Cookies n’ Cream Cake

February 4, 2012

I do NOT promise health food with this one.

This humidity makes it insanely difficult to do things like bake cakes and frost them. The cookies n’ cream icing I tried to quickly smooth on the cake kept trying to slide off the edges because it was so hot in my kitchen. With over an hour left until the start of J’s party, I had no choice but to keep the finished product in the freezer.

Which actually turned out to be a pretty great move.  For a pool party on a blazing day, an “ice cream” cake was the perfect touch. Kids and adults gobbled it up, and though personally, I thought it was way too sweet, some even attempted to put birthday cake requests for celebrations not happening until November. I’ll call that a win.

Cookies n’ Cream Cake

[Adapted from How Sweet It Is]

1 cup of butter
2 cups sugar
4 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla
3 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 cup milk
20 Oreos, crushed

Preheat oven to 350.

Cream butter and sugar. Beat in eggs one at a time and beat until well mixed. Add vanilla.

Combine dry ingredients in a medium bowl. Add half of the dry ingredients, mixing until just combined. Add the milk. Once mixed, add remaining dry ingredients.

Add crushed Oreos* to the batter. Pour batter into a greased 9×13 pan and bake for 40 minutes at 350, and 10-15 more minutes at 320. Allow to cool completely before frosting.

*I wouldn’t recommend crushing Oreos with your bare hands unless you never want to eat them again. Ahem. Let’s just say it took some heavy duty hand soap and several washings to get the grease off. Ew. The best method is putting the cookies in a large ziploc bag and crushing them with a rolling pin.

Cookies n’ Cream Frosting

1 cup butter, room temperature
6 cups powdered sugar
3 teaspoons of vanilla
5-6 tablespoons of whole milk
10 Oreos, crushed

Cream butter until smooth. Gradually add 3 cups powdered sugar and mix. Add vanilla. Add milk by tablespoon, increasing amount as needed. Alternately add sugar and milk until the frosting attains desired consistency. Fold in crushed Oreos.


4 Responses to “Cookies n’ Cream Cake”

  1. Pau Says:

    oh dang – that’s a whole lotta butta!

  2. caseyucsd Says:

    So I’ve totally got one of these in the oven right now. I’m gonna skip the frosting and just do chocolate syrup manana at the school. We’ll see how it goes!

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