giant Oreo cake
My husband is obsessed with Oreo Cakesters and wants a birthday cake that is essentially a giant Oreo Cakester. It's easy to find chocolate cake and vanilla filling recipes that I could craft into a giant Oreo, but most chocolate cakes don't actually have that unique Oreo taste. Does anyone have a recipe for a chocolate cake that tastes like an Oreo, or an Oreo Cakester? And filling suggestions? Thanks!
The cake is tough, but I think what you need to bear in mind is that the sweetness of Oreos comes from the filling - the cookie part is more bitter, a bit salty. You could either cut some sugar out of your favorite recipe or search for a bittersweet chocolate cake.
For filling, I have made homemade Oreos and been very happy with the following filling. It's a bit thick, for spreading, but I think a layer of it between the cakes would work, with either a chocolate or vanilla glaze on top, perhaps:
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) room-temperature, unsalted butter
1/4 cup vegetable shortening
2 cups sifted confectioners’ sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Cream fats, then add sugar gradually. Add extract and beat until light and fluffy.
I only tasted the oreo cakester once, and it impressed me as a devil's food cake, like a ding dong or something, rather than the usual crunchy oreo cookie. And the filling was more marshmallow/whoopie pie -ish. Maybe a big chocolate whoopie pie would please him?
Yesterday was my husband's birthday, and he loved his Oreo Cakester cake!
I used this recipe for the cake:
It was moist and somewhat light but still had a good chocolate taste. Not super sweet, which matched the Cakester flavor well. I don't think it was right on, but my husband said it was, and ate an incredible amount of cake in one day, so it must have been at least good enough. :-)
For the filling, I used your recipe, katecm. I thinned it out with milk, but added too much on my practice run, so it oozed out the sides of the cake. The second time, I also thinned it out, but just the tiniest amount, so the cake held together perfectly.
for future reference, not a cake, but you should try these, they are amazing! Got the recipie from tastespotting. I did just the regular version with oreos.
1 package Oreo cookies
1 8oz. package cream cheese (softened)
white chocolate bark
1. Finely crush 7 cookies in a food processor or place them in a Ziploc bag and crush into a fine consistency. Reserve for later.
2. Crush remaining cookies and stir in softened cream cheese. Use the back of a large spoon to help mash the two together.
3. Roll the mixture into 1" balls and place on wax paper covered cookie sheet.
4. Melt chocolate as directed on the package and then dip balls into chocolate, tap off extra and set aside on wax paper covered cookie sheet to dry. You can sprinkle the tops with the 7 crushed cookies for decoration.
5. Once dry, refrigerate and enjoy!
Makes about 36 truffles.
Notes: it helps to freeze the uncoated balls for a few minutes to keep the mixture from starting to fall apart in the melted chocolate. If this becomes a problem, dip them in the chocolate, let dry and then dip again. They are also good dipped in regular milk chocolate bark. And for an extra twist, use the mint Oreo sandwich cookies.
Just a word of warning from my first effort: Be sure to use the DIPPING Chocolate :) I had disastrous results when I tried to dip my Oreo truffles in melted white chocolate morsels. The non-dipping chocolate is too heavy and sticky to work. Also, I assure you the Mint Oreos are PHENOMENAL! I think next time I try this recipe I'm going to try the Golden Oreos and see how they turn out.
This got a lot of good reviews here and I gave them a try. I used tempered chocolate for the outside coating, as I do for normal truffles. While they got great reviews at the party I brought them to and disappeared quickly, I didn't love them. I think it was the texture of the oreo ball. I don't think I'll make them again, but if I do, I'll leave the oreos in bigger chunks/