Thursday, December 3, 2009

Cookies and Cream Cake

Recipe Source from Annie's Eats whose cake and frosting source was adapted from Hershey’s and filling adapted from Thyme for Food.

 

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My cousin wanted a cake for his birthday and didn't care what type of cake. I had an order in from a friend for a Cookies and Cream Cake. I never made one before so I decided I might as well make one for my cousin too.

The best decision I could have made. This is a quote of the text he sent me ~ "Cuz, the cake is DAMN delicious. You put your foot in it. Thanks!!"   I was so elated!! I did this cake with a lot of love. My cousin is the best...so he deserved my foot.

Now on to make 2 more. Oh, did I say 2? Well, I need one for this house too you know.

Recipe :~

INGREDIENTS

cake:

2 cups sugar

1 ¾ cups all-purpose flour

¾ cup cocoa powder

1 ½ tsp. baking powder

1 ½ tsp. baking soda

1 tsp. salt

2 eggs

1 cup milk

½ cup vegetable oil

2 tsp. vanilla extract

1 cup boiling water

 

filling:

1 ¼ cups heavy cream

1/8 cup confectioners’ sugar

¼ tsp. pure vanilla extract

10 chocolate sandwich cookies, chopped

frosting:

½ cup unsalted butter

2/3 cup cocoa powder

3 cups confectioners’ sugar

1/3 cup milk

1 tsp. vanilla extract

 

DIRECTIONS

To make the cake, preheat the oven to 350°. Grease and flour two 9-inch round baking pans.

Stir together the sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a large bowl. Add eggs, milk, oil and vanilla; beat on medium speed for 2 minutes. Stir in boiling water (batter will be thin). Pour batter into prepared pans.

Bake 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pans to wire racks. Cool completely.

To make the filling, in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, combine the heavy cream, confectioners’ sugar and vanilla. Beat on low speed until all sugar is incorporated; increase speed to high and whisk until stiff peaks form. Gently fold in chopped cookie pieces with a rubber spatula.

To make the frosting, melt the butter in a medium bowl. Stir in the cocoa. Alternately add confectioners’ sugar and milk, beating to spreading consistency. Add small amount additional milk, if needed. Stir in vanilla.

ASSEMBLE

Place one cake layer on a cardboard cake circle. Pipe a ring of the chocolate frosting around the outside edge of the cake. Fill the area inside the ring of frosting with a thick layer of the cookies and cream mixture. Place the second cake layer on top. Frost the sides of the cake layers with chocolate frosting. Pipe a decorative border of the chocolate frosting on top of the cake. Fill the area inside this border with a thick layer of the cookies and cream mixture. Garnish with extra chocolate sandwich cookies and whipped cream if desired.

 

Thank you so much for sharing this recipe Annie. It will be a favorite and much repeated recipe in this house!!

Update December 5th!!! : Okay, I didn't waste anytime...

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