My son got up this morning and said “Can you get me some Oreos? I’m going to make an Oreo cake”. Hmmm, at 10 years old, he’s never baked a cake before but I got the ingredients and he set to, following the recipe. Well the results speak for themselves, I’ve never baked a cake that good! The photo above is the actual cake, honestly! (Although I did tidy up the decoration when he wasn’t looking!)
We got this recipe off the BBC Good Food website and it was really easy to follow.
For the cake:
- 250g self raising flour
- 250g light brown soft sugar
- 50g cocoa
- 250g dark chocolate
- 250g butter
- 4 eggs
- 200ml water
For the filling and topping:
- 154g pack of Oreo cookies
- 250g butter
- 3-400g sifted icing sugar
- few drops vanilla extract
- 1-2 tablespoons milk
- Preheat your oven to 160C/fan 140C/gas 3. Grease and line 2x20cm sandwich tins. (We had a lot of mixture so I ended up splitting it between 3 tins, which is probably why the cake is so tall!)
- Mix the flour, sugar and cocoa together. Melt the chocolate and butter and 200 ml water together over a low heat, then beat this along with the eggs into the dry ingredients.
- Pour into the two sandwich tins, and bake for approximately 40 mins, until well risen, and a skewer inserted in the middle comes out clean. Transfer to wire racks and allow to cool.
- While the cake is cooling, make the buttercream. Beat the butter until creamy, then add 300g of the icing sugar and vanilla. Mix well. An electric mixer is really useful here! You may find the mixture a bit dry – if so, add a tablespoon of milk at a time. If the mixture is too wet, add a little more icing sugar.
- Blitz all but one of the cookies in a food processor (or put in a zip plastic bag and bash with a rolling pin like we did!). Mix half of the cookie crumbs into the buttercream, and reserve the other half.
- Spread the butter icing between the two cakes, and over the top of them when sandwiched together. Sprinkle the remaining cookie crumbs over the top. You could add mini Oreos to decorate if you like! Eat the reserved cookie with a glass of milk, to reward yourself for all your hard work!
This is great served with a good vanilla ice cream.