Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Box Cake Mix with an Oreo Kick

Birthdays are all about the sweet treats. I am more of a candy/brownie kind of girl, but I wanted to make a cake for the hubs this time around to really celebrate. So while he was at work I decided to make a cake that incorporated his favorite treat- Oreos.
I still remember when we were in high school and that boy would down an entire row of Oreos in one sitting- it was impressive and repulsive at the same time. Those days are over, but on his birthday he deserves a little somethin' somethin'.

So here is my take on an out-of-the-box chocolate cake that was DELISH!

Oreo Chocolate Bliss Cake

1 box Betty Crocker Super Moist Devils Food Cake
1 box Regular Oreos
1/2 can whipped chocolate Betty Crocker frosting
1 can whipped white Betty Crocker frosting
1 1/4 cup water
1/2 vegetable oil
3 eggs

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. 
First, you need to prep two 9" non stick round baking pans. Take the pan and trace the rim on a piece of aluminum foil, cut it out, and then place it on the bottom of the pan. Do this for both pans. Spray pans (bottom & sides) with non-stick baking spray.

Split and line the bottom of both pans with a single layer of Oreos.

Then follow the instructions on the cake mix as directed. Pour the batter on top of the Oreo layer, making sure they are completely covered and the batter is divided evenly between the two pans. Bake as directed.

Remove the cakes when done (knife or toothpick comes out clean from the center), and let cool until room temperature. While the cakes are cooling you can prep your cake stand or platter. I like to cut strips of foil to create a border for the edges. When you are done icing the cake, the strips can be removed and the stand is clean.

Once cakes are cooled, remove them from the pans and strip away the foil from the bottom.

Place the bottom layer in the center of the foil strips on the stand. Ice only the top with the chocolate frosting. Split and layer more Oreos on top of the frosting. Then put pats of the chocolate frosting on to top of the cookies to ensure the top layer will stick to the bottom layer. The frosting will work as a glue.

Place the top layer of the cake on, and then frost the entire cake with the whole can of the white frosting. You may see some of the chocolate cake crumbs through the frosting, but that's OK since you will cover it with the cookie crumbs.

Take the remaining Oreos and crumble them up in a plastic sandwich bag. I just used my hands to crush them- it does not need to be perfect, some chunks are a good thing! Sprinkle the crumbs on the top of the cake.

After putting all the crumbs on top, slowly remove the foil strips from the bottom- now it will looks clean and yummy!

Pair this with a huge glass of ice cold cow juice and you will feel like a little kid again :)

XOXO Katie
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  1. Found your blog through KAG. Bookmarking this recipe right now. YUM!

    1. Thanks Kate! This cake was soooo good. We are still working on the leftovers. I stuck it in the microwave for 30 seconds and it was AMAZING!! Guess I'll have to buy some more stretchy pants this spring...

  2. The first documented cheesecake was at an Olympic game in the seventh century in Greece. Oreo cheesecake