreo Crumbs
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 3-4 tbsp Milk or Heavy Cream

For the Chocolate Ganache:

  • 1 cup Chocolate, Melted
  • 1 cup Heavy Cream

For Decoration:

  • 15 Oreos, Roughly Chopped

Instructions

Making the Chocolate Cake:

  1. In a mixing bowl, combine eggs, oil, vanilla extract, buttermilk, and warm water. Mix until fluffy.
  2. In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, and baking soda.
  3. Gradually add the dry mixture to the wet mixture and mix until just combined. Avoid over-mixing.
  4. Pour the batter into two round cake pans (8×2 dimensions).
  5. Bake at 325°F for about 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  6. Allow the cakes to cool completely.

Preparing the Oreo Buttercream Frosting:

  1. In a mixing bowl, cream together butter and shortening.
  2. Add vanilla extract and mix well.
  3. Gradually add powdered sugar, mixing continuously until smooth.
  4. Incorporate Oreo crumbs into the frosting mixture, blending until well combined.
  5. Adjust the consistency with milk or heavy cream as needed to achieve a smooth and creamy frosting.

Making the Chocolate Ganache:

  1. In a microwave-safe bowl, melt the chocolate in 30-second increments until smooth.
  2. Stir in the heavy cream until fully combined and smooth.

Assembling the Cake:

  1. Once the cakes have cooled, level them by cutting off the domed tops.
  2. Place one cake layer on a cake stand and spread a layer of Oreo frosting on top.
  3. Carefully place the second cake layer on top of the frosting and press gently to secure.
  4. Frost the entire cake with the remaining Oreo buttercream frosting, covering it evenly.
  5. Pour the chocolate ganache over the top of the cake, allowing it to drip down the sides.
  6. Before serving, garnish the cake with chopped Oreos for a decorative finish.

Conclusion

Indulge in the luxurious taste of our Easy Chocolate Oreo Cake, a delectable dessert that combines the richness of chocolate with the irresistible crunch of Oreo cookies. With its moist texture, creamy frosting, and decadent ganache, this cake is sure to be a hit at any celebration or gathering. Follow our simple recipe to create your own culinary masterpiece and treat yourself to a slice of pure bliss.

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