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Apr 8, 2013 04:13 AM

Making an oreo cake. Need help with this recipe.

My mom's birthday is coming up and my siblings asked me to make oreo cake. My mom is lactose intolerant so I cant use most oreo cake recipes due to the use of whipped cream. So im taking the Palet D'or recipe from Sebastian Rouxel and Thomas Keller in the Bouchon Bakery Cookbook as the base for it. My mom loved this cake. I want to make a double layer cake except I will be incorporating an oreo butter cream and under the chocolate glaze, there will be vanilla buttercream.
Question 1: The Bouchon recipe for the devil's food cake component makes a thin sheet cake. If Im converting this into a 2 layer 9 inch cake would I double the recipe?

All-purpose flour 101 grams / ½ cup + 3½ tablespoons
Unsweetened alkalized cocoa powder 31 grams / ¼ cup + 2 tablespoons
Baking soda 2.5 grams / ½ teaspoon
Baking powder 0.5 grams / ⅛ teaspoon
Kosher salt 1 gram / ⅜ teaspoon
Eggs 56 grams / 3½ tablespoons
Granulated Sugar 126 grams / ½ cup + 2 tablespoons
Vanilla paste 2 grams / ⅜ teaspoon
Mayonnaise 86 grams / ¼ cup + 2½ tablespoons
Water, at room temperature 105 grams / ¼ cup + 3 tablespoons

Question 2: How much buttercream would I need? How much of the buttercream should I reserve for oreo buttercream? How many oreos should I use for this? I just want an idea so I dont have too much leftover. One recipe makes 1 2/3 cups.

Question 3: Would a French buttercream translate well into an oreo buttercream? Im using the french buttercream for Bouchon Bakery's macarons. My sister doesn't like overly sweet frosting so im thinking a french buttercream would work well.

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  1. when you say a thin sheet cake? for what sized pan?

    that's a chart for converting bake pan sizes. very handy. :


    a standard 2-layer cake needs about 4-5 cups of frosting.

    you can eyeball the oreos, depending on how small you pulverize them.

    when i make buttercream, i never use as much sugar as a standard recipe calls for. you are also adding a VERY sweet ingredient to it.

    2 Replies
    1. re: hotoynoodle

      Its a full size sheet pan though the layer is EXTREMELY thin. This was for a French cake so they're much shorter than the American cakes we're used to. In fact, the whole cake measures up to be 1 inch high which includes 2 cake circles cut out and layered plus a thick layer of chocolate cream in between the layers as well as on top. It certainly did not produce 12 cups of batter that the chart lists by the sheet pan.

      As for the frosting, I figured the sweetness of the oreos would be okay as French buttercream uses very little sugar to begin with.

      1. re: iamreptar

        sorry, but i have sheetpans of various sizes, so perhaps the link i gave can answer your question?

        most european butters are cultured so do have less lactose.

    2. Can those with lactose intolerance enjoy butter?

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      1. re: wyogal

        i wondered that too, since most can't, but there are varying degrees of tolerance.

        1. re: hotoynoodle

          Yeah. Shes able to have butter and i've made buttercream cakes for her. I use French butter and I believe that European butters tend to have lower lactose content.