Mint Chocolate Oreo Cake

2015-03-16 11.12.30

For the cake:

3/4 cup of unsalted and room temperature butter
1 1/2 cups of sugar
5 large eggs at room temperature
2 1/2 cups of cake flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup of milk (I use whole)
1 tbs of vanilla

*Cream butter and sugar together until fluffy (about 2-4 minutes on medium speed)
*Add eggs one at a time, beating on low speed
*Add the dry ingredients together in a bowl and alternate adding the dry ingredients and the milk with the vanilla extract added to it on low speed so mixture doesn’t fly everywhere.
*Then do a final mix on medium speed to ensure it’s incorporated.

Bake at 350F for about 40 minutes – an hour or until you insert a toothpick in it and it comes out clean. (I bake in two different 6 inch pans and layer them, but if you use an 8 inch, you’ll have to it for the layers and bake longer).

For the chocolate buttercream layers:

1 stick (1/2 cup) of unsalted room temperature butter
2/3 cup of cocoa powder
1 tbs milk
2 cups confectioner’s sugar

*Mix butter and cocoa
*Slowly add in sugar and mix until well-beaten
*Add milk *if it’s too stiff, add more, it’s it just right, you can skip the milk

For the mint Oreo buttercream

About ten Oreos crushed in a food processor
2 sticks of unsalted room temperature butter
1 tbs milk
2 cups confectioner’s sugar

2 tsp of mint extract

*Mix butter
*Slowly add in sugar and mix until well-beaten. Add mint extract.
*Add milk *if it’s too stiff, add more, it’s it just right, you can skip the milk

Chocolate ganache to top it off:

1/2 cup of heavy cream
1/2 cup semi sweet chocolate chips

Boil heavy cream over medium heat. Once it comes to an immediate boil, pour the heavy cream over a bowl of chocolate chips. Stir until fully incorporated. If you find that it doesn’t melt fully, you can always use the double boiler method. I just prefer this way for myself 😉

6 thoughts on “Mint Chocolate Oreo Cake

  1. Hi Christina. What size of pan did you use? Did the two layers cake come from the amounts on the recipe or did you have to double it?

  2. Oh now I see it’s me who missed details on baking pan earlier- is it okay to assume you meant to write “slice” in between “to and it” up there..
    Can the oreos be crushed in a blender? Though it doesn’t say at what point the crushed Oreos go in

    1. Yes, that’s two 6 inch baking pans and then layered with the chocolate in between. The mint Oreo buttercream-yes, you may use a blender and it’ll work just as well! I add the Oreos at the very end. So after everything is mixed with the paddle attachment mixer, I add the crushed Oreos and I mix it in by hand with a spatula. Because sometimes if I’ve mixed it within the mixing bowl, it gets too blended.

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