This cake combines both my love for chocolate and oreos. Ever since I found the perfect moist chocolate cake, thanks to my beautiful Aunt Nola, I’ve added many frosting variations to it. I’ve tried making this cake with an orange cream cheese frosting, strawberry buttercream and the classic chocolate ganache. All of them go down pretty well with this cake. But how about combining this chocolate cake recipe with buttercream + chocolate ganache and oreo biscuits? Its absolutely delightful and heavenly! Even my neighbours couldn’t thank me enough. But I really do apologize for the ugly looking cake as I am not a perfectionist in cake decorating. Can you tell I sliced my cake in 3 different heights…gaah! The perfectionist cake department would have to be my sis. Mashallah, she is one good baker and so is her hubby ( I think they might even open a cakery soon).
But don’t judge a book by its cover, because this cake is to die for!
RECIPE FOR OREO BUTTERCREAM CHOCOLATE CAKE WITH CHOC GANACHE
Oreo buttercream recipe adapted from various sources
Chocolate cake recipe adapted from my Aunt Nola
choc ganache recipe adapted from Nigella Lawson
Prep time: 30 mins
Bake time: 1 hour
Assembly time: 10 mins
Ingredients for chocolate cake
2 cups plain flour
1 tsp bicarbonate soda
1 tsp baking powder
3/4 cup cocoa powder
2 cups caster sugar
1 tsp salt
1 cup milk
1 cup vegetable oil
1 tsp vanilla essence
1 cup hot coffee (made from 1 tsp coffee)
Method for chocolate cake
Preheat oven to 170°c.
Line the base and sides of a 20cm diameter springfoam tin with baking paper.
Sift all the dry ingredients into a large bowl.
Pour all the wet ingredients into another large mixing bowl. Beat with an electric mixer until combined.
Then gradually add the dry ingredients into the wet bowl. Fold until well combined.
Pour batter into the cake tin and bake for 50-60 minutes until a skewer inserted comes out clean.
Ingredients for buttercream
120g butter, softened
1 1/2 cups icing sugar, sifted
2 tbsp milk
2 cups broken oreo cookies
Method for buttercream
Use an electric mixer to beat the butter until it forms a pale colour. Then gradually add milk and icing sugar, beating until well combined. Finally add the broken cookie pieces and fold mixture.
Ingredients for choc ganache
200 g dark chocolate
50 g butter (or 160ml cream)
Method for choc ganache
In a saucepan, heat milk, butter and dark chocolates until melted. Stir to combine.
Once the cake it cooled, cut it in 3 even layers. Spread the oreo buttercream on the bottom layer and put the cake on top. Repeat this again. Then finally pour the chocolate ganache, covering the entire cake evenly.