Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Chocolate-Covered Oreo Cookie Cake

Boy do I have a treat for you guys today.  Yesterday was my hubby's birthday and as you know, I would do just about anything for that man.  So when he asked me for my infamous "OREO CAKE PLEASE!" I couldn't say no.

And once we tried some last night, Liliana let out the biggest "YUM!!!!" that you've ever heard.  That's when I knew it was time to share the love.

Unfortunately I didn't snap a photo before we took a HUGE chunk out of the cake, but Evan took one with his cell phone (he posted it on facebook ... that's how much the guy liked it) and that's the best shot I've got to share!  You can still tell it's awesome though ... that inside is all yummy oreo frosting/ filling.  I tell Evan this cake is right up his alley because it's like icing with a side of cake. ; )


Ingredients:


1 pkg. devil's food cake mix                                                               1/2 c. sugar

4 squares Baker's semi-sweet chocolate                                             2 c. thawed Cool Whip topping

1/4 c. butter                                                                                         15 oreo cookies, crushed

1 pkg. (8 oz) cream cheese, softened

Directions:

Heat oven to 350 degrees.

Prepare cake batter as directed on box and bake in 2 9 inch round pans.  Cool the cakes in the pans for 12 minutes.  Then invert them on to cooling racks and allow to cool COMPLETELY (I wait about 10 minutes after they're on the wire racks and then start making the inner filling)


Microwave butter and chocolate in the microwave for about 90 seconds or until you can stir the two together and have the chocolate glaze.  Cool for 5 minutes.

Meanwhile, beat the cream cheese, sugar, and cool whip with an electric mixer.  Then add the crushed oreos (I simply put them in a bag and crush them). 

Place one cake layer (top down) and top with the entire oreo cream cheese mixture.  Place the other half on top (top up) and pour the chocolate glaze on top.  Let it stand for 15 minutes.

IMPORTANT step:  PUT in refrigerator!  The cake is good when you finish after the step above, but the real treat is when it's cold.  Trust me, I'm a fan of warm cakes, but this one tastes AMAZING when the chocolate is hard and that cream cheese mixture had time to solidify with the cake.

ENJOY!





3 comments:

  1. Mmmmm that looks delicious!! Save a piece for me!!

    ReplyDelete
  2. This looks sooo tasty:) I will have to try this soon, but I don't know if it's such a good idea since I'm still suppose to be on my diet! This could definitely get me into trouble:-0

    ReplyDelete