Rich Chocolate Cake with Oreo Cream Cheese frosting
It was a special someone’s birthday at the weekend and for the first time I decided to bake him his own cake. I combined a couple of his favourite things – Oreos and chocolate.
Here is the recipe –
For the cake
- 250g self raising flour
- 250g light soft brown sugar
- 50g cocoa powder
- 250g butter
- 250g dark chocolate
- 4 eggs whisked
- 200ml water
For the frosting
- 1 pack of Oreos
- An extra pack for decorating and snacking (optional)
- 50g butter
- 300g icing sugar
- 1 tub of cream cheese (180g)
- I used slightly smaller baking tins for this cake as it was only the two of us eating it – until we were defeated and I had to take some to work. Anyway, the measures are probably good for 2x 8 inch sandwich baking tins but I used 2x 7 inch tins and I used the leftover cake mixture to fill up 6 muffin cases and baked it at the same. The size depends on you.
- Line the bottom of your tins with baking paper, and grease around the sides with butter and flour. Pre-heat your oven to 160°C/140°C fan.
- Combine the flour, sugar, and cocoa together in a mixing bowl.
- Melt the dark chocolate and butter in a pan over a low heat and add to it 200ml of water. Once melted mix this into the dry mixture and slowly whisk in the eggs.
- Divide your cake mix into your prepared tins. Bake for 40-50 minutes.
- Leave your cakes to cool in the tin for about 5 minutes before transferring onto a wire rack.
Frosting making time! While the cakes are cooling down you can make the frosting –
- Blend the Oreos in a blender if you have one otherwise you can put them in a bag and bash it with a rolling pin until they are fine.
- Melt the 50g butter and combine with the icing sugar in a bowl. Mix it around a bit with a wooden spoon first then add the cream cheese.
- Add the Oreo crumbs to the bowl and mix using an electric whisk. Keep at it for about 5 minutes until the cream cheese frosting starts to stiffen up.
- Put the cream cheese frosting in the fridge for about 10 minutes before spreading onto the cooled cake sponges (I didn’t do this so the frosting was a bit too soft and it made it messy to work with).
- Spread some of the frosting on top of one of the sponges. Sandwich the two sponges together then go crazy and frost all around the cake or however way you want it. If you have another packet of Oreos you can use some to decorate the top of the cake.
And Happy Birthday to Mikey! xxxx