Sunday, January 25, 2015

Cookies and Cream Cake

Simple, Fun, and Delicious

This cake is  was really fun to make and that is because it was for one of my good friend's wedding.  I rarely bake for weddings or big events these days as I just don't have time.  I am full-time accountant by day (and if you are in the industry you know that means you work a lot more than 40 hours a week) in addition to being the mommy of two of  the most adorable children.  Every now and then I will still do an event if the timing works out and in this case it did.  I made cupcakes and a small cake for this wedding and in addition to looking beautiful, they were delicious!  I used the same recipe as I did for the cupcakes (which I first posted back in 2011) to make the cake.  I made this into a six inch cake and had to adjust the bake time to 35 minutes.  You can use this recipe to make cupcakes, miniature cupcakes, or any size cake.  It is really adaptable and incredibly delicious.

See below for some photos of the cake and cupcakes at the wedding

Quick and Easy Chocolate Oreo Cake
recipe from Baked Perfection

1 package chocolate cake mix
1 package instant chocolate pudding mix (the small box)
1 cup sour cream
1 cup vegetable oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 eggs
1/2 cup warm water
2 cups chopped Oreo Cookies (approximately 24 cookies)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Line 24 muffin cups with paper liners, or grease and flour two eight-inch round cake pans.

In a large bowl, mix together the cake and pudding mix, sour cream, oil, vanilla extract, eggs, and water. Gently stir in the Oreos and divide batter into 24 lined muffin cups.

Bake for 20 minutes for cupcakes (35-40 for cake), or until top is springy to the touch and a wooden toothpick inserted comes out clean. Cool completely before frosting.

Cookies and Cream Frosting
recipe from Baked Perfection

1 stick unsalted butter, room temperature
8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
3 cups powdered sugar
12 Oreo cookies, finely chopped
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
pinch of salt

Beat butter and cream cheese with until fluffy, 2 to 3 minutes. Slowly add sugar, 1 cup at a time. Add salt and vanilla; mix until smooth. Place Oreo cookies in a fine strainer to remove any small particles. Gently stir Oreos into the frosting, careful to not over stir. Frost as desired. Store any remaining frosting in the fridge.

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