Chocolate Oreo Cake

Introduction

Indulge in the ultimate chocolate experience with our luscious Chocolate Oreo Cake. This delightful creation combines moist chocolate layers with a dreamy Oreo buttercream, topped off with a rich chocolate ganache. Get ready for a symphony of flavors that will elevate your dessert game!

Ingredients for the Chocolate Cake:

  • 2 cups (260g) all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups (414g) sugar
  • 3/4 cup (85g) natural unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup (240ml) milk
  • 1 cup (240ml) vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup (240ml) boiling water

Ingredients for the Oreo Buttercream:

  • 3 cups (672g) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 8–9 cups (920g-1035g) powdered sugar
  • 3 cups (414g) Oreo crumbs (about 33 Oreos)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 6–7 tbsp (90ml-105ml) heavy cream
  • Pinch of salt
  • 12 Oreos, chopped (optional)

Ingredients for the Chocolate Ganache:

  • 6 oz (1 cup | 169g) semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup (120ml) heavy whipping cream
  • Oreos, optional (at least one full package)

Instructions:

  1. Prepare Cake Pans:
    • Grease three 8-inch cake pans, line with parchment paper, and grease the sides.
  2. Make Chocolate Cake:
    • Whisk together dry ingredients. Add eggs, milk, vegetable oil, and vanilla. Mix well, then add boiling water. Bake at 300°F for 30-33 minutes.
  3. Prepare Oreo Buttercream:
    • Beat softened butter, gradually add 4 cups powdered sugar. Mix in vanilla, Oreo crumbs, and salt. Add 4-5 more cups of powdered sugar until smooth.
  4. Assemble Cake:
    • Level cooled cakes, spread Oreo icing on the first two layers, adding chopped Oreos to the middle layer.
  5. Frost the Cake:
    • Place the final cake layer and frost the outside with the remaining Oreo icing.
  6. Chocolate Ganache:
    • Heat cream, pour over chocolate chips. Let sit, then whisk until smooth. Drizzle around the edge and pour the remainder on top.
  7. Garnish (Optional):
    • Decorate with additional Oreos.

Tips for Success:

  • Level cakes for a stable and aesthetically pleasing layering.
  • Adjust powdered sugar for desired buttercream consistency.

Serving Suggestions:

Serve slices of this decadent Chocolate Oreo Cake with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream for an extra treat.

Conclusion:

Elevate your dessert experience with the Chocolate Oreo Cake – a harmonious blend of rich chocolate and the iconic Oreo flavor. Indulge in every bite of this decadent delight!

FAQs

Q1: Can I make this cake ahead of time? A1: Yes, you can prepare the cake layers and buttercream a day in advance. Assemble and frost the cake on the day of serving for the freshest taste.

Q2: Can I use a different type of chocolate for the ganache? A2: Certainly! Experiment with different chocolate varieties to customize the ganache flavor to your preference.

Q3: How should I store leftovers? A3: Store leftover cake slices in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Warm briefly before serving for a gooey, delightful experience.

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