Whoever invented the Oreo was a ruddy clever human with impeccable taste in biscuits *heads to google* Sam Porcello! I salute you Mr Porcello!
Not to blow my own trombone or anything (that is exactly what I'm about to do) but I baked two birthday cakes this weekend and they were up there with the tastiest cakes I've made so far (mainly due to the freakishly fantastic frosting!) The winner still being the Crushed Crunchie Marble Cake, but I've found that if you whack an Oreo on anything you're bound to win hearts. And more to the point, if you combine an Oreo with buttercream.....well, taste buds are guna be a-tingling!
You may remember me mentioning a new Magic Baking Tin* I used to make my Swedish Kladdkaka Chocolate Cake which was pretty ruddy marvellous (both tin and cake), but it wasn't until this weekend that I properly had a play around with the amount of wonderful shapes it can create. Apparently there's over 100 shapes the MBT team has come up with so far! I was buzzing when the postman came (although I did have to shout at him through the bathroom window -why is it they always arrive when you're mid shower!) and opened my Amazon package to reveal my new present! The box contained 21 shapes, 12 pins, silicon baking mat and a clear instruction manual.
The perfect excuse to use my new toy arose as it was my brother's girlfriend's birthday, so I set to making an L shape for her name and a love heart. The shapes and pins were simple to fix together, resting snuggly in the perforated mat ready for me to fill with delicious vanilla sponge mixture. It held together well with only the tiniest amount of mixture escaping. This however was not a problem as it gave William a few bits of crunchy cake to munch on whilst I took snaps! The Magic Baking Tin team has also kindly given my readers 20% off so follow the link or add to your birthday list! It certainly saves buying a new shaped baking tin each time, not to mention cupboard space!
Thank the lord they survived their train journey from London to Somerset with no hitches, still in tact and ready to be smothered in glorious oreo frosting!
I'm teasing you with the strawberry & cream cake in the background but you'll have to wait until Friday at 5pm for that post ;)
What you'll need for the Oreo cake //
110g caster sugar
110g self raising flour
1 level tsp baking powder
couple drops vanilla extract
for the frosting
1 box of mini oreos
90g cream cheese
60g softened butter
170g icing sugar
couple drops vanilla extract
TIP :: double the entire recipe if wanting a two layered cake.
Preheat oven to 180 degrees C and grease and line a 20cm tin or your Magic Baking Tin!
Pour your sugar, butter, eggs, sieved flour, baking powder & vanilla extract into a food processor or mixing bowl. If using the latter - cream your sugar & butter together first before adding the rest. Mix well and carefully pour into your greased tin.
Bake for approximately 25-30 minutes, popping a skewer in to check it comes out clean. My L shape took a little longer as it was deeper & more compact. Leave to cool on a wire rack.
Add your icing sugar approx 50g at a time, mixing in between until all is light & fluffy. Fun bit - crush some of your Oreos in a sealed freezer bag.
When sponge is completely cooled, cover the entirety in frosting! Decorate with Oreos :)
Dig in! Preferably face first...
There I go again with this Strawberry cake teasing :) You'll have to wait until tomorrow for that one! #staytuned
PS yes I did break my gluten free-ness for this cake...wellllll...birthdays don't count right?
*This is not a sponsored post however I was sent this item to honestly review. All opinions are my own. To claim your 20% off voucher follow this link